The Best Episodes of Great Teacher Onizuka

Last Updated: Nov 22, 2018

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!

Onizuka's Final Battle

#1 - Onizuka's Final Battle

Season 1 - Episode 43

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 9.28
18 votes
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Search and Rescue

#2 - Search and Rescue

Season 1 - Episode 33

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 9.05
21 votes
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Confessions

#3 - Confessions

Season 1 - Episode 41

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 8.89
19 votes
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Matters of the Heart

#4 - Matters of the Heart

Season 1 - Episode 40

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 8.65
17 votes
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The Law of Probability

#5 - The Law of Probability

Season 1 - Episode 32

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 8.62
21 votes
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The Great Sacrifice

#6 - 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.

star 8.59
39 votes
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Destination: Okinawa

#7 - Destination: Okinawa

Season 1 - Episode 31

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 8.57
21 votes
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Old Wounds Revisited

#8 - Old Wounds Revisited

Season 1 - Episode 42

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 8.56
16 votes
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Alone in the Dark

#9 - Alone in the Dark

Season 1 - Episode 39

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 8.56
18 votes
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Good Cop / Bad Cop

#10 - Good Cop / Bad Cop

Season 1 - Episode 34

When Tomoko, Eikichi, and his friend Toshiyuki Saejima find a suitcase filled with gold, they find themselves on the run from the yakuza. However, they later discover that they were unlikely victims of a celebrity prank played on Tomoko.

star 8.53
19 votes
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Superstition

#11 - 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.

star 8.50
28 votes
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Onizuka Meets His Match

#12 - 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.

star 8.50
28 votes
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Compromising Positions

#13 - 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.

star 8.50
30 votes
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Playing Doctor - GTO Style

#14 - Playing Doctor - GTO Style

Season 1 - Episode 25

An attractive school nurse, Nao Kadena, arrives at the school, much to the delight of Eikichi. However, she soon starts using her looks and the school to fund her money-making schemes.

star 8.44
27 votes
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Private Investigations

#15 - 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.

star 8.44
36 votes
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Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong

#16 - Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong

Season 1 - Episode 28

From getting bōsōzoku gangs to vote for Tomoko to questionable marketing ploys, Eikichi does whatever he can to make sure that Tomoko will win the contest. However, a contemptuous rival competitor undermines his efforts.

star 8.39
28 votes
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Self-Improvement: Fuyutsuki's Transformation

#17 - Self-Improvement: Fuyutsuki's Transformation

Season 1 - Episode 36

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 8.39
18 votes
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How to Dine and Dash

#18 - 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.

star 8.36
36 votes
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Falling for the Great Onizuka

#19 - 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.

star 8.33
33 votes
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The Mother of All Crushes

#20 - 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.

star 8.31
42 votes
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Agent To The Stars

#21 - Agent To The Stars

Season 1 - Episode 27

Eikichi becomes Tomoko's manager and arranges a series of innocuous commercial shoots to increase her national profile. Her commercials attract the attention of a popular magazine who wants her entered into their beauty contest.

star 8.30
27 votes
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Wedding Bell Blues

#22 - Wedding Bell Blues

Season 1 - Episode 35

When Kunio finds a wedding dress catalog at home, he suspects his mother will marry someone behind his back. Overprotective of his mother, Kunio will stop at nothing to stop her wedding.

star 8.27
22 votes
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To Be Idolized by a Nation

#23 - 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.

star 8.27
41 votes
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Love Letters

#24 - 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.

star 8.26
34 votes
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Beauty + Brains = A Dangerous Mix

#25 - 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.

star 8.20
35 votes
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