You know any show that starts out with an eight minute parody of Kamen Rider has to be awesome, which Zoku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei is. If this episode is any indication than the second season will be even better than the first. The animation quality was excellent throughout and the episode was just plain hilarious. The minute Nami decided to commit suicide I knew Itoshiki would show up in all his suicidal glory, and he did and I laughed for five minutes after that. The new OP is also great and rivals BURE in musical excellence. Can’t wait for that single. I can’t wait to see what SZS comes up with next. Looks like a.f.k. will even sub in a timely manner this time!
They are My Noble Masters looks to be a surprisingly smart and sexy show. Despite the parallels that can be drawn between it and Hayate, it has a strong cast of funny characters and hot girls. I’m already in love with Shinra-sama. Miyu is also quite nice, despite being a loli and a freeter. But what I really have to comment on is the seiyuu cast. I’m rarely a man to notice seiyuu, but I was able to pick out a few favorites of mine here. Of course there’s Tomokazu Seki as Ren, but you also have Yousuke Akimoto as the Colonel, so it’s basically Domon vs. Master Asia all over again! I’m also glad Tomokazu Seki went for his insane Animate Tenchou voice. I’m just amazed by that guy’s range. Shizuka Itou is also great, with a mixture of Alice from Pumpkin Scissors and Eika from Sky Girls. I hope the show takes advantage of its strong characters and seiyuu to create a truly funny series.