ESC to close 3.38 (by 497 users)gto drama special
  • 1999
  • TV
  • Japan

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romanized gto drama special
english Great Teacher Onizuka Drama Special
aka gureeto teiichaa onizuka dorama supesharu, jiiteiioo dorama supesharu, グレートティーチャーオニヅカ, ジーティーオー

Based On

based on manga
title gto
author Fujisawa Tooru (藤沢とおる)


genres comedy, drama, school, youth


language Japanese


country Japan
type real
format TV
network KTV (Kansai TV)


date 29 Jun, 1999
episodes 1
duration 108 minutes
air day Tuesday
at 21:00 - 22:48
status released


avg. score 3.38 of 5 by 497 users
total users 762
rating 1679
favorites 16


1998 TV jp
parent story


Onizuka is going as substitute teacher in all girls school and becomes Gean of the Lamp for three young girls. He became their adviser of the matters of love and dating. At the same time his love live is about to be ruined. Onizuka met his girlfriend's father and it looks like he didn't leave a good first impression to him.


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Onizuka Eikichi
Sakurai Sakura
Fuyutsuki Kenzou
Holy Forest Academy Principal
Saejima Ryuuji
Fuyutsuki Azusa




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keithjon13 06 Apr, 2011
i just finish the entire Great Teacher Onizuka Saga from anime to drama !!! Its so damn200000x good and very very very and very2000000x touching and really gives you the spark on what is real life be your real self!! i will miss it for sure! hayss. one of the dramas and animes that stays in your head forever!! ^^
carolhiis 24 Mar, 2011
Iaa .. eu AMEI
genosan 17 Oct, 2010
One word that describes this special is "flat" really really flat. I thought overall while it kept the same sort of comedy spots and the unreal stunts of the original drama series, I thought it paled in comparison to it.

The special took a while to get going and I really felt it drag up until Onizuka enters the club to save the girls. The majority of everything before it could have been deleted in all honesty. I also thought that the old characters from the original drama especially the teachers didn't play a large enough role and they could have done more than give them about two minutes of air time. The new characters like the girls I thought were just a "cheap knock-off" of the original characters as I thought they lacked the personality to really connect with the viewer in this instance.

Furthermore I thought the plotline was awful as they just reused the original plotline from the start of the original series as someone has already mentioned it is a group of students who don't like him and he has to try and solve their problems so they do like him. Moreover I didn't really feel much of the supposed romantic relationship between Fuyutsuki and Onizuka at all I still saw it as before and that is just a random fling. However I did enjoy the ending to the special which was an anti-climatic scene that didn't involve the fairy tale ending and the proposal by Onizuka. Nice touch there.

knave 16 Sep, 2010
This special was ok at best. I didn't like the idea of Onizuka substituting at another school, and it all felt washed out. Nothing original happens. He meets a group of students who don't like him. They have some personal issues, which Onizuka helps them resolve. At the end they all start to like him. That's basically it. It was watchable, because of Onizuka, but that's about it. 3/5
flcl 18 Jul, 2010
Not as good as the drama/movie but it was nice extra episode for the drama.