Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei Manga to Bundle 2 Anime DVDs
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Limited editions of volumes 15 and 16 of Kôji Kumeta's Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei manga in Japan will bundle original animation DVDs (OADs). 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 second OAD 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.
Del Rey announced at New York Comic Con in April that it had licensed the Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei manga. Del Rey will begin publishing the title in spring of 2009.
Source: Moon Phase
Image © Kôji Kumeta, Kodansha/Zoku Sayonara Zetsubō Sensei Production Committee