「信頼の時間」 (Shinrai no Jikan)
I should have saw it coming when there was only 8 days left before Koro-sensei’s deadline.
Starting the episode off on the right foot, we were greeted with a lighthearted first half. Stumbling through E class’s memories through a fury of pictures taken by the one and only Koro-sensei and his nearly omniscient camera, it was rather nice way of giving us a glimpse at everything that’s happened throughout the series.
That and I love how the show has allowed Koro-sensei to continually be moving at 1000%. Ever since we discovered what happened in his past and that there is a less than one percent chance he’ll blow up, I’ve been afraid that the show might slow down a bit and take things easy. Luckily, it’s been doing the complete opposite and keeping both Class E and us on our toes.
Becoming a Teacher
After Nagisa’s mini realization last week, I’ve been hoping that we’d get an opportunity to see it get fleshed out a little more. Amazingly, the show managed to integrate one of Nagisa’s finest skills as an assassin into being a teacher that can truly understand their student. Or rather, one that can get on the same wavelength as them (bad pun intended)!
Seriously though, I thought it was great that Nagisa managed to find something that he can really devote himself to. Not only did it feel great to see just how much Koro-sensei inspired him, but I doubt Koro-sensei would want Nagisa to become a professional assassin.
The Final Assassination and Looking Ahead
Oh boy. When the government said they had a grand master plan for Koro-sensei, I never thought it would involve some of the most grandiose ideas we’ve seen to date. From super charged lasers that fire from space to a giant playpen that prevents Koro-sensei from escaping (I’m assuming it covers the idea of him tunneling out as well), it just didn’t feel right. Toss in how they threw Koro-sensei under the bus when it came to his public persona and it only helps in making you want the government to fail that much more.
With only a few more episodes left though, I suppose it was time for something big to happen. And with the timer slowly ticking away (I believe Nagisa said they have three hours before the laser fires again?), I really hope our favorite group of misfit students can somehow save their teacher from some pretty grim looking odds.
See you next week!