>watch Zetsubou Sensei
>it's actually shit
Wish I was trolling. Why is this being hyped so much?
Incredibly cheap social critique.
Somewhat funny/sympathetic characters who don't surpass bland stereotypes very much.
Most of the female characters get sexualized because "haha panties and big boobs so funny."
Jokes aren't particularly funny. Maybe if you're actually Japanese and like puns or something.
No story or character development or anything to speak of (I realize it's not the point of the show). Just cheap gags and very simple social critique that an 12 year-old could think of.
Talk about a let-down. I guess it was better than your Average Seasonal Turd, but that's a REALLY low bar to set, you know.
I'm in despair.
This cheap anime loving, epik meme spouting culture has left me in despair.
In the final chapter of the manga, it is revealed that Kafuka, renamed so from the "Metamorphosis" book she was carrying, had died prior to the beginning of the series after her father murdered her to get at her life insurance, having her organs donated to a cast of characters that incidentally make up the majority of Nozomu's class. However, she was "too optimistic to die", and thus possessed one of the main female characters in every scene of the series. In the end of the manga, the female students that had fallen for Nozomu hold a symbolic wedding ceremony with Nozomu, allowing both themselves and Kafuka to "marry" their beloved teacher. After this, Nozomu officially marries these girls and moves to an island, where he divorces and remarries each one every day depending on which girl Kafuka is currently controlling. The final chapter shows that Kafuka has entirely subverted the personalities of the twelve female students that married Nozomu, to the point where all of Nozomu's children look and act like her despite not being biologically related to her. The final page shows the girls adding a new "Kafuka" to the harem via a blood transfusion to a female reporter.
If the show were anything to otherwise take serious, this could have been a somewhat impressive end, even if still cliched, but given all the mindless gags, I can only imagine this coming off as an absurd end-gag with no impact whatsoever.
I'll just go forth and assume that people were just impressed by the manga that is presumably better than the anime and that's where the hype comes from.
That, or the seasons after the first are significantly higher in quality...