The official website of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is currently holding a poll, which asks visitors the following question: "Please remove Maeda-kun's face in DVD! Yes or No?" Maeda-kun is a former assistant of Koji Kumeta, author of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, who often has cameo appearances in the original manga series. The anime director, Akiyuki Shinbo, also uses images of his face to cover up sensitive body regions on the girls.
The humblest of all things, the most noble. Pray for each step you take. Make a path that's safe so those who follow shall never stumble. Dear God, please give us your mercy. Mercy for we are lost. Forgive the irresponsible, the trivial men who beg you from the dark for the forgiveness of your light.
Shirotsugh Lhadatt. "Wings of Honneamise." GAINAX 1987