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GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka, Vol. 1 (GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka #1)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  3,855 Ratings  ·  72 Reviews
Meet Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old college karate champ and ex-biker. He's crude, foul-mouthed, and has a hair-trigger temper. Just the sort of guy you'd expect to see going back to school...to become a teacher
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 23rd 2002 by TokyoPop (first published May 16th 1997)
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MangaFan
Oct 23, 2014 MangaFan rated it it was amazing
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.
David Schaafsma
Mar 22, 2016 David Schaafsma rated it liked it
Shelves: gn-schooling
Onizuka is a fairly typical sex-obsessed early twenties guy. He's sexist, vulgar, wild, and he looks wild. He's also a virgin, so he's basically mostly talk. But he's still a jerk, and you should be offended by him. Which would appear to be the point. I hope.

At one point, trying to seduce a girl, he sees she really respects a teacher, so sort of on a whim (which is how he has lived his life until now), he decides to be a teacher. He changes his image, cleans up, and slowly begins to be the kind
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Harry White
Dec 14, 2014 Harry White rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult, manga, school
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.
Romane
Jul 10, 2015 Romane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, manga
This is my review for the whole manga series.

This manga pretty much sums up the most fun school life every student could wish for. If every school has a teacher like Eikichi Onizuka, no one would skip classes anymore.

The story revolves around Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old virgin who aspires to be a high school teacher. He's a leader of Onibaku bike gang, very athletic and has a second dan black belt in karate, and during his teenage years he's the typical badass student type.

Onizuka may look
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Nicolo Yu
Aug 27, 2009 Nicolo Yu rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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
Jul 13, 2008 Kenny Nguyen rated it it was amazing
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
May 18, 2013 Thuc-huyen Tran rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 02, 2014 Jeremy rated it it was amazing
Very funny series.
Болдоо Трожан
Jul 06, 2013 Болдоо Трожан rated it it was amazing
Great and funny teacher
Larry
Sep 25, 2014 Larry rated it it was amazing
Great series
Jeff Lanter
Aug 28, 2014 Jeff Lanter rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
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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Rachel Thompson
Dec 22, 2008 Rachel Thompson rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
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 it was amazing
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
Dec 27, 2007 Jesselyn rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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
Nov 22, 2012 Walter Ortiz rated it it was amazing
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.
Lord
Jul 15, 2008 Lord rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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.
MiM Metwally
Mar 23, 2014 MiM Metwally rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
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
Sara
Aug 04, 2011 Sara rated it it was amazing
Funniest Series EVER! My absolute favorite!!
Petros
Dec 12, 2011 Petros rated it really liked it
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
Yasmin Kocman
Jan 06, 2017 Yasmin Kocman rated it it was amazing
Funny
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Great Teacher Onizuka is rated Older Teen. It has sexual situations, bulging, violent acts, revenge ploys, and above all that a story about a man who might have started his career for the wrong reasons but really cares for the students deep down (when they are not trying to make his life bad.)

Former Bike Gang member Eikichi Onizuka had delusions of grandeur as he begins looking for work after finish up in college but can't seem to find any jobs with unlimited bank accounts or amazing women he ca
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Jaime
Mar 31, 2015 Jaime rated it liked it
One of my issues with this is that the characters weren't always drawn to consistency, sometimes making me wonder who the panel was even focused on. Fortunately, the dialogue was in-depth and always clarified any confusion I had.
The flashback scenes and daydreams were easy to differentiate from the main story.

Eikichi Onizuka is a 22-year-old chain smoker who just graduated college. He has a second degree black belt, taught a karate team at university, and used to be in a bike gang. He's also a m
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Max
Jun 12, 2009 Max rated it it was amazing
Shelves: advisory-2
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
Aug 05, 2007 Nancy rated it liked it
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
Jan 21, 2010 Nicole rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, shonen
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
Feather Mista
Mar 13, 2011 Feather Mista rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Manguistas y pajeros.
Recommended to Feather 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
Nura
Apr 25, 2011 Nura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic
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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Annchan Maulana
Oct 10, 2007 Annchan Maulana rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga, adult
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.
Kingston Lor
Aug 15, 2015 Kingston Lor rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, favorites
man this manga is so good, all about the relationships of students and teachers, teaching important life lessons to the inexperienced youth. This manga has aspired to become a teacher, i hope one day i can touch the hearts of my students like how Great Teacher Onizuka has with his bunch of delinquents from the start to ending with loyal students that care for his wellbeing and turn to him whenever there is a crisis. Even though there is a constant repetition of sexual perversion and suicide, it ...more
Cynthia
Jul 29, 2007 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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