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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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Golden Boy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Golden Boy is a Japanese manga series by Tatsuya Egawa about a 25-year-old freeter, pervert, and "travelling student" named Kintaro Oe. The manga was originally serialized in ...more

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He Is an Ultimate Teacher is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Ultimate Teacher

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Assassination Classroom is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka

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Gintama is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Gin Tama is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Hideaki Sorachi. A full anime series debuted on April 4, 2006 on TV Tokyo and finished on March 25, 2010. The story is set in an alternate ...more

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Beelzebub is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Watch the latest episodes of Beelzebub on Crunchyroll now. Oga Tatsumi is a first year student in Ishiyama High, a notorious school for delinquents. One day while taking a nap by the river he ...more

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The Gokusen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
The Gokusen is a 2004 animation, comedy, drama TV series written by Nyav Post.

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Slam Dunk is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Slam Dunk centers around Hanamichi Sakuragi, who starts as a delinquent outcast, becoming the leader of a gang. Hanamichi, being very unpopular with girls, has been rejected by them fifty times. ...more

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City Hunter is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka

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Fighting Spirit is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Salaryman Kintaro is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Salaryman Kintaro is a manga series by Hiroshi Motomiya. It has been serialized in Weekly Young Jump since 1994, but has gone through many periods of inactivity. The manga follows Kintarō ...more

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The Irresponsible Captain Tylo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is an anime series based on The Most Irresponsible Man in Space light novel series by Hitoshi Yoshioka. It was produced by some of Japan's larger studios, ...more

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Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

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Cromartie High School is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Cromartie High School by Eiji Nonaka, is a Japanese comedy manga, which was adapted into an anime and a 2005 live-action movie titled Cromartie High – The Movie directed by Yūdai Yamaguchi. It ...more

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School Rumble is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
School Rumble is a Japanese shōnen manga series written and illustrated by Jin Kobayashi. First serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from October 22, 2002 to July 23, 2008, all 345 chapters were ...more

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Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamot... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto Haven't You Heard? I'm Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nami Sano and 2016 anime series. High school student Sakamoto, is a cool, popular genius ...more

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Midori Days is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Midori Days is a shōnen fantasy manga by Kazurou Inoue. It was published by Shogakukan in the magazine Shōnen Sunday from September 2002 until November 2004 and collected in 8 tankōbon volumes. ...more

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Akashic Records of Bastard Mag... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Akashic Records of Bastard Magic Instructor

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Prison School is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Prison School is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Hiramoto. Hachimitsu Academy, one of the strictest girls academies in Tokyo, has decided to admit boys into their ...more

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Mob Psycho 100 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Mob Psycho 100 (Netflix, 2018) is a live-action television series adaptation of the Japanese franchise, directed by Kōichi Sakamoto. Average middle school boy Shigeo Kageyama (Tatsuomi Hamada) ...more

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Cowboy Bebop is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka
Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 Japanese anime series developed by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro ...more