At first glance, Holy Forest Academy may look like your typical Japanese High School. Like so many other Japanese Anime series before have proven, the school is more than just a place of learning. So many things can happen there... making life very interesting. Tohru Fujisawa brings to us a tale of one such school in Japan... in the form of a printed manga, live-action television drama, and an animated cartoon.
The series takes place approximately in 1997 or 1998 [the manga version was first published in 1997], in Tokyo Japan. What could happen when a man decides to change the way he lives his life? In this series, we explore one Eikichi Onizuka, as he sets out on a path to become a teacher-though not just any teacher, but a GREAT one. With some rather unique and questionable aspects/tactics, he brings to Holy Forest Academy something that the school may just as well need. If you thought your school was boring/exciting, then just you wait... There will be much to tell and learn about! Perhaps a lesson can be learned by the end!
Eikichi Onizuka's first appearance was not in "Great Teacher Onizuka." There are prequels that are known as "Bad Company" and "Shonan Junai Gumi," where Onizuka's life BEFORE Holy Forest Academy was revealed and told. Whether or not the Americans will ever get to see this after the last volume of the "GTO" manga gets released in the US in 2005 remains a mystery.
Teacher Onizuka" comes to America via Tokyopop (who brings up such other
anime and/or manga series/releases such as "Initial D," "Cowboy
Bebop," and "Gundam Wing." ) They (Tokyopop) recommend Great Teacher Onizuka
for teens over 16. The anime and manga does have some content (like
language and adult/mature type situations) that is inappropriate for anyone
younger than that.
note that Volume 20 of the manga came with this warning:
visitors, please be aware that the school (fansite) has been remodeled
recently. Certain things have been moved around while there is new
things to be found.
Do you still want to come inside the school? Holy Forest Academy welcomes all those who want to immerse themselves in the "Great Teacher Onizuka" atmosphere. You won't find a better fan-run site anywhere else. If you want to enter, click on the picture of the school above. By clicking on the picture, you'll be able to access the different rooms and sections that the school/fansite has to offer.
For site updates, go inside the school first (by clicking on the picture of the school above), then visit the A.V. Room (updates page).
Page created by: "Yoshijiro Tikuchi" (not the site owner's real name, just an alias)
DISCLAIMER:Great Teacher Onizuka/GTO belongs to the original creator Tohru Fujisawa, and all related companies involved with GTO(like Tokyopop, etc). I do not own any of this! This page was created for entertainment/informative purposes only/ as part of a GTO fansite. If there is a problem with this, or any other part of the GTO part of my website, please do not hesistate to contact me here and I will promptly remedy the situation. No harm is intended by the creation, maintenance, and existence of this page.