Hey, guys hope you are having an amazing day. Here are my favorite picks for 10 Similar Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka. This list is made by my personal opinion and If there’s a particular anime that you feel deserves to be on this list, leave us a comment and we’ll add it to the list. Also, keep in mind the list is in no particular order. Enjoy!

10 Anime Like Great Teacher Onizuka

10. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
9. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto
8. Slam Dunk
7. Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyoushi)
6. City Hunter
5. School Rumble
4. Gintama
3. Golden Boy
2. The Gokusen
1. Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)

10. The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (Musekinin Kanchou Tylor)

The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (Musekinin Kanchou Tylor)Synopsis – Justy Ueki Tylor had his life all planned out: join the military, get a cushy desk job, and then retire with a big fat pension check. The perfect plan…until he wandered into a hostage situation and somehow managed to save an Admiral! Now Tylor, a man who wouldn’t know what discipline was if it bit him in the backside, has been made Captain of the space cruiser Soyokaze. The crew of this rundown ship is the craziest, rag-tag team of misfits you’re ever likely to see, and they’re not too fond of their complacent new leader. But they had better learn to work together, because they’re about to go head to head with the mighty Raalgon Empire! For better or for worse, the Earth’s fate has been placed in the hands of a man who’s either a total idiot, or an absolute genius…

Similarity – They both have very irresponsible people who everything works out for and are vital to the people around them success. They are impossible to fire.They both have a love plot that never develops. They are very funny and have a fun feel to them. GTO the main character will try, but in ICT he doesn’t appear to give it any effort.

9. Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto (Sakamoto desu ga?)

Sakamoto desu gaSynopsis – Sophisticated, suave, sublime; all words which describe the exceedingly handsome and patently perfect Sakamoto. Though it is only his first day in high school, his attractiveness, intelligence, and charm already has the girls swooning and the guys fuming with jealousy. No one seems able to derail him, as all attempts at tripping him up are quickly foiled. His sangfroid is indomitable, his wits peerless. Will any of Sakamoto’s classmates, or even teachers, be able to reach his level of excellence? Probably not, but they just might learn a thing or two trying…

Similarity – A new member joins a class and over the course of the show, changes the dynamic entirely. That is the premise of both anime. The main characters of GTO and Sakamoto desu ga? are very similar in their actions and the effects that they have on their classmates and students. They help people with their problems in a comedic and dramatic way, forever changing the lives of the people around them.

8. Slam Dunk

Slam DunkSynopsis – One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches him without any knowledge of his troublemaking and asks him if he likes basketball. Hanamichi immediately falls head over heels in love with her, blurting out a fervent affirmative. She then leads him to the gymnasium, where she asks him if he can do a slam dunk. In an attempt to impress Haruko, he makes the leap, but overshoots, instead slamming his head straight into the blackboard. When Haruko informs the basketball team’s captain of Hanamichi’s near-inhuman physical capabilities, he slowly finds himself drawn into the camaraderie and competition of the sport he had previously held resentment for.

Similarity – If you enjoy Slam Dunk, you will likely enjoy GTO and vice versa. They are both classic anime comedies with a large fan base. Well written characters that you can’t help but love and cheer for and a hooking plot that keeps you coming back for more. There are lessons to be learned and inspiring moments to be had in both animes. Overall, similar art and feel as well but this is also characteristic of the times when the animes were made.

7. Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyoushi)

Ultimate Otaku Teacher (Denpa Kyoushi)Synopsis – Junichirou Kagami is a young published physicist, a genius, and a hopeless otaku. At the mercy of YD, a self-diagnosed illness which causes him to only be able to do what he “Yearns to Do,” Junichirou foregoes his scientific career to maintain and improve his anime blog. However, when he gets hired as a high school physics teacher; his sister Suzune, no longer willing to tolerate his NEET lifestyle, forces him to take the position. Despite the fact that Junichirou has no motivation to teach the standard curriculum, he may still have something of value to teach his students outside of academics. With his class in tow, Junichirou embarks on an unlikely journey filled with life lessons such as acceptance of others, how to make lasting friends, and what it means to live a better life by doing what you yearn to do.

Similarity – Both are your non-standard teachers who help the students and “lecture” them outside of school. This is the he way deals with problematic kids, and aid the not so bad ones. However the differences are that Onizuka wanted to do it, but Junichirou didn’t, and also Junichirou is open about the fact that he is a hardcore otaku and seems to have everything going for him. Unlike Onizuka who had to overcome many obstacles as a teacher, and fight for both the privilege to teach as well as many things and Junichirou had the job forced on him against his will.

6. City Hunter

city hunterSynopsis – Ryo Saeba works the streets of Tokyo as the City Hunter. He’s a “sweeper” and with his sidekick Kaori Makimura, he keeps the city clean. People hire the City Hunter to solve their dangerous problems, which he does with a Colt Python. When Ryo’s not working on a case, he’s working on getting the ladies, and Kaori must keep him in check with her trusty 10 kg hammer.

Similarity – So similar are Onizuka (GTO) and Ryo (City Hunter) that I have to assume Fujisawa was inspired by City Hunter when he created GTO. The way the two alternate between perverted idiot mode – always making women fall for them but, for one reason or another, never getting laid – and superhero mode makes it impossible for me to think of one without thinking of the other. Nothing is impossible for them, no matter the circumstances.

5. School Rumble

School RumbleSynopsis – Just the words “I love you,” and everything changes—such is the nature of the bittersweet trials of high school romance. Tenma Tsukamoto, a second year, is on a quest to confess her feelings to the boy she likes. Kenji Harima, a delinquent with a sizable reputation, is in a similar situation, as he cannot properly convey his feelings to the one he loves. Between school, friends, rivalries, and hobbies, these two will find that high school romance is no walk in the park, especially as misunderstandings further complicate their plight.

Similarity – They’re both very very funny anime’s, their humor is VERY similar but GTO is a bit more ecchi at times. Also, both are episodic in nature, meaning there’s no MAIN plot, just a couple plots that last a couple episodes each with themes. Both have a delinquent its the main character and both are to die to laugh.

4. Gintama

GintamaSynopsis – The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence. However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.

Similarity – Apart from the main characters being completely random, both series having re-occurring characters and a similar style of humor, there are not too many similarities. However, if you like either of these series, your almost guaranteed to love the other! Both start out fairly slow, so watch at least the first 5 episodes and you WILL be hooked.

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3. Golden Boy

Golden BoySynopsis – Kintarou Ooe is a specialist in part-time work, riding all over the highways and byways of Japan on his trusty steed, the Mikazuki 5, and finding employment wherever he can. His adventures bring him knowledge and experience that can’t be taught in a classroom, from political corruption to the delicacy of a young woman’s heart. With nothing but the open road before him—not to mention the many beautiful women along the way—Kintarou pursues his spirit of education while attempting to hold down his various odd jobs, however undignified they may be. As he learns from each task he takes on, who knows what could happen? He might even be able to save the world one day. One thing is for sure—this will all be very educational!

Similarity – GTO and Golden Boy are extremely similar in style and humor – both feature honest and hardworking leads who will go to great lengths to make a difference in another person’s life. And both are prone to trouble, especially when women are involved. The two shows have their differences though – they’re similar enough that I’m absolutely sure anyone who enjoys one should watch the other, but not so similar that either feels like a ripoff.

2. The Gokusen

The GokusenSynopsis – Kumiko Yamaguchi is smart, enthusiastic, and ready to start her dream job as a math teacher at Shirokin Academy. But as her first day opens on atrocious students and cowering teachers, Kumiko realizes that the all-boys high school is a cesspool of delinquents with no intention of improving themselves. However, what her rowdy students don’t know is that behind her dorky facade, Kumiko is the acting head of a powerful yakuza clan, and she has the skills to prove it! Capable of overpowering even the strongest of gangsters in seconds, Kumiko must keep her incredible strength and criminal influence a secret in order to keep her job.

Similarity – Both of these shows follow the same formula, featuring a rough-around-the-edges new teacher reaching out to problem students who eat normal teachers for breakfast. GTO is the funnier of the two by a long shot, but they’re both quite good.

1. Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)

Ansatsu KyoushitsuSynopsis – When a mysterious creature chops the moon down to a permanent crescent, the students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School find themselves confronted with an enormous task: assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate. However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust. Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had!

Similarity – Despite there being many differences in the setting, you will find that as you watch GTO there’s many parallels to Assassination Classroom. For example Onizuka-sensei while not being a Mach-20 octopus like Korosensei, is very OP in his own right. Also, both of them take a sometimes unconventional approach to teaching, like to fool around but have a tendency to impart the occasional piece of wisdom to help their students. Don’t be dissuaded by the fact that GTO was from the 90s because there are some things that don’t get worse with age!

Be sure to check out 10 Anime Like Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)

Credits – MAL, ANN

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