The BEST Episodes of Great Teacher Onizuka

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 19, 2022

Network: Fuji TV

Tough on the outside, all heart on the inside, Onizuka turned to the life of a high school teacher for less excitement and action... or so he thought. GTO, a.k.a. Great Teacher Onizuka, is the racy story of Onizuka, a former motorcycle gang member who becomes a teacher to make a difference and... to meet girls? Using his street smarts to deal with colleagues, students and troublemakers, Onizuka finds that he too has many lessons to learn!

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#1 - Confessions

Season 1 - Episode 41 - Aired Aug 27, 2000

Eikichi orders his class to walk through a derelict hotel as a test of nerves. Anko and Noboru make it past Eikichi's test, but when confronted by four local hooligans, Anko stands up for Noboru against the bullies and confesses her feelings towards him.

star 8.43
35 votes
Writers: Kazunori Mizuno, Masashi Sogo, Ryota Yamaguchi
Onizuka's Final Battle

#2 - Onizuka's Final Battle

Season 1 - Episode 43 - Aired Sep 17, 2000

Miyabi's friends and teachers work to protect her from the corrupt teacher's union whose pressure on Mr. Saitou over his unprofessional relationship drove his student lover to suicide. Eikichi decides to take the blame for the stabbing to clear Miyabi of any wrongdoing.

star 8.41
37 votes
Directors: Noriyuki Abe
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Noriyuki Abe
Search and Rescue

#3 - Search and Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 33 - Aired May 28, 2000

To teach Miyabi and her friends a lesson, Urumi orchestrates their kidnapping to hold them for ransom. Eikichi literally flies in to save the day and foils Urumi's plans.

star 8.26
39 votes
Writers: Kazunori Mizuno, Masashi Sogo
To Be Idolized by a Nation

#4 - To Be Idolized by a Nation

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 17, 1999

At the talent beauty contest, Tomoko's clumsiness makes her a long shot to win, but discovers that being herself is her special talent. Despite losing, she gains newfound respect from her classmates.

star 8.22
117 votes
Writers: Haijime Higashino, Masashi Sogo
Alone in the Dark

#5 - Alone in the Dark

Season 1 - Episode 39 - Aired Aug 13, 2000

Separated, Anko and Noboru are forced to find their way to safety together. Eikichi, however, believes their disappearance was a ruse to conceal their discovery of the treasure, and searches for them in hot pursuit.

star 8.09
33 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Shigeki Hatakeyama
The Mother of All Crushes

#6 - The Mother of All Crushes

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 1, 1999

While preparing for parent-teacher meetings, Eikichi learns that one of his students, Kunio Murai, has a very young mother. He decides that "dates" are an excellent way to get to know the parents, much to Kunio's dismay.

star 8.07
119 votes
Writers: Akihiro Enomoto, Masashi Sogo, Satoru Nishizono
Matters of the Heart

#7 - Matters of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 40 - Aired Aug 20, 2000

Following her ordeal, Anko is conflicted over the new emotions that she feels for Noboru. To teach Anko to be true to her heart, Eikichi plans a special nighttime lesson for the class.

star 8.06
34 votes
Writers: Hidehito Ueda, Masashi Sogo, Ryota Yamaguchi
The Legend Begins

#8 - The Legend Begins

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 30, 1999

Eikichi Onizuka begins his career as a teacher-in-training expecting that he will get a class of attractive, nubile high school girls. When he is assigned the problem "O class", a group of delinquents and blackmailers, only his tough love is able to win them over.

star 8.04
169 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Noriyuki Abe
Outside Looking In

#9 - Outside Looking In

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 22, 1999

Tomoko is depressed that Miyabi no longer wants her as a friend. Eikichi tries to cheer Tomoko up and enters her into a beauty contest to help her out with her self-esteem.

star 8.03
115 votes
Writers: Hidehito Ueda, Masashi Sogo
Destination: Okinawa

#10 - Destination: Okinawa

Season 1 - Episode 31 - Aired May 7, 2000

Framed as an embezzler, Eikichi promises to make it up to all of the 3rd year students with a trip to Okinawa. He claims that he can pay for it with a winning lottery ticket, but when he finds out that the ticket was a fraud, he has to find another way to pay for the ¥8 million trip.

star 8.00
39 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Shigenori Kageyama
Enter Uchiyamada

#11 - Enter Uchiyamada

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 7, 1999

Eikichi applies at Holy Forest Academy, and conflicts with the school's vice principal, Hiroshi Uchiyamada. Disgusted by his condescending attitude, he leaves knowing that they never would have hired him anyway. However, the school's chairwoman Ryoko Sakurai, impressed by his character, decides to offer him a job.

star 7.98
158 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Yasushi Murayama, Yoshiyuki Suga
The Great Sacrifice

#12 - The Great Sacrifice

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 12, 1999

On the day of the test, Eikichi witnesses the abduction of a Diet member's daughter and pursues the kidnappers to an abandoned warehouse. During the ensuing brawl, Eikichi rescues the daughter, but is shot in the process. He manages to return to the school, but has to write the day-long test in one hour.

star 7.95
88 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Shigenori Kageyama, Yoshiyuki Suga
Conspiracies All Around

#13 - Conspiracies All Around

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 25, 1999

Following Anko's "lesson", Eikichi must face the PTA for his actions. When it appears that Eikichi is fighting a losing battle, Yoshito and Noboru reveal Anko's true nature to the PTA.

star 7.95
147 votes
Writers: Hiroyuki Ishido, Masashi Sogo, Yoshiyuki Suga
Onizuka Meets His Match

#14 - Onizuka Meets His Match

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 19, 2000

Eikichi learns that Nao, a former street racer, was using the school to help pay her brother's medical costs for an accident that she blames herself for. Eikichi challenges her to a game of no signals to teach her about self-worth.

star 7.93
75 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Shigenori Kageyama, Yoshiyuki Suga
The Law of Probability

#15 - The Law of Probability

Season 1 - Episode 32 - Aired May 14, 2000

Eikichi wins a Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan in a local contest, worth enough to pay for the trip. Unfazed, Miyabi arranges for a suicidal salaryman to jump in front of Eikichi's car and ruin his chances of selling it.

star 7.89
37 votes
Writers: Akihiro Enomoto, Masashi Sogo
Old Wounds Revisited

#16 - Old Wounds Revisited

Season 1 - Episode 42 - Aired Sep 10, 2000

Miyabi confronts Noboru Saitou, the class's former teacher, about the incident that drove them to hate teachers. When Mr. Saitou is later found stabbed, suspicion immediately falls on Miyabi.

star 7.84
32 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Noriyuki Abe
An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt

#17 - An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Aug 18, 1999

Anko Uehara and her gang bullies Noboru for hanging out with Eikichi. After rescuing Noboru from suicide (again), Eikichi decides that revenge is the only way to teach Anko a lesson.

star 7.80
148 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Shigenori Kageyama, Yoshiyuki Suga
Private Investigations

#18 - Private Investigations

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Jan 30, 2000

Urumi's teacher admits that she was the cause of Urumi's mistrust towards teachers. When Urumi was younger, she accidentally revealed the secret about Urumi's father. Eikichi decides that only a special lesson across an incomplete freeway will teach Urumi about life.

star 7.78
81 votes
Writers: Hidehito Ueda, Masashi Sogo, Satoru Nishizono
The Secret Life of Onizuka

#19 - The Secret Life of Onizuka

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 11, 1999

Eikichi learns first-hand what tricks his homeroom students are capable of. Yoshito Kikuchi, a computer expert, releases fake images of Eikichi engaged in BDSM and homosexual acts. Instead of getting mad, Eikichi asks Yoshito if he can create nude celebrity pictures for him

star 7.72
116 votes
Writers: Akihiro Enomoto, Masashi Sogo
Self-Improvement: Fuyutsuki's Transformation

#20 - Self-Improvement: Fuyutsuki's Transformation

Season 1 - Episode 36 - Aired Jun 18, 2000

Nao helps Azusa choose a bathing suit for the trip to Okinawa. Asuza tries to get a makeover in order to impress Eikichi, but ends up getting carried away in the process.

star 7.72
36 votes
Writers: Haijime Higashino, Masashi Sogo
Compromising Positions

#21 - Compromising Positions

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 5, 2000

Mr. Uchiyamada experiences a mid-life crisis, wondering if there is any meaning left to his life. His family has grown apart and now fears for the worst when his daughter Yoshiko takes a liking to Eikichi.

star 7.69
77 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Ryota Yamaguchi, Shigenori Kageyama
Falling for the Great Onizuka

#22 - Falling for the Great Onizuka

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 16, 2000

Eikichi learns that Urumi went through a traumatic childhood experience and tries to help her cope with it using his own brand of teaching. His efforts unfortunately backfire when he accidentally pushes her off a building.

star 7.68
79 votes
Writers: Akihiro Enomoto, Masashi Sogo, Satoru Nishizono
How to Dine and Dash

#23 - How to Dine and Dash

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Jan 23, 2000

Blackmailed by Urumi for pushing her off a building, Eikichi subjects himself to her whims. After meeting her former elementary teacher, Urumi goes on a classroom terrorism spree.

star 7.68
82 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Naoyasu Habu, Satoru Nishizono
Love Letters

#24 - Love Letters

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Feb 6, 2000

Kunio finds a love letter addressed to him, initially believing it is from Akane Fujita, a girl he likes. However, when Akane dumps him, Kunio realizes his true feelings for his platonic friend, Fuyumi Kujirakawa.

star 7.65
81 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Shigenori Kageyama, Yoshiyuki Suga
Bungee Jumping Made Easy

#25 - Bungee Jumping Made Easy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 8, 1999

When Kunio and his friends are confronted by local punks, they believe they are saved when Eikichi arrives. However, he refuses to help, believing their predicament will teach them about taking responsibility. Faced with a bungee jump, Kunio proves how far he will go to prevent his mother from dating Eikichi.

star 7.63
116 votes
Writers: Masashi Sogo, Satoru Nishizono