Great Teacher Onizuka
Anime DVD Review
What do you get when you combine unruly students, crabby teachers, and a twenty-two year old ex-gang member with aspirations to become the greatest high school teacher the world has ever known? Sheer pandemonium, unbelievable situations that you couldn't conjure up in your wildest dreams, and laughs guaranteed to have you rolling all over the floor non-stop.
Welcome to the world of Eikichi Onizuka, teacher in training. Vulgar, hot-tempered, and rough around the edges, he makes use of these qualities along with his street smarts to deal with his formidable adversaries at Holy Forest Acedemy.
Based on the wildly successful manga by Tohru Fujisawa, 'GTO' is clever, witty, and devilishly funny, but is also sharply insightful about how to inspire students. Without a doubt, Onizuka's antics will knock your socks off, and you'll never look at high school quite the same way again.
School is cool with Great Teacher Onizuka.
Reviewed by Saul Trabal, February 2004
Below: A panel from the
Great Teacher Onizuka manga.