Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei [TV]
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is a slice-of-life comedy featuring a high school teacher, Itoshiki Nozomu. Despite being a teacher, he tends to get negative about everything. A man so pessimistic that even the simplest and smallest things gets him and drives him to a great deal of despair leading to an attempted suicide! (First suicide attempt in episode 1 where he was hanging on a tree) Even his name has unlucky characters which whenever flipped horizontally, forms a kanji of “despair” that fits his ideals as well as his personality.
On a spring day, he had met a high school student named Kafuka Fuura, who appeared to be a normal high school student walking towards the school giving off such a happy and blooming aura found him hanging on a sakura tree. She then panicked and tried to save him from his state. (She almost killed him though) Luckily he survived. Kafuka saved him because she explained no one would commit suicide in such a beautiful day and beautiful place. She then names the trees and referred to Itoshiki as “Pink Supervisor” and tried to pay him 50 yen so she can continue calling him by that nickname. By that time they also talked for a bit and Itoshiki slowly learns how innocent and clueless Kafuka was. Having enough of the strange girl, he sped up and went to school only to find Kafuka as one of his students. He is apparently their homeroom teacher.
And meeting Kafuka was just the beginning. He always gave off negative aura to his students by saying “there is no hope” and slowly affects them with despair; Kafuka would all blow it off and would enlighten everyone. To put it simply, Kafuka is the opposite of him.
But Kafuka’s not the only one he should be concerned of. Each of his students have their own issues and different personalities far more greater than him posing challenges that he must overcome.
Though it is dark and deep, Sayonara Zetsubou sensei is quite funny and humorous in a lot of ways.
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