Weird or What? - Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei - Episode 3

Topic started by Superevil225 on Oct. 28, 2011. Last post by rubberluffy 2 years, 10 months ago.
Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Aaaand we're back to Zetsubou Sensei. You'll have to forgive last week. I needed to get my thoughts on Sengoku Basara out. But-- I digress, it's time to take a look into Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei Episode 3, Fly Over That Country to Get to Here. One hilarious and crazy episode!
 
 Meet Panty... I mean Kaere!
 Meet Panty... I mean Kaere!
  Well.. I feel a bit embarrassed here. I was honestly convinced this was an all girls school. Well, apparently there are male students but they don't have some sort of mental disorder to we don't care about them. On the topic of mentally disturbed kids, we have a new character! Nozomu, here's your new stalker: Kaere Kimura. She's an overseas student who's returned to Japan for a while. Oh, yes. She will be joining the stalker train, and will be fighting for your approval in fierce competition with Matoi. Congratulations. I'm actually starting to feel sorry for Nozomu right now. I mean, it's not like he's trying to get all these girls to fall in love with him. But! I can say I'm happy the feeling isn't mutual. If Nozomu returned his feelings to the harem, I'd be a bit disturbed. Paedophilia is a no-no! To give you a little insight into our new character Kaere, she's insane. Not just because she's a stalker, but because she suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder. Yes! I was right! Each episode will talk about a new student and their mental disorders! Huzzah! 
 
 
I'm happy they didn't pull another "You could have killed me!" moment, because it was funny once, then a bit boring (and offensive). This episode was taken to a different level, compared to the other ones, and to be honest: I loved it. Something about it seemed a lot more sarcastic, and the dark humour was played up. I'm super eager to watch another episode, and I'm really falling in love with the animation and art style. I was pretty happy I decided to watch this home alone because there's a bit of fanservice, and I was laughing like a fool. The writers must have had so much fun playing with Nozomu's character. I loved his xenophobic outburst. Because let's face it: the lawsuits in America are ridiculous. 
 Hi... I'm not really Taro Sekiutsu... I like to hoard
 Hi... I'm not really Taro Sekiutsu... I like to hoard
Then there's Maria. The illegal immigrant who bought the student number and name of Taro Sekiutsu. I found this part ridiculous. I mean seriously? Purchasing someone's student number? Not that I have a problem with it, it's just outlandish, that's all. But yet again, SZS is pretty much entirely outlandish and a total hoot. I found it pretty funny how ignorant Maria is. I'll leave the jokes for you to experience. Maria's little hoarding moments are strangely adorable, and I loved how everyone felt pity for her. A very cute and funny ending to a funny and wild episode.
 
Watch Sayonara, Zetstubou Sensi Episode 3 on your own time, and let me know what you think in the comments!
Thanks for reading, and keep your eyes out for my review on the next episode!
Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17

Interest in my SZS reviews is waning, obviously. Does anybody have suggestions for other Weird or What's?

Post by takashichea (12,445 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Superevil225:

I don't have one, but I keep mentioning this weird Yaoi series over. Maybe you can do Sekai Ichi Hatsukoi. Plus, I saw ZombiePie's list that had the series. Since you did a dunce cap with Sotyfan16, I had a strange dream that you were co-host with Zombie Pie on a show. (I'm weird) I'm sorry. I don't know a lot of anime that fit your many tastes: horror, romance, yaoi, slice of life?

As for Sayonara, Zetsubou Sensei, I'm behind a bit with all of the wiki stuff and school. I'll comment when I get to watch ep. 3. Thanks for supporting Kuro on Guilty Crown!

Edit:

I'll look up some weird series.

Post by rubberluffy (593 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Superevil225 said:

Interest in my SZS reviews is waning, obviously. Does anybody have suggestions for other Weird or What's?

Ever watched Detroit Metal City or Hare+Guu (aka Jungle wa Itsumo Hare nochi Guu)? Those would both be good candidates.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@takashichea: I've been seriously meaning to watch SiH but I'm not sure if you guys wanna hear my fangirl rant. XD Although I could always try and see. Maybe I might get some fujoshi. lol

@rubberluffy: I haven't, although they sound interesting. :P I'll check 'em out. Thanks! :D

Post by rubberluffy (593 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Superevil225:

For me, DMC and H+G are two of the funniest series I've ever seen, but they are definitely "weird", especially H+G.

There's also Hen Zemi if you want really gross weird (but I find strangely enjoyable), or Kamen no Maid Guy for absurd weird (I think it was really funny but it seems to be a love it or hate it series).

Arakawa Under The Bridge would probably be another good candidate.

Post by KuroNekoXIII (427 posts) See mini bio Level 14

@Superevil225:

I havent watched SZS, so I apologize for not commenting. But I did read your report, and really enjoyed it! :D You have a nice writing style and a good sense of humor :)

I'm looking forward to your future works, and I'll be sure to watch the episodes and comment on your reports.

(as for suggestions, I currently dont have anything in particular in mind, except for Ramen Fighter Miki; but I'm not sure if that's the type of anime you're looking for.)

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@rubberluffy: I think my friend showed me HG. Is that the one where the girl hopes to have 100... you know what buddies by the end of high school?

@KuroNekoXIII: :) Thanks!! I was thinking I might be a bit of a troll and review a yaoi... avoiding the part where it's a yaoi and see how many people watch it. But that would be mean. XD

Post by rubberluffy (593 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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@Superevil225:

Nah, that's B Gata H Kei. Hare+Guu is about the kid in the jungle village who meets a REALLY weird girl, who inexplicably has a whole other dimension inside of her, complete with weird animals, monuments and even people. It is pretty enjoyable and funny.

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17

@rubberluffy: Hmmmm sounds actually pretty cool. I'll look into it. :D

Post by takashichea (12,445 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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@Superevil225:

That's right. He's my man.
That's right. He's my man.

Okay, I watched the episode. It was interesting to see how the Japanese and the other countries view each other. A lot of ethnocentrism occurred. I liked that stuff. I can't believe this anime became a subtle harem. Plus, the fan service is out of place. I know you hate pantie shots. That was the bad stuff. I like how Maria became a Moe complex character. Everyone wants to protect her. Kaere is such a hypocrite when she accuses them. Her split personalities is strange. I count three.

For the wiki stuff, I noticed that there are clips that show you what the names of these characters mean and reflect the person. I referenced your show in the Wiki 101: Differences of Creation under the sources for anime. I love how this show talks about the Kanji's meanings.

**Go ahead and take these images and insert them on the wiki pages for these characters. I'll get more for you.

Good job on the weekly report! Hope to read another weird or what blog from you. :)

Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
@takashichea: Thanks! That's actually really cool. I read somewhere about Kaere, but I didn't know about Maria. XD
Post by rubberluffy (593 posts) See mini bio Level 16
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Every character's name is subtly related to their personality type, like how Itoshiki's comes out to Despair when written a certain way. Well, almost all of them, since Kafuka is just a pen name and I don't think they ever reveal her real name. I have books 1-8 (thanks Borders closing sale!) and it has a LOT of the cultural references explained in the back of each book. Pretty helpful for the stuff that flies over my head.

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