Thursday, January 26, 2017

Assassination Classroom

Image result for assassination classroomOne day, 70% of the moon was instantly destroyed by a mysterious octopus-like creature that can move at Mach speed. He claims that by the end of one year, he will destroy the earth as well. But the monster makes an interesting offer. In the oppressed class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the students are given a task: learn the art of assassination, and utilize those skills to eliminate their new teacher, the invincible Koro-sensei, the monster with a 10 billion yen bounty on his head.  As the school year progresses, the students find themselves being immersed deeper into the world of assassination, their unique teacher cultivating both their killing and educational skills. The anime series focuses more on a few main characters, although it does develop all of the characters, and takes certain arcs from the manga series. However, the manga series extensively develops every student and teacher character, and even goes as far as including development for the more temporary characters. The plot is also well made, it seems to be broken up into separate arcs, but there will be certain aspects of a previous or future arc that ties it all together. One of the main reasons that this series is so appealing, besides the idea of the ultimate monster and a class of students with knives, is the mystery to everything. There's constantly something new and exciting going on, and there's little clues to overarching questions through every chapter. Just when the reader thinks that they understand what's going on in the series, and have a foothold of clarity, they're plunged right back into the search for answers. While this may seem frustrating, instead it's engaging and keeps readers on their toes. It's a whirlwind, but it's sure an enjoyable ride.

For more Assassination Classroom content, check our Koro Sensei Quest!, a spin off mini series featuring the characters in a fantasy type universe.