Saturday, April 4, 2015

Assassination Classroom Vol. 2

This is a review for Assassination Classroom vol. 2 by Yusei Matsui
I gave this book ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ 5 stars, I loved it.

This is the second volume in a series.  This review may contain spoilers for the first volume.  You can read my review of the first volume over here.

"We are assassins and our target is our teacher."
 The students of class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High are the losers, the rejects, the un-teachable bottom of the barrel.  At least that is what they have been told.  Students in classes A-D have said they would rather die than go to class E.  That is not a great confidence booster for those who are stuck in class E.

Without spoiling too much here are some of the plot points.  A new teacher is introduced, the kids don't like her but she seems to really like Koro-sensei.  The elusive principal is finally introduced.  He is the reason E class exists at all.  The students struggle with midterm preparations and Koro-sensei is determined to help his students pass with flying colors.  After midterms they have a class trip.  The class is hoping for an exciting trip to Kyoto with many assassination opportunities for them.  The trip may be just a little more exciting than they expected though!

This series continues to be excellent.  Still equal parts seriousness and hilarity.  Koro-sensei still moves at mach 20 to teach his students valuable life lessons.  The expanding cast of characters adds some new conflicts to the mix and threatens to squash the seeds of self-esteem Koro-sensei has been planting in his downtrodden students.

I definitely recommend this series.  It is very good!  It is a school life slice of life series with a deadly cherry on top!  You should also check out the anime which just announced that it is getting a second season.
Check out this clip for the English Dub of the anime and then go find yourself a copy of this manga!

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