「期末の時間 2時限目」 (Kimatsu no Jikan, Nijigenme)
“End Of Term Time, 2nd Period”
“Either he wants to pass on his successes, or he wants to pass on his failures.”
Two Forms of Thought
With the spotlight shifting to Koro-sensei and Principal Asano, it was rather interesting to see their styles of teaching clash so vividly. It’s no secret that these two educators have their own ways of getting their students to the same goal, but it is scary to see just how far they’d be willing to push in order to achieve it. In Principal Asano’s case, it’s quite amazing to see just how amazing of a teacher he really is. Even with that terrifyingly sadistic personality of his, there’s no denying the skill of someone who can simplify material while teaching it twice as quickly. Toss in how he’s simultaneously teaching every single subject and it makes you wonder what he could accomplish! However, the toll such a strategy takes is pretty obvious and after the final exams, it makes you wonder whether or not the entirety of the A-Class will be able to function normally afterwards.
On the other hand you have Koro-sensei and style that’s evolved since the midterms. A more nurturing stance, trying to extract the potential out of all his students with a combination of his and his student’s own skills. By growing the bond between educator and teacher, he fosters an environment that pushes his students to strive for more on their own accord. Something that I’m sure most of us would agree more with, but in reality leaves a lot of weak spots with the freedom for the students to study as much or as little as they want. That said, at least E-Class will have their sanity and pride at the end of things.
While we’ll have to wait until next week to see whether or not Koro-sensei is able to impart enough knowledge to battle Principal Asano, there’s no denying that next week’s episode should feel super satisfying.
Secrets, Secrets and Looking Ahead
With this week’s episode serving mostly as buildup for next week’s conclusion, there was one other thing that managed to catch my eye. Specifically, it was the cut to Principal Asano’s past where it looked like he was teaching E-Class students! Something that caught me a little off guard since I never thought we’d ever that side to him. Like Koro-sensei asked, I also wonder whether or not our sadistic principal is trying to pass on his successes, or his failures.
In any case, I’ll catch you guys next week where we hopefully should have an explosive conclusion. See you!