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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Series

Koji Kumeta
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 9 by Koji Kumeta
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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 14 by Koji Kumeta

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Series : Titles in Order

Book 14
Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu’s probably the most depressive man in Japan–so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt! But then why is being in Nozomu’s class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to “the Power of Negative Thinking”?

IT’S SPRINGTIME FOR ZETSUBOU

It’s spring which can only mean cherry blossoms, spring tidings, Golden Week, a new fiscal year, and warm weather! But leave it to Zetsubou-sensei to rain on everyone’s parade. Why do we always look at the flowers and forget to eat the dumplings? Why focus on spring tidings, when there are so many spring “chidlings”? What about the people have to work during Golden Week? And what about Zetsubou-sensei’s life-threatening outbreak of spring fever? Hilarity ensues in this newest volume of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei!

Includes special extras after the story!
Book 13
Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu’s probably the most depressive man in Japan–so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt! But then why is being in Nozomu’s class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to “the Power of Negative Thinking”?

RACE OF DESPAIR

Zetsubou-sensei explains his fear of relay races. After all, you never know what kind of baton you’ll be passed! What if the CEO of a company passes off the baton to you right as the company goes bankrupt? Or what if a movie director passes off the baton to you right after the main actor quits? What would you do then, huh? In a moment of weakness, however, Zetsubou-sensei passes off the baton to a student. How will the “Second Generation Zetsubou-sensei” fare?

Includes special extras after the story!
Book 12
Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu’s probably the most depressive man in Japan–so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt! But then why is being in Nozomu’s class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to “the Power of Negative Thinking”?

DOES HE KNOW IT’S CRISTMAS TIME AT ALL?

Itoshiki Nozomu, the world’s most negative person, is about to suffer an ironic twist of fate. His 32 students, who each have their own weird problems, have ocnstantly foiled his continual suicide attemtps. With Christmas right around the corner, will Nozomu finally discover joy this holiday, or will he be granted the ultimate gift?

Includes special extras after the story!
Book 11
Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu’s probably the most depressive man in Japan–so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt! But then why is being in Nozomu’s class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to “the Power of Negative Thinking”?

SPRINGING INTO A SUMMER OF SELF-DISCOVERY

It’s spring in volume 11, and Zetsubou-sensei and the students master the art of detuning; that is, purposefully inhibiting he performance of something. Then, during summer vacation, they go on journeys of self-discovery, confront a mob of zealous over-preotectors, and dodge spy accusations ont he beach. Finally, back in the classroom, they are caught off-guard by surprise inspections masterminded by Zetsubou-sensei and Chiri Kitsu!

Includes special extras after the story!
Book 10
Zetsubou-sensei and the students go on several unusual class trips, including an archaeological expedition, the Museum of Unnatural History, and Daisan Sentaku City– the city of the inexplicable third alternative. You know, like, when you’re trying to decide whether to get a puppy or a kitten… and you end up with a crocodile? The students also practice selling themselves (legally), getting over their self-entitlement, the art of “soft landings”– a.k.a. breaking bad news gently.

Includes special extras after the story!
Book 9
Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu’s probably the most depressive man in Japan–so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt! But then why is being in Nozomu’s class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to “the Power of Negative Thinking”?

A DARKLY OFFBEAT COMEDY BY KOJI KUMETA

Have you ever noticed the “reverse-boy-who-cried-wolf” phenomenon, where normally serious people tell jokes and nobody gets them?  Are recent fashion trends in Japan sophisticated artistic expression, or just gaudy over-decoration?  In volume 9, Zetsubou-sensei loses his job, his freedom, and… his glasses!?  And to top it off, the students of class 2-F are informed that they will all be held back in the eleventh grade… again.

Includes special extras after the story!

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