Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - Episode 4

I've been in despair without my fix of humorous weirdness recently, so thank God for a new episode of Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. While this particular episode was perhaps a little more hit and miss than the opening few parts of this series, it still managed to squeeze in a few genuinely laugh out loud moments, as well as the amusing (not to mention true) premise running through the entire episode that people are always distracted from the main point of things by something irrelevant - A problem which apparently affects invading alien leaders as well as humans, which is always good to know.

Speaking of which, full marks have to go to this episode for its parody of Asuka's rampage in Unit 02 during End of Evangelion, starring a giant Chiri with a shovel. Yes, I'm a huge Eva geek, so it made my day.

That aside, this honestly wasn't the best episode Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei has had to offer by some distance, yet even on an off-day where the animation seemed to take a downward turn and the fan service went almost through the roof it manages to remain hugely watchable. Besides, let's face it, nothing else can challenge this anime for its surrealist factor, so it's rather short of competition.

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