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Meet the most melancholy high school teacher in Japan: Nozomu Itoshiki, whose fashion sense is strictly nineteenth-century, whose personal goal is self-annihilation, and whose signature phrase is “I’m in despair!” He’s similar to Franz Kafka and Jean-Paul Sartre–if Kafka and Sartre had had to deal with a classroom of short-skirted, lovesick students. And to make matters worse, Itoshiki’s family wants him to get married. Forget the bride, here comes the gloom!

The first translated work by Japan’s most savage satirist, Koji Kumeta!

Includes special extras after the story!

Chapter Titles

  • Chapter 11 - May the Moon of This Month's Evening Cloud Over with My Tears
  • Chapter 12 - Your Front Hair Swept Back for the First Time
  • Chapter 13 - Thou Shalt Not Know
  • Chapter 14 - I'm Predestined to Be in the Shadows
  • Chapter 15 - Confessions of a Pen Name
  • Chapter 16 - The People Are at the Breaking Point
  • Chapter 17 - Sister-in-law, I'm an Aristocrat
  • Chapter 18 - Leap Before You Lock Eyes
  • Chapter 19 - That Is Why You Are to Flee, Follow Me! Philostratus
  • Chapter 20 - Because It Is So Unstable, I Went to Search the Skies


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