GTO is a popular manga by Tooru Fujisawa which is about how ex-yankee-turned-teacher Eikichi Onizuka solves the troubles and problems of his students and conducts classes in a very unorthodox manner. It was first adapted into live action in 1998 with Takashi Sorimachi as Onizuka. AKIRA was cast for the remake in 2012, and special dramas also followed afterwards. The drama that will start in July will be set in Shonan, as Eikichi Onizuka will be returning to his mother school.
This news was announced in Vol. 17 of Shuukan Young Magazine. It was also announced that Fujisawa's new manga series GTO Paradise Lost will begin on April 14, in Vol. 20.
I don't think I'll watch this
Drama-wise, Sorimachi's version was better
but this guy looks more like the original drawing w
I'm fine with him being monotonous, but the way he says "~Dahh?" is kinda awkward
Nothing new for dramas nowadays, huh?
I won't approve of any other GTO outside of the Sorimachi
Feels like Fuji's also just feeding off their past legacy.
I don't think these teacher stories will be able to pull in the ratings. They'd be better off if they just showed reruns of Shiroi Kyotou instead.
Sorimachi was perfect for the image of the manga.
A normally dumb and stupid guy who'd get all serious when the need arises. This guy seems serious all the time.
I've grown tired of this.
It's a drama where the main lead AKIRA gets to practice his acting skills.
Sorimachi's image is too strong, I don't feel like watching this
I didn't watch the previous one too, but please give us a break.
Same as Tsuyoshi Doumoto's Kindaichi,
I can't think of anyone else playing GTO.
12/10/02火 11.8% 21:00-23:24 CX* GTO秋も鬼暴れスペシャル
13/01/02水 *6.7% 21:30-23:30 CX* GTO正月スペシャル!冬休みも熱血授業だ
13/04/02火 10.3% 21:54-23:53 CX* 完結編さらば鬼塚!卒業スペシャル
Wow, they're still doing this despite getting only half of what Sorimachi's GTO got, and the specials they had afterwards were horrible?
AKIRA GTO's specials after the series
12/10/02 (Tuesday) 11.8% 21:00-23:24
13/01/02 (Tuesday) *6.7% 21:30-23:30
13/04/02 (Tuesday) 10.3% 21:54-23:53
And starting next month, TBS will also be having a serial drama on Tuesdays at 10pm, so together with NHK's drama, there will be 3 dramas running during the same time slot.
I never thought Sorimachi's version was good,
but this was worse, yet they're still having a sequel, huh
Sorimachi / Nanako (1998)
Eternal Akanishi was originally tipped to do this, right?
Why do this despite the bad ratings?
I have this image that Fuji TV does a lot of sequels, but how is it really? In America, I know that they keep on doing series after series of the show by default as long as it gets the ratings, but what can you say about trying to extend something like this, and not those crime and suspense shows?
Kinpachi is a special case, though.
Fuji TV just keeps on making rehashes. Don't they have anymore producers or scriptwriters who can come up with a decent idea?
This situation is pretty similar to how NTV was flying low at one point.
Sorimachi and Norika Fujiwara's movie flopped, and that's why they didn't make another Sorimachi version again, right?
I'll watch every week if they did a version with Tutorial's Tokui
Has Fuji given up on dramas?
I don't get it.
Sorimachi, Akira Nakao, and the still unpopular Ogurish, I can fly, Fujiki, Burusera-san and Rape-san.
The cast really was amazing.
Fuji TVs dramas for July
They're way out of line wwwwwwwwwww
Could it be that they can only cast this guy because Fuji's usual go-to cast went on to other networks?
I liked the Sorimachi version better, but this guy's version is very passionate and surprisingly good too.
He even cried seriously. But isn't this guy popular, and he's just regarded as "backup dancer A" in EXILE? I'm still having trouble looking for him when EXILE are on music programs.
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