Nozomu Itoshiki is a high school teacher so pessimistic that even the smallest of misfortunes can send him into a pit of raging despair; some of these “catastrophes” even lead to suicide attempts. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is a satirical slice-of-life comedy set in the modern day, covering various aspects of Japanese life and culture through Nozomu and his interactions with his students: Kiri Komori, a recluse who refuses to leave the school; Abiru Kobushi, an enigma who frequently arrives to class with severe and mysterious injuries; the hyper-optimistic Kafuuka Fuura, Nozomu’s polar opposite; and several other unusual girls, all of whom are just as eccentric as their teacher.
English: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Synonyms: Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei, Goodbye Teacher Despair, SZS
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 2007 to Sep 23, 2007
Premiered: Summer 2007
Producers: Starchild Records, Omnibus Japan
Licensors: Nozomi Entertainment, Media Blasters
Genres: Comedy, Parody, School, Shounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Eng Sub/Eng Subbed
10bit Dual Audio (English/Japanese)