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English teacher and head of the English department of the Holy Forest Academy.
Another of Onizuka's workmates who dislikes him. Sakurai's English speaking is somewhat weak, made obvious by Urumi Kanzaki's public observation on his errors. In fact, since then, he's been trying to improve on his English.
He is not married to or related to Ryoko Sakurai in any way. His last name is different in the anime in order to avoid this confusion. He is in fact married with a wife and child of his own.
During his days in junior high, Tadashi Sakurai was constantly bullied, earning the nickname of "wall socket" due to his prominent nostrils. He had poor conversational skills, and was immensely unpopular with no friends.
However, in senior high, he befriended a girl named Matsushita, and eventually married her.
Anime & Manga Differences
- Manga: One of his hobbies will come into play.. allowing Aizawa to take advantage of it (via Blackmail) in her attempts to get rid of Onizuka.
Despite his crimes he keeps to be unpunished in the school.
- Anime: Something he did before becoming a teacher allows Aizawa to take advantage of him (via Blackmail) in her attempts to get rid of Onizuka.
- Anime: His name is changed to Tadashi Sakurada to avoid confusion with Ryoko Sakurai.
His parents apparently named him "Tadashi" hoping to bring him up to be "decent and whole". (正しい, tadashii means "right" or "correct")
- Great Teacher Onizuka, Chapter 93