Lack of buzz (and subs) for this superior anime has left me in despair.
Itoshiki Nozomu is the world`s most negative person. To his way of thinking, there is no hope or meaning in this existence. Even the three kanji of his name become the two-kanji word zetsubou, “despair”, when compressed. What an ironic twist of fate, then, that he becomes teacher to a class containing his precise opposite, the invincibly positive-minded Fuura Kafuka.
One male teacher and tons of girls! Smells like another Mahou Sensei Negima!-type anime of teacher + student harem right? RIGHT? Oh yeah, how did the first episode go?
…and that is only 00:59 into the first episode!
Itoshiki Nozomu, homeroom teacher. Views everyday life with extreme negativity to the smallest details. Paranoid, pessimistic, depressive and suicidal; often tries to hang himself. When his name is written horizontally, it spells the word zetsubou (絶望 = “despair”). Did I forget to mention that he’s the main protagonist? Also, from the eight episodes (out of twelve) I’ve watched, he died at least twice so far in the anime.
Kafuka Fuura, the girl who sees everything positively.
Kiri Komori, a hikikomori (Kafuka thinks she’s a zashiki-warashi) who refuse to leave her room. Itoshiki eventually forced her out, and eversince then chose to live in the school’s science lab instead of her home because she finds it difficult to stop being a recluse.
WATCH THIS ANIME NOW OR YOU’LL BE LEFT IN DESPAIR!
Comprehensive source: Wikipedia
Subs for this anime is frickin’ slow (the anime’s finished since late September). I’m currently going with a.f.k’s subs. Enjoy moar screenshots.
SZS’s second opening sequence: best opening sequence ever (and one kickass music!). Don’t judge this anime by its OP though. This is a comedy anime with a touch of black humor.
Other SZS-related media on Youtube:
REDALiCE – Zetsubou Ore no Jinsei
SZS First OP
SZS Second OP
SZS Third OP
SZS OP Song – Hito Toshite Jiku ga Bureteiru
SZS Parody – Hito Toshite Jiku ga Bureteiru (Rap Ver.)
SZS Parody – Sayonara Gurren Lagann