The Best Episodes of Great Teacher Onizuka
Last Updated: May 19, 2019
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!
#1 - Outside Looking In
Season 1 - Episode 10
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.
#2 - To Be Idolized by a Nation
Season 1 - Episode 11
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.
#3 - The Legend Begins
Season 1 - Episode 1
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.
#4 - Enter Uchiyamada
Season 1 - Episode 2
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.
#5 - Conspiracies All Around
Season 1 - Episode 6
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.
#6 - The Mother of All Crushes
Season 1 - Episode 7
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.
#7 - The Formula for Treachery
Season 1 - Episode 12
Suguru Teshigawara, the math teacher, has his heart set only on Azusa Fuyutsuki; however, Eikichi inadvertently incurs Suguru's wrath when he ruins Suguru's plans to win Azusa over.
#8 - Onizuka Meets His Match
Season 1 - Episode 26
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.
#9 - An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt
Season 1 - Episode 5
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.
#10 - The Secret Life of Onizuka
Season 1 - Episode 4
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
#11 - Bungee Jumping Made Easy
Season 1 - Episode 8
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.
#12 - Onizuka and the Art of War
Season 1 - Episode 9
Eikichi goes head-to-head with the P.E. teacher Hajime Fukuroda. Meanwhile, Miyabi Aizawa enlists her friend Tomoko Nomura to frame Eikichi as an underwear thief. When she accidentally incriminates Mr. Fukuroda instead, Miyabi berates Tomoko for her stupidity.
#13 - Late Night Roof Diving
Season 1 - Episode 3
The new school year gets off to a rocky start for Eikichi. He has to teach middle school instead of high school students, live in a storage area at school, and rescue a student, Noboru Yoshikawa, from suicide.
#14 - Only the Best Will Do
Season 1 - Episode 13
Suguru enlists a parent lobby group to get Eikichi fired. To prove his worth, Eikichi must score the highest mark in a national scholastic achievement test. However, he soon learns that it is no easy task.
#15 - Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Season 1 - Episode 14
Determined to prevent his dismissal, Azusa invites Eikichi to her place for one-on-one all-night study sessions. Meanwhile, believing that studying alone isn't enough to get the highest mark, Eikichi's students attempt to steal the test answers from the school.
#16 - The Great Sacrifice
Season 1 - Episode 15
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.
#17 - Beauty + Brains = A Dangerous Mix
Season 1 - Episode 16
Eikichi relishes his newfound hero status until he meets Urumi Kanzaki, a mischievous girl who gets him arrested as a pervert. He is less than amused when he finds out that she is actually one of his students.
#18 - Falling for the Great Onizuka
Season 1 - Episode 17
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.
#19 - How to Dine and Dash
Season 1 - Episode 18
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.
#20 - Private Investigations
Season 1 - Episode 19
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.
#21 - Love Letters
Season 1 - Episode 20
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.
#22 - Revolution Everywhere
Season 1 - Episode 21
Unable to cope with the pressures of teaching, Azusa runs away to her former school in Hakuba. Eikichi, Tomoko, Yoshito, and Kunio follow in order to convince her to return.
#23 - The Art of Demolition
Season 1 - Episode 22
Azusa learns that her former school will be demolished. During the countdown, a former student of the school runs into the building to retrieve a precious heirloom. Eikichi pursues in order to rescue her before the school is destroyed.
#24 - Superstition
Season 1 - Episode 23
Eikichi receives a cursed chain letter, but he dismisses it as superstition. After a series of misfortunes, he begins to believe in the letter and does whatever he can to dispel the curse.
#25 - Compromising Positions
Season 1 - Episode 24
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.