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Great Teacher Onizuka 2012 [グレート ティーチャー オニヅカ]



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Title:Great Teacher Onizuka 2012
グレート ティーチャー オニヅカ
Telecast:2012-07-03 to 2012-09-11
Season:Summer 2012

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TV Station:Fuji TV
Duration:11 Episodes

Through the introduction of his friend Danma Ryuji, Onizuka Eikichi, the former legendary bike gang member, visits Meishu Academy to tend to the trees in the garden as a part-time gardener. Learning that Yoshikawa Noboru, a student in teacher Fuyutsuki Azusafs class, is being bullied by Uehara Kyoko and other classmates, Onizuka befriends and saves Yoshikawa. Seeing Onizukafs unprecedented but visceral, powerful response to problem solving, the schoolfs president and principal, Sakurai Yoshiko, overrides resistance from her vice principal Uchiyamada Hiroshi and makes Onizuka a teacher. Onizuka goes on to tackle many issues as the teacher in charge of the most problematic class, Class 2-4.
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Actor/Actress Cast (48)
Onizuka Eikichi (25)
Takimoto Miori
Fuyutsuki Azusa (23)
Yamamoto Yusuke
Saejima Toshiyuki (24)
Yano Masato
Teshigawara Suguru (28)
Fujisawa Ayano
Shiratori Ayame
Nagasawa Nao
Katayama Saki
Kobayashi Yumi
Sawada Noriko
Fukuroda Hajime
袋田はじめ (37)
Takizawa Saori
Moritaka Shoko (29)
Takachi Noboru
Hashimoto Tetsuo (44)
Fuse Eri
Sannomaru Hiroko
Tayama Ryosei
Uchiyamada Hiroshi
Shirota Yu
Danma Ryuji (25)
Kuroki Hitomi
Sakurai Ryoko
Kawaguchi Haruna
Aizawa Miyabi
Takada Sho
Kikuchi Yoshito
Morimoto Shintaro
Murai Kunio
Nishiuchi Mariya
Katsuragi Miki
Honda Tsubasa
Kanzaki Urumi
Miyazaki Karen
Nomura Tomoko
Shirahama Aran
Dojima Seiya
Ono Rento
young Seiya (ep. 5)
Nakagawa Taishi
Yoshikawa Noboru
Yamada Yuki
Fujiyoshi Koji
Suzuki Nobuyuki
Kusano Tadaaki
Sano Gaku
Ishida Takumi
Takatsuki Sara
Kuwae Haruka
Takara Hikari
Kujirakawa Fuyumi
Shinkawa Yua
Uehara Anko
Ishii Anna
Asano Mayuko
Sayama Ayaka
Izumi Naomi
Sakaguchi Rikako
Shirai Chikako
Miyake Hitomi
Asakura Megumi
Hikita Hidemi
Nakanishi Yumi
Bando Nozomi
Tokiwa Ai
Yasuda Seia
Morishita Suzuka
Ota Hidemi
Mitsuhashi Nanami
Nakajima Erika
Fujii Chiho
Otsuka Mayumi
Kirishima Miyu
Iwata Yukiko
Utsumi Akiyoshi
Miyamori Yuki
Shiono Akihisa
Mizuhara Ryoichi
Machida Hiroki
Satomi Keiichi
Sato Ouho
Kurokawa Hiroyuki
Komori Shota
Ueda Umanosuke
Shimoyama Aoi
Mishima Gunji
Yayama Hiromu
Suzuki Daisuke
Nagayama Hikaru
Sugawara Tamotsu

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1. Not as good as 1998 TV Series [Rating: 5/10]
I don't understand why so many people love this series. If you are a fan of GTO (anime, manga, and 1998 TV series), this will not be your cup of tea. You will have a problem of comparing this to them. The acting is pretty bad by the cast except for a few of the students, the editing doesn't allow any character development for the characters thus making it feel rushed, the show doesn't know if it was to be a comedy/drama/or anime like show, the music is really corny where it takes you out of an emotional scene, and it is super cheesy.

I do think there are some positives though. For instance, some of the students actually do some good acting. The main leads suck though. Another positive is the story isn't exactly the same as the anime or 1998 TV series. This was good for me because it kept me curious of where the story was going to go.

Overall, this was not a great show. I highly recommend checking out the 1998 TV series. It is honestly a great representation of the anime. There is actual development and you get a better idea of why Onizuka wants to be a teacher. I think that was the main strength for me.
Reviewed by sonychak on 26 July 2013

Comments From Users (12)
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1. Comments by occultangle [Rating: 6/10]
So once upon a time there was a drama, called GTO, that was very popular and is still remembered today. So someone decides that instead of coming up with a new drama they will just remake GTO. Was it because it would be easy money? Because they loved the original so much? Because they are lazy and unoriginal? There's no real way to know and it doesn't really matter either. Their job was both easy and at the same time hard, because they had something to compare it to, it should be easy to have a good idea of how their remake compares, so both the creators and the audience will know very easily the level of their success. And so how does this compare? Answer: it's a total failure.

On nearly every single level this is not as good as the original. The cast is not as good, that's especially a problem for Onizuka. I think this actress for Fuyutsuki is way more appropriate, but then they mess it up by having her be nearly a pointless character. None of the side characters have any value or screen time. The coach in this seemed hilarious, but again he gets literally nothing more than seconds of screen time. Most importantly it's not nearly as funny, and it doesn't help that we have seen this all before. But then strangely it seems half the stuff in the original is missing here. I don't know what all they may have added, but whatever it is it isn't any good.

Judged as a show in and of itself, I suppose this could be considered pretty good, but judged as the remake that it in fact is, it's a total failure. I don't particularly enjoy being that harsh, but they set themselves up for it by trying to remake a classic that is just way better than they are capable of living up to.
2. Comments by Patazilla [Rating: 6/10]
This one's actually hard to judge for me. I loved the old version very much and even started collecting the manga back in the day - still, I don't remember either of them particularly well. Still, I'm biased and have expectations.

This drama was actually quite nice on some aspects, not so much on others. Some gags were very close atempts to keep in line with the manga, which I like. Then again some things felt oddly wrong. My favourite chara of the 1998 verison was Kikuchi, who completely falls flat in this one. Also, I thought it seriously stupid, how all charas simply turned 180C as soon as Onizuka tried to approach and help them. Resistance truely was weak. Also - and this is what I though most off -, Onizuka behaved WAY too much like a teacher. He showed how much he cared and talked about teaching and stuff - which I just thought completely beside the point of the manga, where he's just some crazy freak, not giving a shit. So the feeling was off for me. Still, the drama was mostly entertaining and Yamamoto Yusuke did a brilliant job - the three friends were best. Sadly weak acting all around, though.
3. Comments by jetlagged [Rating: 8/10]
Currently watching this being a huge GTO fan. I've read the manga, seen the anime, I've seen the GTO 1998 live action drama. And when I saw a remake, I said, what the hell. This drama is still ongoing as I write this review. But this Onizuka is more badass than the Onizuka version in the 1998 drama. Granted so far the 1998 one had more memorable characters and the chemistry between Onizuka and Fuyutsuki was so much better. But so far I'm liking GTO 2012, a more badass, asskicking Onizuka.
4. Comments by sasukekun6 [Rating: 10/10]
Oh god so fantastic. I have too many good things to say about this drama. I think I would even be willing to say it's better than the original. That might partly be due to my favorite GTO character actually being there rather than being morphed together with Danma. My Saejima love was increased by being portrayed perfectly by Yamamoto Yusuke. Overall amazing casting, great acting and of course, GREAT story. It is Great Teacher Onizuka afterall. lol
5. Comments by Genma [Rating: 9/10]
Onizuka in this remake is certainly more badass and apparently has more teachings to offer to the students.

Overall a predictable (well, it's a remake!) but entertaining series.
6. Comments by sadacori [Rating: 8/10]
Akira is no Sorimachi but I grew to like his Onizuka. All the crazy side characters were a part of the enjoyment of this show. Will check out the 2nd season too.
7. Comments by NewYorkJellybean [Rating: 8/10]
Only gave this an 8 because I loved the original. I think Sorimachi Takashi did a much better job in the lead role.
8. Comments by Shachihoko [Rating: 5/10]
It's okay.... the 1998 Onizuka is more meaningful than this one..
9. Comments by shinjitsu [Rating: 6/10]
Lacks the charm of the original but watchable.
10. Comments by Milano [Rating: 10/10]
main actor perfect in his role.
11. Comments by gaijinmark [Rating: 6/10]
NEVER try to remake a classic.
12. Comments by Shuji1987 [Rating: ?/10]
13. Comments by junker66 [Rating: 4/10]
14. Comments by jessiesoon [Rating: 9/10]
15. Comments by fefe_chow [Rating: 7/10]
16. Comments by Kuroi_Kitsushita [Rating: ?/10]
17. Comments by Rodrigo Imai [Rating: 10/10]
18. Comments by milkshake [Rating: 10/10]
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20. Comments by pv604 [Rating: 8/10]
21. Comments by mammothb [Rating: 5/10]
22. Comments by ermac [Rating: ?/10]
23. Comments by SquallAdv [Rating: 10/10]
24. Comments by Tavares [Rating: 6/10]
25. Comments by brenda307 [Rating: 10/10]
26. Comments by yuki4eva [Rating: 8/10]
27. Comments by mvc [Rating: 6/10]
28. Comments by woody130496 [Rating: 10/10]
29. Comments by kyoihishi [Rating: 8/10]
30. Comments by DPanTHera [Rating: 9/10]

Users who voted for this drama (2)
1. Makochan
Just as good as the first drama. Very good JDorama.
2. hamsterncc