Nozomu Itoshiki is a high school teacher who always looks on the negative side of life, constantly left in despair from the troublesome issues society presents. He constantly tries to kill himself to free himself from this cruel world, but is unable to do so because of his class of students, many of whom are more bizarre than he is. There is Chiru who needs to organize everything perfectly, the mute but abusive Meru, Matoi who loves stalking people, and a host of other cute but crazy students the most frightening of which is the optimistic but oblivious Kafuka, whose enthusiasm is over-the-top and lethal to anyone she meets. With all the antics his students carry on, can Nozomu ever manage to find something good in life? Written by
Q. Leo Rahman
Did You Know?
Nozomu Itoshiki's name is a Japanese pun. His name can be written vertically or horizontally, which provides an ironic meaning: written vertically it means "beloved hope", but written horizontally it reads "zetsubo", or "despair". See more
[Japanese closing song
Kafuka Fura P.N.
, Chiri Kitsu
, Kaere Kimura
, Nami Hito
I get to hear their delightful screaming again today... / As long as you're with me, I'll go to the ends of the earth / I will even journey through a forest of delusion / Once I am reborn, I am doomed to love you again / For legends are the stuff of romance! / Turn around to find a beauty beyond parallel / The beautiful die young, and become queens of the night / The flickering shadows make the women more beautiful! / Hand me the noose softly / Eyes creep through...
Apart from the first episode, each episode is named after a line/title from a (usually Japanese) novel. See more
Sung by Ai Nonaka, Maina Inoue, Yu Kobayashi and Ryoko Shintani See more