I’ve always wanted to review many Shonen Jump titles, but they’re a lot of work to keep up with. It’s challenging to binge the episodes because they frequently span numerous seasons and have fifty or more episodes. You’ll ultimately feel burnout as well, so I only use them when necessary. However, I am aware that these anime are fantastic. If you get the Jump stamp, you can look forward to an exciting adventure.
The only mediocre Shonen Jump anime I’ve seen is Black Cat, which is so obscure that few people know it. I do, and I recall it. But I’ve always wanted to know what all the fuss is about with good Shonen Jump titles like One Piece or Hitman Reborn. However, I can rarely tackle important stories that require a significant amount of time and effort.
Assassination Classroom, a recent Jump smash, has piqued my interest similarly. It featured a strange yellow figure and an assassin class. I was genuinely curious to see what the show was all about. So, I finally had the opportunity to see the show. I momentarily put it ahead of the 12-13 episode Winter 2015 shows on my list. Finally, a Shonen Jump anime review and this one is simply amazing.
Overview of the Story
The E class at Kunigigaoka Academy is the lowest of the low. The pupils in this class are confident that their academic lives are ended because they are forced to take classes in a rundown cabin on a mountain top distant from the primary school site. Teachers are said to be afraid for their lives because only the rejects and behaviorally challenged students are brought there, and other students continually sneer and abuse them.
This all appears to have changed one day when a massive yellow octopus-like creature appears and announces himself the new homeroom teacher. The government informs the children that this creature can destroy the globe and intends to do so before the school year’s conclusion. He has, however, made a deal with the government: in exchange for a year of teaching E class, he will allow himself to be a target. As a result, the students begin preparing to become assassins, ultimately killing their teacher.
I’ve been desperately trying to write a review for this series for months, but I’ve put it off. The main reason for this is that I have to admit that I am a massive fan of this show. I’ve enjoyed it since the first time I started watching it (yeah, I wrote the first time to imply that I’ve seen it several times), and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of it. That’s right, and it’s that good.
The series’ overarching premise is intriguing. I understand that saying you want to kill your teacher isn’t exactly graceful these days. Still, as a youngster, it’s difficult for any of us to deny thinking about killing that annoying instructor who never seemed to give us a fair chance. Imagine how difficult it would be if you had a teacher that you adored and who gave you the time and attention you so desperately needed in your life. That would be Koro-sensei, the series’ primary character.
The Good and the Bad
In Assassination Classroom, a group of thirty junior high school students who have never been given a fair chance in life for whatever reason is given this duty, with the reward of a substantial quantity of money that would put them on easy street for the rest of their lives. The students first believe that this will be a simple method to make a quick buck. However, as the series progresses, the students discover that their teacher isn’t easy to kill. For that matter, the students (and the audience) feel increasingly torn about their purpose, right up until the final moments.
Assassination Classroom is a comedy set in a high school. This is a show that delves deep into viewers’ hearts and ties them to a figure of authority that we all dreamed we had as children. Koro-sensei addresses all of us who didn’t fit in as children. Those of us who never found our stride in school and quit life too soon. If you’ve ever fit this description at any point in your life, you’ll recognize yourself as one of the characters in this series.
The program does a fantastic job of portraying everyone with unique and dynamic traits, even with a cast of over thirty characters. Everyone in this class followed a different path to get to E class, but it doesn’t matter because the ultimate result is the same; everyone who takes part in this series finishes up as a completely different person than when they began, which is admirable.
This was a series that accomplished so much more for me than entertained me. This series made me reflect on years of my life that I had tried to forget about and how my life may have been different if I had a teacher who cared as much about me as Koro-sensei does about these students. Developing that sort of bond takes a powerful series, and it honestly resulted in a personal catharsis that left me rattled to my core (your results may vary upon viewing).
Assassination Classroom is a touching coming-of-age narrative that will have you gasping for air as tears stream down your face in the closing episodes. I’m not going to say much about the last season since I don’t want to give anything away, but this is a show that ends well like it should and leaves no room for complaint.
We observe the pupils develop as both academics and killers over the course of two seasons. Education is no longer a chore to be completed but rather a goal to be achieved. It inspires each student to achieve their objectives. We want to know that there is some hope in education, even if it appears like a sad finale to a narrative. The educational system’s problem is that individuals do not believe it has a future. The message of Assassination Classroom is that education is far more than a means to an end. School gives vital abilities such as dealing with others and learning about oneself that are difficult to come by anywhere else.
This is a series about which I could write a book, and which I will enthusiastically recommend to anyone who asks me what they should watch next. While the forty-plus episode commitment may deter some viewers, those who opt to watch this series will realize that the time investment is well worth it.
Assassination Classroom could teach us a thing or two. It’s a comical story about growing, but you should expect to shed a tear or two towards the end of the series. To all who aspire to teach, model your methods after Koro-sensei’s to see how far you can take your students.
Everyone enjoys using buzzwords such as ‘greatest ever.’ I’m not going to do that; but, I will state that this is one of those unique series. Once in a blue moon, a series like this comes along. It’s unusual to come across a comedy that can drive you to tears and then turn around and have you laugh out loud in the same scene. This isn’t a series that Assassination Classroom should keep on anyone’s ’watch list for long; instead, it should be put to the front of your queue and watched right away.
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