editions of volumes 15 and 16 of Kôji Kumeta's Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei
manga in Japan will bundle original animation DVDs (OADs) along with a
release in between the manga releases. The first OAD will ship with the
limited edition of Volume 15 for 3,470 yen on October 17. (The numbers
3, 4, 7, and 0 can be phonetically pronounced in Japanese as
"Sa-yo-na-ra.") The in between release will be out on December 10th.
The third release will ship with Volume 16 for the same price on
February 17. Director Akiyuki Shinbo, the animators at SHAFT, and the
music producers at Starchild Record will return from the two earlier
television anime series. Likewise, the main cast members will reprise
their roles, including Hiroshi Kamiya as the eternally gloomy teacher
Nozomu Itoshiki with a class of oddball students.
Genres: Slice of Life, School, Parody, Comedy Status: Oct 17, 2008 to Feb 17, 2009 Episodes: OVA, 3 episodes Duration: 24 mins