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...
Sakuragi has hit an all-time low. During his last year of junior high school, fifty different girls rejected him, the last one choosing a basketball player instead. Thus it’s no surprise that in high school, Sakuragi beats up anyone who dares utter the name of the sport. However, it’s not long until he meets Haruko, a beautiful basketball enthusiast, and is determined to make her fall in love with him – even signing up for the school team to accomplish his goal. However, winning Haruko’s heart won’t be easy, as her brother is the strict and protective captain of the basketball team and Haruko’s eyes are focused on Sakuragi’s rival, the talented Rukawa. Can Sakuragi give up his delinquent ways to help get the team to Nationals, or will his temper get him kicked out before he can learn to dribble the ball?
Both anime are aboutt the school situations, but Slam Dunk is concentrated on basket. GTO is otherwise focused on all the problems of the students and the "ordinary" days, so if you like the school type anime you have to watch both those series.
Imagine if Onizuka learned to play basketball and actually managed to get a little closer to the girl he likes and you have Slam Dunk. Along with the similarites in the main characters feel the art style of Onizuka and Slam Dunk are earily similar.
Space Dandy is a space hunter, someone who is paid to search for new, undiscovered alien species. It's an industry where the prize goes to the person who finds aliens the fastest. Dandy searches unknown planets for strange beings with his companions, QT the worn-out robot and Meow from Betelgeuse. Meanwhile, they're being chased by minions of the Gogol Empire, for reasons that are still a mystery.
He is Brash, bold, full of swagger. If there was an old Spice Commercial, it would have the lead men in both of these titles.
Basically the story is not where the recommendation is at in these titles. it is the lead man.
He has the confidence of bond, the lecherousness of a seedy pervert, and the awkward ability to get himself in and out of trouble with the greatest of ease.
The settings may be completely different but these are both anime that thrive on the charisma of their roguish leading men. They are immature, brash manchildren with juvenile senses of humor. They flakey attitude often land them in hot water, but they almost always find the least graceful way out of every jam.
These are both comedy anime that don't have much in the way of plot but instead just deal with various episodic problems. Neither show has much in the way of drama, but go full bore on the comedy generated by their immature leads.
GTO is much more successful than Space Dandy in making its lead somewhat likable. It's also a much funnier anime with at least a little bit of heart that makes it a much more fulfilling watch than the empty and unfunny space Dandy.
However, if you like the comedy in one then you should check out the other to see if it suits your taste.
Megumi was a normal kid. He enjoyed getting into fights and mixing it up, and one day he did so in defense of a wizard who was being attacked by bullies. His reward was a magical book that was supposed to grant his wish. The mischievous demon inside the book decided to play a prank on Megumi, though, and instead of turning him into "a man among men," he became a girl. Fast forward to five years later, and Megumi is now entering high school, a tumultuous time for even normal teenagers, let alone a girl who is trying to figure out how become a guy again...
These shows both have a main characters introduced as a delinquent who is actually a really good guy. Onizuka and Genzo are very similar characters and they give the shows a similar feel.
Teioh High School is renowned as being the worst educational institute in all of Kanto, and its principal has given up hope as the teachers abandon him one by one. That is, until a crazy and mysterious man named Ganpachi Chabane arrives, promising a new era of discipline for the unruly students despite his shadowy history. His unusual techniques are not received well and Hinako, a beautiful gang leader, uses her unrivalled strength to dispose of this new ultimate teacher. Can she still defeat this perverted man once he discovers her cotton-wearing weakness?
Both of these animes are teacher relevant. They both deal with delinquent students and very perverted teachers. The teachers both have amazing powers and have to fight off the students in order to gain control. As nothing in the world could compete with GTO, Ultimate teacher is a good thing to watch if you have a spare hour.
These 2 shows are about teachers that have amazing abilities and are quite pervy. GTO keeps thinks a little more realistic and has a good plot where Ultimate Teacher just takes things to another level of odd. Both are worth checking out.
Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?
Great Teacher Onizuka is an excellent show to watch before or after Welcome to the NHK! Both of the series focus on the internal conflicts that happen within the characters. Though the problems aren't that similar, the two series show a great deal of character development. The two protagonists who seem completely different on the outside share one thing in common: they both try hard to make things right and sometimes go out of their way just to finish their half-assed schemes. While Welcome to the NHK! Has a slow transition from comedy to drama, you'll find that Great Teacher Onizuka doesn't favor one over the other.
Both GTO and Welcome to the NHK are great comedies where the humour is sometimes random and sometimes provoked by the main characters' actions. Yet they also appear to have a story at times, which makes them different from the usual comedies.