Thursday, May 3, 2012

Short Review: Sayonara, Zetsubo-Sensei, vol. 26

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Sayonara, Zetsubo Sensei, vol 26. By Kouji Kumeta.

(Back cover.  He's holding a box of curry mix.)

(Inside front cover. The joke is that she's a doujinshii artist specializing in boy's love manga.)

(Inside back cover. Attending a doujinshii convention.)

In one chapter this time, the characters all complain about being "refugees" (i.e. - having been dropped by a cell phone company and being "stranded" without email). Maria, the one homeless foreign girl attending the class, then pushes the others out on a raft to an isolated island to turn them into actual refugees looking for buried treasure.)  The omake page for the chapter is a parody of One Piece's Gold Roger prior to his execution.

In this chapter, the characters are talking about repeating numbers on the clock, such as 2:22 PM and 4:44. This grows into a commentary on artists that repeat their artwork over and over (ala Andy Warhol) and there's a suspicion that there are only really 3 kinds of people on the planet and they just keep changing their features around.  Nami Hito notices one guy that keeps following her around and tracks him to a warehouse of interchangeable doll parts.

(Crossover gag with Shonen Sunday characters.  The cover here is a parody of "Silver Spoon".)

Papercraft page for the Zetsubo funeral set.

Zetsubo (Despair) is not just for breakfast anymore.

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