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The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka 

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Updated September 9, 2019 914 votes 350 voters 14.2k views 21 items

Due to the popularity of the manga Great Teacher Onizuka, fans have been gifted with various GTO adaptations, including a 43-episode anime television series that aired from June 1999 to September 2000. For anyone looking for similar anime to Great Teacher Onizuka, there are a number of titles to choose from. The following list ranks the best anime recommendations for people who like Great Teacher Onizuka, with the order determined by votes from anime fans like you.

GTO follows Eikichi Onizuka, an ex-gang member who pursues a teaching degree for the wrong reasons only to grow into a principled, effective educator whose unorthodox style connects with students. For anime similar to Great Teacher Onizuka, consider Golden Boy, Assassination Classroom, and Gintama. Still other anime titles that puts one in mind of GTO include Haven’t You Heard? I'm Sakamota, Fighting Spirit, and the Hiraoaki Sakurai-directed Cromartie High School, a 26-episode anime series about a high school for delinquents.

By voting up and down these anime works like Great Teacher Onizuka, you can help fellow anime enthusiasts choose their next series. Also, if you know of an anime similar to Great Teacher Onizuka that's missing from the list, feel free to add it and help the Great Teacher Onizuka list grow!

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He Is an Ultimate Teache... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Golden Boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Assassination Classroom ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Fighting Spirit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Hajime no Ippo is a Japanese boxing manga series written and illustrated by George Morikawa. It has been serialized by Kodansha in Weekly Shōnen Magazine since 1989 and collected in over 109 ...more
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Gintama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Prison School is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Salaryman Kintaro is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Haven't You Heard? I'm S... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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The Irresponsible Captai... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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School Rumble is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Midori Days is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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Cromartie High School is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
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