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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, Volume 01 (GTO #1)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  3,152 ratings  ·  64 reviews
G.T.O., cela veut dire "Great Teacher Onizuka" (quelque chose comme le "super prof Onizuka"). Onizuka, c'est le nom de famille d'Eikichi, un zonard de banlieue qui a fait les quatre cents coups que font tous les adolescents laissés pour compte d'une société japonaise gangrenée par la crise économique et qui doute de ses valeurs. Son temps libre, il le passe à fumer des cig ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 20th 2001 by Pika Edition
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MangaFan
This manga is very entertaining, but also very moving and insightful. Some may describe it as sexist, but whilst it may not be politically correct this is a really good read and the main character despite being interested in sex (like most young men his age), really cares about his students and treats them fairly. He's the sort of teacher who makes a huge positive impact on his students. If you enjoy the manga there is also an anime of this, which is also really good.
Harry White
This is a really great manga. Funny, insightful and definitely not PC, but all the better for that. Some readers will probably be offended by it, but if authors were afraid to offend some of the best books would never have been written (or drawn). This is one of them.
Jeff Lanter
GTO is an interesting read for me on several levels since I teach in college. I was older than Onizuka when I started teaching and I certainly had different motivations than him and yet, I can still appreciate what he goes through, especially whenever he triumphs and helps students learn something important. That is one of the more gratifying things I've experienced in my life.

From reading the reviews here on Goodreads, it seems like a lot of female readers find Onizuka repulsive and a bit of a
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Nicolo Yu
This manga speaks to me. I am in a middle of a career change, I am teaching college students after escaping the daily grind of an 8 to 5 career. I can relate to Onizuka, who had a hard time earning the respect of his students. When I started teaching I already have an idea of how the "Great Teacher Onizuka" would do it. So its a great help.

Onizuka teaches his student that academics are not everything, they are important, but of equal standing are friends, honor and just enjoying life. He is a re
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Kenny Nguyen
Man this got to be one of the most touching shounen I ever read. Reading this was really refreshing, possibly from the "old school" feeling of it all. Beside having a really great and funny storyline (yes I cant remember how many time I laugh when I saw Onizuka stupid act), you get to understand and learn from it as well, alot of great lesson is filled within this show. Beside those, character are really well develop and usually leave a memorable though within viewer. I highly recommend this ser ...more
Thuc-huyen Tran
Despite its violent and so-called "bad manner" content, GTO is an inspiring, entertaining yet meaningful comic for those who have experienced the life of high school. Highly recommended!
Jeremy
Very funny series.
Rachel Thompson
Meet Eikichi Onizuka--the twenty-two year old, ex-leader of a motorcycle gang, the graduate of a fifth-rate college, someone who hasn't made much of his life so far. Now he finds himself job-hunting, racking up rejection after rejection. It looks hopeless, until he comes across a high school girl, upset over a fight with her boyfriend. He offers to show her a good time, but during karaoke, her boyfriend shows up. She leaps into the much older, bald guy's arms, calling him 'teacher.' This gives E ...more
Andrea
Sep 27, 2010 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anybody who is a teacher, or a student
I love the gto series, at first I thought that it was bad and just preverted, but I've relied that he's just like every other man with his weird fantasies. It rude, crude, and very lewd. Onizuka is the man. the whole series get better every book. so if u didn't like this book, then try reading the second volume. If you don't like the second volume, then don't read anymore. this book is awesome, and I totally recomend it.
Jesselyn
I great comedy series about biker gang leader-turned teacher! At first, he's just in it to get a young wife, but he ends up helping a lot of kids. This is a long series that I'm still working on, but it has lots of different plots within the main one that definitely keeps you hooked.
Walter Ortiz
Onizuka, young 20s man who is the leader of his gang. His dream? To become a high school teacher so he can hook up with female students. Yes he is a perv, but he does get into a lot of trouble with his students. You'll be laughing to the end.
MiM Metwally
A good manga with a morale: never let go of the teenager in you! never lose that perspective on life that we all had throughout our teens before we joined adult life...

MiM
Lord
This is not your usual shonen manga, it's a social satire at it's best. A masterpiece and a must for any manga fan.
Sara
Funniest Series EVER! My absolute favorite!!
Πέτρος
School comedies became a trend after the success of Urusei Yatsura in the mid 80’s. Many others tried to repeat the success but none managed to get to the same heights, mostly because all that followed had less to offer. Less likable characters, less context, less things to ponder about. All that changed when GTO came to be and proved how even a school comedy can be educational and entertaining at the same time. This is the story of Onizuka, an ex-gang member who decides to become a teacher most ...more
Max
GTO is about a man named Eikichi Onizuka. He is a 22 year old pervert and virgin who wants to be a teacher. Therefore, he signed up as a teacher's volunteer and the kids he worked with tried to set him up and make it seem like he was molesting a girl in the class. This failed however, due to the fact Eikichi was a leader of a motorcycle gang and a black belt martial artist, forcing the students to get beat up and the class to completely obey him. However, Eikichi missed the teachers exam and cou ...more
Nancy
The first volume of GTO tells the story of Onizuka, a 22 year old biker who wants to be a teacher. At first it seems that he wants the job just so he can get with hot high school girls, but there seems to be a more to him than that. While Onizuka is a creepy pervert, he's much like a pervert with a heart of gold. In order to become a teacher, he has a lot of challenges in front of him.

The artwork for this volume is amazingly inconsistent. There are many panels that are filled stunning details,
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Nicole
I know this is a popular series for more mature reading, but it just didn't do anything for me. Eikichi Onizuka is a 22-year old hellraiser that gets drawn to the profession of high school teacher mainly because he wants to have young teenage girls fawning over him and helping him lose his virginity. Yuck. Of course, as he deals with the bullies, etc. that populate the school you start to get a deeper view of Eikichi the person who is willing to stand up for his students and help them out of som ...more
Federiken Masters
Mar 13, 2011 Federiken Masters rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manguistas y pajeros.
Recommended to Federiken by: ¿Su fama?
Quizás si este manga lo hubiera leído hace diez años o más, cuando el humor desenfadado japonés todavía me resultaba novedoso, me habría parecido genial. Buenos dibujos, el protagonista es un idiota querible, está lleno de colegialas atorrantas, y varios recursos comunes al manga humorístico-satírico japonés lo vuelven un buen exponente. Pero también comparte los defectos típicos del sub-género, y a esta altura me parecen un poco tontos. Quizás porque ya leí mil veces cosas parecidas o quizás po ...more
Carl
Very thought provoking and not afraid to offend. Funny but also able to provoke anger, sadness and a whole range of emotions. Worth reading.
Robin
Ugh. The style is tough to look at for too long and the storyline is gross and misogynistic. It leaves you feeling gypped and uncomfortable.
Nura
Setelah nunggu sekian lama, akhirnya diterbitin juga yg bukan bajakan. Senang sekaligus sebal, soalnya mata gw bakalan tambah siwer gara2 kebanyakan bubble yang tulisannya sekecil kutu di komik ini. hadeeeuh...

ceritanya sendiri rada naif, tapi ada benarnya. kalo guru aja udah nganggap muridnya sampah, gimana murid bisa melihat dirinya sebagai orang lain. "Eiikichi Onizuka, 22 tahun, belum menikah. senang bertemu denganmu." adalah trademarknya si onizuka--perjaka mantan berandalan, lulusan univer
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Akram Saeed
ore-wa Onizuka Eikichi nigu-ne-sai
Annchan Maulana
Eikichi Onizuka (22), old virgin and ex-biker. crude, foul-mouthed, and very temperament.
He has a dream to be the Greatest High School Teacher in the World!!! but the thing behind that great dream is to score with the hot students ^_^"
Onizuka may think he’s the toughest guy on school, but when he meets his class full of bullies, blackmailers, and scheming sadists .... huwaaa. Honestly, I'm not really like this book. But there is available in Dorama, and the dorama is more interesting to watch.
Megan Anderson
I'd need to be very, very, very careful deciding whether or not to put this on my shelf, especially if I end up in a middle school (high school is more "anything goes"). There isn't really nudity, but there's definitely some perversions going on. Somehow, there's more trouble with graphic depictions than written descriptions...strange. Anyway, it's still a great series, so :P to all the whiners.

4/5 on here, 8/10 for myself
Cynthia
Jun 27, 2008 Cynthia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Yes
Suka banget ma ni buka lucu, kocak, sedih, seru semuanya digabung jadi satu biarpun namanya great teacher onizuka tapi tingkah lakunya gak mirip kayak guru (ya iyalah mantan kepala preman gitu lho) tapi punya semangat bagus untuk menjadikan sekolah fun. FYI ajah neh ini komik udah dapat penghargaan udah dibuat dorama (pernah dipasang di indosiar, tapi mending baca bukunya deh) udah dijadiin film jg.. gak nyesel deh baca ini buku :P
Alexis
Is it weird to say that I actually liked the drama better?
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Toru Fujisawa began his career as mangaka in 1989 with Adesugata Junjou Boy serialized in the Weekly Shonen Magazine.
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