Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 2 [NOOK Book]

Overview

TEACHER OF DARKNESS Meet the most melancholy high school teacher in Japan: Nozomu Itoshiki, whose fashion sense is strictly nineteenth-century, whose personal goal is self-annihilation, and whose signature phrase is "I'm in despair!" He's similar to Franz Kafka and Jean-Paul Sartre-if Kafka and Sartre had had to deal with a classroom of short-skirted, lovesick students. And to make matters worse, Itoshiki's family wants him to get married. Forget the bride, here comes the gloom! The first translated work by ...
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Overview

TEACHER OF DARKNESS Meet the most melancholy high school teacher in Japan: Nozomu Itoshiki, whose fashion sense is strictly nineteenth-century, whose personal goal is self-annihilation, and whose signature phrase is "I'm in despair!" He's similar to Franz Kafka and Jean-Paul Sartre-if Kafka and Sartre had had to deal with a classroom of short-skirted, lovesick students. And to make matters worse, Itoshiki's family wants him to get married. Forget the bride, here comes the gloom! The first translated work by Japan's most savage satirist, Koji Kumeta! Includes special extras after the story!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781612625027
  • Publisher: Kodansha International
  • Publication date: 7/16/2013
  • Series: Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 572,477
  • File size: 55 MB
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Meet the Author

KOJI KUMETA was born on September 5, 1967. He is one of Japan's most popular manga humorists. His hit series include the hockey-themed romantic comedy Go!! Southern Ice Hockey Club and Katte Ni Kaizo. Currently, he's serializing Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei in Weekly Shonen Magazine, a bestselling manga magazine. It is his first work to be adapted into anime and has also won the prestigious 31st Kodansha Manga Award in the shonen [boys' manga] category. The author lives in Japan.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2012

    Hilarious.

    Zetsubou-sensei is at it again, this time with his class of kooky children in tow! Chaos and hilarity ensue. Don't be a normal person; get this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2009

    Parody Is Fun To Read but Hard to get

    I enjoy this Manga and the extreme and absurd attitudes of the characters, the plot is hard to see through all the side comments and I assume mockery of Japanese institutions. Kind of like watching Monty Python's Flying Circus re-runs and laughing at it but not at the level of one who knows the institutions which are the subject.

    Still, it in effect exposes more of Japan's cultural norms to us outside of Japan and makes for a good read. Some of the ironic use of patterns like pantie-flashing and so forth is mockery but can be confused (like all parody) with advocacy of the form.

    Like Volume 1 the fun continues...

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  • Posted July 11, 2009

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    A glimpse into suicidal depression without being depressed!

    In this second installment about Nozomu and his students, the teacher of despair deals with overshadowing, keeping things shut, non-reporting, and avoiding dangerous sights. Nozomu Itoshiki, at his own expense, will likely keep you laughing for the rest of the series.

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