Saturday, 19 April 2008

Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei - Episode 11

Two episodes of Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei in a single day? I know, I know, I'm spoiling myself.... Anyway, while episode eleven of this series doesn't reach the same comedic heights, it still fends for itself pretty well.

The majority of the episode is made up of a spoof detective drama, with our very own Zetsubou-sensei as the budding Sherlock Holmes who solves every case, but only after everyone involved has died. This was beautifully realised from beginning to end, and though it was a little lacking in the 'laugh out loud' department, there was amusement to be gathered from the anime-themed murders, including (of course) a Lillith-esque death from Evangelion, which is pretty much all it takes to win me over. Answers on a postcard (or a comment) if you figured out the anime series tied to every death in this segment.

The final segment of the episode involved making wishes, with Kafuka suggesting that wishes made in this life were bound to come true in the next. Again, it wasn't particularly hilarious, but was still amusing enough to be worthy of the series. Overall then, this wasn't a class A episode of Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, but it was still well worth watching.

With only two episodes left of this show, I truly am in despair... Where are my laughs going to come from when this series is done and dusted?

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