Great Teacher Onizuka, officially abbreviated as GTO, is a Japanese sho_nen manga written and illustrated by Tohru Fujisawa. It was originally serialized in Weekly Sh__nen Magazine from May 1997 to April 2002. The story focuses on 22-year-old ex-bo_so_zoku member Eikichi Onizuka, who becomes a teacher at a private high school, Holy Forest Academy, in Tokyo, Japan. It won the 1998 Kodansha Manga Award for sh__nen, and is a continuation of Tohru Fujisawa's other manga series Shonan Junai Gumi (lit. 'Sho_nan True Love Group') and Bad Company, both of which focus on the life of Onizuka before he becomes a teacher in Great Teacher Onizuka.
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