This is probably one of the few which I ranked 10/10 for legit reasons. The reason: It's unique. Why is it unique, you ask? Well, let me ask you this: can you give only one genre to this anime? Is it action? Is it school life? is it sci-fi? We don't know! And that's what makes this show so good!
I'd like to get into the details, but I suggest you watch the first season before watching the second season. It won't have much of an impact if you skip the story. You'll be missing out on so many things. All I can say is, of
all the second seasons out there, this has got to be the best.
Oh Koro-sensei, He wasn't just teaching his students new things, he taught us fans new things too, even if we didn't realize it. Among-st the many things Koro-Sensei taught us, was how to laugh, learn & develop, always make room to improve, be inspired, challenge yourself, and most importantly use your full potential!
During the shows first season I was not interested in the anime nor manga. I felt that the story was absolutely ridiculous and a complete waste of time reading/watching. It wasn't until 2013 that I saw "Funny moments" or "best moments" in anime videos on Youtube and saw Assassination classroom on
it and thought to myself, "ha, this does look pretty funny" "I'll try any show once", gave it a watch and was for the most part blown away.. like the moon... (Puns intended.)My favorite thing about the story and plot is that it connected to me, the viewer on a personal level. I could relate to how most of the characters backstories in E classroom were treated at school. For the most part, mainly towards the ending of the season 2 I felt that the build up towards the final episode were very well executed... or should I say.. assassinated.. wait, I don't think that word works.. whatever. The begining of the season 2 has ups and downs however for the most part, it remains pretty solid. I don't want to use the term "roller-coaster" but I think I will use that to describe it. For example, 1-4 episodes will be about the daily lives of certain students, or the students working on something unrelated to the story. It felt more like filler episodes for the most part. Now for the second part season 2 the backstories about certain characters past and the history of class E finally begin to unfold. We are introduced to more characters and both shocking, and sudden plot developments, as to be expected. For the most part each arc of season 2 is all over the place and honesty, I felt it lacked a sensible amount of balance. The plot for certain episodes can feel a bit confusing at times because one second the students are honing their skills then next episode they are helping re-build a shelter. So balance does seem to be a reoccurring problem within the story-line. Overall I l was generally impressed with the story, I believe that Yūsei Matsui did an amazing job with his work and that Lerche did an amazing job following the work.
Number one thing that annoyed me about the series overall is that the animation or lighting in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, even without the show being censored it's really dark. There are multiple moments in the show where areas are unnecessarily darkened to the point where I actually start questioning myself "This is the uncensored or raw version right?" The background settings looked poorly done so maybe that's why the animators decided to use darkness in multiple scenes. Character designs still remain the same so I do not have much to add to the subject. I felt like the artwork, especially the background settings needed to be re-done. I hope to see whoever is in charge of editing the Blu-Ray discs, brightens things up.
The sound wasn't anything to special, I don't want to say lackluster however most of the times I'd be watching an action scenes I didn't feel like the music playing enhanced the situations(s) occurring on screen. I also didn't care for both opening songs and the latest ending song Mata Kimi ni Aeru Hi by Shion Miyawaki. The ending song from PT 1 was my only favorite track. Seiyuu's are always amazing in this show. Of course my main man, a hundred grams, N*gga's just don't understand, Jun Fukuyama reprises his role as the lovable and somewhat admirable Koro sensei. Perhaps my favorite thing that Jun does with Koro sensei is his laugh. Every time I hear "Nyeh heh heh heh heh" or "Nyu fu fufu fu" I burst out laughing too. Nagisa, Karma, I really liked that their voice actors went through good lengths of studying English so they could speak it properly for certain episodes. While Karma's actor Nobuhiko English sounded a bit "broken" I did however like that Nagisa's voice actor Mai
Fuchigami was able to enunciate or pronounce English better. Everyone else did a great job with their roles and I think that Ansatsu Kyoushi has one of the best cast of voice actors for an anime series. Each of the actors are able to express a good amount of feeling with their characters in order to make their characters feel more... realistic.
The characters are the most vital part of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. The main focus for all characters in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is growth & development. These two things are literally the key in what makes this series work out so great. As to be expected of course, during the beginning of the series season 1 until the ending, the characters are lacking strength, potential, and skill. My favorite thing about the series characters is that I felt like I got to experience growth along with the students, and the teachers in this series. The way the characters react when they learn new things or acquire a new skill, because I felt so involved while watching it made me feel like I learned something new too. For example, if Koro-sensei is speaking directly to the students about studying for an exam and he's giving them both words of advice and encouragement then I, the viewer am also receiving some sort of acknowledgement too. Another thing about the characters is that they're all made to be either relate-able and or likable. That way viewers like me feel like they are on the same level as the characters in the show. Out of all departments listed from the "rate the anime" category I would say that characters are my most favorite thing about the series.
Enjoyment and pleasure is always experienced while I'm watching Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. I don't think for a second I've ever been truly unsatisfied with an episode. I have to give the series some praise because for 25 episodes and not a single one for me to dislike, I think that's amazing. I think to myself, even while writing this, "hmmm, I know there has to be at least one episode I hate" but I just cannot think of a single episode. Overall I was very satisfied with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. I think although it may not have been the best of the current season it still stood out enough to earn the 4th spot in my top 5 airing the spring season. 9/10 for a memorable and joyful experience.
The sad fact of life is that all good things must eventually come to an end, and that includes whatever school year might have actually been fun for you. Thus, Class 3-E - the only class that teaches assassination - must come to an end, as well, whether the world goes down with it or not. In this season of Assassination Classroom, we get to see how it all ends, making it one of those anime that is actually a full adaptation of the original manga. When I watched the first season last year, I enjoyed it a whole lot; that was more than enough
to get me to watch the second season when it came out. Needless to say, this season was even better.
Ladies and gentlemen, tentacles all over (yes, I'm saying that again), here is my review of Assassination Classroom Second/Final Season.
For those unfamiliar with Assassination Classroom, it centers around Class 3-E, which is considered to be the lowest class in Kunugigaoka Junior High (and gets poor treatment from both teachers and students because of it). They end up getting a new teacher, which is a huge, yellow, octopus-like thing capable of Mach 20 speed and, as it is said, mass destruction; you see, he is apparently responsible for the recent destruction of the moon. He claims to be destroying Earth next in a year, but first, he wants to teach Class 3-E. Thus, Class 3-E is given the assignment of killing this thing, now named Koro-sensei, by graduation, and they will earn the 10 billion yen bounty on his head if he does so. Needless to say, Koro-sensei proves to be an excellent teacher to the students by not only teaching them the regular school subjects and assassination, but also life lessons.
The second season of Assassination Classroom picks up from where it left off, and boy, does it get great from there! A few parts of the story in this season feel a little rushed, but it was certainly never boring! It provided a lot of character development for each character in this series, even some of the ones that started out unlikable. For example, the principal of Kunugigaoka Junior High, Asano, starts off as someone with a heart of stone, but when you get to see his backstory, you start to sympathize with him even a little bit. Speaking of backstories, Koro-sensei's backstory is finally revealed in this season, as well, and while trying not to give too much away.... man, is it intense!
The art and animation in season two of AssClass (still amused by this abbreviation) is pretty much the same as in season one, seeing that it's still Lerche animating it, so there really isn't much for me to say here. It's still well-done animation that especially stands out in the easy-to-get-into action scenes. The Japanese voice acting for this season is pretty good, too. Now, as for the music, I honestly thought that both the opening and ending themes of this season left more of an impact than the opening and ending themes of the first. I especially liked "Bye-Bye Yesterday", the second opening theme; it's really sad that this anime is ending, and this opening really made me feel the impact of its upcoming end.
Overall, while I did enjoy season one of Assassination Classroom, season two was even better. If anyone has seen season one and wants to know how it ends, you'd better watch this. I'm personally looking forward to seeing more of these interesting characters in the spin-off, Koro-sensei Q, but for now, we must say goodbye as Class 3-E graduates from their assassination classroom.
Assassination Classroom season two is a rollercoster ride.
Steering off from the funny assassinations of the first season, season two has a lot more character development and defiantly more feels. The last two episodes left my crying, half in sadness and half in happiness.
If you don't mind or even want more character development, backstory and tearjearking moments then you'll love season two even more than the first one. If it's not your thing then you may still enjoy it, there are still funny moments, silly interactions between characters and some assassinations attempts that stay true to the first season.
The art and music is as good if
not better than the first season, with wonderful openings/endings and beautiful characters this show is great if you like the normal computer animation style done well and great music.
I loved this anime so much and I will probably continue to love it for many years as I do for a few others.
To sum up, the season season of Assassination classroom is defiantly worth a watch if not for its enjoyable story then for it's art and music.
Mod Edit: This review may contain spoilers.
"The journey is the reward" - Steve Jobs
In some cases, plot armor works to help the anime. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is one of these rare examples. Sure, we know what's going to happen. Sure, it's the greatest moment when the entire show builds to it's climax and then it explodes into a colorful rainbow of nostalgia and emotion. But it can't wash away all the screw ups of the show in the past, right?
Thankfully, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu rarely screws up, but even if it had, most of it would have been forgotten with the climax to top all climaxes. Ansatsu
gets most of it's praise from how unique it is, and I won't argue with that. It's a very strange concept that almost makes you forget it's a shonen at points. ALMOST. Being a shonen isn't necessarily a bad thing, though. It just means that it's prone to the flaws of shonen - arcs that are inferior to others. Again, Ansatsu pretty much blows that out of the water though. None of the arcs are inferior to others, which I feel even works against it at a point, when the final arc was just as exhilarating as one from the halfway point. And, most of the arcs follow a common pattern in shonen - bad guy shows up, minor struggle, you beat him, the next bad guy shows up, slightly larger struggle, you beat him, boss shows up, big struggle, you beat him, recovery episode. Which brings me to the ending. From the very beginning, straight out of episode one, you had been waiting for the death of Koro-sensei. The moment was just as filled with sadness as everyone had predicted, it wasn't surprising at all. But looking in the episode discussion, you don't find anybody complaining, even the manga readers were impressed with how well it was handled. In conclusion, Ansatsu is creative, but not quite groundbreaking.
Lerche isn't a very famous studio, and even if you had heard of them before, it probably wasn't for their mind boggling animation and more likely for their screw up of Daganronpa. When the original season first aired the animation was still pretty mediocre, but it hasn't improved since then, and the animation around it has, which has made it even more underwhelming. Both the art and animation are bad.
The first opening theme screams average to me. It sounds like I've heard it before, kind of thing. The endings are slightly better but still, 99% of people won't care to remember or even listen. But every once and a while, there is an theme song that completely outclasses the rest, the one people remember the show for. Bye Bye Yesterday is one of the three openings I've listened to so many times in a row I got tired of it. Usually it's one or two, but with this one it was probably 20 - 30. That's insane. Actually, I'm amazed I was able to, writing that down. It may seem unbelievable, but it was THAT good to me. The soundtrack gets completely ignored because most of the openings aren't spectacular, which is such a shame because the innovative soundtrack is one of the show's best features. Some of it feels a little out of place, like it should be in a mystery show, but it's still great nonetheless. The average sound effects are made up for by the highly praised seiyuu that voice the characters. Koro-sensei and Karma, in particular, are voices that I could put to the face blindfolded. Ansatsu has it's ups and downs in the sound department.
Speaking of the characters, it always confuses me why they're scored so highly in other reviews. Really, Koro-sensei is the only character that I felt was good. He works really well as the series mascot, but if that wasn't enough, he was also hard not to love. Despite this, I can see why others consider him to be annoying. The other main character, Nagisa, is pretty average for a main character. Acts-weak-but-is-actually-the-best-in-the-class kind of thing. As for the supporting cast... well, this is why Ansatsu is so praised. All of them get their own little development arc, which seemed forced to me. On top of that, the characters really are just templates, design and personality-wise. Just because the show does a good job at featuring them all doesn't necessarily make them good characters.
Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is definitely show that was meant to for you to not expect anything at all, and then take the viewer by surprise. Did it take you by surprise? Or did you like it anyway? Feel free to comment on my profile and tell me what I did wrong with this review, I'm always up for feedback. Thanks for reading!
After finishing the first season, I started to question the direction of the story. It had its moments and the comedy was fairly good, but I wasn’t overall very impressed with it. The assassination premise is presented in a colourful and fun manner that it tends to take lightly of its consequences. It glorifies that assassination serves as a way for fellow assassins to create bonds and promote self-improvement. I can’t help but see it as a flaw, given that I’m already used to seinen titles that explore the world of assassination in detail and it’s definitely not all fun and games. The dynamic between
Class E and Koro-sensei is great but the latter still remains a mystery. Little is known about his background and motives. They are all complaints I had but things start to get more interesting as the second season started rolling in.
The main theme of the second season is graduation. We all know that feeling, sharing fun moments with your fellow classmates inside the classroom. But, you know that they will all come to an end in the inevitable future. Fitting that into the pre-established setting, it unexpectedly works well. Who would have thought that the show can manage to promote that sense of sentimentality despite its assassination theme as each characters reflect on how they have progressed so far. Assassination is taken more seriously now, since it starts to slowly sink in that they will have to kill Koro-sensei eventually and that time is running out, making it an interesting conflict of emotions. Questions are posed such as “What does it really mean to kill?” and “Is there any other way around it?” The fun approach towards it is still there, but it’s toned down a bit.
The story goes full-force with the sentimentalities of graduation but it tends to breeze past its pre-existing issues such as the education system and the involvement of the government and other external agencies in relation to killing Koro-sensei. It’s a shame that they were never really tackled and explored well while certain episodes are wasted on school activities that has little to do with the ongoing story. It does enhance the reoccurring theme but they feel out of place.
The show starts to unfold Koro-sensei’s past and makes his motives clear to everyone which is a good thing since that was what often bugs me while watching the previous season. The character development among the cast is starting to be more apparent. The gravity of the situation is starting to get into them and we get to see how they plan to cope up with it even if the situation is over. It’s like being anxious not being to be able to graduate, and the only way for that to happen is to pass the final exam. That final exam is Koro-sensei. He has been with the cast from the start. Despite being an assassination target, everyone becomes attached to him in a way. This further adds up to the sentimentality.
Overall, if you found the previous season somewhat lacking, then this sequel will somewhat remedies that. It doesn’t resolve every single issue, but it manages to conclude the main story well that leaves you quite the emotional impact.
All good things must come to an end and the end has finally come! You hear many fans complain about wanting a teacher like Korosensei but my answer to such request is that we already have our own Korosensei! That’s the beauty of this story and character where Korosensei doesn’t act as a teacher for just class 3-E but also for all its viewers! Just like s1 he teaches or at the least reminds us of important life lessons that must be taken to heart. After the dazzling s1 reviews, the hype for this one
was big and I am glad to say they delivered one more time! You wonder what plot points are included this time around and they are pretty much the same as the story starts off exactly where we left off in s1. Since few new arcs are included, much of the 1st half are light toned comedic filler-esque episodes but they help fix one of the problems from s1 and that’s character development of the other students. These characters get their backstory to help fully understand them and the other teachers have their own little romance going! I found Professor Bitch very funny this time around! Even though the story progression is slow, it has so much heart to it hence connecting with the audience on a more personal level! It does fall to a more comical side with that trip to s**** but it more than makes up for it with its perfectly timed humour that delivers many LOL moments!
The clash between class A and class E is further explored and plays more within the main arc. Both classes showcased the different ethics they possessed, thus representing the different teaching styles of their respected teachers. This arc brought both humour and drama to the table, from the way how the exam scenes were portrayed to the rivalry and relationship between Korosensei and the principal. In fact, my favourite character development was of the principal! He wasn’t just a generic bad guy! I hated him in s1 but after understanding his backstory, I felt nothing but sympathy for him and was glad when he started reverting to his old self. And we finally get our backstory on Korosensei! He looks handsome with all that hair! :D Korosensei once again had the best moments of the series and we finally get a look behind the curtain for this octopus creature! Nope for this human! I was craving for it since s1 and the reveal was satisfying! The other main characters like Nagisa, Karma and Kaede are still the ones to get the most screen time which is key to this show and the build-up to the finale was beautifully realized.
The OP/ED are still okay but much better than last time. I also enjoyed the art work more cause some background scenes were nicely portrayed. In addition, the action scenes were stellar, creating an intense and dangerous atmosphere and the sound effects pleasingly captured the nerve wrecking tension especially during that Nagisa vs Kamina fight! The dub voice acting for Korosensei is still my favourite!
I had very minute problems with this season which can easily be rounded off to nit-picking! I liked/loved all the episodes and that’s saying something! The laughter at the comedy, enjoyment at the action and overall satisfaction with those inspirational quotes makes this as one of the best anime out there! It sucks that this show doesn’t get the same type of respect and recognition as the other anime’s do!
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The set up to the finale was well done because the ending is very emotional and sad! Korosensei reaches his inevitable end as foreshadowed from the beginning. He had grown so much on us that we all wanted him to live somehow but alas the student efforts to save him were in vain. Korosensei’s death was well executed and I was happy they didn’t miraculously bring him back for that would have spoiled the entire finale! Despite being a tearjerker moment, the anime doesn’t end with that note! Rather you have another episode where you see how each of the students of class 3-E ends up after their graduation and that was wonderful to behold! Even if Korosensei no longer exists, his teachings will forever live in our hearts! Those lessons encouraged the kids to follow in their Sensei’s footsteps as if Korosensei is giving part of himself to all of them! After all he wanted them to surpass even him for he wasn’t perfect either.
That was a nice touch with the students coming back to buy the property and preparing the classroom to its original condition for Nagisa to teach their later. Also, that image of Nagisa with Korosensei’s coat was heart breaking! If they do want to carry on with another season, then I would like it to continue with Nagisa as a teacher rather than bringing Korosensei back!
Now that you're reading this review, I'm assuming that you have already watched Season 1. Season 2 starts questionable but ends with a BOOM, it's better than Season 1 in my eyes.
The first season raises a lot of questions concerning the single characters, especially Koro-Sensei. Season 2 does a great job at clearing up those. It answers most - if not all - questions there are. Furthermore, it also shows the past of a few other key characters which certainly explains their behaviour. Some of those are surprising and definitely good plot twists. Another strong point of the season is the right mix of serious
and comedic scenes. It starts out rather happily and turns more serious towards the end when the moment of the truth arises: What will happen in March? The ending is a key element of any anime. And with that Assassination Classroom 2 does a great job at ending the show. It is heartwarming and will definitely tear you apart. I wouldn't be surprised if tears would fall from your eyes. But indeed, it is satisfying for the viewer and well chosen for sure. My only concern is that Nagisa didn't show up at the class meeting of the last scene.
Musicwise, this anime continues to amaze. It reuses a lot of good tracks of the first season which is a plus. Its art and animation continue to be superb. Just as in season 1, Assassination Classroom 2 does an exceptional job at developing the characters. Their bond evolves and every one of the class is part of the anime and thus part of the development. That is especially noticeable in one of the final scenes of the anime when Koro-Sensei does the last attendance check of the class. You know that all characters were involved well in the anime if you can connect with the characters. And I could, that's for sure. With almost every one of them.
At last, I want to mention a part that I enjoyed but most people probably either didn't understand or just couldn't care less about it. It is the math problem in the final exam. Yes, you've heard right, mathematics. I myself do a lot of mathematics and I can confirm that it was a beautiful problem. Showing the two solutions was well done. Especially Karma's solution was brilliant. It's a problem that could very well be proposed as an easy olympiad problem.
Anyway, enough about me blabbering about maths. Assassination Classroom is a masterpiece. And Koro-Sensei is the best teacher there is. So are his quotes.
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(This is my first review be gentle) ^_^
Hello, Let me start of with saying this series is a one of a kind. A unique story with loads of humor and unlike the first season a bit more serious. The story gets better and you get better understanding for the characters. The enjoyment stays the same (Which is very good). As for now when this show is most likely done, i am layin gin my bed crying missing the charters and wonder what to do with my life now... just as a normal person does after completing a really good anime. Overall this show
is a really good time, and you really do feel with the characters. This show made me feel a lot. It was lightheaded at start and one of the most enjoyable anime's i have ever seen. The passion, the commitment and specially the bond that the students share with their teacher is something that i cannot explain with words. I loved this anime form the bottom of my heart, and if you are reading this i am sure you are considering to watch it... Take my advice! Do it you won't regret it. It's rare for me to be this entertained by a show. Sorry if it was not the best review it's my first however for me to write this review is just because i felt i CANNOT simply drop this anime i need to help it grow. I NEED TO SHOW THE PEOPLE THAT THIS IS "THE" ANIME TO WATCH! #nuruhuhu
This is undoubtedly the best anime I've watched in my life thus far, its so unique you can define it as a genre itself, and that's what makes Ansatsu Kyoushitsu so good
the first season was enjoyable made me laugh smile and maybe even cringe at points with certain jokes, but in a good way of course !
But this 2nd season, oh boy, sit down grab some popcorn because i surely have my points to put out there to convince you watch this anime i have never written a review before and never intended to, but this has to be done
Story 9- Season 1 has
left many of our questions unfolded, like who is Koro? whats his past? why this class? and many others, and i feel like those answers came in the best way possible, look i would give a 10 at this, but i felt like some episodes weren't focused on the story itself some felt like fillers for Character development, or in a way for us to get attached to some character but at the same time i wont be happy with giving this a 9 either because this anime has overall one of the best endings I've ever seen too!
Art 10- this may be the only point tha'ts hard to describe as the concept of art may change from person to person, and so as this is my review im giving this one a 10
why you ask? i feel like they made the character look exactly how the should, their personalities match their looks, Nagisa may not be the most gorgeous boy in the world but he isn't meant to be, they sure could have done a better job at it but what would the point be? Karma looks great for example but that suits him
also the combats and the especial effects are over the roof, paying attention to the details after watching this for the fifth time each combat is well thought
i love what they do with the eyes of some characters as they are about to engage on combat or prove some points right
Sound-9- "Tabidachi no Uta" i'm just saying that, don't look it up on youtube you may get MANY spoilers so please don't
and i feel like the sound crew did a good job picking each sound of each moment #approved
Character-10 Prepare your jaws to drop when watching this season because oh boy oh boy, CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT! finally an anime that isn't 400 episodes long (or that isn't Tokyo Ghoul) and has INSANE character development and i'm not even focused on the main character, I literally mean ALMOST everyone! Koro sensei is also my favorite anime character of all time the jokes, the advice, how much he cares for his students the happy moments the sad moments he's been through, watching him brings me joy
Enjoyment 10? really? cant it go higher because i want to give this 100/10
I've never laughed so hard, smiled so much, and cried so bad during an anime, all those points, Clannad may have shattered my heart, but this anime broke it, I've seen some reviews and they cite how sad some moments in this anime are so i'm not giving away any sort of spoilers, there are going to be some sad moments
Overall-11 best anime 10/1 would watch again for the 6th time i have never felt so many emotions at once
Assassination Classroom has now become my favourite anime of all time. The first season makes the entire thing seem like a pure comedy anime , but anyone who has finished both seasons will know this is not the case. The second season is absolutely amazing , just as you think you know how the anime will end there are 2 huge twists in the story. All of the questions are answered in season 2. Assassination Classroom also has very little filler. When a certain activity or situation does take up an entire episode , it is always for a very good reason or important to
the story. Do not watch season 2 without having seen season 1 , It will have little to no impact on you and you will probably be quite confused. With 47 episodes in season 1 and 2 in total , the length is perfect. It fits every detail in without falling short and without having a ridiculous amount of episodes. Korosensei's lessons are at times mind blowing and the ending to season 2 is the best anime ending I have ever seen .
This is my first review so I will do my best to describe my thoughts on this anime.This is one of the few anime that I rated 10 but for good reasons.The anime is one of the few animes which makes you laugh at times and makes you cry at the same time.Its wonderful how the anime turned into a feels trip towards the end while it makes you laugh initially.The characters are all memorable and leave a lasting impression.Make sure you watch season one so you won't miss out on the story. The art in the anime is splendid as well and overall I
thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful piece of work.I highly recommend this to every anime lover and I am sure it won't disappoint you.
Art (9)/Sound (8): I really don't get it when people say the animation of this show isn't good. Most of the time, the art style looks awesome and is incredibly appealing. And when the animation needs to be awesome, it is. Koro-sensei's tentacles look awesome when they need to, and the stylized character designs lend themselves to a wide variety of expressions and emotions for the characters to display. The sound is pretty good. Both EDs are kinda sad and slow (not very fitting for the tone of most of the show) but are a great foreshadowing for the later parts
of the show. Both OPs are pretty good, though I way prefer the second to the first. The ENG dub isn't very good. Most of the characters feel miscast (except Koro-sensei, who is hilariously played by the same guy who played Hughes in FMA). But the JP dub is pretty awesome. The voice actors do a good job of getting the character's emotions and personalities across. Karma's voice is the best in my opinion. Though, I'm probably biased because I love Karma.
Story (9): I have to say, that the story definitely gets better as the season goes. It starts pretty much exactly where the last one left off, then jumps back into it's episodic format after the whole Itona conflict. I'd say the story gets awesome again at about episode 14. Not that it's bad before that. The structure of the show usually lends itself to occasional serious and intense stories interjected with light and fun episodic stories. None of these episodic stories are necessarily bad, it's just the parts where the story is really allowed to shine are the best. And that is episode 14.
After this episode, the story is pretty awesome for the rest of the show.
Characters (10): The characters have pretty much always been my favorite part of Assassination Classroom. Karma reigning as the king. I LOVE KARMA. Which is probably one of the reasons I like this season more than the last one. Karma is given a lot more screen time, and an entire mini-arc is dedicated to his relationship with Nagisa. Probably my favorite three episodes the ENTIRE SERIES. OMG! These episodes are amazing. It shows just how well they know each other. That hesitation that Nagisa shows at the end of their fight, because he knows how tricky Karma is, how Karma doesn't take his opportunity to beat Nagisa because he knows he wouldn't listen if he beat him that way. It adds new layers to their relationship and shows how close they really were before they drifted apart. OMG! I love this mini-arc! But Karma and Nagisa aren't the only good characters. Koro-sensei is as awesome as always. Kaede gets her own little mini-arc. And I still love Sugino. Though not all the characters are created equal. Not many of them get major focus, which is sad, but the ones who do are amazing.
AP classes, or Advanced Placement Classes are a kind of challenge that students put themselves through in order to show that they're the best of the best or much higher level than the rest. These courses are much faster than their 'less advanced' counterparts, have much more material to them, and are usually less fun. So why do I make this analogy? Well, if AssClass S1 is a standard course, AssClass S2 is an AP course. Case in point, onto the lecture as to why this show isn't as good as people may say it is.
Story: Continuing off from the first
season, the story of AssClass S2 as stated from its release, that the rest of the manga would be finishing up in this one 2-cour series. It's a finished series, start to finish, nothing really left behind. Sounds good, right? Well, here's the problem with that.
The entirety of the manga is about 180 or so chapters. Season 1 of the series adapted around 60 or so chapters with 2 cours to complete said chapters. Season 2 on the the other hand has the same runtime of 2 cours but adapts 120 chapters instead. Using simple math, this season is adapts around twice as much material as its first season counterpart. So, what's the point of this simple math equation? Well, the answer to that is the simple fact that this season is HORRENDOUSLY rushed. Due to the fact that this one season had to adapt about twice as much material as the first season, the content that we're shown has a lot of problems.
The first problem that this adaptation shows us is the fact that none or very few of the given arcs that we're shown actually sink in. Many portions of the anime have character development for a certain side character that is integral to the series that falls flat due to the fact that the show speeds through their portion of the series in 1-2 episodes without very much detail. We're given just the outline of what happens to the character rather than the full essay that makes us even give a damn. As a result, the development feels stagnated and forced, being practically just thrown in there to make the audience care instead of easing into each arc and telling the story at an even pace. The pacing also affects several other parts of the anime, but I'll get to that later.
But enough of the pacing, how does this the middle and end of the story compare to its beginning? Well, it's a B- at best. While the show does give us some pretty worthwhile arcs that not only give development to characters that we otherwise would've though to be worth spiting than liking, as well as some rather heartwarming moments, the show doesn't keep very much consistency in quality. Due to its rather short runtime for a series with so much content, Lerche prioritized certain parts of the series and left others to hang back, thus creating this gap of importance that felt unfair. Not only that, but the series loses quite a lot of its luster at the end of the series with some rather...unfavorable arcs that just seemed downright stupid for this series. (Cue the random-ass Space Plot) Plus that final fight was probably the most uneventful fight in the entire series and it was just a big disappointment all around.
Overall, AssClass S2 is a mixed bag of positives and negatives with more C's than A's. Its pacing throws a lot of the content and characterization that the story has out the window, focusing solely on the progress of its title character, Koro-Sensei rather than the focused side-plots that aided in progressing the story. Its pacing leaves far too much to be desired, but It has an extremely nice and heartwarming last few episodes and great lessons that really makes the series come together in a nice, wrapped bow.
+ Finishes the series
+ Characterization for many of its arcs
+ Heartfelt ending
- TERRIBLE, TERRIBLE pacing
- Characterization feels forced and uneven
- More of an outline than an actual story
- Some pretty bad arcs, particularly at the beginning and end areas
- Disappointing climax moment
Characters: Characters are probably the other biggest hit in quality when it comes to the impact of pacing, which once again, really hampered this series from becoming as great as it could've been.
Koro Sensei, the title character of the series. The majority of this season in particular is centered around Koro Sensei. Not only do we get to see more of his impact as a character and what he does to help the other characters that are around him, but we also get to see more of him as a character. Since the series is about killing this overpowered octopus man, pretty much everything that this season has to offer is revolved around him and his teaching policies. The series puts a lot of attachment to the character and despite its terrible pacing, really does shine through at times and makes those moments all the more sweeter.
Then there's Class 3-E. My problem with season 1 came at the fact that the series just sort of characterized the ENTIRE CLASS as one character. Due to the manga having an abundance of chapters that focused solely on one member of the class, each character, or at least a great deal of them, felt more like individuals rather than one whole group. Similar to its S1 predecessor, this season doesn't really do a good job in the way of making each class member seem unique and just sorta lumps them all together with the exception of our protagonist, Nagisa who we follow the POV of, and Kaede who...well, let's just say she's a character who gets an entire arc to herself. Though for the most part, the rest of the class are just background characters that have some unusual quirks here and there. I doubt anyone can remember more than 10 of the 29 or so class members. Hell, I can't even do it.
And for side characters, we have a group of recurring and new additions to the side cast. Now, one thing that makes this side cast so much better than the majority of other side casts is the one fact that everyone in this side cast has value, or at least has a dedicated arc to them that adds more to the series. They all have some sort of worth, probably even more worth than the majority of Class 3-E, and that makes them not only memorable, but more important in the grand scheme of things. However, there are a few strange motives amidst some of the 'antagonist' related characters and that doctor guy just really...didn't do anything. (If you've seen the series, you'll know who I'm referring to.)
+ Koro-sensei is a great character
+ Characterization for some protagonist and especially for the side cast
- Some strange motives for some antagonist characters
- Class 3-E felt like a lumped up group rather than a group of individual characters
Art: Produced by Lerche, the art for Assassination Classroom S2 is the same style and quality that the first season has. It has this light and bright style that has this really unique contrast that could be both bright and cheerful but also brooding and dark at the same time, which is really commendable due to how quickly the series contrasted between fun and cheerful with serious and dark. Akin to the manga, the show also uses a lot of symbolism or motifs to represent certain parts or characters of the series to better bring its point across which I personally always appreciated.
One special mention that I want to point out is the design for the female Class 3-E military uniforms. Lerche changed the design of the female outfits when adapting the series by losing the open midriff area that the girls had to show off their curves in black clothing and instead lengthening their jacket to cover up that area. While many people probably never noticed or probably never cared, I personally really like this change because with all of the combat that goes on in this series, having that extra layer of protection on an area that has been noted in many anime and shows for being notoriously hard to heal back or recover from really helps protect these middle school assassins a bit more.
For comedic moments, the show used more exaggerated appearances more than anything else to bring home its more cheerful and fun moments in the series. Aside from that, there really isn't much else.
+ Unique and extremely flexible artstyle
+ Usage of symbolism
+/- Rather bland comedic stylings
Sound: The OPs for this season...really don't stand out. They're two songs that don't really sound much different from one to the other and I personally didn't care for them all too much because of how meh and similar they sounded. They were like the first season's OPs in terms of styling and I'm honestly quite surprised how similar all four of them sounded to each other cause it's just the Class 3-E seiyuus singing a rock tune.
For ED's, the first one doesn't really come out to me all that well. It's gentle and nice, but it doesn't really feel or seem all that memorable or special. This second ED however, is by far the best track that the series has had from start to finish. Known as "Mata Kimi ni Aeru Hi", this song is a gentle and calm ballad that evokes and capitalizes on the overall connection with Koro-sensei that Class 3-E has. It's sounds very heartfelt and with where in the series that it was placed (which was ep. 15-25), it's easily the most memorable song that this soundtrack has to offer.
+ Memorable and fantastic second ED
- Rest of the tracks fall flat
Personal Enjoyment: As someone who has read the AssClass manga start to finish, this adaptation really grinded my gears for many reasons. And yes, it may seem like everything that has been said up till now has been biased because you may be thinking "Oh, he read the manga, he knows everything that happens and the manga is always better than the anime, neh", but let me convince you otherwise. Lerche did their best to adapt this series to the best of their ability. They only had so many episodes and they had to finish the entire manga, so there was absolutely NO WAY that they would be able to cram in everything without leaving some things behind. What they did was they took the main arcs or most influential parts of entire manga and adapted those to give us that ending feeling. These problems were inherent and there was no way that this adaptation was going to go as well as it could've because of that. That being said, onto the questions.
Did I like this anime?
When all is said in done, I would say my opinion towards this adaptation is average. Despite all its flaws, Lerche managed to pull off a well-done adapted conclusion to the series that saved a lot of my personal salt that I had watching certain things get cut out due to the pacing issues.
What didn't I like about this anime?
I'm just gonna say it, like I have many times over, pacing. The only thing that has to be blamed for the failure of this adaptation is its pacing. Having to make an adaptation with 2x the content in the same amount of time is an extremely tall order for any animation studio and as such, barely anything got the attention that they deserved and I really wished they did another season and give this story the attention it deserves, cause quite honestly, this adaptation missed out on A LOT of small details that had a decent amount of impact.
Would I recommend this anime?
Personally, I would say to just read the manga. As usual, the idea of 'The manga is always better' prevails yet again cause there's no time constraint and since the entire series is finished, you can read everything from start to finish without missing a single detail. Though if you're lazy and would rather watch what happens instead, then I would say go right on ahead. Personally, I would not say it is as good as many people say it is, but the adaptation does have merits, such as some favorite choice moments being animated, but it has its merits and unlike many adaptations, finishes up a rather well-made story that teaches us the joys of learning and killing. C+ for this one, Lerche, C...+.
Oh my god. Let me tell you, it wasn't supposed to go like this. I was bored and I'd barely had any time to watch tv lately, but I'd grown so bored just doing work all the time that I looked for animes with semi-interesting summaries so I could work and simultaneously kinda listen/watch while I did.
It was supposed to be something I just kinda glanced at now and then. It turned out to be so much more.
The first season was pretty good. I spent more time on my ships and appreciating Kuro-sensei's lessons, the works. But this season... it's beyond perfect. There
are some animes that are way too dark, some with too much fanservice, some with overpowered main characters; etc, etc. But this strikes a perfect balance.
There's the action, there's the shipping, there's the morals and lessons and teamwork and cool strengths and sad scenes and cute scenes and comedy and parts where I wasn't to rip my heart out. Overall, if you have time to watch something that doesn't put you in one of *those* permanent moods, this'll be a good fit for you. I can already tell which parts I'm going to rewatch until the end of time and which ones I can't bear to because I WILL cry, no doubt about it.
I found the filler episodes to be fulfilling as well. They all linked back to the plot somehow and each and every incident had some meaning in the end. Overall, a very, very, very well written and produced anime, and I have to say that I didn't expect this at all.
I went for background noise and I got a show that tore up my heart. Bravo.
Have you ever cried and smiled at the same time? Ever felt a broken heart and a heartwarming feeling at the same time? Wanna feel mentally destructed yet ascend to mind at peace? Well search longer not! This anime provides more than needed.
Even though I was never the one to read mangas, I must say that I do enjoy animes. And this one is by far the most entertaining ( of course what is best changes on my mood), but as for now, it is.
As for story, it was by my view flawless. It didn't lack plot development. It was keeping at an amazing
pace, which made every episode interesting. The studio didn't overdevelop side stories. And that pretty much sums it. The anime simply had a wonderful story.
But then I am actually not a judging type, and I am unexperienced with norms of anime. Nonetheless flawless in my eyes.
I myself don't know much about art, but for me it was very pleasant to look at. I just never had a time where I had to stop, because of unnatural movement of a body...
The music used in this anime was amazing. It matched every moment, but I had hoped for more feels striking, If ya know what I mean.
Characters played a very big part in this one. I've never seen so much character development. And they always made a logical decision so, if you have experienced it, you don't have to scream WHY! every moment in this anime. Though since I am a romantic sort of guy I had really hoped for some yknow romantic development, though not dissapointed. Just my taste that's all.
And as for enjoyment, I loved every second that I could spend watching this particular anime.
That said, I don't think I will ever miss my sleep nor the preparation to my school. I felt really tired but never have I smiled so much and cried so much at one same moment. I still remember friends asking me why the heck am I smirking. And I simly replied Life is beautiful, let's value every moment. That's something trivial, but a friendly reminder from this anime was more than heart touching.
A gem! It truly deserves a perfect 10. It's very unique and can teach you a lot of morals and lessons. It felt like I was a part of class 3-E! I loved the story and the characters and their development. It made me laugh, excited, anxious, cry, and feel inspired and satisfied. Looking for something good and something to make you feel alive? I'd say that you have to watch this.
I really loved every episode. The story was moving. Everything was great! The characters, the story, the art, the music, but what got to me the most was the morals and lessons that Koro
Sensei was teaching 'cause they could be applied in real life. I think that this is the best "no-nonsense" anime I've seen. I'm sure to watch this again sometime in the future!
Be sure to watch the first season or you'll miss out on a lot of things.
I don't usually do things like this, but seeing as this is now my favorite anime of all time, I figured I would give it a shot. This will not contain any plot spoilers; however, I will say that this is written strictly for those who have watched season 1. If you haven't, GO DO IT NOW.
Let's start right from the beginning of the season which continues after the summer vacation section of the school year. By now you have learned how much potential each of the students has, what their roles are in the classroom and what their specialty of assassination style
is. So why do we want to be invested in the story in season 2? Well, for two reasons: one, we want to find out Koro-sensei's backstory; two, we want to see what shenanigans happen to the students. As I said, there will be no spoilers here, but the story gets itself turned on its head with some of the plot twists, which for the most part all well placed. If you don't like sci-fi, you probably won't enjoy a lot of Korosensei's backstory. You will see plenty of new developments with the antagonists we've met in this part of the anime, but also one new one. The story is heart-wrenching at points, but if you like having your heart-strings pulled you will enjoy the ending, even if it was fairly predictable at points.
So, why not give Assassination Classroom a perfect score for art? Well, it's a nice and clean art style that drastically shifts depending on the tone of the plot, but for the most part, if you've seen lots of shounen anime before, the fight scenes don't stand out that much; not even the climactic, final battle.
The stylistic black outline gives it a manga feel that really makes the characters pop. The lighting and shadows are pretty standard, but there's nothing that really stands out. It's amazing, despite its deliberate inconsistency at points, but it cannot be called perfect.
The soundtrack is quite memorable in season 2. The opening songs: "Question" and "Bai Bai Yesterday" really match the steadily changing tone of the plot which is always a plus. The background music for the anime itself is always fitting, as are the sound effects for the action sequences. So where does the anime lose most of its points? The English. Whether deliberately cringe-worthy or not, the Japanese voice actors (specifically Karma) speaking English while understandable is as bad as (if not arguably worse than,) in season 1. Actual English speakers speaking English during a school competition is also cringe-worthy. It does add to the humor in the show so it may be deliberate, but it's still painful to endure.
The strongest part about this anime is the investment you have in Koro-sensei and his class, and the character development that we see in this season is very nice. The coming of age element in this school anime is spot-on and paced well for Nagisa in particular, who is our main focus, but we also see how far the students have come as a now-harmonious class despite adversity and their differences. The tension between characters and the mediation of Koro-sensei and Karasuma-san make this season even better than last season, since we see the students finally use their assassination skills obtained over the school year in their final mission. Plus, we see some very drastic changes in some of the antagonists, who would otherwise have been quite flat.
First and foremost, this was a comedy-action anime, and Assassination Classroom delivered in spades. There is PLENTY of action in season 2, from parkour, to combat, to travels taken throughout the plot. The dialogue is extremely well-written for each of the characters which made me quite invested in most of them and my friend and I had quite a few laughs watching it together. Koro-sensei does more than teach his class, he teaches everyone around him and also the viewer to always take different perspectives and not to get lost in our anger or anxiety. He's more than just an anime character, he's a real teacher.
I believe both seasons of this anime are special, and should be visited by everyone who wants something completely obscure to watch or likes weird anime. Season 2 does what season 1 does with a more serious tone at points (similar to the end of season 1) but is only more enjoyable for it. You will only enjoy the anime more by watching season 2.
The secont season of assassination classroom was great.You learn everyting you need to know about what happented to the past and the story becomes MUTCH better than the first season.
It has many touching sinces and so mutch fun at the same time, it also has a great story that was hidden in the first season and some new great characters... I think it was a splendid anime and i loved it.
I Highly recoment you to watch it (no matter the age) and i am sure you will love it as i did.
My score is 9 for the secont season because i liked it
a lot and i have allready recommended to the most of my friends.
"Exams are an opportunity to teach correctly the meaning of winning and losing, of strong and weak. Students soak up heaping helpings of successes and setbacks! Take in now what it means to win, what it means to lose!" - Koro-sensei
Story (10/10): The story is about a group of students in the class of 3-E, or the failure class, who gets isolated and excluded from the rest of the school, however, is tasked to assassinate a potentially dangerous creature that could destroy the world.
I think I can totally relate to the class of 3-E, when the students of 3-E gets bullied to no
end by the rest of the school, in the first season, when Akabane Karma, a student who used to be in the A class, helps out a student from 3-E because he was getting beaten up, Karma got punished for helping him just because he was from 3-E, saying that he beat up a student with bright future and helped a student who didn't have a future. The 3-E system reminds me of my school years, with the system of regulars, honors, and AP classes. Those who got put in regulars were often teased by the higher level classes, and they never wanted to associate themselves with the regular classes.
Art (10/10): The art is pretty nice, at first I thought Nagisa was meant to be a girl, didn't know about his background story then. Akabane is nicely drawn, a redhead really suits him, since redheads are usually pretty awesome in animes.
Sound (8/10): The sounds weren't really that memorable in Assassination Classroom, especially the opening sounds, but I found it alright.
Character (9/10): Here are some of the most notable characters for the 2nd season:
1) Akabane Karma: in short, he's a guy who loves to pick fights, right or wrong, he doesn't care.
2) Nagisa Shiota: He is a natural born killer, he's got the eyes of a killer too. In the first season, when he fights Takaoka, he was pretty badass in that fight. He's almost always mistaken for a girl because of his hair.
3) Asano Gakushuu: He kind of developed from the first season, he's definitely the spitting image of his father (the principal), but he finally admits that his father's education is wrong.
4) Principal Asano: He wasn't really that noticeable in the first season, however, in the 2nd season, when he messed with his son's friends and the whole A class, it seems like he's got some super powers in him. His past shows us why he became the man whom he is today.
5) Koro-sensei: Didn't change much
6) Itona: Used to always want to charge in and kill Koro-sensei, but in the second half of season 2, he became a student under Koro-sensei and fit in nicely with the class.
7) Irina: SPOILER! She develops a crush for Karasuma
These are all the characters that I think had developed
Enjoyment (10/10): I've really enjoyed watching Assassination Classroom both seasons, however, I think I enjoyed this one even more bc of the tear-jerking ending. It was a lot more intense and epic than the first season.
Overall (10/10): I think this anime was really enjoyable, it's too bad that it ended. Would recommend this to my friends.