ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM (SEASON 2)
CREATED BY: Seiji Kishi
NO. OF EPISODES: 25 Episodes
GENRE: Action, Science Fiction, Comedy
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 3E 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 to whomever among the students succeeds in killing the teacher, whom they have named “Koro Sensei”. However, this has proven to be an almost impossible task, as not only does he have several superpowers at his disposal, including the capacity of moving at Mach 20, but he is also the best teacher they’ve ever had, helping them not only to improve their grades, but also their individual skills and perspectives for the future.
As the series goes on, the situation gets even more complicated as other assassins come after Koro Sensei’s life, some coveting the reward, others for personal reasons, and the students eventually learn the secrets involving him, the moon’s destruction and his ties with their previous homeroom teacher, including the true reason why he must be killed before the end of the year term.
Assassination Classroom hands down has to be one of my favorite series of the year so far. The series has a lot going for it, as you don’t need to look further if you want an interesting story and complex characters that move even the most stone-like hearts. While the plot does become a little convoluted down the line, it clarifies and wraps itself up in a little bow. The animation style is also superb, as the studio behind Assassination Classroom really put the time and effort in designing every frame of the animation cells. While I am very sad to see the series end, I am glad that it ended just at the right moment.
For once, I honestly don’t have many negative aspects to analyze. The only thing I could complain about is the number of episodes in this season. With 25 episodes in this season alone, it felt that there was a lot of filler episodes that didn’t necessarily add too much to the major plot. Then again, that filler did expand the student’s individual characters to a point where their fates actually move me. Ugh…emotions!
• Animation style.
• Amazing characters
• Interesting Plot.
• Expertly used pathos.
• Some unnecessary filler.
SCORE: 9.0 / 10
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