Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: 365-nichi no Jikan is a compilation film of the Assassination Classroom TV series. While the film is mostly a compilation, I strongly advise that you finish the whole series before watching this.
There's not much to say about the Art and Sound since it's almost the same with the TV Series. When it comes to enjoyment, I couldn't say that I "enjoyed" it since ninjas are cutting onions in the film.
So here's the question: Should you watch it?
Definitely. One thing worth noting is that the film have anime-only epilogue scenes. Unfortunately, many details were left out since the film only has around 90
minutes of run time. I was also hoping for more epilogue scenes, or maybe some adapted scenes from Korotan D (search it if you don't know).
Nevertheless, it still managed to give an emotional impact especially for those who loved the series.
First of all, I must warn any newcomer to the anime that this is NOT a good substitute for the original TV series. I would advise that you go and watch the 2 seasons instead for a much, much more enjoyable and fun journey, and then come back and watch the movie if you still wish to do so. Now that that's out of the way let's go onto the review:
There are three parts to the story: The sequel-ish focuses mainly on Karma and Nagisa visiting their old classroom, going down memory lane, and checking various places on the mountain where they spent their last
year of middle school. While the first half of the story mainly focuses on the before-the-climax events of the TV series, which is given nowhere near enough time. I would've preferred if there was less narration and fast cuts from the past to the present day Nagisa and Karma, as it was quite off-putting and distracting. And the second half focuses on the climax, with which I have no qualms as it was as well done as in the TV version.
There are no major improvements over the sound, art, or the animation. They are as good as they were in the original TV series, which is to say pretty damn good.
Even though not that friendly to the newcomers, the movie is still a good watch for any fan of the series looking to satisfy their nostalgia, and although I believe converting 50 episodes into just a 90 minute run time was a bad decision overall, I'm still surprised at how enjoyable this movie turned out to be.
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu: 365-nichi no Jikan is basically a recap/epilogue of all episodes in both seasons of the original Assassination Classroom, so it is advisable to watch both season before coming over to the movie.
(This is my first review, and I am a fan of Assassination Classroom sooo...)
Nagisa, now older, comes to pay a visit towards their old classroom. As he explores the place with nostalgia, he recognizes Karma inside. I must say that it seemed a little rushed to get into that position, and maybe if there was more backstory towards all the others, it would have created much more feels. They find Koro-sensei's graduation
book - creating the epilogue/flashback through the whole series. I'm glad that they nailed adding the last, emotional ending, which led me to tear up once again. I wish at least the whole class would have one last reunion to finish off the Assassination Classroom series, as it would make so many fans with tears, although they did show the class photo of 3-E
The movie focused more upon the clips within the series, however, I did enjoy those little moments between Nagisa and Karma, as it felt heartwarming to see their friendship hasn't changed one bit, even if they are apart.
There isn't much I can talk about the art-style and music since it is an epilogue, and they are using clips from the prequels.
Overall, it was a nostalgic trip, and much I would cherish. It just reminds everyone how enjoyable Assassination Classroom was and how much that journey with Koro-sensei really meant for all - the students and the audience.
If there was anything most Anime shows are lacking, it's a solid recap to sell a rewatch out. In Ansatsu Kyoshitsu's case, that was exactly it, what you read in the title is what you get. A bittersweet heartwarming refresher that really takes you back. Removing all the meaty mush and exposing you to the highlights of the show, lighting up the part of the story you thought you still remember but have since forgotten about, it almost made it feel like a brand new experience, and in my case, it was far from it.
I really like the fact that they actually put in some
work into putting together this recap movie, an hour and a half of pure nostalgic gags and tears, I would say that a solid 85% of the movie was composed of reused shots from the two seasons of the franchise, with the rest being new animated scenes between Nagisa and Karma meeting up again at their old school to honor the memory of their late teacher, no our late teacher, Koro-sensei. As they exchanged greetings, they immediately lost track of time as they started retelling what probably was their best and worse year in retrospect.
As a recap, it was, good, I would say that some scenes would have relatively been better if re-adapted, but it was an enjoyable watch empty of grind or boredom of any sort. Or at least, it was for me.