Assassination Classroom, Anime Recommendation of the Week!

Article at a glance:

  • Despite being a comedy, “Assassination Classroom” delivers valuable life lessons and an emotional ending highlighting the influence of a good teacher.
  • The anime features diverse and well-developed characters, with each student in Class 3-E receiving individual focus and growth through their unique challenges.
  • The series’ opening themes, especially “Bye-bye Yesterday,” are iconic and emotionally resonant, enhancing the overall viewing experience.
“Hol’ up, let him cook”

Huh, I just realized that both recommendations of this week are “classroom” related lol. Well, their themes and messages couldn’t be any more different so doesn’t matter I guess. But Assassination Classroom, I believe it was the 7th or 8th anime I ever watched. That was almost 7 years ago at this point. Even after all these years, thinking of the ending to this anime still makes me emotional.

Despite being mainly a comedy, this anime truly does have some valuable life lessons and the ending still makes me feel like crying. This anime truly does show how much effect a good teacher figure can have in your life. So, welcome back to another edition of our anime recommendation series. This week we are talking about Assassination Classroom. Let’s get started.

Introduction

Assassination Classroom is based on the manga of the same name by Matsui Yuusei. The manga was serialized in the Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from July 2012 to April 2016. As for the anime, the anime has 2 seasons of 22 and 25 episodes respectively. Both of the seasons are made by Lerche. And as far as I know, the anime covers the entirety of the manga. So check out the manga only if you are specifically interested in it, otherwise, stick to the anime.

Plot

Koro-sensei, a mysterious organism that destroyed the moon asks to be the teacher of a specific class in Kunugigaoka Middle School. The main campus of the school has all modern and advanced facilities but anyone who doesn’t perform well is sent to class 3-E. It is said that once you go to class E, it is the end, and there is no coming back. They have a small building outside of the main campus. Well, this is perfect for the government since they want to keep Koro-sensei a secret.

So they grant Koro-sensei’s wish and allow him to teach class 3-E. The students of the class are tasked with killing him as he is likely to drop his guard during teaching. And over time what we get is an emotional narrative filled with character development and self-reflection. This anime does give a whole different meaning to the term “graduation”. Still hurts my heart thinking about the ending of the series.

Characters

Assassination Classroom is full of quirky and interesting characters. Almost every member of Class E gets a focus episode detailing their desires, strengths, weaknesses, and how they confront their weaknesses in their own ways. The anime deals with a lot of common teenage problems, and even the unusual stuff the students go through can be paralleled with actual problems. The character development of all the main characters is impeccable. And while Koro-sensei himself is a static character, he helps the kids grow and has one hell of a backstory.

Animations And Soundtracks

All 4 opening themes of this show are iconic. The first one shows the fun and light-hearted stuff the series starts off with. While the 4th one, my favorite, “Bye-bye Yesterday” is a perfect graduation song. Despite the upbeat music, that song will bring tears to your eyes whenever you hear it after finishing the series. The animations are alright but the art style is really good and still holds up all these years later.

Summing up

Here’s why you should watch Assassination Classroom:

  • Awesome plot
  • Amazing characters
  • Impeccable character development
  • Funny as hell
  • The climax

That is all for now. Let me know what you guys think in the comments. Check out this week’s LN recommendation here. See ya!

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