「ラスボスの時間」 (Rasubosu no Jikan)
“Last Boss Time”
After all that’s happened throughout the past four cours, I can safely say that this was the most bittersweet payoff we could have asked for. That and I’ll be wiping off my tears during the time it takes you to click and scroll down to the actual post.
The Teacher’s Soul
It’s been a recurring plot point and theme, but this week’s episode really took everything we’ve seen and learned and literally demonstrated what it means to be a teacher. When Koro-sensei launched his super attack, you could literally feel all of his experiences, emotions, failures, and successes as that enormous white light shot out of him. All of things that we’ve seen in some form as the series played out. And the thing is, if you look at that moment in a more philosophical sense, I think it truly highlights exactly what it takes to find success as a teacher. You can’t simply be someone focused on a specific aspect of teaching since there are so many different things a teacher needs to, well, teach! Well I guess the correct wording might be teach and impart. Because as good as a teacher Koro-sensei is, I think his biggest successes have come from when he empowered his students to find the drive or passion to do the things that simply teaching them wouldn’t have done.
In any case, I’ll be sure to dive deeper into this point next week when the final impressions come. The more I think about this, the more I’m unable to write because of these damn tears.
Shiro and The Reaper
Personally, I’m super happy that Koro-sensei managed to make amends with his very first student. Understanding that he had made mistakes along the way and it’s not necessarily only The Reaper’s fault for the way he became, their last conversation together just felt so rewarding that it’s tough to describe in words just how good it felt.
Also, fuck Shiro. While I wish he could have gotten a worse death, I suppose getting thrown into a simple anti-tentacle field is pretty embarrassing and funny in its own right.
Man, this week’s episode was a bombshell. With an epic fight that led to an even more epic amount of tears, what more could you really ask for? In any case, I can’t wait to see what happens with the few episodes we have left. If I could have one request though, I’d really like for Koro-sensei to find a way out of that stupid containment field. Because after everything that’s happened, I really don’t want a stupid giant laser beam from space being the thing that takes him out.
Catch you guys later!