I’m on vacation this week, but fear not I’ve got posts through next Monday already made and scheduled to come up automatically. Now back to the review.
This week I’m covering a series that I really enjoy. It’s Assassination Classroom by Yūsei Matsui.
Plot Synopsis: The Earth is threatened by a powerful creature who destroyed 70% of the Moon with its power, rendering into the shape of a crescent moon forever. The creature claims that within a year, Earth will also be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance to avert this fate. In class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High School, he starts working as a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students not only regular subjects, but the ways of assassination. The Japanese government promises a reward of ¥10 billion (i.e. 100 million USD) to whoever among the students succeeds to kill their teacher, whom they have named “Korosensei” (殺せんせー Korosensē, lit. Unkillable Teacher). However, this has proven to be an almost impossible task, as he has several inhuman abilities at his disposal, including the capacity of moving at Mach 20.
Plot: So it’s a comedy/slice of life series, somehow and while I really don’t get how you can be a comedy with a premise like that, Matsui pulls it off spectacularly and makes an amazing series out of it.
Characters: Each of the main characters is memorable, although I have to say that Karma is my favorite one out of all the students except for maybe Nagisa.
Artwork: The art is great, and is pure Shonen gold.
Overall: If you like a series that doesn’t take itself too seriously check this one out.
For those who like: Comedy, Action, Amazing characters, A plot that baffles the mind.
Not for those who don’t like: Any of the above, but really can you dislike any of that?