To Say That the Pursuit of Happiness from a Process is the Origin of Crime / A Notice from Ministry of Prediction / Names Ripped in Pieces
To Say That the Pursuit of Happiness from a Process is the Origin of Crime / A Notice from Ministry of Prediction / Names Ripped in Pieces is an anime episode of Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
that was released on 12/10/2008
The first segment starts with Nozomu asking Chiri for directions to her house. He goes there but doesn't enter and strictly leaves. The next time everyone is in class, Nozomu starts talking about how the Japanese enjoy the process of things rather than the actual result. For example, Nami Hitou was in line in front of a Ramen shop and when she went in and ate, she said that the ramen was not that great. The art direction changes mid-through the episode to show that they're changing the process of the anime.
In the second segment, they start talking about how things won't go into print and that there would be missing gags. The characters constantly refer to an earthquake that Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei will be canceled. Then Kafuka says that Nozomu Itoshiki has been indecisive about love and Kafuka says that Ai Kaga should become his love interest but she becomes flustered and apologizes that she isn't the type to.
In the third segment, the art direction changes again. They start taling about how reading books has been down. Nozomu says that they should change the titles of the books. Then, Nozomu despairs about how books have mismatched contents and titles. So he then suggest that they should change titles to fit the contents of the books and to be easier to understand. Kino and Kudou have a battle in changing the titles of books. Nozomu rants about how the phenomenon of lying names has spread through other media types like comics, films, music, and gaming. Kafuka says that their names sound reflect their substance. Chiri says that the show hasn't been despairing enough and the title is a lie so the seen switches to another one where Nozomu is about to fall off a cliff and wolves are chasing him.