Monday, 18 September 2017

Manga Review: Assassination Classroom by Yuusei Matsui

Title: Assassination Classroom
Original Title: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Author: Yuusei Matsui
Artist: Yuusei Matsui

Year of Release: 2012
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Mystery, School Life, Sci Fi, Shounen

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 187

Volumes & Chapters:

21 Volumes in Total


The story is about class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School where every morning they greet their sensei with a massive firing squad. The sensei is a weird combination of an alien and a octopus that moves at speeds of mach-20. It turns out this creature was responsible for the destruction of the moon, rendering it forever in a crescent shape. He has announced that he will destroy the world in one year. The creature will teach class 3-E how to assassinate him before the year is over.

My Thoughts

Review covers 187 chapters 

Do you remember when in 2015 or was it late 2014 this anime hit our pcs? I remember I was watching the announcement for new releases, when the trailer for this anime caught my eye, and well, I was sceptical in the beginning, but as soon as I finished the first episode I was hooked. I was waiting for a new episode every week, I couldn't make myself wait out at least 2 weeks to watch 2 episodes together. Once I finished it I right away knew he news that the 2nd season would be out in a year, therefore for the next few months I ignored my nagging conscience and didn't start reading the manga. But as you all know me and my overbearing curiosity I started the manga 2 months before the anime was released. Though I didn't finish it until I watched the second season in summer 2016 as I got busy with other mangas and of course my ever present exams.

Now, I will not talk a lot, as I believe you should just watch the anime or read the manga by yourself, as no matter how hard I try to explain all the best parts of this story, I won't be able to tell them in full. First of all, this story is full of humour, especially the first season, though I was trying really hard not to fall down from the chair when watching the second season. I loved the twist in the second season, it was really not what I would have thought possible, and I do love a great dose of mystery. I really hated how the story ends. I was still hoping to see a happy ending, but alas, we had what we were promised. And another character that greatly disappointed me was Nagisa. I did believe until the end that he was a girl and his story explains a lot, but for him to become such an uncool person shattered my heart! He is made to be an assassin, but he chose the life of a pathetic teacher... disappointing doesn't even cover it anymore. Plus, I didn't see any romance progress with him and the "love interest". 

However, no matter how disappointed I was with the ending, I would once again rewatch the anime and have fun with all characters and Kora-sensei! If you haven't watched or read it yet check it out! You'll enjoy it immensely and don't forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos! Don't miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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