GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka Complete Series (7DVD)
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Meet Eikichi Onizuka, a 22 year old ex-biker and college karate champ. He's crude, foul-mouthed, and has a hair-trigger temper. His goal: to be the greatest high school teacher in the world!
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What can be said about Onizuka that hasn’t been said before? He is a teacher at Holy Forest that isn’t the smartest guy around (you should see his resume in episode 2) but he’s absolutely dedicated to helping his students succeed in life. Onizuka is not by any means a perfect human being (he is a former gang member that drinks, smokes, curses, womanizes, and pulls pranks, among other habits, with a passion) but he performs so many heroic feats that you can’t help but believe in his legendary status. In episode 15, Onizuka single-handedly defeats a gang of kidnappers armed to the teeth and then he aced the infamous national exam while bleeding from a gunshot wound. During episode 22, in what remains my favorite Onizuka moment ever, anime’s greatest teacher speeds into a vacant school set to explode and saves a girl (as well as a really heavy organ) right before the building blows up.Read more ›
The dvd version has english subtitles and japanese audio. The case is thick and contains 5 or 6 dvds. Very good transcoding job. The animation is just old so don't expect it to look like anything 2008+.
This is basically a show about a young punk who becomes a teacher at an affluent school. Though the faculty and class he is assigned to teach largely dislike him for his brashness, unorthodox teaching methods, it is very apparent he cares deeply about all his students and wants to teach them the meaning of being good human beings. Make no mistake, Onizuka is not perfect. He is a man-child who is just as immature and explosive as the students he teaches. But when he has solemn moments, they are powerful and heartfelt. While the show is a comedy, has a lot of slapstick and is has a lot of in-your-face antics, it's a nice change of pace from other anime. There are no major sensual elements in this genre. It's not a harem anime. It's a pretty honest and clean anime.
Eikichi Onizuka, 22 years old, still a virgin, has just become a teacher at Holy Forest Academy, being assigned the problem class, who hates teachers, and he turned them around in less than a year. The anime is hilarious with countless shenanigans, and several references to other anime as well, my favorite being the 0080 reference. On a class trip, one student says "We get room 0080," and another says "Like War in the Pocket!" which is a reference to Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket, and they proceed to geek out about Gundam. I myself haven't read all of the manga yet, and am still collecting them, but this manga is hilarious, as is the anime. It teaches many lessons, such as don't judge a person based on appearance, don't judge people based on background or profession, and that not all people are the same. Though Onizuka is a pervert and he first became a teacher trying to be close to high school girls, he does have a good heart, and restores class 4's faith in teachers and adults. I will say this though: This is not an anime for children. I recommend that the viewer be at least 16 years old, but that's just me. The manga goes on for a bit after the anime ends, as well as having a sequel and prequel, 14 Days in Shonan and GTO the Early Years, respectively. I highly recommend both the anime and the manga. One more thing: The man who plays Onizuka is none other than Steve Blum, who many of you many know as Spike from Cowboy Bebop, and Guilmon from Digimon Tamers.
The only reason this particular product does not get 5 stars is because the first two copies I received had a tab inside the case broken off in the exact same spot. I had to get two replacements for my 3rd to not have any breaks. Since it was in the same spot twice, it may be a manufacturing defect. Check your case when it arrives.
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Looking forward to watching this. It is great to see that the dub is still by tokyopop. Awesome.Published 12 months ago by Alex Bandy
If you're a fan of completely over the top and down rite stupid crazy and over all amazingly funny jokes this anime is for you.Published 17 months ago by Dylan
I'm about to buy it. But I cancelled it cause the language only say English no dubbed . I don't like the English version it sound stupidPublished 21 months ago by Roy quintano
I don't know about you but I have always loved GTO now I own it xDPublished 23 months ago by SimplyD
Saw this show years ago and LOVED IT!. Not only have I been dying to watch the series again, I wanted to own it myself! Its just an amazing show and I can't get enough.Published 24 months ago by SykoticVitality