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
Genres: ComedyComedy, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool, ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.921 (scored by 3244832,448 users)
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Ranked: #6382
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Popularity: #1471
Members: 83,277
Favorites: 211
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Miyamoto, Junnosuke
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director

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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#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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Nov 11, 2009
kevo (All reviews)
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
Dec 18, 2009
bakaito (All reviews)
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
Jan 17, 2019
bricolo101 (All reviews)
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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Jun 8, 2019
hexashadow13 (All reviews)
tl;dr: A solid continuation of the previous season that benefits from being less random.

This is another season that continues the strange despair filled tales of the strange Nozumu and his class of strange students. In general, it is very much the same as previous seasons, so there's not much more to talk about compared to the previous season. It's a series of non-chronological short stories that don't actually fit into a single narrative at all really, featuring mostly the same set of characters with a few new ones. No overarching story or character arcs, but rather just small self sufficient tales. These tales continue to read more

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