Twelve years after the end of the anime and fourteen years after the classic drama starring Takashi Sorimachi, GTO has finally returned to the small screen in the form of a brand new live-action adaption.
But after all this time, can it live up to fans’ expectations? Not only do we hold the source material in very high esteem – it’s the reason this site exists, after all – but there’s also the fact that the 1998 classic is without a doubt one of the most beloved Japanese TV dramas of all time.
Obviously, there are some big shoes to fill here. Is the new GTO up to the task? Let’s have a look at the first episode!

Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk.

Thanks to our buddy Ugly_Pig for the episode summaries, reviews and screenshots.