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Shonan Jumai Gumi OVA

# Episode Title Japanese Air Date North American Air Date
1 Shonan Junai Gumi! Down the Delinquent Highway!

January 21, 1994 N/A
2 Shonan Junai Gumi! 2

September 23, 1994 N/A
3 Shonan Junai Gumi! 3 Runaway Angel of Hell

June 23, 1995 N/A
4 Shonan Junai Gumi! 4 Hunting Death

May 24, 1996 N/A
5 Shonan Junai Gumi! 5 Forever Onibaku

January 24, 1997 N/A

Great Teacher Onizuka

# Episode Title Japanese Air Date North American Air Date
1 Lesson 1: GTO - The Legend Begins

June 30, 1999 November 3, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi Onizuka begins his career as a teacher-in-training expecting that he will get a class of attractive, nubile high school girls. When he is assigned the problem "Class O", a group of delinquents and blackmailers, only his tough love is able to win them over.
2 Lesson 2: Enter Uchiyamada

July 7, 1999 November 4, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi applies at Holy Forest Academy, and conflicts with the school's vice principal, Hiroshi Uchiyamada. Disgusted by his condescending attitude, he leaves knowing that they never would have hired him anyway. However, the school's chairwoman Ryoko Sakurai, impressed by his character, decides to offer him a job.
3 Lesson 3: Late Night Roof Diving

July 21, 1999 November 5, 2003
Episode Summary
The new school year gets off to a rocky start for Eikichi. He has to teach middle school instead of high school students, live in a storage area at school, and rescue a student, Noboru Yoshikawa, from suicide.
4 Lesson 4: The Secret Life of Onizuka

August 11, 1999 November 6, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi learns first-hand what tricks his homeroom students are capable of. Yoshito Kikuchi, a computer expert, releases fake images of Eikichi engaged in BDSM and homosexual acts. Instead of getting mad, Eikichi asks Yoshito if he can create nude celebrity pictures for him.
5 Lesson 5: An Eye for an Eye, a Butt for a Butt

August 18, 1999 November 7, 2003
Episode Summary
Anko Uehara and her gang bullies [[Noboru Yoshikawa |Noboru]] for hanging out with Eikichi. They manage to tie him up and beat him to a pulp while he is nude, then take pictures for blackmail. After rescuing Noboru from suicide (again), Onizuka realizes the full extent of Anko's behavior. However, Anko's mother is an important member of the PTA, giving her a shield against punishment.
6 Lesson 6: Conspiracies All Around

August 25, 1999 November 10, 2003
Episode Summary
Following Anko's "lesson", Eikichi must face the PTA for his actions. During the hearing, Noboru shows the teachers and parents the extent of his pain - physically and emotionally. Anko's mother, still unbelieving of her child's actions, is forced to realize the truth when Yoshito plays a tape recording of Anko discussing the truth about her mother and Noboru with her friends.
7 Lesson 7: The Mother of All Crushes

September 1, 1999 November 11, 2003
Episode Summary
While preparing for parent-teacher meetings, Eikichi learns that one of his students, Kunio Murai, has a very young mother. He decides that "dates" are an excellent way to get to know the parents, much to Kunio's dismay.
8 Lesson 8: Bungee Jumping Made Easy

September 8, 1999 November 12, 2003
Episode Summary
When Kunio and his friends are confronted by local punks, they believe they are saved when Eikichi arrives. However, he refuses to help, believing their predicament will teach them about taking responsibility. Faced with a bungee jump, Kunio proves how far he will go to prevent his mother from dating Eikichi.
9 Lesson 9: Onizuka and The Art of War

September 22, 1999 November 13, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi goes head-to-head with the P.E. teacher Hajime Fukuroda. Meanwhile, Miyabi Aizawa enlists her friend Tomoko Nomura to frame Eikichi as an underwear thief. When she accidentally incriminates Mr. Fukuroda instead, Miyabi berates Tomoko for her stupidity.
10 Lesson 10: Outside Looking In

September 22, 1999 November 14, 2003
Episode Summary
Tomoko is depressed that Miyabi no longer wants her as a friend. Eikichi tries to cheer Tomoko up and enters her into a beauty contest to help her out with her self-esteem.
11 Lesson 11: To Be Idolized by a Nation

October 17, 1999 November 17, 2003
Episode Summary
At the talent beauty contest, Tomoko's clumsiness makes her a long shot to win, but discovers that being herself is her special talent. Despite losing, she gains newfound respect from her classmates.
12 Lesson 12: The Formula for Treachery

October 31, 1999 November 18, 2003
Episode Summary
Suguru Teshigawara, the math teacher, has his heart set only on Azusa Fuyutsuki; however, Eikichi inadvertently incurs Suguru's wrath when he ruins Suguru's plans to win Azusa over.
13 Lesson 13: Only the Best Will Do

November 21, 1999 November 19, 2003
Episode Summary
Suguru enlists a parent lobby group to get Eikichi fired. To prove his worth, Eikichi must score the highest mark in a national scholastic achievement test. However, he soon learns that it is no easy task.
14 Lesson 14: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

December 5, 1999 November 20, 2003
Episode Summary
Determined to prevent his dismissal, Azusa invites Eikichi to her place for one-on-one all-night study sessions. Meanwhile, believing that studying alone isn't enough to get the highest mark, Eikichi's students attempt to steal the test answers from the school.
15 Lesson 15: The Great Sacrifice

December 12, 1999 November 21, 2003
Episode Summary
On the day of the test, Eikichi witnesses the abduction of a Diet member's daughter and pursues the kidnappers to an abandoned warehouse. During the ensuing brawl, Eikichi rescues the daughter, but is shot in the process. He manages to return to the school, but has to write the day-long test in one hour.
16 Lesson 16: Beauty + Brains = A Dangerous Mix

December 19, 1999 November 24, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi relishes his newfound hero status until he meets Urumi Kanzaki, a mischievous girl who gets him arrested as a pervert. He is less than amused when he finds out that she is actually one of his students.
17 Lesson 17: Falling for The Great Onizuka

January 16, 2000 November 25, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi learns that Urumi went through a traumatic childhood experience and tries to help her cope with it using his own brand of teaching. He Surprises her by jumping after her when he accidentally pushes her off a building.
18 Lesson 18: How to Dine and Dash

January 23, 2000 November 26, 2003
Episode Summary
Blackmailed by Urumi for pushing her off a building, Eikichi subjects himself to her whims. After meeting her former elementary teacher, Urumi goes on a classroom terrorism spree.
19 Lesson 19: Private Investigations

January 30, 2000 November 27, 2003
Episode Summary
Urumi's teacher admits that she was the cause of Urumi's mistrust towards teachers. When Urumi was younger, she accidentally revealed the secret about Urumi's father. Eikichi decides that only a special lesson across an incomplete freeway will teach Urumi about life.
20 Lesson 20: Love Letters

February 6, 2000 November 28, 2003
Episode Summary
Kunio finds a love letter addressed to him, initially believing it is from Akane Fujita, a girl he likes. However, when Akane dumps him, Kunio realizes his true feelings for his platonic friend, Fuyumi Kujirakawa.
21 Lesson 21: Revolution Everywhere

February 13, 2000 December 1, 2003
Episode Summary
Unable to cope with the pressures of teaching, Azusa runs away to her former school in Hakuba. Eikichi, Tomoko, Yoshito, and Kunio follow in order to convince her to return.
22 Lesson 22: The Art of Demolition

February 20, 2000 December 2, 2003
Episode Summary
Azusa learns that her former school will be demolished. During the countdown, a former student of the school runs into the building to retrieve a precious heirloom. Eikichi pursues in order to rescue her before the school is destroyed.
23 Lesson 23: Superstition

February 27, 2000 December 3, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi receives a cursed chain letter, but he dismisses it as superstition. After a series of misfortunes, he begins to believe in the letter and does whatever he can (including suggestions from Kanzaki to write spells all over himself) to dispel the curse.
24 Lesson 24: Compromising Positions

March 5, 2000 December 4, 2003
Episode Summary
Mr. Uchiyamada experiences a mid-life crisis, wondering if there is any meaning left to his life. His family has grown apart and now fears for the worst when his daughter Yoshiko takes a liking to Eikichi.
25 Lesson 25: Playing Doctor - GTO Style

March 12, 2000 December 5, 2003
Episode Summary
An attractive school nurse, Nao Kadena, arrives at the school, much to the delight of Eikichi. However, she soon starts using her looks and the school to fund her money-making schemes.
26 Lesson 26: Onizuka Meets His Match

March 19, 2000 December 8, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi learns that Nao, a former street racer, was using the school to help pay her brother's medical costs for an accident that she blames herself for. Eikichi challenges her to a game of "Last Light" to teach her about self-worth.
27 Lesson 27: Agent to the Stars

April 2, 2000 December 9, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi becomes Tomoko's manager and arranges a series of innocuous commercial shoots to increase her national profile. Her commercials attract the attention of a popular magazine who wants her entered into their beauty contest.
28 Lesson 28: Whatever Can Go Wrong, Will Go Wrong

April 16, 2000 December 10, 2003
Episode Summary
From getting bōsōzoku gangs to vote for Tomoko to questionable marketing ploys, Eikichi does whatever he can to make sure that Tomoko will win the contest. However, a contemptuous rival competitor undermines his efforts.
29 Lesson 29: Studies in High Finance

April 23, 2000 December 11, 2003
Episode Summary
Before the annual class field trip, Miyabi and her friends steal the school's trip money and blackmails the English teacher, Mr. Sakurada, into luring Eikichi to a fake "underground girls club" with the stolen money planted on him. At the "club", Eikichi was goaded into drinking beyond his limits. Finally drunk, Eikichi was relieved of the money and thrown into a garbage pile on an unfamiliar street. He wakes and wonders why is he there?
30 Lesson 30: Money Talks, GTO Walks

April 30, 2000 December 12, 2003
Episode Summary
Led to believe that he spent the school's money, Eikichi attempts to raise the money himself while his students investigate who set him up. The school's faculty decides to hold a student assembly so Eikichi can take responsibility for his actions.
31 Lesson 31: Destination: Okinawa

May 7, 2000 December 15, 2003
Episode Summary
Framed as an embezzler, Eikichi promises to make it up to all of the 3rd year students with a trip to Okinawa. He claims that he can pay for it with a winning lottery ticket (obtained as a collateral from Saejima), but when he finds out that the ticket was a fraud, he has to find another way to pay for the ¥8 million trip.
32 Lesson 32: The Law of Probability

May 14, 2000 December 16, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi wins a Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan in a local contest, worth enough to pay for the trip. Unfazed, Miyabi arranges for a suicidal salaryman to jump in front of Eikichi's car and ruin his chances of selling it.
33 Lesson 33: Search and Rescue

May 28, 2000 December 17, 2003
Episode Summary
To teach Miyabi and her friends a lesson, Urumi orchestrates their kidnapping to hold them for ransom. Eikichi literally flies in to save the day and foils Urumi's plans.
34 Lesson 34: Good Cop/Bad Cop

June 4, 2000 December 18, 2003
Episode Summary
When Tomoko, Eikichi, and his friend Toshiyuki Saejima find a suitcase filled with gold, they find themselves on the run from the yakuza. However, they later discover that they were unlikely victims of a celebrity prank played on Tomoko.
35 Lesson 35: Wedding Bell Blues

June 11, 2000 December 19, 2003
Episode Summary
When Kunio finds a wedding dress catalog at home, he suspects his mother will marry someone behind his back. Overprotective of his mother, Kunio will stop at nothing to stop her wedding.
36 Lesson 36: Self-Improvement: Fuyutsuki's Transformation

June 18, 2000 December 22, 2003
Episode Summary
Nao helps Azusa choose a bathing suit for the trip to Okinawa. Azusa tries to get a makeover in order to impress Eikichi, but ends up getting carried away in the process.
37 Lesson 37: Living Together

July 16, 2000 December 23, 2003
Episode Summary
To make it a trip to remember, Eikichi assigns his students to co-ed rooms. Noboru is perplexed with Eikichi's decision to assign him with Anko and her friends. Eikichi helps Noboru make the most of a bad situation with a good old-fashioned prank on the girls.
38 Lesson 38: Great Treasure Onizuka

July 30, 2000 December 24, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi learns of a hidden treasure somewhere on one of Okinawa's islands and decides that a special class trip is in order. During the expedition, Anko and her friends tie up Noboru to leave him in the jungle, but end up getting lost in the process.
39 Lesson 39: Alone in the Dark

August 13, 2000 December 25, 2003
Episode Summary
Separated, Anko and Noboru are forced to find their way to safety together. Eikichi, however, believes their disappearance was a ruse to conceal their discovery of the treasure, and searches for them in hot pursuit.
40 Lesson 40: Matters of the Heart

August 20, 2000 December 26, 2003
Episode Summary
Following her ordeal, Anko is conflicted over the new emotions that she feels for Noboru. To teach Anko to be true to her heart, Eikichi plans a special nighttime lesson for the class.
41 Lesson 41: Confessions

August 27, 2000 December 29, 2003
Episode Summary
Eikichi orders his class to walk through a derelict hotel as a test of nerves. Anko and Noboru make it past Eikichi's test, but when confronted by four local hooligans, Anko stands up for Noboru against the bullies and confesses her feelings towards him.
42 Lesson 42: Old Wounds Revisited

September 10, 2000 December 30, 2003
Episode Summary
Miyabi confronts Noboru Saitou, the class's former teacher, about the incident that drove them to hate teachers. When Mr. Saitou is later found stabbed, suspicion immediately falls on Miyabi.
43 Lesson 43: Onizuka's Final Battle

September 17, 2000 January 1, 2004
Episode Summary
Miyabi's friends and teachers work to protect her from the corrupt teachers' union whose pressure on Mr. Saitou over his unprofessional relationship drove his student lover to suicide. Eikichi decides to take the blame for the stabbing to clear Miyabi of any wrongdoing. Azusa also confesses her feelings towards Eikichi.