Get ready for a strange but fun-filled adventure with your favorite group of assassins. The killer class is back but this time they’ve got…magic?! In this brand new spin-off series, follow the chibis of Class 3-E as they learn swordsmanship and sorcery at Kunugigaoka Magic School. Their mission? Defeat the evil Demon King Koro Sensei and face the trials and perils of their magical school!
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!.
This is a very cute show. It's a well done parody of Assassination Classroom that manages to parallel the original plot while not taking itself too seriously. The characters are all well reimagined and stand firmly on the line between characterization of themselves and a person with actual depth, leading to some pretty funny moments. The underlying plot unique to this story is pretty clever too as it both makes perfect sense and is absolutely absurd at the same time.
It's definitely not a show to watch if you have't seen the original, however, as it requires background knowledge and would probably not
be all that funny without it.
Overall, if you are looking for a cute, lighthearted show, this is a must see!
When I first they were doing a spin-off of assassination classroom I was fairly excited but as I began to watch this unnecessary Trainwreck I had to retract that thought. Sadly everything in the show is subpar with the exception of how all of it is RPG themed now honestly I wouldn't recommend this show to anyone because all it is a regurgitation of assassination classrooms story and terrible RPG jokes, I mean every single character in the show is a one-dimensional joke about RPGs in short these are the reasons why i will not be recommending it to anyone