With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...
The future of humanity is in peril, as they are confronted with the threat of an intergalactic clash with a warrior-like alien race, and the only one who can save them is... Captain Tylor?! Join a crew of misfits and rejects including an alcoholic doctor, a gorgeous nurse, an anal-retentive commander and a bunch of really stupid marines as they try to make it out in space and to discover whether their captain is a misunderstood genius or a total moron like he seems to be.
Golden Boy and GTO share a common bond in their two protagonists. Both exist outside of society's norms, and deviate significantly from what is considered "acceptable" behavior. However, because of this rejection of common societal values, both become unmistakeably genuine and loveable anti-heroes that emphasize the importance of living life on your own terms - not on someone else's.
Both anime feature an exteriorly silly protagonists that do not behave as society would expect of them and completely out of tune with the ambient they work in. Both of them are funny, genius (not always though) in their behaviour and original.
Ryouhei Yamazaki thinks he's the master with women, and finds himself living it up in the job of his dreams: working odd jobs for Potato Boy, a men's magazine. He ends up helping with all aspects of the company, including pictorial selection, photoshoots, journalism, or wherever his manhood takes him. If that wasn't hard enough, after a wild night of "journalism", his hopes and dreams are shattered by one woman! Now he must prove himself, his member, and especially his libido in order to regain his ego.
Both shows are about men who love the ladies. They revolve around the males job and females that surround them. GTO is more tonned down "sexy" wise since it is a school setting where Junk Boy goes all out but if you liked the male lead in either show check out the other one.
Kurata Sana has a very eventful life. Though she’s only in the 5th grade, she’s the star of a popular TV Show called “Child’s Toy”. She lives with her eccentric mother and her boyfriend aka manager aka pimp, and faces hell at school. Her archenemy, Hayama Akito, turns the classroom into chaos each day, but Sana is finally ready to put her foot down! Can she defeat Akito and take control of her class? And more importantly, how will she deal with the secrets she finds about him?
Both Great Teacher Onizuka and Kodomo no Omocha primarily take place in a school setting. While many anime series also take place in school settings, these two stand out in my mind because they're very different from the rest, though for different reasons. Both series have a heavy comedic influence while simultaneously having serious overtones that become more prominent as the series progresses. You won't find much similarity between Sana and Eikichi, and the plots of the two series aren't similar either, but there is enough in common for me to reverse recommend them.
If you can appreciate the intense story surrounded by a high dosage of comedy in one series, you might find yourself drawn to the other one.
Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
Its not quite the same settin, nor feeling, but I think these series have something in common which would do that you like both. It's how they both (patially) describe japaneese school and everyday life, with a storyline with romance and a large dose of humor.
Both animes have a similar school life feel to them with humorous and sometimes ridiculous occurences happening to the group of main characters. The episodic style is also a common theme between both of these two fantastic anime. GTO's humor is slightly more vulgar in its nature, but not ridiculously so.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
The main protagonists of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and Great Teacher Onizuka are teachers who are both a little out of the ordinary and a little insane. If you like your anime teachers to have their own morals and slightly have a funny side as well, then check out either of these.
If you like Great Teacher Onizuka you will probably like Sayounara Zetsubo Sensei. Eventhough the ideas and plots vary they are relatable, both are teachers who unorthodox and highly irregular teaching method earn them notice through out their class. However GTO is a feel-good anime whereas Sayounara Zetsubo Sensei is not... But the teacher both have a habit of exaggerating everything Onizuka more positevly though.