Questions tagged [sayonara-zetsubou-sensei]

"Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei" is a satire manga written by Kōji Kumeta. It has several anime TV series and OVAs directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and produced by Studio SHAFT. The main character is a teacher, Nozomu Itoshiki, who sees everything from the most pessimistic point of view possible. He teaches a class of 32 students with widely varying personalities.

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What is the meaning of the hand gestures on Zetsubou Restaurant's cover?

It's been a while since I watched this anime, and today I suddenly realized that the four ladies on the cover of Zetsubou Restaurant aren't all doing the heart hand gesture, but in fact have 4 ...
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What's the deal with rotating voice actors in episode 6 of “Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei”?

The second half of the episode shows a wordplay on wisdom teeth (alternatively read as "teeth which parents don't know about") and during the entire gag, voice actors change around for every character....
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Which chapters of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei manga are animated?

I'd like to know which chapters are not in anime, so I could read just them in-between watching episodes, so the whole experience would be in manga release order. I've seen this marvelous Google ...
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Who are these two students in the back of Itoshiki's class?

In Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei s01e01 @17:37 there are these two peculiar students in the back right with a different art style and dark blue hair which stands out from everybody else: Are they anyone ...
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Who's this person in the middle of the auditorium supposed to be?

During the teacher's monologue (s01e04 @13:30) about how sometimes it's better to not say anything (or to say less), this scene is shows which doesn't look like the class usually looks, and I'm fairly ...
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Is Kafuka Fuura even in the class?

Akagi (An) is in the attendance list in one of the first manga chapters, but it is later revealed that Kafuka Fuura was not actually there in person. Therefore, she couldn't have been in the class as ...
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Why does Kimura Kaere always threaten to sue people?

At the beginning of her first appearance, Itoshiki Sensei explains about how foreigners always threaten to sue other people over the tiniest thing. And in a later episode Kimura Kaere often says she'...
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Why does Itoshiki-sensei always wear a kimono?

Itoshiki-sensei is always seen wearing a kimono whereever he is, except in episode six when he is in his hometown, wearing a shirt, but after that he change his clothes to a kimono again.
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Which manga was being parodied in episode 5 of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei?

In episode 5 of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, I think the following scenes might parody some manga. What I want to know is which manga the author intended to parody.
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Is there a special meaning to the class name “2-H” (2-ふ)?

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is focused on the students of the class 2-H. Is there a hidden meaning to that class name or is it just a common class name in Japan? I recently saw some other, possibly ...
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Who is this man whose face appears randomly?

Throughout Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, there's a picture (not animated) of a bald man's face that appears randomly (often as a censor). Who is he and what is his relation to the show (or their creators)?...