Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Check it out here, schoolies.
We appreciate our teachers, especially with summer vacation on the horizon!
Here are our
Top 5 Anime Teachers:
#5 - Umino Iruka (Naruto)
A lot of attention goes to the much cooler Kakashi, sensei of the Team 7 heroes. But only Umino Iruka has the patience to put up with a whole classload of precocious pre-ninjas. Iruka has a soft spot for bratty hero Naruto, treating him like a person instead of the nine-tailed demon fox Naruto contains. Talk about leaving no child behind . . .
#4 - Kagome's Teachers (InuYasha) -- Not pictured
They don't get much screen time (see above), but these educators do yeoman's work. They keep student Kagome (pictured) on track to pass her tests. That's not easy, since Kagome's always skipping school to tromp around feudal Japan with her band of heroes.
#3 - Eikichi Onizuka (Great Teacher Onizuka)
Ex-gang member (and virgin) Onizuka didn't have the noblest motives for becoming a teacher--hooking up with girls. Nevertheless, our hero soon decides to become the greatest teacher ever and does a pretty fine job--bucking the traditional system and reaching each student one-by-one--professionally speaking, of course.
#2 - Minamo Kurosawa (Azumanga Daioh)
Kurosawa-sensei is a calm and caring P.E. teacher--much more competent than her friend and crazy colleague Yukari. Just keep Kurosawa away from alcohol, and your students are in good hands.
#1 - Piccolo (Dragon Ball Z)
Piccolo's pedagogy is full of tough love. Think of the old movie The Miracle Worker, except instead of teaching a young Helen Keller how to sign "water," former villain Piccolo dumps monkey boy Gohan into the dinosaur-infested wildnerness. That's how you teach a kid to fight world-crushing bad guys.
Stay in school, kiddos!