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Gunslinger Girl – Il Teatrino & Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

January 15, 2008

Gunslinger Girl – Il Teatrino

Gunslinger Girl - Il Teatrino

It’s quite sad that they obviously couldn’t raise the same budget for the second season of Gunslinger Girl that was available for the first season. With so many changes (to the worse) it just feels too different from the first season to smoothly connect both. This alone already gives this second season a rather bad start which is, like said, quite sad. After all it’s not that they are doing that ill of a job with Il Teatrino. The (re)introduction of the characters and the world they live in was done well enough and the pacing was most of the time right, too. The animation quality is decent, the girls don’t look bad at all (albeit they sound to much like, uh, girls now) and the soundtrack might be even better than the original one. I especially like the opening song here.
So, if they manage to translate the intriguing story of the manga at least half-decent into anime and somehow recreate it’s atmosphere I’m sure this will still be really entertaining. But I guess it can in any way only fall short compared to it’s precursor which definitely isn’t something that should be so crystal-clear from the start of a second season.

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

With me liking the first season of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei and this seamless continuation from the first season (there was never something like a story after all, so it’s just madness following madness) I just can’t see what might possible go wrong here.

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My Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 10

December 23, 2007

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me

One Girl to take me back in time
Two Yaka to brighten up my night
Three Sisters to let me laugh anew
Four Ghibli Movies to complete my set
Five sad Girls in the snow to make me care
Six Ghost Hunters to find my missing spirit
Seven Servants to lead me to the grail
Eight Hackers to put me in amaze
Nine Aquarians to lighten up my day

Missing Matoi Tsunetsuki (I guess)

And ten Pupil to leave me in despair.

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Second Season confirmed for…

October 10, 2007

Left in even more despair

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei! Good news I say… or better guess, because I still haven’t finished the first season. The release of the fansubs is rather slow at the moment. I really like what I’ve seen so far though.

Original article (from ANN):

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Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei’s 2nd Season in 2008 Confirmed

posted on 2007-10-09 13:37 EDT

Sayonara Zetsubo Sensei manga will have a second season in Japan. The high school comedy centers around a pathologically depressed teacher who somehow finds the will to deal with a class of oddball students. The first 12 episodes ran from July to September of this year on Chiba TV and other stations, and the second season is planned for the beginning of 2008. Ten volumes of the manga, which began in 2005, are currently in print. Source: Ultimatum

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Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

August 13, 2007

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

Tagging Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei as school comedy is pretty misleading I guess, but these are the only tags of mine that match so far. It’s misleading because, well, if one images a school comedy I don’t think that there would be a suicidal teacher who sees everything and everyone in the worse kind of light in the picture. And a girl who faces the worst things but interprets everything in a positive way, a rude foreigner girl who’s second personality is the ultimative Japanese woman, a female hikikomori who turns up in the strangest places at school and an always injured girl with some, uh, unique taste might be individually part of the student canon, but wouldn’t be that canon. And these are just a few examples of the female students who populate the (school) world of Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei.
The style and atmosphere of this anime could be best described as Negima!? meets Welcome to the N.H.K., which unfortunately also means that the random stuff that already made Negima!? rather hard to follow sees a comeback, but at least for me it worked pretty well to just ignore the stuff written on the blackboard.

Altogether a quite amusing freak show, and with the introduction episodes slowly coming to an end I’m curious what kind of story will develop now.