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Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei – Episode 1

Posted on: July 16, 2009

Opening Sequence – Ringo Mogire Beam! (林檎もぎれビーム!) by Kenji Ootsuki and Zetsubou Shoujotachi


Very random storyline but starts off talking about Zetsubou Sensei past then the opening starts. The scene starts in the classroom talking about junk food being bad for your health and they make you do bad in your exams and contains high calories. After it talks about taboo words as well as ill omen words which can affect ur exam such as bad exam number seat, 5 edged pencil which is painful to hold and use.

Scene then moves into a group of people who kidnaps Zetsubou Sensei for having an ill omen name and keeps him locked up until the exams is finished however his loyal and loving students rescue him in all cost even with violence. Once rescued just by changing his name around they realised that Zetsubou Sensei is a good luck charm and they start praying to him like a god figure.

The scene moves to spring where they talk about what spring represents and how you can recognize it by people’s behavior such as salesmen targeting new people moving in to the area, businesses going bust, couples together, couples breaking up and many more.

Scene changes to summer and starts with Zetsubou Sensei looking at a picture with the word misfortune in it which persuaded him to stay home however one of his students somehow comes by trying to chase a floating leaflet. The leaflet is about finding yourself and is a long journey with a group of people where Rin (Zetsubou Sensei Sister) is actually incharge of which. Eventually Zetsubou decides to go on the journey and Episode ends.

Ending Sequence – Zetsubou Restaurant (絶望レストラン) by Zetsubou Shoujotachi

Personal Thought
The opening is quite awful for me, didn’t like it at all compared to the old series. Could of been alot better i reckon however the ending song is very nice and i like it. The first half of the episode was very enjoyable when they talk about the ill omen words, taboo words and kidnapping of Zetsubou Sensei. The Spring part was also good but i found the dancing fat man abit disturbing. The summer scene was also nice with the ending on a cliffhanger i reckon for the next episode. Still i love the famous catchphrase he makes “I’m In Despair” which is always funny.
Will continue watching this hopefully will be more funnier.
Personal Rating: 8/10

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