Great Teacher Onizuka was an anime series that ran from 1999 to 2000. In total 43 episodes of Great Teacher Onizuka were aired. With a total of 8 reported filler episodes, Great Teacher Onizuka has a low filler percentage of 19%. Ex-gang member and virgin Eikichi Onizuka decides to become a teacher to meet girls after seeing how much influence they have over their students. After getting his teaching degree he comes to the realization that he can't in good conscience, take advantage of schoolgirls. Instead he strives to become the best teacher there is.