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Kodansha Comics Announces Great Teacher Onizuka Manga’s Digital Release


Tohru Fujisawa’s GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) manga is on the way to digital platforms via Kodansha Comics. In an exclusive reveal with Anime News Network, the publisher announced plans to bring all 25 volumes of the original GTO manga, as well as the nine-volume GTO: 14 Days in Shonan manga, to readers digitally starting February 1.

Following pre-orders that go live today, the digital release of the GTO manga will be available via BookWalker, Comixology, Kindle, Apple Books, Google Play, Nook, Kobo, izneo, MyAnimeList, and other services.

The 25-volume GTO manga launched in the pages of Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine back in 1997. Here’s how Kodansha describes it:

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka is the story of Eikichi Onizuka, a 22-year-old virgin and ex-biker. He’s crude, foul-mouthed, and has a quick temper. His goal: to be the Greatest High School Teacher in the world! Onizuka may think he’s the toughest guy on campus, but when he meets his class full of bullies, blackmailers and scheming sadists, he’ll have to prove it.

And here’s the official synopsis for prequel manga GTO: 14 Days in Shonan:

GTO: 14 Days in Shonan, is the sequel series taking place immediately after the events of the original series. After guiding the infamous Tokyo Kissho Academy through a crash-course of his unique brand of life-lessons, a battered and bruised Eikichi Onizuka takes a well-deserved trip to his hometown, a typically quiet surfers paradise called Shonan. Unfortunately, with child neglect and abuse becoming a global phenomenon the self-proclaimed GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka) quickly finds himself back in the saddle for what he hopes is a painless two-week long field trip with some teens in need. And while Onizuka’s curriculum may not rely on the reading, writing and arithmetic that is common in most classrooms, he has more than a few good lessons in personal development, fisticuffs and fun to teach a new generation of troubled teens.

Via Anime News Network