「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.
Oh THANK YOU. To see that annoying Nut getting ousted is one of the few good things the principle did.
While I never went to law school, to destroy a building while the students are inside……… I am pretty sure that is premeditated murder.
And this is also child abuse. Anyway, because of the Principle’s intelligence, he can pretty much win any court case.
Lol, for a super monster to resort to protest, you seriously wonder if he wants to destroy the world. Then again, the Principle is a super villain that not even DC or Marvel villains would ever dare go against.
This episode spoke to me on alot of levels, mostly all the bull I put up with in highschool and college. I had to read a book that was unreadable, and the test was each student was picked at random to describe what happened in one chapter out of 25, only 3 people passed out of 25. I made a -150 on a paper and redid it twice before I settled with a 50. My favorite of all was when one of my art teachers told me flat out I was the worst student he ever had, and in that class in a competition of 100 students, only 14 would win a spot in an art gallery and I won one of those spots, so he was wrong. I can relate to school just being borderline evil at times, and while it never got to the level of this show, when you’re a kid in school, taking tests, this means the world to you.
AssClass is sure to end on a high note, isn’t it? This episode is just wow in a sense that it is on full rebellion against the current education system.
The math question at the beginning of the episode is intriguing, that something complicated can be very simple if you see through it. It shows how similar and different Asano and Karma are and also how much Karma have changed through Koro-sensei’s education. If I can travel back in time, I would like to be educated by Koro-sensei.
As someone with a (largely unused) math degree, that math question amused me. When it appeared on screen I paused it, and my thought process was: “Cubic crystal systems? Pretty sure we didn’t cover that until high school. Hmm, what’s the shape of D? Based on symmetry groups we can start at the midpoint between–wait, what am I saying? The shape doesn’t even matter, if the cubic spans R3 with 2 atoms D will do so with 1/2 its volume. That’s trivial.” And then I unpaused it and found the cast doing exactly the same thing. So props to the author for nailing the mindset.