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Ryoko Sakurai
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Character Information
Gender

Female

Eye Color

Brown

Hair Color

Brown

Occupation

Chairwoman

Affiliation

Holy Forest Academy

Relationship(s)

Reika Nishiwaki (Daughter)
Mrs. Wakui (daughter)
Mr. Wakui (Son-in-law)
Mayu Wakui (Grandson)
Ririka Nishiwaki (Granddaughter)

Appearance Debut
Manga

GTO (Manga)
(Chapters x-)
GTO: Paradise Lost
(Chapter 2)

Live-Action

GTO (TV Drama 1998)
GTO (TV Drama 2012)

Actor(s) / Actress(es)

Yumi Shirakawa
(1998)
Hitomi Kuroki
(2012)

Anime

GTO (Anime)
(Episode 2)

Voice Actor(s) / Actress(es)

Yoshiko Okamoto (Japanese)
Wendee Lee (English)
Rita Savagnone (Italian)

List of Characters

"As the chairman of this school, I ask you with sincere respect, would you like to become our teacher? Onizuka...no, Onizuka-sensei!"

---Sakurai plead Eikichi Onizuka to join her school.

Ryoko Sakurai (桜井 良子, Sakurai Ryōko) is the Chairwoman of the prestigious Seirin (Holy Forest) Academy. Despite her high status, she was deeply aware of violent and troubled natures of her young students. In a surprising move, she hired former delinquent Eikichi Onizuka as a teacher in order to guide them.

Appearance

Ryoko is a short woman who is beginning to show signs of wrinkles on her face.

Personality

Ryoko really cares for her students that she is trying any way to bring the school's situation to a better being.

An old woman with a good eye on judging people.

Background

It is stated that Ryoko was a homeroom teacher back in younger years of Misuzu Daimon and she was eventually promoted to be chairman for Holy Forest Academy. Throughout the series, it is implied that she has powerful connections in politics and in society, which allows her to help Eikichi Onizuka in the background. She currently planning to reform the Japanese education system due its negative effects to students.

History

Ryoko first meet Eikichi Onizuka as the woman working at the school's bar, but later will face him in her real shoes and will hire the man as a new teacher of the academy.

The woman will later explain to Onizuka that she likes working occasionally at the canteen, in order to see people's real selves and to judge them better.

Ryoko's appearance while occasionally working at the school's bar

Ryoko truly trusts Onizuka, she defends and supports him in every occasion. The woman sees in him the key to solve the school's problems.

Etymology

  • The name Ryoko means "good, virtuous, respectable" (良) (ryo) and "child" (子) (ko).
  • Ryoko's surname Sakurai means "cherry blossom" (桜) (sakura) and "well, mine shaft, pit" (井) (i).
    • Part of the surname Sakura can also mean "blossom" (咲) (saku) and "good, virtuous, respectable" (良) (ra).

Trivia

  • Ryoko's grandson is Mayu Wakui, another (delinquent) student enrolled in her school.
  • Another character from Shonan Junai Gumi also named Ryoko Sakurai was the chairwoman of the tenants' association in the apartment building where Onizuka and his mother lived. After Onizuka and his friends' antics went too far, she threatened to evict the Onizukas if Ms. Onizuka didn't deal with her son. This led to her kicking Eikichi and Ryuji out.

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Other Ryuji Danma  •  Manabu Midoji  •  Akira Nezu  •  Eikichi Onizuka  •  Masami Sato  •  Ryo Usami  •  Sakura Yamato  •  Takashi Yokokawa  •  Fukitoshi  •  Isami  •  Natsuki
Shonan Junai Gumi
Other Hiroshi Abe  •  Junya Akutsu  •  Mafuyu Aoki  •  Yoshiaki Asakura  •  Ryuji Danma  •  Shinomi Fujisaki  •  Makoto Hashiri  •  Yui Itou  •  Mariko Izumo  •  Nao Kadena  •  Jun Kamata  •  Kaoru Kamata  •  Toshiki Kamishima  •  Yoko Minamino  •  Saya Minazuki  •  Hazuki Misato  •  Ayumi Murakoshi  •  Nagisa Nagase  •  Kunito Nakajo  •  Mitsuaki Okubo  •  Eikichi Onizuka  •  Ms. Onizuka  •  Toshiyuki Saejima  •  Fumiya Shindoji  •  Natsuki Smith-Mizuki  •  Yoshio Tamaru  •  Akimitsu Tamura  •  Tsuyoshi Tsukai  •  Katsuyuki Tsumoto
Great Teacher Onizuka
Faculty Misuzu Daimon =  •  Hajime Fukuroda  •  Azusa Fuyutsuki  •  Nao Kadena   •  Kazumi Kahara   •  Minami Kikukawa =  •  Itagaki Kinoshita  •  Hiroshi Kochatani  •  Ikeda Maruyama =  •  Naoko Moritaka =  •  Eikichi Onizuka  •  Hideki Ozawa *  •  Noboru Saito    •  Ryoko Sakurai  •  Tadashi Sakurai  •  Koji Sanomaru  •  Suguru Teshigawara  •  Hiroshi Uchiyamada  •  Ms. Fujimori *  •  Mikan *  •  Momoi *  •  Mr. Ōgi =   •  Ms. Sagara  *  •  Takahama *
Students Miyabi Aizawa  •  Megumi Asakura  •  Mayuko Asano  •  Akane Fujita   •  Kouji Fujiyoshi  •  Aoi Fukada =  •  Kumiko Fukada  •  Makoto Fuyutsuki =  •  Ruruka Hitika =  •  Saeko Iijima  •  Naoko Izumi  •  Takumi Ishida =   •  Urumi Kanzaki  •  Yoshito Kikuchi  •  Hitomi Kizaki  *  •  Fuyumi Kujirakawa  •  Tadaaki Kusano  •  Gunjin Mishima  •  Miki Miura *  •  Nanako Mizuki *  •  Yuuki Miyamori =  •  Kunio Murai  •  Tomoko Nomura  •  Hidemi Ohta  •  Yoko Sato  •  Sho Shibuya =  •  Chikako Shirai  •  Mokuba Shirai  •  Haruo Tokida  •  Ai Tokiwa =  •  Anko Uehara  •  Mayu Wakui =  •  Mizuki Yokoyama    •  Noboru Yoshikawa  •  Dadashima  •  Ebisawa   •  Erica =  •  Gaia  •  Hitomi  •  Ito =  •  Kamioka  •  Katsuyama   •  Keiko =  •  Kitsuki =  •  Madoka  •  Marcia  •  Miho =  •  Miko  •  Minakami =  •  Mishima =  •  Miyazaki  •  Nakamura  •  Onodera =  •  Ortega  •  Sakaki =  •  Shiozaki   •  Takanaski
Family Masayo Aizawa  •  Kotaro Aizawa  •  Takashi Kadena   •  Gonjiro Miyamori =  •  Julia Murai  •  Chizuru Ohta  •  Tooru Ohta  •  Maho Sumida =  •  Takeru Teshigawara =  •  Ryoko Uchiyamada  •  Yoshiko Uchiyamada  •  Yuichi Uehara  •  Eikichi (dog)  •  Mrs. Fujiyoshi  •  Ms. Kanzaki =  •  Mr. Kizaki  •  Mr. Mizuki  •  Mrs. Mizuki  •  Mr. Nomura  •  Mrs. Uehara
Other Suzunosuke Akao =  •  Ryuji Danma  •  Shinomi Fujisaki =  •  Megumi Hoshino  •  Kouichi Igarashi   •  Heihachi Mishima =  •  Rinka Morishita =  •  Nagisa Nagase  •  Yuko Nagashima  •  Motoko Ohashi  •  Ichiro Okinoshima  •  Toshiyuki Saejima  •  Kyoko Sasaki  •  Hiromi Tatsukawa  •  Koari Ueda  •  Miki Wakamatsu  •  Ageha =  •  Ms. Ashida  •  Futogaki  •  Hide  •  Mr. Hiramatsu  •  Mr. Kibayashi  •  Kojima  •  Mah =  •  Megumi =  •  Mr. Mizushima  •  Mutō  •  Mr. Shirosawa
GTO: 14 Days in Shonan
Caretakers Shinomi Fujisaki  •  Eikichi Onizuka  •  Ayame Shiratori
Juveniles Seiya Dojima  •  Miki Katsuragi  •  Haruka Kuwae  •  Ikuko Ogaki  •  Keiichi Satomi  •  Mio Satomi  •  Sakurako Sugawara  •  Ryoichi
Family
Other Ryuji Danma  •  Kouji Fujiyoshi  •  Azusa Fuyutsuki  •  Urumi Kanzaki  •  Yoshito Kikuchi  •  Tadaaki Kusano  •  Kunio Murai  •  Nagisa Nagase  •  Toshiyuki Saejima  •  Hiroshi Uchiyamada  •  Ryoko Uchiyamada  •  Yoshiko Uchiyamada  •  Eikichi (dog)
GTO: Paradise Lost
Faculty Azusa Fuyutsuki  •  Kodama Nana  •  Eikichi Onizuka  •  Ryoko Sakurai  •  Kagetora Tendo  •  Hiroshi Uchiyamada  •  Kamogawa  •  Kimijima  •  Sasamoto  •  Takamatsu  •  Ubukata  •  Yamanoi
Students Megumi Aiba  •  Yuuji Akasaka  •  Jiyuri Itsuki  •  Hina Hinakawa  •  Yuka Hiroshe  •  Mamoru Kuroishi  •  Kazuki Mihara  •  Kyoko Miyaji  •  Yuuto Narita  •  Tetsuya Niizaki  •  Ririka Nishiwaki  •  Tomoko Nomura  •  Natsu Ooishi  •  Ayu Sakura  •  Ayaka Shiotani  •  Hitomi Tani  •  Arisawa  •  Maho  •  Numacchi  •  Ozeki  •  Sumire
Family Yuko Kuroishi  •  Ryoji Mihara  •  Reika Nishiwaki  •  Ryoko Uchiyamada  •  Yoshiko Uchiyamada
Other Souichi Araragi  •  Ah Ashura  •  Ryuji Danma  •  Eri Domyoji  •  Asako Iimori  •  Kengo Iimori  •  Shizue Iimori  •  Takeshi Inumaru  •  Kasumi Ishiguro  •  Morinoshin Itou  •  Akutsu Junya  •  Aja Konda  •  Tatsuya Kunimatsu  •  Nakajo Kunito  •  Kumi Marugari  •  Masao Marugari  •  Mayu Matsumoto  •  Yuka Miyagaki  •  Jun Morita  •  Taku Muroi  •  Nagisa Nagase  •  Shizuku Nagura  •  Yuji Oba  •  Ichiro Okinoshima  •  Kento Oohashi  •  Toshiyuki Saejima  •  Reina Satomi  •  Fumiya Shindoji  •  Saki Yamaschi  •  Adams-sama  •  Akiyama  •  Daichi  •  Eikichi (dog)  •  Gen  •  Itou  •  Morinaga  •  Mura  •  Okita  •  Sakurada  •  Shinoda
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