OP: 「QUESTION」 by 3年E組 うた担 ［渚&業&茅野&磯貝&前原］ (Sannen E-Gumi Utatan [Nagisa & Karma & Kayano & Isogai & Maehara])
「夏祭りの時間」 (Natsu Matsuri no Jikan)
“Summer Festival Time”
After way too long of a wait, Assassination Classroom or Assclass makes it triumphant return by getting us up to speed and dropping just enough bait to keep us coming back for more.
Just like most shows starting their second season, this first episode spent a majority of its time reintroducing us to the entire 3-E class and their little quirks. Under the guise of a Test of Courage event hosted by Koro-sensei, I really enjoyed how we got a pretty intimate look at some of our main characters. From Nagisa being typical Nagisa to Karma reminding us that his thought process is a stark contrast to most of our own, it worked well. However, the kicker had to be seeing the class group together to help Bitch-sensei try and romance Karasuma-sensei. Watching them come together and try their hardest to help her really helped solidify just how close-knit everyone has become. Because as we all remember, the overarching goal is supposed to be taking our Koro-sensei before he blows up the earth! But just as we’ve seen time and time again, the situation has grown to something much larger than just that — something so much larger that a professionally trained assassin like Irina can get caught up in it. And as unfortunate as it was to realize that Karasuma-sensei is denser than freshly dried concrete, we can still hope for the two to somehow end up together, right?
Even Bigger Reward, New Enemies
On the darker side of things, it looks like the threat of the world ending has finally hit home and is starting to attract some pretty scary people. With the reward being upped to 30 billion yen (roughly $255 million) for a successful kill by a group, I can only imagine what kind of crazy stuff will be heading Koro-sensei and class 3-E’s way. Judging from what we’ve seen and heard in the opening to the pretty crazy hit on Irina’s master, it looks like the kiddy gloves are finally coming off.
After a solid first episode, I can’t wait for what this season has in store for us. With things getting even more serious with the end of the world looming and a clear indication that things might not be as happy-go-lucky as they were last season, I’m just hoping things don’t get too dark too quickly. That said, I have no complaints with the bonds among class 3-E and all their sensei’s being tested since they seem super strong and I can imagine it’d fun to watch with a possibility of being tear jerking on the side. In any case, hopefully we’ll get some more information on Koro-sensei’s mysterious background since we were left pretty dry last season. Anyways, I’ll catch you guys next week! See ya!
P.S. Sorry for the late post. I’ve been dead tired after returning to work and spending a few days attending CES. As repentance, here’s a somewhat cool video of me trying to leap to the skies. Also, there’s some more Irina down below too 🙂
Full-length images: 11.
ED: 「欠けた月」 (Kaketatsuki) by 宮脇詩音 (Miyawaki Shion)