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[Eleven] She’s a Teacher, After All: Gakkou Gurashi and Megu-nee’s Guilt

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Had Gakkou Gurashi simply been about its one “plot twist” – shown in the final moments of its premiere episode – it likely wouldn’t have held my attention. However, its third episode delivers a poignant and well-directed look at a young teacher who steps up in the fact of overwhelming adversity.

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Voices at the End of the World: Gakkou Gurashi

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“There are days when nothing goes right. There are days when you stumble and fall. There are days when you just want to cry. To cry a lot. To sleep a lot. Or even to eat a lot. It’s alright as long as you pick yourself up again. Until the day you no longer draw breath.”

-Gakkou Gurashi, Vol. 5, Ch. 28

Mild manga spoilers to follow.

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To Megu-nee, With Love

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“I am Sakura Megumi, I was the Japanese teacher at Megurigaoka Private High School . . . no, I am still the Japanese teacher. Even if this building no longer functions as a school.”

-from Megumi Sakura’s journal, School-Live!, Episode 3

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