Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

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Synonyms: Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei 2, Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei 2nd Season, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Dai Ni Ki, So Long Mr. Despair 2nd, ZSZS
Japanese: 俗・さよなら絶望先生


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Sundays at Unknown
Producers: Starchild Records
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Gag HumorGag Humor, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.891 (scored by 6017160,171 users)
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Ranked: #8102
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Popularity: #1712
Members: 133,749
Favorites: 514

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More crazy antics abound as Nozomu Itoshiki (a.k.a Zetsubou-sensei), who is the worlds most negative person, tries to teach class 2-F about how life is filled with despair and darkness. A harder task than it first may seem, with his students being far from ordinary themselves, including the likes of the most positive girl he has ever met, his very own stalker, a foreign exchange student with split personalities and a perfectionist acting class president, due to the fact the real class president can't be seen by anyone, among others.

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Miyamoto, Junnosuke
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Animation Check


Opening Theme

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1: "Kuusou Rumba" by Kenji Otsuki and Zetsubou Shoujo-tachi
2: "Lyricure Go Go!" by Zetsubou Girls (eps 7)

Ending Theme

1: "Koiji Romanesque (恋路ロマネスク)" by Zetsubou Girls (eps 1-6)
2: "Marionette" by ROLLY and Zetsubou Girls (eps 7-9)
3: "Omamori (オマモリ)" by Zetsubou Girls (eps 10-13)


May 7, 2008
This is a comedy/satire anime and the jokes are generally based on the problems and absurdities of society and humanity as a whole. It's full of references to the anime industry: both to series, producers, voice actors, character stereotypes etc. To understand many of the jokes, you have to have watched a lot of different animes and know your terminology, otherwise you will instead of laughing end up with a question mark on your face. A lot of jabs are also aimed at recent and old happenings in Japan and are thusly hard to understand for viewers without a profound knowledge of Japanese culture and ...
Jan 2, 2018
My friend asked me what this anime was about and I looked her right in the eye and asked, “Do you know what a dank meme is?” Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, the second season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, is a satirical comedy that pokes fun at our everyday behaviour whilst simultaneously bringing to light the more serious issues in modern society.

The protagonist of this anime is Nozomu Itoshiki, a seemingly depressed young man whose name literally spells out “despair” when written horizontally. Itoshiki likes to portray himself as being pessimistic and suicidal, although upon ...
Jun 5, 2019
tl;dr: A continuation of the formula from the first season, and though one that is starting to get more random and a bit repetitive, one that still holds up reasonably well.

This season continues the despair filled stories of the strange Nozomu Itoshiki and his just as strange class. In many ways its simply a continuation of the previous season, however I feel that it was different in a number of ways.

In terms of the structure of the show, just like before its a series of short episodes. However, I feel that in this season they have even less plot to them than the previous season. ...

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