Japanese asked to rank the most memorable teachers of anime and manga have little difficulty in putting together a list of great teachers.
1. Eikichi Onizuka (GTO)
2. Kumiko Yamaguchi (Gokusen)
3. Machiko Mai (Miss Machiko)
4. Koichi Kawato (ROOKIES)
5. Mitsuyoshi Anzai (SLAM DUNK)
6. Midori Yoshinaga (Crayon Shin-chan)
7. Meisuke Nueno (Hell Teacher Nūbē)
8. Kenji Sakuragi (Dragon Zakura)
9. ♨ (Urusei Yatsura)
10. Hiroshi Uchiyamada (GTO)
Sayonara Zetsubou-sensei’s eponymous Itoshiki-sensei came 12th, whilst K-ON!’s Sawako came only 14th and Azumanga Daioh’s Yukari languished in near total obscurity at 18th, seemingly suggesting that it takes an actual storyline and plot for a character to enjoy any long-term memorability or affection.