And here I thought we wouldn’t see the rest of the class for a while.
Sorry for the late post guys! Was at ALA last weekend and will have a post up within the week about it for your viewing convenience!
Itona Is The Life Of The Party!
Based off of the events of last week’s episode, it’s not really that much of a surprise to see Itona integrating pretty easily into class 3-E. Seeing how he’s finally dealt with some of his personal problems (at least the ones related to his family life, sort of), it’s nice to see another side of what used to be his one sided personality. While I found it a little tough to see how his life before becoming part octopus led him to being an ace with electronics, I’ll roll with it since it fills the void left after Koro-sensei surgically removed those tentacles from his head. Because if we’re being brutally honest, it’d be pretty lame if he didn’t have anything to contribute to the class except that intense bloodlust of his.
Codenames and Teamwork
While my sense of time is a little off since I’m recuperating from living on an anime-convention schedule (no sleep, lots of walking), it feels like class 3-E is leveling up a lot quicker than they did last season. If I’m not mistaken, it was merely two episodes ago that they were having trouble keeping up with our beloved Karasuma-sensei. But in-between then and now, they’ve started to keep up with him physically and possibly even started to overtake him mentally. No small feat when we’re talking with someone as skilled (and dense) as Karasuma.
What I really liked about this skit though, and I alluded to it in the excerpt, was how we got a huge refresher on all the characters that we usually see for only a few seconds. Running with the codename idea and taking it to the extreme, it was funny to see everyone get described so accurately to the point that sometimes it was almost painful. From Dating Sim Main Character to Moe in a Box, it was a nice primer to all the characters we may have forgotten about. In any case, I thought it was a great way to shoehorn in most of the class without making it feel too dry and boring.
With the story slowing things down a bit and focusing on the more slice-of-life aspects of life, I’m hoping this means we’re in for some big developments sometime soon. Because as much as I enjoy seeing everyone enjoy themselves (I really do!), I also love seeing the class in a pinch since that’s when we get to see them truly shine. Besides that, I’ll catch you guys next week (or later this week?) when we’ll maybe get to see what Asano and his dad have in store for the end class.
P.S. A big thanks to Stilts-chan for covering Heavy Object this week! <3