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     Characters originated from Shonan Jun'ai Gumi 

Onizuka Eikichi

Voiced by: Wataru Takagi (JP), Futama Issei (Early Years JP), Steve Blum (EN)

Onizuka used to be Yankee, a Japanese delinquent. His best friend is Danma Ryuji and with him he's part of the Onibaku Duo (Oni for Onizuka and Baku for Bakudan which means Bomb.) Back in his younger days, Onizuka used to have a lot of street fights with people trying to be better than him. As the Onibaku was reputed unbeatable, his opponents were not above Kick the Dog and Moral Event Horizon on him and his friends. Bad luck for them, Onizuka used to get a little Ax-Crazy when pushed too much. He then left Shonan, faking his death in front of his friends. He then moved to Tokyo. Since then, Onizuka became a teacher and softened up a bit.
You really want him to be your Teacher!!!
16 years old Onizuka in Early Years.

  • Anti-Hero: He cleaned up his act as a street-brawling punk but his tough upbringing still shows up when he gets pissed off.
  • Ax-Crazy: In his younger days, he was really scary when angered. You can see shades of this in GTO and Shonan 14 Days.
  • Barrier-Busting Blow: He can punch through walls with his bare hands. In the first chapter, he smashed through a wall and pulled the cables within to make a point to a group of thugs that they're Mugging the Monster.
  • Bash Brothers: With Damna Ryuji, in Shonan Jun'ai Gumi/GTO Early Years.
  • Berserk Button: Just try to harm any of his students, pals, or Azusa.
  • Blood Knight: When he was younger. He's softened a bit since GTO.
  • Catchphrase: "Onizuka Eikichi, 22 years old." before declaring his motivations to do something. "Onizuka Eikichi, 24 years old." In Paradise Lost.
  • Character Development: In Early Years he starts as a street punk, but as the battles continues he starts seeing that it's not worthy of his friends being hurt and on the verge of dying. That's when he starts thinking of giving up being a Yankee.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: He had plenty of occasions to have his way with some female students (like Urumi), but he still prefers to have consensual sex with somebody that really means something to him. Like Azusa.
  • Chick Magnet: Hoo boy, you'd be surprised at how many girls have fallen for the clueless blonde bastard over the course of the series. It's ironic considering that Onizuka constantly expresses wanting to lose his virginity and become popular with women and yet, he already has several trying to win his affection. From his fellow teachers (Ayame, Shinomi and Asuza) to his own students (Urumi, Tomoko, and Sadoka); Onizuka's list of growing admirers keeps growing (not that he'll ever do anything to them).
  • Determinator: And how! Could easily turn into a Juggernaut. Heck, you can throw literally everything at this guy and he still wont be stopped. Not even a broken clotted blood vessel in his brain could keep him down for long.
  • Disappeared Dad: Eikichi's mother raised him alone, he never saw his father since several years.
  • Faking the Dead: Jumped from the top of a building with Ryuji to try and put an end to the endless gang fighting at the end of Early Years, it worked. However, their friends see through the charade because they used a fake knife to stab each other.
  • Former Teen Rebel
  • Hands-On Approach: Towards Fuyutsuki, to teach her how to game.
  • Implacable Man: Nothing stops him, nothing.
  • In the Blood: His mother is just as stubborn as him. When he was 16, it's been noticed that Eikichi started to turn out like his father.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Less of a heart than usual examples, but unlike most teachers in the show, Onizuka cares deeply about the welfare of his students and will see to it that they become better people under his watchful eye.
  • Like Brother and Sister: With Fujisaki Shinomi, which annoy her to no end. Because of this, Onizuka never date her.
    • And according to Shinomi herself, this is how he views Urumi Kanzaki too, which annoy her as much as Shinomi.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: For Kurumi, who goes so far to put a box cutter to her wrist when Onizuka flatlines even before the doctors begin resuscitation.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac
  • Luminescent Blush: Whenever presented with the possibility of sex. Or just when Fuyutsuki hugs him.
  • Made of Iron: Eventually subverted when it turns out his body really has been undergoing extreme damage and much more will kill him.
  • Magnetic Hero: Frequently lampshaded by other teachers and his students and is basically the main point of the series. Every teacher that tried to teach class 2-4 wound up severely humiliated or emotionally broken. Once Onizuka showed up however, he not only was able to endure their tormenting, he significantly changed each of their lives and wound up winning each of them over one by one. By the end of the story, every single student in the previous "dreaded class 2-4" has become a dedicated follower and friend of him.
    • This trait is even evident during the new spin-off manga where Onizuka ends up going up back to his hometown in Shonan to help kids who have been mistreated by their parents. It only takes one phone call from Onizuka to round up hundreds of street bikers that ride with him anytime and anywhere. Not only that but the new group of troubled students that he meets all end up being persuaded by him fairly quickly and at the end of the two weeks, Onizuka has made friends with every supporting and minor character he's interacted with.
  • Naïve Newcomer: Averted. He is in fact pretty Genre Savvy.
  • One of the Kids: In GTO, Onizuka spends more time goofy off with his students and even cutting class with them than he does actually teaching. Despite the overly familiarity, it doesn't stop hi from being a Papa Wolf when it comes to his students.
  • One-Man Army: In Early Years.Still is, if the situation calls for.
  • Papa Wolf: May God have mercy on you if you ever intend to cause harm to his students!
  • Pay Evil unto Evil: Sometimes in GTO. Very often during Early Years.
  • Proud to Be a Geek: Oh yeah!
  • Smoking Is Cool
  • Split Personality: Never seen in GTO. But in Early Years, it's often pointed out that a pissed off Onizuka is really a different man that the happy go lucky guy we know.
    • When he met him, Ryuji was convinced that it was a some kind of Super-Powered Evil Side or whatnot and that he had to make him fight seriously to see it. They become friends before he see it, though.
  • Suplex Finisher: Fond of doing German Suplexes. It's probably his Finishing Move!
  • Trickster Mentor
  • Underestimating Badassery: ALL THE TIME in Early Years, bigger opponents understimate Onizuka because he's a 16 years old kid. Just ask Machida [1]
  • Unluckily Lucky: He's sometimes this. In one example from the anime, he comes across a large bag of money (that's good), which he spends all at once. It turns out the money was the school's field trip funds, which was planted on him in order to frame him for embezzling (that's bad). He somehow manages to convince the school not to fire him (that's good), but only by pledging an even more expensive field trip which he can't possibly afford (that's bad). He then fails to earn anything near the amount needed, only to win a car in an unrelated lottery (that's good). He then lends the car to a complete stranger, with no guarantees that the stranger will return it on time, if ever (that's bad). The stranger turns out to have been hired by the person trying to frame Onizuka (that's bad), but has a change of heart and returns the car anyway (that's good). At the last possible minute, naturally.
  • Warrior Therapist: Especially in Early Years.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Onizuka originally became a teacher exclusively to hook up with hot schoolgirls... but when the chips are down and he has an ironclad opportunity to take advantage (such as with Nanako Mizuki in the opening arc) he won't go through with it.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Onizuka is Crazy Awesome badass extraordinaire, but if there's one thing he's terrified of, it's the Yakuzas. In the original series, he tried to reach out to a student turned hikkikomori, but finding out that the guy is a Yakuza Prince, he's been shaking nonstop, even pissing his pants at the end of it.
  • Would Hit a Girl: A variation. While he isn't the type to beat up girls, Eikichi doesn't go easy on females who cross the line, especially in the live action series where he didnt hesitate to punish Miyabi by holding her by the feet from a building's ledge until she apologized for bullying Noboru.
  • Wrestler in All of Us: See Suplex Finisher above.

Danma Ryuji

Voiced by: Isshin Chiba (JP), Hideyuki Hori (Early Years JP), Dave Wittenberg (EN)

Best friend of Onizuka and the other member of the Onibaku Duo. Met Eikichi in High School, they started as enemies when Danma saw Onizuka's Ax-Crazy self beating someone to a pulp. He then wanted to anger Onizuka enough to see it again and fight him. They became friends since and he used to be The Lancer to Onizuka.After finding a girlfriend and moving to Tokyo, he took his family's bike business.
Get on his bad side and you're in for big trouble.

  • Bash Brothers: with Onizuka.
  • Demoted to Extra: in Early Years, he was a main character. Since GTO, he just makes cameos.
  • Faking the Dead: Jumped from the top of a building with Onizuka to try and put an end to the endless gang fighting at the end of Early Years, it worked. However, their friends see throught the charade because they used a fake knife to stab each other.
  • Hot for Teacher: To Ayumi in Early Years. They both loved each other but she left him because she's way older than him.
  • The Lancer: To Onizuka, in his younger days.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: He's more sensitive than Onizuka, but he's as much badass as him.
  • Tender Tears: In Early Years, when his first love, Ayumi, his teacher ( 8 Years older than him. ) leave him after they got married. He's left in a broken mess, sobbing against Onizuka's chest.
  • You're Not My Father / Archnemesis Dad: When his father come to see him, Ryuji knows well enough his father never liked him. He tells him that straight.
    Ryuji: As far as I'm concerned, my father might as well be dead.
    • It's worth mentioning that Ryuji ended up taking his family's bike business in GTO, so maybe they made up.

Murakoshi Ayumi

Teacher in Tsujido High School, where Onizuka and Damna were scholarized. She met Ryuji during summer vacations before they moved to Tsujido and she'll fall in love with him. After many trials she'll decide to date Ryuji. She has a troubled past ( Her boyfriend died in a bike crash a few years before, on chrismas day. ) She'll finally marry Ryuji, with just the two of them during a summer night before leaving him, finding unfair to rob him of all his teen years and friends.
Ryuji haves good tastes for women, indeed.

  • Dark and Troubled Past: Her boyfriend died on Xmas day in a bike crash, she have trouble dealing with the lost, even when she's with Ryuji.
  • Love Interest: Well, she's Ryuji's first love after all.
  • Meganekko: Meet all the requirements.
  • Morality Pet: Ryuji's, he really changes after he got with her.
  • Put on a Bus: Takes a train and leaves Shonan and Ryuji for good.
    • The Bus Came Back: Comes back to Shonan after living 6 months with her parents, she meets Ryuji again as friends.
  • Reason Before Honor: Why she leaves Ryuji, it's more reasonable to let him live his youth than living with him and rob him of his teenage years.
  • Teacher/Student Romance: With Ryuji.
  • Tender Tears: When she rides a train and leaves Ryuji
  • Will They or Won't They?: They did kiss.They never had sex though, she left before and Ryuji backed out when he got the chance.

Nagase Nagisa

Ryuji's current girlfriend. She was the girlfriend of Akutsu, leader of 2nd Generation Midnight Angels. She was so scared of him and of everything he made her do that she created a litteral Split Personality named Yaksha to protect her from the trauma. Ryuji and Onizuka break the curse and she turns out to be a very cheerful girl. She lives with Ryuji in GTO.
Ryuji's wife, for real this time.

Toshiyuki Saejima

Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (JP), Jack Aubree (EN)

Former Rival of Onizuka during his delinquent times, Saejima was the kind of guy who would do anything to accomplish his goals. He destroyed the lower half of the last guy's face who challenged him, everyone was then scared shitless of him after that. A while after, he tried to challenge the Onibaku. He managed to force a good friend of Onizuka betray him but he was defeated anyway by Onizuka himself. 5 years later he became a cop. He makes cameos in GTO.
Ax-Crazy yankee become a Corrupt Cop, seems legit.

  • Anti-Hero: Type V. He is possibly the most corrupt and violent cop that can be found in any manga. However, at the end of day, he is still one of Onizuka's best, most trusted and loyal friends. If Onizuka somehow has to call for his help, he would be by his side until the end. Was still as crazy and violent before becoming a cop.
  • Ax-Crazy: Like a good deal of the Early Years villains, he was.
    • Still is. In fact, if you somehow manage to push Onizuka to the point of running to this guy for help, you are basically fucked. God has mercy, Onizuka knows mercy, HE DOESN'T!
  • Dirty Cop
  • Defeat Means Friendship
  • Demoted to Extra
  • Face of a Thug: Even his whole family is scared shitless of him, even when he behave.
  • Red Baron: Kamakura's Wild Dog.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Kamata's red.
  • The Rival: To Onizuka in Early Years, before Defeat Means Friendship.
  • Pre-Asskicking One-Liner: "Yo Eikichi, mind if I sit your class here? I can help make your point! Son of a bitch can't demand nothing from me!". Welcome to your nightmare, Suguru...

Kamata Jun

Voiced by: Nobuyuki Hiyama (Early Years JP)

Seajima's former partner when he was a street punk. The other Kamakura's Wild Dog. Teamed up with Saejima against the Onibaku. He got beaten by Danma and became friend with him and Onizuka. He's most of them time a secondary character, but receive a lot of character development during the Natsu Return Arc ( told mostly from his point of view), dealing with his best friend supposed to be dead Natsu. He moves to the USA after that. He's a straight up guy but is not above fighting dirty if the situation calls for it.

Fujisaki Shinomi

Voiced by: Akiko Hiramatsu (Early Years JP)

Friend of Onizuka, Danma and all of the gang in Early Years. She met them in High School, she was the fat kid everything mocked. But she fell in love with Onizuka. Two years later she came into Onizuka's new High School after a big diet making her really beautiful. However, Onizuka did treat her very much the same way as before, with utmost respect, going as far as treating her like a sister. Which Shinomi hated since it ruined her chance to get with him. When Onizuka and Ryuji fakes their death at the end of Early Years, she's left heartbroken and doesn't appear in GTO at all. until GTO Shonan 14 days when Onizuka returns to Shonan and meet up with her again.
Eikichi, a teacher ? Yeah, right. Gimme a break.

  • Get a Hold of Yourself, Man!: To Onizuka after he consider giving up fighting for good.
  • Formerly Fat: As hot as Shinomi is in Early Years and Shonan 14 Days, she was fat when Eikichi met her. After saving her from rape when she was 13, she fell in love with him. 2 years later she came back in the same High School as him, now smoking hot.
  • Love Interest: For Onizuka in Early Years.
  • Not So Different: with Urumi Kanzaki, since their relationship with Onizuka never really evolved for both girls.
  • Plucky Girl: Goes without saying.
  • Rape as Drama: She fell to that during Early Years, courtesy of Akira Takezawa from the same gang as her, The Idaten.
    • Furthermore, if a girl leaves the gang. She's to be raped by all the male members. As a way to make sure no girls try to leave. Shinomi leaves anyway.
  • Tsundere: A very strong Type-A.

Masaki Kyosuke

Voiced by: Shuichi Ikeda (Early Years JP)

Legendary Leader of the Midnight Angels Gang, Senior of Onizuka and Danma. He first met them in Bad Company, a short gaiden published in Early Years' last volume.He died two years before Early Years started. Was rumored to be unbeatable in street fighting and in bike racing. Onizuka inherited his bike and coat, making him his successor.

Mariko Izumo

Youkou Minamino

Nao Kadena

Kaoru Kamata

Onizuka's mom

     Characters originated from Great Teacher Onizuka 

Azusa Fuyutsuki

Voiced by: Fumiko Orikasa (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)

Kunio Murai

Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (JP), Tony Oliver (EN)

Yoshito Kikuchi

Noboru Yoshikawa

Voiced by: Kousuke Okano (JP), Kirk Thornton and Doug Erholtz (EN)

Tomoko Nomura

Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (JP), Philece Sampler‎ (EN)

  • Ambiguous Disorder: At times, her cluelessness, ditziness and general weirdness are such that it's hard not to wonder whether she really is that stupid, or actually suffers from some kind of developmental disorder. Having test scores so bad you could do better just by randomly selecting answers? That's one thing. A highschool girl who seems borderline oblivious to the fact that she has no friends and spends most of her free time playing by herself with dolls in the sandbox? Something might be up.
  • Big Bra to Fill: The live action version...something's missing...
  • Butt-Monkey
  • Buxom Is Better: And how!
  • Character Development: From a ditzy girl, to a passionate actress. She's gone a long way.
  • The Chew Toy
  • The Chick
  • The Ditz
  • Hidden Depths: She is a surprisingly good actress and exceptional in improv!
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl
  • Kawaiiko
  • Male Gaze
  • Ms. Fanservice: Very, very good looking.
  • The Runner-Up Takes It All: Subverted. She was the true winner in the contest held in the anime, but only because all the postcards that were sent to her had her names covered up. In the manga, it's played straight. She didn't win, but most of the attention was on her after her amazing acting and improv, more so than the actual winner.

Urumi Kanzaki

Voiced by: Kotono Mitsuishi (JP), Michelle Ruff (EN)

  • All Love Is Unrequited: In Shonan 14 Days, she describes her affection of Onizuka to Shinomi as this because he only views her as a middle-schooler.
  • Berserk Button: Just try to harm Onizuka in any way. She will come after you.
  • Broken Ace
  • Child Prodigy: Left school because she found it boring. and her hidden past...
  • Dark and Troubled Past: Subverted. Urumi has a terrible secret, whom she's desperate to keep, and would go to absolutely psychotic lengths to take revenge on anyone who so much as threatens to reveal it: she was a test tube baby, and does not know who her biological father is. That's it. Onizuka actually gets her to stop her ridiculous revenge games by introducing her to some of his old friends - people who've grown up with prostitutes for mothers, had to sell drugs to buy food, were raped and beaten up as children or spent years in prison before ever finishing highschool - putting her own problems in perspective and making her finally understand just how crazy she's acting.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Disproportionate Retribution: For years, she's been engaging in "classroom terrorism", including acts which ultimately risked the lives, jobs and/or reputations of both numerous teachers and classmates... because several years ago, a favorite teacher of her, in a moment of anger, let out a secret she asked her to keep. Discussed in the manga: while Onizuka admits that this isn't a nice thing to do, he points out the absurdity of the scale of Urumi's revenge.
    • This trend continues later on, with her plan for getting back at Miyabi and her posse. Sure, they're all tremendous bitches whom both the audience and every sympathetic character in the cast has already come to hate, and they've caused tremendous trouble... but to sell their virginity to a group of rich old perverts to be raped in a private suite? That's... harsh.
  • Gratuitous French: Uses it to confront her childhood nemesis.
  • Manipulative Bastard
  • Ms. Fanservice: Very good looking.
  • Nerds Are Sexy: A particularly sexy Nerd girl.
  • Not So Different: With Fujisaki Shinomi:
    Urumi: I tried to seduce him, but he keeps ignoring it. He even payed me back earlier's dinner I gave him. It's so frustrating. You give him everything and you don't get anything back, not one bit of love. Maybe I'm just wasting my time.
    Shinomi: It's not that he doesn't love you, you're like a little sister for him. Same for me, I tried everything. I went on a really big diet for him. It's been eight years already and nothing back.
    Urumi: Eight YEARS ???
    • Double as a Call-Back, since Eikichi viewed Shinomi very much the same way in Early Years.
  • Teen Genius
  • Teens Are Monsters: She doesn't blink an eye on selling Miyabi's and her groups' virginity to save Onizuka's job to a groub of dirty old men with disturbing fetishes and she's alright with making a snake bit Onizuka's privates.
  • Undying Loyalty: Towards Onizuka. It makes sense though considering everything he's done for her and his students and if it wasn't for him, she would have frozen to death. Her loyalty towards him runs so deep that she'd rather kill herself if Onizuka were to die as a world without him isn't worth living at all.
  • We Used to Be Friends: With Miyabi and Tomoko. Although she still gets along with the latter and despite everything, deep down she always considered Miyabi a friend.
  • Yandere: A serious enough case that she was ready to commit suicide if Onizuka didn't survive his aneurysm.

Anko Uehara

Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (JP), Dorothy Elias Fahn (EN)

Miyabi Aizawa

Voiced by: Junko Noda (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)

  • Alpha Bitch: Even meaner than Anko!!
  • Attempted Rape: Her backstory for why she hates teachers with such passion. Subverted because she fabricated the story.
  • Big Bad
  • Bullying a Dragon: See her Smug Snake entry below? Said confidence stopped her from realizing you just do not mess with Urumi.
  • Composite Character: Her character was fused with Anko in the Live Action series.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: After being saved
  • Freudian Excuse: Barely excuses her horrifying bitchiness.
  • Gone Horribly Right: After discovering that Ōgi, the teacher she had a crush on, was already engaged and that he had only invited her to dinner to introduce her to his fiancée, a scorned Miyabi takes illicit photographs of herself (knowing that his hobby was photography) and tells the class that he took advantage of her. However, Miyabi's plan works too well; her classmate Takumi Ishida takes matters into his own hands and assaults Ōgi, resulting in Takumi being expelled and Ōgi being fired.
  • Jerkass: Very much so. She really likes picking on people.
    • Aizawa can probably be called an all out sociopath with how quickly she resorts to manipulating everyone around her and breaking them down psychologically. Her cruelty knows no bounds and she's willing to stoop to any low to keep everyone under her thumb and get what she wants out of them.
  • Karma Houdini: Remember that time she failed to seduce a teacher so she ruined his reputation instead?
    • Well, she does suffer a lot throughout GTO (resulting in 2 suicide attempts) which could be considered as her punishment, even though most of that suffering stems from her family's messed up situation, and alienation of her friends as a result of her bitchiness.
      • A better example of Miyabi being a Karma Houdini is probably the fact that even after Onizuka and her classmates come to know that she fabricated the whole molestation story, destroyed a teacher's life and led the whole class into an insane anti teacher campaign (which in turn destroyed the lives of at least 2 other teachers) based on that lie(not to mention the mean way in which she treats her classmates), she still gets their sympathies and full moral and emotional support.
  • Rich Bitch
  • Ship Tease: With Kunio in the Live Action series. With Fujiyoshi in the manga.
  • Smug Snake: Very confident about her level of bitch.
  • The Unfettered: She'd do anything to bring down Onizuka.
  • Ungrateful Bitch
  • Used to Be a Sweet Kid

Kouji Fujiyoshi and Tadaaki Kusano

Principal Ryoko Sakurai

Voiced by: Yoshiko Okamoto (JP), Wendee Lee (EN)

  • Badass Teacher: She saved Daimon Misuzu from the school she set on fire.
  • Big Good: She saw Onizuka's potential as a teacher and gave him an interview after witnessing him having the beginnings of a true teacher. And she's also one of the few people on the teaching staff that have faith in him from the start, the other being Azusa and is always going out of her way to make sure Onizuka keeps his job.
  • Cool Old Lady
  • Scars Are Forever: Has a scar from saving Misuzu from the burning school, it matches the scar Misuzu also has.
  • Trickster Mentor

Vice-Principal Hiroshi Uchiyamada

Voiced by: Yuichi Nagashima (JP)

  • Butt-Monkey: His Cool Car never catches a break!
  • Freudian Excuse: His mother insisted that he put his all into becoming a great educator, even to the point of making him leave her at her deathbed to go teach a class.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper
  • Heel Realization: Later in the manga, around the end of the Teshigawara arc, he realizes that Onizuka really is a good teacher and he's the one who's failed as an educator.
  • Jade Coloured Glasses: What is arguably the saddest thing about him is that when he first started out as a teacher, he was every bit as idealistic about helping his students as Onizuka but 29 long years of working in the system had jaded him into what he is now.
  • Jerkass: Usually nasty tempered and deliberately unpleasant.
    • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: After his Heel Realization, he becomes (somewhat) more accepting of Onizuka's antics since he recognises that, at his core, Onizuka genuinely wants to help his students. While their dynamics don't ultimately change that much, during more serious moments he reveals the heart of gold such as during GTO: Shonan 14 days when Onizuka couldn't prevent a girl from the juvenile care centre being forcefully returned to her abusive mother, he buys Onizuka a drink and tells him a story about a similar thing that happened to him with one of his past students and a violent father ending with the student murdering the father during which he admits he regrets how he didn't intervene in the situation enough and his realisation of the limitations that teachers like him have in helping their students.
      • A more concrete example shows up when Miyabi is accidentally pushed off a building after being convinced to back out of suicide and Onizuka jumps after her in order to help cushion the fall with his body. Uchiyamada uses his uninsured (no longer replaceable) and brand new Toyota Cresta to help cushion their fall, even leading up to it exploding and Uchiyamada blasting out of it with some minor injuries.
  • Kicked Upstairs: He gets promoted to Assistant Principle of Holy Forest's High School section.
  • Knight Templar: He really wanted Onizuka out of school because of his delinquent appearance. And he doesn't feel at peace unless Onizuka is out, regardless of the good impact he was having on class 2-4.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: After Onizuka calls him out on being more concerned with his career than saving one of his students' lives and thinking of said student as a mere 1/400 of the student body, he realizes how far he drifted from his father's beliefs as an educator and realizes how far he's fallen.
  • The Neidermeyer
  • Nerd Glasses
  • Overprotective Dad: His daughter is everything to him.
  • Pet the Dog: Towards his daughter.
  • Took a Level in Badass: He has most of an arc to himself in Paradise Lost where among other things he manages to scare off a wild bear with nothing but an umbrella. He then spends the rest of the arc searching for a young woman lost in a national park, whom even the rangers have given up on alone, at night, with more wild bears roaming around the forest and a gang of young thugs chasing after him.
  • Took a Level in Kindness: After his Heel Realization, he becomes much nicer to Onizuka, having around the same level of approval to his teaching methods as Sakurai does. The other times after that he's shown to be angry at Onizuka are much more justified.
    • He slides back a bit during Lost Paradise but he does respect Onizuka enough to go to him for advice (framed as a hypothetical of course) during a very distressing situation.
  • Smug Snake

Suguru Teshigawara

Voiced by: Toru Furuya (JP), Doug Erholtz (EN)

Misuzu Daimon

Portrayed by: Nishida Naomi

  • Pyro Maniac: She set her school on fire! Though to be fair, she was also having a breakdown.
  • Best Served Cold: You have to give her points for all those planning and dedication to trying to bring down Director Sakurai.
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: At first. All she is concerned is her revenge and thinks of the students at school as nothing more than gears to move a business forward and believes school is nothing more than a business, the complete opposite of Sakurai. Then finding out that Sakurai saved her from the fire she caused and Onizuka saving her from a second fire kickstarted her Heel–Face Turn.


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