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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Volume 13

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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Volume 13

The Power of Negative Thinking

By Koji Kumeta

Kodansha Comics, Paperback, 9781612620770, 176pp.

Publication Date: February 21, 2012

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Description
Teachers are supposed to inspire the younger generation to follow their dreams and achieve great things. However, our hero, Nozomu is not that teacher. Nozomu's probably the most depressive man in Japan--so depressive, in fact, that every little setback in life inspires yet another suicide attempt But then why is being in Nozomu's class such a blast? Is it his quirky and endearing students? The bizarre adventures he leads them on? Or is there something after all to "the Power of Negative Thinking"?
RACE OF DESPAIR
Zetsubou-sensei explains his fear of relay races. After all, you never know what kind of baton you'll be passed What if the CEO of a company passes off the baton to you right as the company goes bankrupt? Or what if a movie director passes off the baton to you right after the main actor quits? What would you do then, huh? In a moment of weakness, however, Zetsubou-sensei passes off the baton to a student. How will the "Second Generation Zetsubou-sensei" fare?
Includes special extras after the story.


About the Author
KOJI KUMETA was born on September 5, 1967. He is one of Japan's most popular manga humorists. His hit series include the hockey-themed romantic comedy Go!! Southern Ice Hockey Club and Katte Ni Kaizo. Currently, he's serializing Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei in Weekly Shonen Magazine, a bestselling manga magazine. It is his first work to be adapted into anime and has also won the prestigious 31st Kodansha Manga Award in the shonen [boys' manga] category. The author lives in Japan.
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