The Best Episodes of Great Teacher Onizuka
Last Updated: Feb 1, 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 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#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.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - 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.
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#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.
#20 - 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.
#21 - 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.
#22 - 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.
#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.
#24 - 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.
#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.