Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 11

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Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei 11

The Power of Negative Thinking

By Koji Kumeta

Kodansha Comics, Paperback, 9781935429814, 176pp.

Publication Date: October 18, 2011

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"?
It's spring in volume 11, and Zetsubou-sensei and the students master the art of detuning; that is, purposefully inhibiting he performance of something. Then, during summer vacation, they go on journeys of self-discovery, confront a mob of zealous over-preotectors, and dodge spy accusations ont he beach. Finally, back in the classroom, they are caught off-guard by surprise inspections masterminded by Zetsubou-sensei and Chiri Kitsu
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.