Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, the Witty and Pessimistic Anime, Receives Blu-Ray!
We all had a day in our life when we wished we were dead. However, for Itoshiki Nozomu, that thought occurs every day!
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei is one of the best seinen series. Its suicidal and pessimistic protagonist, Itoshiki Nozomu sensei’s antics, seems comparatively sane in the context of his unlikely and abnormal students.
The series has a setting of modern Japan and its coverage of the enigmatic Japanese life and culture has established it as a juggernaut and a must-watch for anyone interested in the satirical slice of life genre.
According to Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment, the Sayonara Zetsubou series will get a Blu-Ray Disc release with new subtitles with its three seasons and two OVAs.
The news was made public in a recent behind the scenes video by Right Stuf, where the producer Judy informed fans about the progress made in translation and adaptation of the series for Blu-Ray.
Right Stuf and Nozomi Entertainment announced at the AnimeExpo 2019 that they had brought the license to distribute the Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, and other notable anime such as:
- AD Police
- El Hazard – The Magnificent World
- El Hazard 2 – The Magnificent World
- El Hazard: The Alternative World anime
However, the producers could not procure the script of the series, which led to the translation process being done by ear for all the episodes, which led to more delays and waiting time for the fans.
Additionally, this is not the first time that fans of Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, had been let down. Previously, Media Blasters licensed the first series in North America but never released it.
However, the companies seem more confident this time.
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The officials at the Right Stuf have promised the fans that their wait will be finally over as the series will be shipped soon!
About Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei
Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kōji Kumeta. It was serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 2005 to 2012, with its chapters collected in 30 tankōbon volumes.
In 2007, the manga received the 31st Kodansha Manga Award for the shōnen category.
The series follows Nozomu Itoshiki, a teacher who takes all aspects of life, word, and culture in the most negative light possible. The series satirizes politics, media, and Japanese society.
The manga was adapted into three anime television series and two sets of original video animations (OVAs) animated by Shaft between 2007 and 2010.
Source: Right Stuf Official Youtube Channel