Great Teacher Onizuka who adpated was live action for twice (1998 and 2012) in 1998 A 12-episode live-action Japanese television drama adaption directed by Masayuki Suzuki was broadcast from July 7, 1998 to September 22, 1998.[11] The series starred Takashi Sorimachi as Onizuka and had an average audience share of 28.5% with the final episode recording a rate of 35.7%. The final episode was the 8th most watched broadcast in the Kantō region during 1998 followed by live action movie 1999.

in 2012 Jin Akanishi was to play the role of Onizuka however because he married and is going had daughter he was forced to withdraw by his management before Akira joined drama as Onizuka and dyed his hair Blondie

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