MyAnimeList.net

Ranked #365
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, Goodbye Teacher Despair, SZS
Japanese: さよなら絶望先生

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2007 to Sep 23, 2007
Genres: Comedy, Parody, School
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 57104 users)
Ranked: #3652
Popularity: #144
Members: 113,763
Favorites: 2,711
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

My Info


Popular Tags

comedy despair parody school slice of life

Synopsis

Itoshiki Nozomu is always in despair! Even simple things like paying for the toll on the subway can send him to a despair so deep only attempted suicide is the answer. How Strange is it then, that he should be the teacher of a High School Class filled with students with even more emotional problems than his. This great Comedy will leave you in anything but 'Despair' as you meet each of his students and watch their wacky adventures.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Sequel: Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Summary: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Jo: Zetsubou Shoujo Senshuu
Other: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Fuura, Kafuka
Fuura, Kafuka
Main
Nonaka, Ai
Japanese
Nonaka, Ai
Itoshiki, Nozomu
Itoshiki, Nozomu
Main
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Gu, Ja hyeong
Korean
Gu, Ja hyeong
Kotonon
Kotonon
Supporting
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Japanese
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Jinroku
Jinroku
Supporting
Ueda, Youji
Japanese
Ueda, Youji

Staff

Kubota, Mitsutoshi
Producer
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director



Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Jul 2, 2009
kurodayuchi
We all have times when we wish we were dead, although we don’t always mean it.

Well, I present you Itoshiki Nozomu. He’s the world’s most pessimistic person and always carries around a rope when things turn badly (by the way, when you write his name horizontally, you will get Zetsubou – despair). Right in the first episode we see Itoshiki hanging himself in some cherry trees and his imminent death is only stopped by Fuura Kafuka, his unequal: the world’s most optimistic person. This is what sets things off and from here on in we will make a journey through current Japan’s society, through read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Sep 20, 2013
BlindPenguin
Depression is often times (well, always) a serious topic. Suicide is almost a taboo in our modern society. Along with these, there are a whole slew of social problems that we see around us. These topics should always be handled delicately, because many people would be offended if they weren't.

"Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei" takes this sentiment with a grain of salt. Our lead character, Itoshiki Nozomu, is a depressed, suicidal teacher who always views things in the most negative light. His class, sadly enough, has more problems than he does; the students range from a hikkikomori to a balding boy who read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful

Recommendations

Both Includes a lot of references of greats animes..So Funny
Both are made by SHAFT and have the similar air and feeling about them.
Both are comedy and the pacing is also similar. Akiyuki Shinbou directs them both.
The voice actors are the same, too.

Maria†Holic follows a main plot while Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is strong in parody slice-of-life comedy.

If you watched and liked Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei you should watch Maria†Holic.

Opening Theme

#1: "Hito toshite Jiku ga Bureteiru (人として軸がぶれている)" by Kenji Ohtsuki feat. Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Yu Kobayashi, Miyuki Sawashiro & Ryoko Shintani (eps 1-9, 12)
#2: "Gouin ni Mai Yeah~" by Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Yu Kobayashi, Miyuki Sawashiro & Ryoko Shintani (eps 10-11)

Ending Theme

"Zessei Bijin (絶世美人)" by Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Yu Kobayashi & Ryoko Shintani

Recent News

Media Blasters Acquires Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei 1st Season ( 1 2 )
dtshyk
29 replies by hazerddex »»
05-01-13, 4:29 PM
New OVA of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Announced [Update] ( 1 2 3 )
dtshyk
55 replies by fivey »»
10-17-09, 4:32 AM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
Boursk
98 replies by Swordnoob »»
07-09-14, 1:20 PM
Poll: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Episode 2 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page )
cyruz
143 replies by Swordnoob »»
07-09-14, 9:08 AM

Fansubbing Groups

Which fansubbers do you like the best? Click + to approve of their subs for this show. Click - if you don't think they did such a great job.
a.f.k. [a.f.k.] 291 of 305 users approve
FuktLogik [FuktLogik] 12 of 24 users approve
Grupo ECA [ECA] (Spanish) 4 of 14 users approve
Bure-Subs [Bure] 5 of 11 users approve
Group list truncated, click to view all

Related Clubs

Savršeno normalna grupa ljudi, Kafuka Fuura Fanclub, Artsy, ACG Cruisers/Akihabara Battleships, Twisted Sadism Bakery of Light!( ̄ー ̄), We Love Maria, Anime Recommendation and Help Center, Crack Anime, Insane Anime Club, Harem Club, Hikikomori Kyoukai!, Secret Club, Unusual is Better, Dimension of Despair, Unrequited Love Club , Animanga Club :3, Pink Supervisor's Supergirl ~Kafuka Fuura~, Missile Punch, Don't Say Normal! Nami Hitou Fan-Club, see all

See All | My FriendsRecently Watched By

Help     FAQ     About     Contact     Terms     Privacy     AdChoices