Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Special
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Synonyms: Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei BD Box OVA, SZS Blu-ray Box Special
Japanese: さよなら絶望先生


Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 31, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, MysteryMystery, ParodyParody, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.531 (scored by 57745,774 users)
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Ranked: #15302
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Popularity: #3840
Members: 13,951
Favorites: 4
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A new special episode that was distributed to those who purchase all three Blu-ray box sets of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei series on January 31, 2012.


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Kumeta, Kouji
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Edit 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)

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"Zetsubou Restaurant (絶望レストラン)" by Asuka Tanii, Asami Sanada, Yuko Goto, & Miyu Matsuki

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May 18, 2012
sixyears (All reviews)
Sherlock Holmes x Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Is simply brilliant.

This whole OVA left me in despair. Why? because the animation was so good, the story was funny, and the whole cast was here again. It made me remember why I love this show. So when it ended, I was in despair, THE ANIME ENDING HAS LEFT ME IN DESPAIR!

Also, it's a Sherlock Holmes type Detective theme, so that just means more brilliance.
Aug 19, 2019
Maviael (All reviews)
English is not my native language. Sorry for any errors, or redundancy.
This is my first review on MAL.

First of all, I have to say that I really like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei manga. Also, Shaft is my favorite studio. And this special episode highlights the best quality of both the manga and the excellence of Shaft's work. It is the best of two geniuses; the immense creativity of Kouji Kumeta (author of the manga) + The whimsical direction of master Akiyuki Shinbou.

Unlike almost everything that concerns the franchise, this Special has an easy-to-understand comedy. The episode is split into two parts. In the first and most read more


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