All good things must come to an end. Kumeta-sensei’s official finale to the Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei serialization has arrived this week, and it is a bittersweet moment for our group, which came into being specifically as a result of this work. It’s been just three years and change for us, but seven for the manga, which spawned 3 anime adaptations and 6 OVAs, and created a legion of fans of B&W girls with oversize feet and glaring personality flaws. We’re sorry to see it go, but look forward to hopefully more from Kōji Kumeta.
We’ll hopefully get some TL Notes up this week for this chapter.
So, we must observe that this release actually hasn’t officially happened. Some konbini ninjas or yakuza or deranged otakus managed to get their hands on early copies of Magazine, and posted it to the denizens of 2ch. This quickly made its way to 4chan and hence to us. As a result, raws aren’t up to our usual standard, but we’ll replace them with better copies as available. There has been such interest in the finale that we felt it warranted an alpha release, and Oyashiro speed typeset this in record time, so suimasen for lesser quality.
Now it’s possible that this is an enormous tease and troll by Kumeta, and that the real finale has flying bears or an interview with Maedax-G in a tub of miso, or more pictures of Kumeta-sensei in a tub with Maeda. If that happens, we will bring you scanlations of these revelations as soon as possible. But I doubt it. A wee bit.
In other news, Oya is working on more Hokkenshitsu, I am still working on 2wei, and we would like to work on more things, so send more staffers.
Oya wanted me to add this, since he felt it was relevant.