「空間の時間」 (Kuukan no Jikan)
“Think Outside The Box Time”
Today’s episode was a harsh lesson in reality – the weak only have assassination to take out the strong, but the strong can kill the weak whenever and however they like.
Some General Housekeeping
With last week’s dramatic cliffhanger of a ridiculously high leveled math question posed to each class’s ace, I guess it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to see Karma pull out ahead. I mean, this whole first-cour did a really great job at reminding us just how much work and effort Karma’s been putting in sine his epic defeat during midterms. What was a surprise though, was how the story managed to integrate Karma’s growth as a person with the growth of his knowledge. Simplifying a gigantic problem by seeing “outside the box” because of his ability to recognize and acknowledge his peers’ talents, it all felt that much more rewarding when we got the results.
Gambling With Your Life
I absolutely hate it when someone tries to abuse Koro-sensei’s pride as a teacher. I mean, if you ignore the fact that he’s trying to blow up the earth, there’s little reason to really feel any kind of animosity towards the guy! Especially after you see just how well his style of teaching did compared to what was supposedly the “best” class in the academy. Now, don’t get me wrong, if someone or something was threatening the lives of the entire planet, I’d probably abuse any leverage I had. But when that leverage comes in the form of abusing your position and power because you’re feeling salty, that’s where I have to draw the metaphorical line. Because as far as I can see, going down this route feels like the opposite of what Principal Asano is trying to prove. Even if you have power, what kind of lesson does it teach to abuse said power instead of trying to achieve success through your own effort?
After reading the comments last week, I have to admit that I also feel a little bitter about the story hitting on all the slice-of-life moments without giving us all that much substance in return. From what I can gather though, I want to say that things should be getting more serious with the first cour (and exams) out of the way. Judging from the way this episode ended, it looks like we’re about to hit our stride and hopefully it doesn’t end anytime soon! That said, I really hope that we get to find out more about Principal Asano next week. That tiny flashback from before really piqued my interest and I’ll be pissed if we don’t get some clarification sometime soon.