Does “Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei” Promote Suicide?

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (さよなら絶望先生) is a manga series by Kumeta Kouji (久米田 康治).  It spawned 3 anime seasons with a number of OVA’s.

Today’s post is not a topic that I’m enthusiastic in discussing.  But as a fan of SZS, I feel the need to at least defend it from those “critics”—more like ignorant weasels who haven’t even watched the anime, but just saw pictures of Nozomu hanging himself under a tree—who think that it promotes suicide.

I can understand why some may think this way.  After all, the main protagonist, Itoshiki Nozomu, is always attempting to kill himself but ends up failing every single time (Well, he died in an episode but that was like a side-story in an alternate universe).  This happens so often that it is one of the series’ iconic running gags, and of course one of its main themes, as well.

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10 Ways Sports Anime Can Help You Become the Best Person You Can Be

FUJINSEI KEMPO
Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way
~Cross-shishou

Osu!  Greetings, shokun!  Cross-shishou here for another set of Fujinsei Kempo lessons. Today’s lesson is a set of  life lessons I compiled that we can learn from sports anime.  All of these life lessons are very practical in nature and can be applied into your daily lives, so that you can transform into the best person that you can be.  So are you ready to learn?  Okay, let’s start.  Osu!


10 Ways Sports Anime Can Help You Become the Best Person You Can Be

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Anime Fans Are Weird (Or So They Say)

How many of us have heard this comment before?

Anime fans are weird.

Countless.  If you haven’t heard this yet, well, then you’re weird. 😉 I’m writing about this because I noticed that quite a lot of visitors use this search term “anime fans are weird” or something similar and for some reason, are led to my blog.  I’m not complaining.  More visitors for me, yay!

Curious, I typed this search term and lo and behold!  There are so many interesting entries in the search results.  Some of them are laugh out loud hilarious; some are impressively heavy with research and theories; some are a mixture of both; some are more on personal perspectives; and some are, to be honest, so stupid and ignorant that I wonder if the authors are still talking about citizens of planet Earth.  Nevertheless, all of these are very amusing to me.

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DGS 39 Recap: Sugita’s New Year’s Resolution is to Touch Boobs

Dear Girl ~Stories~ Episode 39 Recap & Selected Translations
by Arria Cross

< Episode 38 | Episode 40 >
Episode Guide

Ep. 39 Title: 中村、お前コントレックス飲むな! (Nakamura, omae kontorekksu nomu na! / Nakamura, don’t drink Contrex!)

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Credit: animelo.jp

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DGS 38 Recap: DG5 Together for the First Time, End of the Year Chaos

Dear Girl ~Stories~ Episode 38 Recap & Selected Translations
by Arria Cross

< Episode 37 | Episode 39 >
Episode Guide

Ep. 38 Title: 中村、フラッグのプラモ買ったから、あとでサインしてくれ! (Nakamura, furaggu no puramo katta kara, ato de sain-shite kure! / Nakamura, I bought a Flag plamo, so sign it for me later!)

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Credit: animelo.jp

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