Great Teacher Onizuka (グレート・ティーチャー・オニヅカ ), officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese shōnen manga written and illustrated by Tooru Fujisawa. The story focuses on 22-year-old ex-bōsōzoku member Eikichi Onizuka, who becomes a teacher at a private middle school, Holy Forest Academy, in Tokyo, Japan. It won the 1998 Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen and is a continuation of Tohru Fujisawa’s other manga series Shonan Junai Gumi (lit. “Shōnan True Love Group”) and Bad Company, both of which focus on the life of Onizuka before he becomes a teacher in Great Teacher Onizuka.
Due to the popularity of the manga, several adaptations of GTO were established. These adaptations include a twelve-episode Japanese television drama running from July to September 1998; a live-action film directed by Masayuki Suzuki and released in December 1999; and a 43-episode anime television series aired in Japan by Fuji Television and Animax from June 1999 to September 2000. A second live action series aired in Japan during 2012, and two more in 2014.
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