Monday, January 5, 2009

Episode #19 – Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei


Originally recorded on December 27, 2008.

 Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is dark comedy about a high school teacher name Itoshiki Nozomu. He is a teacher that always get into despair and thinks about killing himself. In fact if his name is spelled horizontally it would be “despair”. One day, while trying to hang himself on a beautiful spring morning, an incredibly positive high school girl name Fuura Kafuka comes and save him from hanging himself. It’s later revealed that the teacher and Fuura are in the same homeroom. Each episode explores the different classmates and their weird lives.

What’s New this Week:
Ryan: I hate America manga
Ging: Sunrise hints more Code Geass
Nam: Otaku hijacks old lady's car to go to Comiket

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Opening song: Kuusou Runba by Kenji Otsuki and Zetsubou Shoujo-tachi
Transition: All Twisted Up Inside by Kenji Ohtsuki featuring Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Yū Kobayashi, Miyuki Sawashiro and Ryōko Shintani
Ending Song: Overbearing Dance, Yeah by Ai Nonaka, Marina Inoue, Yū Kobayashi, and Ryōko Shintani

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Modern Gundam in general (plus Wing, SEED and 00 in particular) are just as otaku-centric (hey, look at all the pretty boys and girls!) and commercial as Geass is.

Even Gurren Lagann is being milked with the movie remakes and EVA too, with the current Rebuild of Evangelion project and the million Eva-related things (figures, toys, mangas, games) Gainax has marketed all these years.

So being blatantly commercial isn't necessarily bad. There are good, bad and just interesting Gundam spin-offs, thus I don't see why it couldn't happen with Geass or anything else. Anyways, too soon to tell what will actually happen. Don't think they'd use the Nunnally (which is crazy and insane) or Suzaku manga though.

Btw, Hellsing Ultimate is indeed pretty good, as is the manga of course, but the TV series...ugh. very hit or miss for me. The references are fine, but the humor is absolutely brilliant one moment, flat the next. Not a bad show though.