「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!

 

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8 Comments

  1. I guess I’m impatient, but I really am ready to reach something more significant with the show. I feel like this season, besides one or two arcs, haven’t progressed much. I’d like to see some things happen like the desperation of the world being destroyed, more about Koro-sensei’s past, the panic or realization that he can’t be killed…or even just the simplest question which is having Nagi ask him “Why do you want to destroy the world?”

    Most of the episodes feel like they want to wait and then drop all the answers on us in the last two episodes which I don’t like. I’d much rather learn things as we go. I think it is interesting that the Principle taught E-Class at some point, but that’s not a answer I was ever asking myself.

    1. This season deals mostly with the “school side” of the manga. I guess you can say that they took this arcs as an opportunity to shift the focus killing Korosensei and just letting the students grow up and be students. The season won’t reach it but after this the focus goes back to the assassination.

      Basically you’re in the middle of the story where the most meat is but things are just gearing up for the climax

      Juan
  2. The visual imagery in this episode was quite well done – lol at Terasaka’s random bashing though. Koro-sensei didn’t play a big role this episode, but it really feels like his past is catching up with him…as in, there have been more references to his past and motivations this season compared to the previous one, I think.

    Koro-sensei seems to me a teacher who is keen to ‘pass on his failures’ to his students – think he said something along the lines of not realising something important until it was too late in Ep 16 of the first season. That was after one of their exams as well…am really liking the whole school-based theme of teaching, examinations and graduation.

    kino
  3. The scene with Asano giving money to a poor gambler and flashback of his younger self are all foreshadowing for the next episode since you get to know about the Chairman’s past.

    s0ul

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