Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Alt titles: Goodbye, Despair Teacher

TV (12 eps)
4.153 out of 5 from 10,808 votes
Rank #463

Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?

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cassiesheepgirl's avatar by cassiesheepgirl on Apr 1, 2012
Score: 2/10

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There are many varying forms of random anime out there from Gag Manga Biyori to Haré & Guu, but when it comes to reviewing them I never know quite how to tackle it and do the shows justice. So this time, I’ve decided that I’m not even going to attempt... read more

VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Oct 6, 2010
Score: 4.5/10

Hey, do you remember 'the tuna'?! Hahahahaha! High five!Oh wait you don't? I suppose only I and a select few forum regulars might even remember that forum thread, let alone find it amusing. However, this does perfectly illustrate the kind of bafflement I experienced when watching SZS. It is the mother of all in-jokes. At least for the Japanese. Comprising nothing more than a spastic collection of high school... read more

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