After former motorcycle gang leader Yajima Kintaro saves the life of the Yamato Construction Company's CEO, he is offered a job working for the company. However, when it becomes apparent that a corrupt faction of the company is trying to gain full control, Kintaro's moral and physical strengths become more useful than the CEO ever imagined. As he works his way up the career ladder Kintaro is forced to deal with many problems, from confrontations with Yakuza bosses to preventing the collapse of a tunnel. But can an uneducated and rowdy person really make it as a salaryman?
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...
Both these anime tell the story of a rowdy rulebreaker in a milieu governed by decorum and rules. Both protagonists have turned from being leaders of motorcycle gangs (bōsōzoku) to undertaking careers that seem completely different from their pasts. Kintaro to be a sarariman, a salaried employee of a corporation; Onizuka to become a teacher. Yet in both cases, their rowdy pasts and a surprising amount of determination are turned to their advantage.
If there is a difference between Onizuka and Kintaro, it is that Kintaro takes himself a great deal more seriously than Onizuka. Where Onizuka is essentially a vulgar person with a heart of gold, Kintaro is a diamond in the rough, a great and dignified leader in the making.
Both Onizuka and Kintaro are former gangleaders that chooses to try and become less disruptive members of society. They face some problems when their own personal convictions puts them at odds with the demands of holding down an honest job. Especially when trying to find ways of solving these problems by means other than resorting to fisticuffs.
GTO is a revised version of saaryman and in many aspects better. The difference between the two is the main characters career field and outlook on life.
The title characters in both Great Teacher Onizuka and Salaryman Kintaro have unsavory backgrounds and an ability to solve seemingly impossible problems with ease. Both characters are more admirable than the straitlaced society that disparages them. GTO is the better of the two as it uses humor instead of over-the-top sanctimony to drive its point across, but the two series are similar enough that if you enjoyed one, you should like the other, as well.
Is it is possible to lead the yakuza and be a high school teacher at the same time? Kuniko has always dreamed of being a teacher, but as the heir of the Oedo Group it isn't easy to do. Her task is made even more difficult because her school would fire her if they found out about her criminal activities.She has to pretend to be an ordinary teacher while fighting off rival yakuza, winning the respect of delinquent students and keeping her family business away from the school. This becomes even harder when her smartest and most curious student begins to find her very... "interesting".
Both Gokusen and Salaryman Kintaro show the lives of two individul who both follow their dream career while trying to balance their personal live.
In Gokusen Kumiko Yamaguchi is a young woman who has dreamed her whole life of being a school teacher. However she has a seceret. She is the heiress to the Oedo Yakuza clan. She becomes a teacher to a class of troubled students and tries to keep her secret as she shepherds her students toward graduation.
Whilst in Salaryman Kintaro the main character of the story is Yajima Kintaro, a former leader of a feared biker gang. He then decides to choose a different path as a salaryman and a responsible father for his young son after his late wife passed away.
Silver, from the moment he was born, was destined to be a hunting dog. Named for the silver stripe on his body, his fate is sealed when his father is killed by the ferocious bear Akakaboto -- to be the one who kills Akakaboto. From that moment on, he vows to grow up, to become a strong enough dog, to slay the bear who stole his father's life.
Your probably wondering what a show about dogs fighting bears and a show about salarymen struggling against the bureaucracy have in common? Manly tears, and also both share a very extreme sense of comradarie. They have both have pretty bad animation too, although in the case of Gin it was because of the age of the series.