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Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei  
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Nozomu Itoshiki is depressed. Very depressed.
Hes certifiably suicidal, but hes also the beloved schoolteacher of a class of unique students, each charming in her own way: The stalker. The shut-in. The obsessive-compulsive. The girl who comes to class every day with strange bruises. And Kafuka, the most optimistic girl in the world, who knows that every cloud has a silver lining. For all of them, its a special time, when the right teacher can have a lasting positive effect on their lives. But is that teacher Itoshiki, a.k.a. Zetsubou-sensei, who just wants to find the perfect place to die?

Note: Won the Kodansha Manga Award in the Shounen category in 2007.


Related Series
Studio Pulp (Alternate Story)

Associated Names
Sayonara Monsieur Désespoir
Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei: The Power of Negative Thinking

Groups Scanlating
Amerika Hikikomori Kyokai
Cosa Nostra Scans

Latest Release(s)
c.194 by Nellie Feathers (529d ago)
c.200 by MOY Moe Scanlations (907d ago)
c.212 by Suimasen Scans (936d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
30 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews

4 topics, 21 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (384 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.35 / 10.0
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Last Updated
February 2nd 2017, 8:47am PST



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English Publisher
Kodansha Comics (14 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #621 increased(+119)
Monthly Pos #1119 increased(+124)
3 Month Pos #1460 decreased(-38)
6 Month Pos #1460 increased(+68)

List Stats
On 1544 reading lists
On 1412 wish lists
On 186 completed lists
On 149 unfinished lists
On 404 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei to End in 9 More Chapters 1985 days, 9 hours, 7 minutes ago
should i read or watch sayonara zetsubou sensei 2271 days, 21 hours, 5 minutes ago
Shovel, cell phone or yaoi tankobon? (Spoilers) 2602 days, 8 hours, 44 minutes ago
Characters.. 2790 days, 23 hours, 2 minutes ago

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10/10 , great manga   
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by flamehazexxx
July 19th, 2008, 7:16pm
somone really needs to pick this up. its very funny and is one of my favorite mangas even though i usally only reade action mangas. this deffenetly gets a 10/10 im my book .
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by Elika
August 22nd, 2007, 2:23am
very different from other mangas that ive read... at first i thought it would be a dark once since it had themes of suicide, rape and death but it mostly gives a satricial different view on these topics in a way that the manga doesn't seem also helps that the girl has a extremely postitive view on life and that he doesn't itoshiki reminds me of kyoya of ouran or watanuki of xxxHolic because of the artwork bigrazz..fuura reminds me of haruhi of ouran or of saya from blood + ^^;
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Cool to square   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by NIke
March 29th, 2007, 11:49am
I don't like shounen genere very much, but this is just great!!!
You just can't wait for the next crazy student from Itoshiki-sensei class to make her/his appearance (and of course Fuura Kafuka's* sentence about that person: '[classmates idiosyncrasy] couldn't possibly be this close to me. She/He is [wird explanation]!') and Nozomu attempt suicides (+ his words: 'What would you do if I'd died?!').
It's to funny to describe - read it!!! biggrin

... Last updated on March 29th, 2007, 11:51am
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Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by AMMYjar
August 9th, 2007, 6:42pm
that guy's sooo depressed... that he's washing all of my depressions away^_^ I'd say that this might be even better than visiting a psychiatrist
just awesome!

... Last updated on August 9th, 2007, 6:44pm
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