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
Premiered: Summer 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
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: 7.871 (scored by 4057640,576 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8132
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Popularity: #1931
Members: 106,205
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Nozomu Itoshiki is still the bizarre teacher of the even stranger Class 2-F. 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)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director, Animation Check


Opening Theme

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"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)


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 ...
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. ...
Jan 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is an anime that could be better than it ended up being, yes, the character design is very original, the music is amazing and it is not your typical anime moe, but the story of the series was left unfinished as they did not continue adapting the manga .
Following with their problems the characters are only defined by a single characteristic, they are fun but too simple
conclusión: Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is a simple series that does not intend to go more than that 6/10 and 7/10 manga
Yes, a very short review but that does not take away the reason

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