GTO

Alt title: Great Teacher Onizuka

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Denpa Kyoushi

Denpa Kyoushi

Kagami Junichirou is known as a genius physicist. He wrote a thesis at a young age of 17, and it was even published by "Nature," a prominent science journal. After college, he devoted himself to being an otaku and a NEET: Updating his anime blog and aiming for #1 ranking. He claims to have a disease that makes him do ONLY what he wants to do. Desperate to get him to do something with his life, his little sister manages to get him a job as a teacher at his alma mater.

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JAhU JAhU says...

Denpa Kyoushi takes a lot of elements from GTO, but replaces the ex-biker teacher with an otaku one. If you like otaku main characters and you liked GTO, you probably should give Denpa Kyoushi a try.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

Both of the teachers in GTO and Denpa Kyoushi resort to... creative teaching methods and do their best to help their students out in ways that defy normality. It's all in good, comedic fun and the teachers have good hearts and the best of intentions for their pupils.

glare1062 glare1062 says...

both have the same best teacher aura

the only thing that is there for a difference is that denpa kyousi has a smarter charater

Rookies

Rookies

Koichi Kawato is the new Japanese teacher at the ill-famed Futakotamagawa high school, whose baseball club is composed of thugs and bullies who have been suspended for a year from all school competitions, for causing a brawl during an official match. The newly appointed teacher finds that the club members left are only interested in women, smoking and doing nothing until, under Kawato's guidance, they discover a new dream called the Koshien. However, the road to the Koshien is far from easy as many obstacles await them.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

While Rookies is a sports manga, and GTO is simply school life comedy both have very similar setting.

In both cases a new, unusual teacher comes to a school, and starts changing it by gaining student trust. There are some problematic students he have deal with - In GTO case it's whole class, that wages a wart agains teachers. In Rookies case it's a Baseball club that have a lots of deliquents.

Thrawn Thrawn says...

A teacher enters a school and changes things for the better, influencing the students in school one at a time and for some, giving them a purpose in life. That is both of these in a nutshell. Going more into it, Rookies takes the form of baseball and the ones more directly influenced by the teacher are those in the baseball club as opposed to GTO's class of students.

Both are comedy driven with some bits of drama between the students and with their backstories but the vibes are the same and if you don't mind baseball being a large component of your manga then they are a great pair of uplifting, entertaining comedies that nicely compliment each other.

Gokusen

Gokusen

Yamaguchi Kumiko is next in line to be the boss of the Kuroda Ikka yakuza clan due to her parents' death. However, fresh out of college, Kumiko decides to pursue her lifelong dream of being a teacher. Now hired as a mathematics teacher at an all-boys school, Kumiko must hide her true identity. She's assigned to class 3D, inhabited by the worst of the worst delinquents. Popularly called "Yankumi" by her students, she tries her best to gain the respect of and offer help to these students who'd like nothing more to make her life a living hell.

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both titles are telling a story about a very unusual teacher, having been assigned to class full of problematic kids. The teacher have to gain his/her students trust, by helping them get through the problem they face and/or the troubles they cause. Both mangas go for "school should teach a way to live" theme.

Both main characters are good at fighting and have some sort of violent past ( bikers gang in case of Onizuka and yakuza family in case of Kumiko). The main difference is their gender, and the gender of potential readers (GTO is shounen while Gokusen is Josei)

JAhU JAhU says...

Both GTO and Gokusen are based on similar idea. Both revolve around a high-school  teacher coming from not so normal environment. In case of GTO it is a motorcycle gang and in case of Gokusen it is yakuza. Similar situations appear in both of those manga, however they are usually resolved differently. That is mainly beacuse Onizuka and Yonkumi have different personalities and lets not forget opposite sex. You will probably like one of those if you liked the other, but odds are you might even like one of those if you didn't like the other.

P.S. Gokusen has more conclusive ending and even some extra chapters taking place after the main manga.

Worst

Worst

Who wants to be the tough guy at school? Well that’s what the bad boys at Suzuran High School are going to find out at the Freshmen’s Battle, a fight contest amongst the newcomers to see who will be the top dog on campus...When the naive out of towner, country bumpkin, Hana Tsukishima, transfers to a boarding house to attend High School in the big city, he finds this fast-paced lifestyle is not what it’s like back home. With a Yakuza landlord, a cross-dressing housekeeper and boardinghouse mates trying to out do one another... there is little room for the weak-at-heart to survive with this wild bunch. But little do the ruffians know that Hana is more than a match for them. Find out who will be the alpha male to rule and dominate the worst school in town.

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Stepman Stepman says...

The main character Hana, is similar to Eikichi in many ways. They display their emotions easily, are cool and are demons in fighting. Delinquent FTW.

Hareluya II Boy

Hareluya II Boy

Kyoshiro Okamoto is a college freshman who has a dream to study art in France. Hibiyo Hareluya is the rebellious son of God living on Earth -- a young man who would much rather kick scum to the curb with his fists of justice than stay awake in class. When their paths cross, Kyoshiro gains a protector, Hibiyo gains a magnet for bully activity, and both gain a unique friendship! With God almighty watching his every move and plenty of challenges in his way, Hibiyo will help people accomplish their dreams as fast as his fists can move! Along with Kyoshiro's ideals, of course...

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Lews Lews says...

Both in GTO and in Hareluya we follow violent madmen in school. Onizuka is a teacher, Hareluya is a student. Both are semi-retarded, both are kind deep down. And, of course, both are hilarious.

Oresama Teacher

Oresama Teacher

Mafuyu is the ideal yanki chick—no-nonsense, take-charge, and hard-hitting. But when she gets expelled for being a delinquent, her mother, fed up with her daughter’s wayward ways, sends Mafuyu to an isolated school far off in the country. Mafuyu, determined to make the best of the situation and make her mother proud, decides to turn over a new, feminine, well-behaved leaf. But her yanki soul can’t be kept down, and the night before school starts she finds herself defending some guy who’s getting beaten up. One slip wouldn’t have been a problem, except the guy is…her teacher?! How can Mafuyu learn to be a girly girl if her teacher won’t let her forget her yanki past?

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JAhU JAhU says...

Both Oresama Teacher and GTO feature a teacher who used to be delinquent. In fact Takaomi from Oresama Teacher is everything Onizuka would want to be and could have been if he wasn't so dumb. So, if you find ex-delinquent teachers interesting and would like too see a slightly different take on the subject, you ought to give Oresama Teacher a try.

High School

High School

Jo Pae, is not really a sane boy, in our modern days, he wants to become emperor of Korea... His first step when he enters high school is to become the leader of the strongest school there is. No one expecting it, he actually takes down all of the school's yankees. Jo Pae is now the enemy to kill! All rival schools wants his head whatever the means!

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JAhU JAhU says...

Because of similar main characters both series reminded me of each other. Both are delinquents, both are incredibly strong and incredibly dumb, yet both have something in them that can influence others. So, if you liked the male lead in one series, you might want to give the other series a go.

Salaryman Kintarou

Salaryman Kintarou

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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harshrox2 harshrox2 says...

both protagonist are baad ass and solve problem around them i their own unique gang style in salaryman kintarou is more about corporate world and gto is abt school life

Hammer Session!

Hammer Session!

Two prisoners managed to escape after the police truck carrying them crashed on the highway. One of them , Mr Sawazaki is a gangster who has sent 10 different bosses to hospital. The other called "You" - our protagonist - is a con artist whose cheating profile has piled up to approximately 100 billion yen. Accidentally, "You" then becomes the new teacher for the nearby high school, under the new name Takeda Shindo, and according to a deal of "Hammer Session" with the headmaster.

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Kzare Kzare says...

Both manga are about a person becoming a teacher, who probably shouldn't be a teacher. They both however help improve the classrooms and students that they interact with both being placed in "delinquent/problem" classes showing that sometimes a proper stright-laced teacher will be unable to resolve some problems. If you like one you'll proabably like the other.

Beelzebub

Beelzebub

Ishiyama High is home to a whole host of delinquents, including Oga, a legendary badass who's downright devilish. One day Oga finds a man floating down a river, after which the man splits open to reveal a baby inside – but it’s no ordinary baby! The cute tot is actually Beelzebub, the future king of the demons! And as Oga is as mean as they come, Beelzebub latches on to its newfound 'father', much to the other demons' dismay. Now, in addition to battling rival gangs and becoming the strongest delinquent around, Oga must buy diapers, comfort and carry around an annoying baby who's more of a devil than he is!

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Yakoz Yakoz says...

These two shounen have a lot action, the stories take place in school and they're genuinely funny. Also in my eyes the two protagonists are very similar: they're both delinquents (or former) that let their fists talk and keep their cool for the majority of the time. Let's say one of them is more into girls than the other one (guess who?), but they're both men that have principles and respect the others.