Great Teacher Onizuka - Recommendations

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Golden Boy

Golden Boy

Having recently dropped out of law school, where he had finished the graduation requirements but didn't actually graduate, Kintaro Oe is on a new self-driven quest for knowledge. His adventures will lead him to a variety of workplaces including a computer firm, noodle shop, and even an animation studio, where his seemingly perverse attitude always tends to get him into trouble with the opposite sex. The moral of the story? Study! Study! Study!

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miaka miaka says...

If you did like GTO then you should like watching Golden Boy. both got this pervet funny humor, and you get many good laugh. both series is baot a guy and his life trough many dificulties in his life. special among the girls.

kamirura kamirura says...

A perverted guy running for girls... or is it the other way? Just like GTO this series deals with a young guy trying to get a work and find something from life. He travels around and ends up with alot of girls. And you will laugh your way through this series. Be sure you check it out if you liked GTO.

sublime sublime says...

Comedy, perversion and the story of one mans struggles to succeed. With GTO it's Onizukas quest to become the greatest teacher. And with Goldeny Boy it's Kintaros thirst for knowledge. Both great, funny watches.

vivafruit vivafruit says...

Although the plots for Golden Boy and Great Teacher Onizuka differ, the two can easily be tied together from the unconventional approaches to education. Both believe that learning should be a real-life experience instead of the more conventional textbook approach. Also, both are chock full of undeniably perverse humor that somehow manages to be funny.

forfeit forfeit says...

Ecchi, lots of comedy, hentai loving main characters and lots of very funny weird faces. Also, both main characters have lots of similarities, and if you liked one of them, you will like the other one. That is why Golden Boy and GTO should be watched for anyone that likes light comedy, yet also enjoys it when some brief moments of seriousness comes.

sothis sothis says...

Great Teacher Onizuka and Golden Boy are frighteningly similar. Both have protagonists that are obsessed with ecchified things, are somewhat bumbling, but are really good guys deep down that want to help others. In addition, if you loved the extremely grotesque and hilarious expressions of either of these, the other will pleasantly amuse you, since it has the same. Golden Boy is definitely a bit more ecchi, while GTO is a bit more comedic, but nevertheless, if you liked one, I'm almost positive you'd enjoy the other.

freakzilla freakzilla says...

Both Golden Boy and Great Teacher Onizuka will make you start laughing with no end in sight. Though Great Teacher Onizuka is longer than Golden Boy. That just means that in GTO there is a bit more romance, they are definitely both top rated comedies.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Study! That's what both the main characters think. Though in Golden boy this aspect is much more appearant than in GTO, which has quite some drama and little romance. The humor in both series is of the kind of: It's-so-stupid-for-words-that-you-want-to-hide-your-head-in-a-pillow. GTO plays in a high school enviorment, while Golden Boy is located from noodle shops to highways in the mountains.

ItachiSarutobi ItachiSarutobi says...

Loved the laugh out loud humor of Great Teacher Onizuka? Then you're going to love Golden Boy. Both series are about two men who are looking for their path in life while making friends (especially with the ladies) and living life to the fullest!

ea19gle ea19gle says...

Just because someone doesn't seem to have a clue doesn't mean he's clueless! The main character in GTO and Golden Boy seek to prove that just because you act silly doesn't mean you can't change the world, and both manage to in a very similar way.

cos13 cos13 says...

The main characters of Golden Boy and GTO are just perverts with great humor and unique skills who just want to be surrounded by beautiful girls. You'll laugh easily; just wait for something strange to happen and check out the characters' facial expressions and reactions. After all, studies are important!

LxTrix LxTrix says...

You like to laugh don't you? You like it perverted huh? Or maybe it's just that you like to laugh at perverted men? If that's the case (and I'm sure it is) you'll enjoy Golden Boy and GTO.

jurexplay jurexplay says...

Both shows have a young perverted man as the main character. At first it seems that both of them are brainless perverts but as the story passes their good hearts are reveled. Which doesn’t mean that they are any less perverted of course. Both shows have incredibly good plot and well done storytelling. I’m sure that if you like one you will fall in love with the other.

yapapa yapapa says...

Both GTO and Golden Boy, star two skirt chasing lechers in their early 20's, but there lustful attraction to the opposite sex is not their only common passion. Both young men believe that life gives the greatest lessons, and both have made it their personal goal to help others live life to the fullest (even if it means breaking the rules every once in a while). And as they embark on their separate journeys, you'll explode with laughter watching how each of them deal with, and react to, the various obstacles and moral dilemma they come across.

MaatiSan MaatiSan says...

Both shows focus heavily on ecchi and life lessons.  Both shows are not afraid to go outside of the innocent anime area and venture into mature areas of the mind.  I really can't see anyone who likes one that would dislike the other.

kigango123 kigango123 says...

Though one cannot subtract the blatant similarlities in the animes due to sexuality, and brash direct attitude of the main characters, There is also a seemingly overpassed message present in both plot. Appearance and emotions mainly sexual do not nesecarilly have to ditract away from thoughtful analytical contributions toward other people and/or society.

TheMajor5 TheMajor5 says...

Ah comedy at its finest.  Golden Boy and GTO both depict how a young man's mind runs all the time. Downright funny and perverted, you will see first hand what these guys do when a woman approaches.  Hilarious scenarios from toilet worshiping to smelling....you get the point.  These two are living comedy legends and if you laughed at one, you are sure to laugh at the other one.

N1k1tung N1k1tung says...

If you liked GTO or Golden Boy, you'd like the other because their humour has many common directions, however a break before watching the other might be required for a more vivid impression.

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

Onizuka Eikichi from GTO and Oe Kintaro from Golden Boy are very similar characters. That goes for their personalities and even applies to things such as the facial expressions they make. They are both perverted guys who act goofy most of the time but when it comes down to it, they always deliver and save the day. The art and animation style for the these series are also very similar and the same goes for the style of the voice actors. Story-wise, Golden Boy is very episodic. Each episode is about a completely different scenario while in GTO the story is ongoing from beginning to end. Of course this makes sense seeing as how Golden Boy is a 6 episode OVA while GTO is a 43 episode series. Overall, it is impossible to watch both titles and not see the similarities as they apply to the characters, the art and animation, and the style of humor. Consider both titles under the category of "must watch".

Deer50 Deer50 says...

GTO and Golden Boy both are similar in humor. Both have an honest, hardworking main character who will go to great lengths to make a difference in another person's life. Mostly women.

Drasticc Drasticc says...

They both share the badass student/teacher themes.  Both animes are fueled by the attractions of the opposite sex along with the burning desire to accomplish ones will.

chii chii says...

Both shows are about 2 men that love the ladies and will do anything to get with one. There's a great amount of pervyness and laughs in both shows along with great life lessons that any male would take to heart. If you enjoyed one you should like the other.

G4tsu G4tsu says...

The main characters in both show have this crazy funny part, they looks good for nothing by standart value and end up being "better human" than most.

Slimek Slimek says...

Both of the shows largely focus on the comedic, weird experiences and life lessons derived from them. It is impossible to like one title, but not the other!

sandydimpy0412 sandydimpy0412 says...

both of them are geart teachers with great sense of humour and both gets attracted to females very easily

Taikagi Taikagi says...

The GTO and the Golden Boy are very similar in style and humor. Both characterized by honest and hard-working, and will do everything they can to change the lives of others. Both are vulnerable to problems, especially when women are involved.

Gokusen

Gokusen

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".

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RG RG says...

While it is true that both Gokusen and Great Teacher Onizuka both feature extremely inconventional teachers (Ekichi Oniuka,a former biker thug and Kuniko Yamiguchi,heir to a Yakuza family),another thing that links both shows is the fact that they started first as a manga,then a live action series and finally an anime series.

sothis sothis says...

Regardless of the similarities in plot, both GTO and Gokusen have a very amusing sense of humor involving ruffians and violence, and randomness. If you enjoyed one, I can't possibly see why you'd dislike the other.

tetra tetra says...

How can I not recommend GTO if you liked Gokusen, or Gokusen if you liked GTO? In both you will find teachers with violent criminal pasts who really want his/her students' best. The humor is similar, the way of animation is similar and the background is similar. And still they are not so alike that it is boring or pointless to watch them both. I am convinced that if you like one you will like the other.

Bacchus Bacchus says...

There aren't many delinquent comedies out there, it seems, so you really have to take what you can get. While Gokusen can't match GTO's quality, it does share a similar feel.

Onizuka and Kumiko, both series' main characters, are similar character archetypes. Both have unique pasts that can't be ordained from the get go, which is also what makes them so interesting. These characters are what really holds these two series together. You'll watch because you'll want to see what will happens to them next, and by the end, you'll most likely want more.

Definitely check out one if you like the other.

argona argona says...

In GTO, a former gang member tries to become a proper teacher in order to achieve his dreams, but his students are all delinquents who believe in no one but themselves. He tries to gain their trust, and also tries to prove to other teachers that what they think of as trash can be turned into gold.

Consequently, in Gokusen, an heir to a group of yakuza dreams of becoming a teacher, and she has a class filled with the same types of delinquents. She too tries to gain their trust, and hopes to turn them into proper students.

If you liked one, you'd like the other.

TheGiftedMonkey TheGiftedMonkey says...

Whether it's being a delinquent or the heir to a yakuza family, it doesn't stop Eikichi or Kuniko from wanting to realise their dreams. Becoming teachers! I have always thought of these shows going hand in hand. When students get out of hand, so do they.

avidkid10 avidkid10 says...

Both GTO and Gokusen feature teachers that use unconventional methods to show their students that they care. With both the laughs will abound and the amount of passion these teachers exude will fill your heart. If you watch one of these great shows I strongly recommend the other.

NinjaPirate101 NinjaPirate101 says...

If you liked Gokusen, or the other way around, you will like the other. Both teachers have to take care of a class for delinquents, and both of the teachers are connected to gang, yakuza, or mafia. Both teachers are willing to risk it all for their students, be it their lives, jobs or otherwise. one of the big differences is just the gender of the teacher. But either way they are both great matches for each other!

Ginko Ginko says...

If you liked Gokusen you'l like GTO and vice versa. Both of these anime's revolve around a bad ass that decides to become a teacher, bringing in some 'personal' experience from the 'street' in GTO and the 'mafia' in Gokusen. The teaching methods that they use in both anime's are unconventional and brutal, but get the job done everytime :D

GTO certainly goes into more depth with its secondary characters (partly because it has 43 episodes to do so, and not 13 XD like Gokusen), but if you loved one, there is 0% chance of you not loving the other.

Jtier Jtier says...

GTO and Gokusen are both similar in plot--since it's been highlighted so often, I'll talk about how they both teach a good lesson. Watching both series' really gives you a sense of what (though greatly exaggerated) life of a teacher is like and how tough it can be. Both series' are quite hilarious (Especially GTO) and both have a vice principal who's always out to get the main character fired. My advice is to watch Gokusen first since it's much shorter, then go for GTO--which is a moving anime sometimes.

Garyuu Garyuu says...

Both shows are about a person who always desired to be a teacher. When they do get the opportunity, they get the responsibility to teach a class of delinquents.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

One thing both of these series deals with is a teacher with a less than ideal background (Onizuka being a former gang member and Kumiko being the heir to a yakuza group) teaching a class of delinquents. It goes deeper than that, with them never giving up on their class even if many others have. It's quite charming in it's own way, and that's where half of the entertainment lies.

The other half lies in the comedy; most of the time centering around the teacher and their students, even though GTO makes a few exceptions. Overall, GTO is the better of the two, but you can't go wrong with Gokusen.

JAhU JAhU says...

Both GTO and Gokusen are about an unusual teacher, who tries to gain trust of his\hers students, and help those students overcome their various problems. Protagonists in both of those anime have to face similar obstacles, but they tend to solve them differently. Because of that fans of one of those two anime might find the other one interesting.

P.S. Both of those anime, have a superior manga versions (though GTO manga is a bit strong on ecchi).

Finepuppy Finepuppy says...

It's like the female version of Onizuka. Punkish comedy. Romance? Maybe. If you are into HD quality, won't recommend this, I'm sure you know why. As far as I remember it's not all about comedy and fun...it has some kind of depth.

If youlike one you probably will like the other.

04TJ 04TJ says...

The plot is a lot similar as in both have a background with fights and both are working towards improving their students life. 

Midori Days

Midori Days

Sawamura Seiji is the most notorious delinquent at his high school -- always getting into fights and causing problems, leaving him single and unlucky with the ladies. After another long day of rejection, Seiji discovers that the love of his life might have finally appeared, but in the unlikeliest of places... his right hand?! Now, in addition to dealing with daily fights and the gossip of his classmates, Seiji must handle a new problem of embarassing proportions: Kasugano Midori, a pretty young girl in place of his hand, who happens to have fallen in love with him!

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

The humor in GTO and Midori struck me as very simular. Both are about a delinquent who gets in various trouble with girls. The mindset of the 2 main characters is a bit the same. Midori is just a tad more romance.

XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

I'd like to make this vote due to the similar sort of humor in both series. Facial expressions are a main key of the humor of both series. In Midori no Hibi a romance story stands central, while in GTO it's more a drama comedy, in which there is more comedy than Midori no Hibi. If you've had enough of romance comedies and want something else than a romance story, you should check out GTO, provided you do not mind old and somewhat different art. If you liked the humor in GTO and are looking for a similar sort of humor, combinded with a (thin) romance story, I suggest to check out Midori no Hibi

ea19gle ea19gle says...

Everyone loves a screw up. Sometimes the screw up can change the world! GTO seeks that by going back to school and making it better for those who are still growing up, and hopes to prevent them from making his mistakes. In Midori days, the main character has to change himself and see the world in a new way.

Xanthor Xanthor says...

Both of these anime's are about a gang leader who knows nothing but violence.Also, both the main characters have to change their way of living because of something. In midori days, this is the fact that Midori becoms seji's right hand and in GTO it's Onizuka's dream of teaching. There are some identical genres, like comedy and a little bit romance, you can also find some ecchi in these series.

Samuraix88 Samuraix88 says...

If you like Great Teacher Onizuka or Midori days, I can't stress enough how much you will like the other.

If you ask me in a lot of ways the main character of Midori days Seiji Sawamura and the main character of GTO Eikichi Onizuka are a lot alike, aside from age differences both characters look alike , yet they do not portray so many sissy looking males in anime today. They are both strong and can pretty much kick anyone’s ass; they both have a strong sense for justice (they do not like seeing anyone being bullied) and are often misunderstood. Onizuka and Seiji also have an act for not being so lucky with the ladies (Does not mean someone isn't watching). The difference GTO is a feel good anime about Onizuka solving his student’s problems and helping them into adulthood, while Midori Days is more of a romance where Seiji learns in his own way how to grow up. If you loved one you will love the other!

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree with the above comments. You're getting basically the same deal it's just one is less mystical than the other. Seiji and Onizuka have a decent age difference but besides that basically the same character. If you liked one I'm sure you'll love the other.

Salaryman Kintaro

Salaryman Kintaro

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?

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abunai abunai says...

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.

sorgesol sorgesol says...

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.

Pantha Pantha says...

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. 

TheQi2B TheQi2B says...

If you liked one the main character in one of these animes chances a re you will like the other. Both are ex biker gansters now trying more normal careers. Their pasts both keep popping up in their present states. 

Both are good comedies; while the laughs in onizuka tend to arise out of his stupid actions the laughs in Kintaro tend to come from subtler confrontations.Both are great anime, so if you haven't seen either you should get on that today! 

Ty719 Ty719 says...

Both have characters who have gang experience that want to find their place in the world with doing proper jobs, while trying to knock sense into the corrupted individuals within their setting (without losing their jobs in the process).

Ping Pong Club

Ping Pong Club

At Ina Middle School, the boys’ Ping Pong Club is seen as more of a joking matter than something worth the school's budget. It doesn't help that they are constantly being outdone by the girls' team and their fiery-tempered coach, as well the fact that most of the boys on the team care more about their ding dongs than their ping pongs! In a desperate attempt to motivate the team, the boys' coach introduces a hot-bodied female manager, who might just bring a sexual tension to the team that could work to their advantage. But can these hopeless boys improve their game enough to emerge victorious at the upcoming tournament and win the prize she's willing to give?

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Laone Laone says...

Who are the good guys and who are the bad guys and can't everyone just get along? Schemes, plots, girls pitted against boys and vice versa, teachers with ulterior motives, and similar situational comedy are just a few of the things GTO and Ping Pong Club have in common. GTO has a more solid plotline and greater character development, but it has twice the episodes to create it.

Darkpenguin13 Darkpenguin13 says...

good old fashioned shool house anime with rediculous characters who like to dress up in costumes, and are not afraid to get perverted. Both anime are oddly similar in many ways.

chii chii says...

Both shows are about crazy boys doing crazy things in a school setting. Lots of laughs are to be had with what goes down. GTO focuses on the teacher more than the students like Ping Pong Club does but I'm sure fans of one would enjoy the other

Ranmarotto Ranmarotto says...

GTO has a general overarching plot, whereas Ping Pong Club does whatever it wants, however both are episodic, and have similar gross-out gag humor (Ping Pong Club being more extreme). They have a similar setting, and both are incredible, underappreciated watches.

Strawberry Eggs

Strawberry Eggs

Hibiki is unemployed, unmotivated, and out of luck. But it seems his luck just might change: a nearby school is looking for qualified instructors, but there's a catch.. females only! With rent looming around the corner and the landlord threatening to cook the dog if you don't pay up, what's a guy to do? Become a woman, of course. Watch Hibiki as he blunders his way through embarassing situations, under the close scrutiny of the headmaster's gaze and his female students' admiration.

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freakzilla freakzilla says...

Though this comparison only lasts about 6 episodes into Strawberry Eggs, those 6 episodes were so good that i've put it in here. Both are teachers, both are extremely good comedies. After that episode 6 Strawberry Eggs becomes more Shoujo though.

Kietrinia Kietrinia says...

Both "Strawberry Eggs" and Great Teacher Onizuka tell the story of a male teacher who has such a passion and desire to teach that they will go to any lengths to reach their students. Both series dive deeply into the realtionship between teacher and student, and are very touching stories about this kind of love. They both make me wish I had teachers like Hibiki and Onziuka when I was going to high school.

The passion, love, determination, and wisdom these two men show is really inspiring. If you're a fan of high school drama, comedy, and/or stories that really lift your heart, give Strawberry Eggs and GTO a go.

NinjaPirate101 NinjaPirate101 says...

If you liked GTO, or the other way around, you will like the other. Both have teachers, that will do anything for their students. Both teachers get into the lives of their students, learning all the way about everyone. They both have humor/comedy. And they both have an ending that makes you wanting for more.

JohnBeelick JohnBeelick says...

They both have a very similar feel and deal with many of the same topics. They revolve around a unique teacher and their students.

City Hunter

City Hunter

Ryo Saeba and Kaori Makumura are private detectives who make up the City Hunter team -- problem solvers who can be hired by writing 'xyz' in a certain train station. Ryo's uncanny accuracy with a gun is surpassed only by his lecherous tendencies, while Kaori provides the sideline support -- usually in the form of a 50,000 kg mallet to keep Ryo's ecchiness under control!

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baley7 baley7 says...

In both anime the protagonists appear to be perverted and silly most of the time, but in reality they have a serious and soft side when necessary. In GTO, when it's time for action Onizuka will do anything to protect his students, and the same goes for Ryo when it comes to his clients in City Hunter. If you loved one series the you will certainly love the other.

Nevo Nevo says...

If you watched City Hunter, you'd know how much Ryo would do anything for some Panties. Onizuka, a man who becomes a Teacher for the sake of looking at High School girls isn't so different. Both main characters are very perverted and silly however when it comes down to getting the job done, neither give up!

Minai99 Minai99 says...

Not only are the characters similar, but both shows are episodic in nature, and have  a very positive outlook on things. When the going gets tough, both protagonists manage to save the day with style, despite their ecchi inclinations.

Makosaphoto Makosaphoto says...

They both share the same art styles and the humor in each is similar and the MC has a strong yet unusual personality...

Trigun

Trigun

“Vash, the Stampede” - worth 60 billion dollars to the one who can turn him in. Bounty hunters everywhere are on the lookout for this legendary gunman, not to mention insurance agents Meryl Stryfe and Milly Thompson, who are tasked with preventing any potential damage that this Vash can cause. But with 60 billion on his head, Vash is not an easy man to find.

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SlinkyABC SlinkyABC says...

This may seem like a really farfetched recommendation, but in reality they share a lot of aspects. Both Trigun and Great Teacher Onizuka include a fair amount of comedy while steadfastly introducing more and more of the plot. Also, the mannerisms of the two main characters Vash and Eikichi are similar, and in fact both of them have pasts that, though initially hidden, become focal points in the series as it progresses.

While GTO isn't as action-heavy as Trigun, if you can appreciate the character development and comedy of one, you very well might appreciate the other.

ea19gle ea19gle says...

The status quo doesn't mean everything is the way it should be. Both Onizuka and Vash want to change things for the better. Both have seen how bad things can be and hope to make the world better for the future and will never stop trying - which is why you will always root for them.

kilrothi kilrothi says...

Though they may seem to have nothing in common besides a crazy blond guy for the main character, GTO and Trigun are actually very similar. Character development, comedy, and action abound in both.

GuyFleegman GuyFleegman says...

Both feature strong willed oddly charismatic female crazy main characters with hidden pasts who backup their uncharacteristically strong morals in an highly unconventional fashion.  action drama off the wall comedy and sexual-tension fill these terrific shows if u like the one your sure to like the other.

School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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liquidhell liquidhell says...

Great Teacher Onizuka and the School Rumble series are based in a high school setting with a large host of quirky characters. The male leads, Onizuka in GTO and Harima Kenji in School Rumble, offer the cliched but lovable delinquent/bad-ass complex with a softer side. Despite the circumstances these two find themselves in, their character developments are natural and genuinely likeable because of their (overly) optimistic personalities and completely irregular methods of dealing with the situation. A difficult thing accomplished by both series is that this quality is not restricted to the leads but evident with all the characters introduced (and there are many). The plot developments are funny and the subtle changes in characters throughout the series always entertaining and absurd. If you enjoyed the sheer crazy humour brought on by the cast in one, you will love the other.

mexasault mexasault says...

These two series have many similarities. First of all both are set in a highschool setting, which give them much of thier comedy,(let me just say it' s really abundant in both) So if you like to laugh at some random humour then these series are for you. School rumble is set around two main characters a really simple and naive girl whom a tough guy is infatuated with however all his attempts at confessing are misunderstood mainly because of his bad boy status. IN GTO the main character is a an ex bike gang leader turned teacher. As you can see they both have the misunderstood bad boy element as well. In GTO most of the comedy is based on Onizuka's actions and reactions to his students behavior. If you liked one's sense of comedy then you may just love the other's. They are both great series and keep you laghing and entertained all the way. they also both have a decent amount of character build and a great plot to boot! so you can' miss out on these two great anime!

duke duke says...

Both School Rumble and GTO are comedies that transpire around high school life. Both of them share common similarities in the troubles experienced by youth and the daily ups and downs of school life with a wide variety of likable characters. Also in the male leads Harima Kenji (School Rumble) and Onizuka (GTO) both characters share the traits of being likeable bad-ass delinquints with a often humerous softer side brought out by their peers and akward situations they find themselves in. All in all, with great characters, lots of humour and revolving on school life, both shows are great anime to watch if you're looking for a good laugh.

chii chii says...

Both shows take a school setting and make everything strange. The characters are fun and quirky and will make you laugh almost all the time. GTO focuses mostly on the teacher where School Rumble is all about the students but I'm sure if you enjoyed one you'll like the other.

Kodocha

Kodocha

11 year-old Sana Kurata is a positive, upbeat child actress with a rather odd life. She was adopted as a baby by an eccentric novelist who wears a live squirrel in her hair, her acting career is managed by a (former) homeless man who Sana unabashedly claims is her "gigalo", and at school her teacher has completely lost control of her classroom due to a group of blackmailing bullies led by "demon child" Akito Hayama. With her whole class in danger of failing, Sana decides she's had enough of Akito's nonsense at school and challenges him. The whole school is ready for a showdown as these strong personalities collide, but as the two very different kids learn more about each other, something unexpected happens. Is it possible for sworn enemies to become fast friends?

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rauq rauq says...

Kodocha and GTO are both really funny school kids genre animes. While I think Sana-chan may have been a funnier and spunkier (is that a word? =p) main character than Onizuka, Onizuka is an awesome teacher. Really, who wouldn't want him as their homeroom teacher? =)

SlinkyABC SlinkyABC says...

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.

sakichi sakichi says...

there are like proper serious bits in it and then there are like funny bit the have lomance in it and a bit of fighing as well