The primary difference, in between Western and also Japanese computer animation, some followers believe, is that the Japanese are willing to make use of even the most dangerous or challenging concepts as central themes. “Welcome to the NHK!” dealt with the social problem the Japanese call hikikomori. “Gunslinger Woman” touched upon the topic of government-sponsored murder teams, along with the emotional trauma of such operations could create to the subconscious of an orphaned woman of 14. So it is no surprise that a fairly recent program, “Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei,” revolves around a senior high school educator and his students, every one of whom are in severe requirement of therapy, antidepressants, and therapy.
The show revolves around Nozomu Itoshiki, a senior high school instructor and also member of a rather sizable family. The Japanese characters of his name, when composed flat (rather than the regular Japanese method of composing vertically) can be equated as “misery.” The term is a rather fitting description, since Nozomu displays a number of issues that relate to words. The very first time we actually see him on the screen is on a tree, trying to dedicate self-destruction by hanging. We in the future find out that he often tends to have one or two points that trigger him depression and also great anguish, though he does not seem to allow that hinder his job. He is likewise understood for lugging a supposed “suicide kit” around with him at all times, which is one of the most noticeable suggestion of his paranoid, cynical, individuality. It is significant that he does not take any kind of sort of medicine, such as antidepressants, to aid lift his mood as well as reduce the feasible psychological health and wellness problems he has.
Nozomu’s pupils are no much better off than their educator. One, Kafuka (stemmed from Kafka, the author) is the specific reverse of her teacher. Endlessly hopeful, pleasant, and favorable, Kafuka is the personality in charge of conserving Nozomu at the start of the show. Nonetheless, her cheerfulness is one that is required to an extreme type, such as continually seeing also clearly negative points in frequently improbable favorable descriptions. As an example, she warranted Nozomu’s suicide attempt by hanging as his effort at expanding taller. It is hinted that she strongly thinks this, although that the explanation is plainly ridiculous. Additionally, there seems some surprise physical violence to her, as one of the other pupils could just feel blood lust coming off her when making eye contact. Some fans have actually said that while Nozomu himself requires antidepressants, Kafuka could call for anti-psychotics.
Among the pupils, Chiri Kitsu, displays signs and symptoms of obsessive-compulsive condition, urging that whatever be finished with near-mechanical accuracy. An Additional, Kaere Kimura, has actually shown 2 distinct personalities: Kaede, a lawsuit-happy foreigner, as well as Kaede, a meek Japanese woman. Kiri Komori is a hikikomori that was encouraged to leave your house, though she seems to have just displaced herself from her space and also into the college, never ever leaving the facilities. Among the more entertaining cases is that of Matoi Tsunetsuki, who changes her character each time she discovers a guy to come to be the things of her affection, though she commonly walks around tracking them.
The show itself combines components of the “slice of life” layout and also mixes in the eccentricities and quirks of the students, together with their teacher. Little bits and items of the show also concentrate on Nozomu’s family members, that all have names that, when written horizontally instead of up and down, equate into an apt description of their personalities and also natures.