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Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

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Synonyms: Zan Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei 3, ZSZS
Japanese: 懺・さよなら絶望先生


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2009 to Sep 27, 2009
Producers: Shaft
Genres: Comedy, Parody, School
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Popularity: #742
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Nozomu Itoshiki is still the bizarre teacher of the even stranger Class 2-H. He attempts to teach his students the negative aspects of the world and society, only to have each circumstance thrown at his face whenever he tries. With more students and friends than before, Zetsubo-sensei's life becomes harder and crazier than ever before.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Prequel: Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Sequel: Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Bangaichi

Characters & Voice Actors

Fuura, Kafuka
Fuura, Kafuka
Nonaka, Ai
Nonaka, Ai
Itoshiki, Nozomu
Itoshiki, Nozomu
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sugita, Tomokazu
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki


Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director

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Dec 18, 2009
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei is the third season of the Zetsubou-Sensei series and I have to say it's even better than the first two series. Zan still delivers the despair-filled adventures of Nozomu Itoshiki aka Zetsubou-sensei along with his many 'unique' students. I have also seen there have been improvements in the art as well and at the end of most episodes there is the Zetsubou-Sensei Drawing Song. I am also very content about the new opening and ending themes(I liked the OP so much it was stuck in my head for like a week)

The story has been improved as well. read more
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Nov 11, 2009
In Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, SHAFT shows us how to make a pretty enjoyable show with minimal effort on their part. If nothing else, Zan is an enjoyable, funny, and clever show that fans of the franchise will enjoy like previous seasons. However, the distinct lack of original material from the manga and noticeable drop in art detail may will leave many fans seeking more, which the show does not deliver.

Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is the third season of the wildly popular Zetsubou Sensei franchise, based on the manga by Kumeta Kouji. Like previous seasons, it follows the ever-in-despair Itoshiki Nozomu and his crazy read more
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Both main characters are teachers. They have students that are almost close to them. Some are weird :). But if your looking for comedy, school, and some romance both of this animes are great to watch!. And that on Zan Sayounara Zetsobou Sensei the main character is in despair just like in GTO . Well kind of.. But if your thinking about it then WATCH IT!!!!!!!!!
Welcome to the NHK! and Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei involve a rather strange lead character that think in "unique" ways. The random insecurities of conspiracy and conformity are themes throughout both of the series. Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is more random and throws light on many political and misconceptional deeds while Welcome to the NHK! revolves around a smaller area.

Opening Theme

"Ringo Mogire Beam! (林檎もぎれビーム!)" by Kenji Ohtsuki & Zetsubou Shoujo-tachi (Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Yu Kobayashi, Miyuki Sawashiro, Ryoko Shintani)

Ending Theme

#1: "Zetsubou Restaurant (絶望レストラン)" by Asuka Tanii, Asami Sanada, Yuko Goto, & Miyu Matsuki (eps 1-9, 13)
#2: "Kurayami Shinchuu Soushi Souai (暗闇心中相思相愛)" by Hiroshi Kamiya (eps 10-12)

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