One day, class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Magic School receives a special mission: to kill their homeroom teacher, the Demon King Koro-sensei. To increase their chances of succeeding, the class searches for the three most powerful warriors—Karma Akabane, Itona Horibe, and Ritsu—who later join their company. Even with their help, accomplishing the mission becomes an insurmountable task as they are not the only ones after the Demon King's life.
Koro-sensei Quest! tells the comedic adventures of Nagisa Shiota and class 3-E as chibi magical students. Trained by none other than their very target, the students encounter challenging, yet hilarious situations all through the perilous mission of defeating the Demon King.
After I had finished both Assassination Classroom series and absolutely loved them I was surprised to see this happen (then again AoT did it) and I thought it was unnecessary until I watched it.
The story is basically parody events of both S1 & 2 of Assassination Classroom, but set in a Chibi Fantasy setting.
Honestly a retelling of the AC series, but in a Chibi fantasy setting was actually more enjoyable than I thought it was going to be, it was absolutely funny seeing the tropes being turned into jokes like Karma's name literally meaning the definition of karma, Kaede's short breast size was
a very common joke used here and of course Nagisa being dressed up in feminine clothing because he is a trap, but these jokes worked really well in the show and it was just a fun ride seeing these characters try to kill Koro-Sensei all over again even if it ended a little different this time.
The characters in their Chibi form was adorable and funny it worked surprisingly well despite the fact it was parodying a show that was serious well mostly serious and it was hilarious seeing these characters joke with each other on their tropes that pretty much defined them from the main series.
It was great seeing moments from the main series be turned into something really comedic and it did work, but I did get tired of seeing the School's mascot being used as constant enemies because I really hated that guy, but seeing it get beaten and burned was actually a delight to see.
The artstyle fitted the Chibi and fantasy aspect of the show and the poorly drawn backgrounds like the class 3-E building and some other areas really reminded me of Mobpsycho 100 even though these are two completely different anime's.
The comedy was gold though there was times that the jokes slowly got repetitive for me, but I enjoyed them none the less plus there was a lot of 4th wall breaking which was always a fun site to and seeing the other characters question Yuzuki whenever she pointed this out was classic , also the way some characters were showed in this series really fitted their personas like for example Professor bitch turned into Seductive Witch which was a clever play on words.
Overall I think this was a very enjoyable parody series and for anyone who is a AC fan you'll definitely find this enjoyable to watch though for someone who isn't really into chibi stuff or didn't get into AC then I would consider missing this.
If you crave more Assasination Classrom or want to revisit the story once again, this is the thing for you. Koro-sensei Quest provides a fun and unique take on the story, where all the characters are put in a fantasy RPG-like setting. Koro-sensei is the big bad, a dungeon boss pretty much, the students are heroes in training, trying to level up so they can beat him, and the rest of the cast are the sterotypical RPG classes: paladins, witches, warriors and such.
*Slight spoilers for the original anime and this one. Prepare for a lot of comparing*
The story is a retelling of the one from
the original series, just with some twists on it. For example, every student has a "bug" - Karma's luck stat drops drastically when he looks down on somebody, Isogai can only wear the front of his armor because he's poor and so on. There's also the fact that all the events are presented accordingly to the setting. One of the episodes revolves around recruiting Karma to the team instead of him being forced to join the class like in the original. The story is episodic, so the overall plot is only an excuse to provide the fans with constant array of fanservice. What really helps with that are all the references to other anime and to the original, the self aware humor and characters breaking the fourth wall at all times. The story could use some more time and effort, but for a little fanservice series it still did a good job to feel special. It can really stand on its own when necessary, a couple of episodes were entirely new, without any resemblance to the ones from the first anime. If I could have a complaint, it would be that I'd like to see other events being adapted, or at the very least set in a different order.
The characters were mostly the same as their original counterparts, with some small exceptions here and there. They wouldn't work too well if I wouldn't know how they act normally, but that's not a bad thing, it actually helps the episodes flow faster without unnecessary exposition. Nobody should watch this series first anyway. There's no big development throughout, maybe sporadically, but that doesn't affect anything in a big way. The show could benefit from giving more screen time to some of the side characters, but they all got their fair share of the spotlight. If you thought there wasn't enough time spent on characters in the original anime, then you'll most likely think it isn't enough here. Personally, I was satisfied with both.
The art is pretty poor, the buget clearly wasn't the highest, so most of the backgrounds look like they were drawn by a bunch of middle schoolers in their art classes, talented ones, but still learning. The close ups look good, but when there is a wide shot, the characters turn into white blobs. The designs are really nice, I'd say those were the best part of the art style. The animation consists of a lot of still shots, but the movement is there when it's really required.
The music is the same one from the original show. If you liked that one, it's back, there's less of it, but it's there. I can't remember an original track besides the opening, that's once again sang by the seiyuus, only girls this time, and the 8-bit remix of the first opening from the original series as an ED (which is bloody marvelous by the way). However, at the very least, the fantastic voice cast is back, and they're noticeably happy to return into their roles. They all came into with the same energy that made them sound so great in the first place. The series wouldn't be the same without them.
All in all, this series was worth it from the beggining to the end. Definetely expected less from a little side series, and while by no means did it blow me away, it truly exceeded all of my initial thoughts that I came into it with. Ask yourself a question: "Do I want to watch more Assassination Classroom?". If the answer's yes, then you should pick this up. It's only 120 minutes of fanservice, but it was as fun as it sounds, and that's how it should be.
As always, this is purely my opinion and I encourage you to develop your own.
Hilarious and paying homage to Dragon Quest with Assassination Classroom's typical flavor!
For a comedy anime short lasting 10 minutes each episode following a parody of Dragon Quest mixed in with the meta-humor of Assassination Classroom is amazing bout of character jabbing, video game logic flipped and made aware of and the same old characters from Assassination Classroom but chibied and taken their quirks and strengths into video game logic to hilarious extremes!...from Koro Sensei being the Big Bad who's teaching the heroes, Karma having literal karma, Nagisa's constant crossdressing, Kaede's more apparent crush on Nagisa, Irina Jelavic turned into a seductive witch with charm abilities
all under an abridged vers. of the Assassination Classroom anime series.
Because of the change of genres to pure comedy, the anime short has a tendency to bring in fanservice (see Irina and Okajima's fantasies) but if anything due to this genre change, it works to it's advantage, although it should be known that Assassination Classroom HAD comedy in it's elements so seeing the genre being focused to comedy more, LA can easily say that with this anime short's setup, it's obvious that Assassination Classroom and by extension Koro-sensei Quest! had it's comedy timed and funny.
For animation, done by Lerche and something of a comedy-side piece to the Assassination Classroom series, Lerche took in all the video game aesthetics and the chibified vers. of all the characters and polished it up to make it a very good looking anime short throughout and LA had no problems with animation for this anime short.
For voice acting, all the returning voice cast comes back and LA has no qualms with any of this. Short and sweet this section is.
Seriously what can LA say about Koro-sensei Quest!, but if your a fan of Assassination Classroom and what's to see a more comedic spin on it with a Dragon Quest video game setting to it, then WATCH Koro-sensei Quest, you'll get a kick out of this!, Koro-sensei Quest is probably one of LA's favorite anime shorts of Winter 2017 and LA wasn't even planning on watching this when it was released!.
Disclaimer: This review comes from someone who finished the original manga but never watched more than the first few episodes of the regular anime.
Koro Quest is something I mildly dreaded having to watch (the MAL challenge dictated that I watch an ONA and this was one of the first ones that appealed to me). The original manga I hold in considerable high regards for a shounen manga in that it was often more well thought out and interesting than many of its peers. Does this gag manga adaptation hold the same standard of writing? Well...
Koro Quest takes the main storyline of the anime and filters
it in a fantasy-world gag sort of show that works about half the time. I could understand the main "plot" of the show and what was to come just fine, although if you've never seen or heard of AssClass before you would be twelve kinds of lost in this short series. It definitely feels like a spin-off series but one that packs a ton more detail than one might initially expect, leaving the plot mostly fill in the blanks for those who have already watched or read the series.
The gags themselves are ultimately what makes or breaks this series and for the most part they feel standard in a way that they're taking the baseline jokes of the original manga and stretching them out into absurdity. Sometimes this works, like with Karma constantly getting hit because he looks down and people, while others are just as irritating as in the first iteration, like Nagisa being forced into girl clothes for a joke. How much you like some of AssClass' original jokes will largely determine how you like the gags here.
The two things they do well that work more than poking fun at the actual story is the fantasy/game world ideas and the meta instances. Both of these show a level of actual humor often way more interesting than anything about the actual story. I think the spin-off benefits from being a fantasyeque show as opposed to just the regular story but in a gag manga form.
Overall, I'd say that if you had read/watched AssClass previously and enjoyed it, you'll probably get enough entertainment out of this short series to justify a watch. For anyone wanting to get into AssClass through this, just read the original manga. You'll be nothing but confused with this one.