Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei #06 — Manami Who?

August 8th, 2009


"Oh right, we’re paying Kikuko Inoue, better use her."


A pretty good episode, but part 3 was really cheap and barely had time to introduce the joke before it ended and that leaves a really bad taste in my mouth. If it was short just because the other parts ran long, fine, but with the 2 minutes still blown at the start and end of every episode and them reusing almost a full minute from the previous episode… well… color me displeased.

Part 1 was age (in)appropriate behavior and growing up in general. Majiru kind of deserved what he got for reaching at Chiri’s chest, even if there’s not much there. Leave it to her to not forgive a child. I’d have thought they’d bring the married Manami into it sooner, but they did finally pull her in at the end and gave her speaking parts in all three segments. Even Chie finally got to make a rare public appearance for the first time this season I think. What ever happened to the forbidden love between her and Komori? I miss that.

The beginning and end of part 2 had Oura Kanako (aka "ooraka na ko", "big-hearted person," although in her case it’s because she doesn’t pay attention to anything, like the classroom covered in blood or her skirt not fastened), but she didn’t have anything to do with the actual content, which was about social/relationship networks. It all ended in a violent bloody disaster at Chiri’s hands… as do most things. Watching Itoshiki run around, full of hope carrying a "Love and Peace" balloon is a particularly surreal thing to see usually reserved as a flashback to particularly violent hallucinogenic drugs.

Part 3 didn’t start well. They recycled about a minute from the previous episode to lead into Manami’s own take on the "slew life." By the time they finished that, there were about 200 seconds left to do something new, so they had Chiri putting stickers of the creators on various things, including people (parents). Or in Kafuka’s belief, their true creators were the weird ‘gods’ of Japan. That part could have had potential… if it had lasted longer than three minutes. Bloody hell, Shaft. Maybe they’ll actually come back and cover it for real next week.

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6 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Travis says:

    Hell yeah, I miss Chie x Kiri, too. A shut-in student and a nihilistic (Hurr, hurr) teacher is very moe.

    Sadly, it seems to have been kinda forgotted/gutted as they removed Chie from regular screentime.

  • karasu says:

    I forgot Inoue Marina can draw

  • OverMaster says:

    Huh, I’d have thought Harumi would draw better than that.

  • Defectron says:

    Well I watched this and now the ending is slightly less confusing now that ive seen it. I was confused by how Chri improved so much since her last drawing after seeing that screencap. Anyway after watching the ending its clear how she did, Chiri improved with magic voodoo science! I need to get some magic voodoo science too to make my drawings better.

  • kenuran says:

    “What ever happened to the forbidden love between her and Komori? I miss that.”

    Komori cheated on her with Majiru. Cant resist the Shota

  • appztetra says:

    I’m sure that new girl is kafuka ^_^