「卒業の時間」 (Sotsugyou no Jikan)
This episode was a masterpiece.
This week’s episode was everything I wanted and everything I didn’t want. It felt like the perfect way to end the series except we have one more episode. Overall, you could say I’m pretty confused about just what I want to say about this episode. But seeing how next week will be the finale and that’s where the final impressions come out, I’ll try my best to coherently spit out some words onto the page in hopes of expressing even a fraction of my emotions.
So, boy, I spent most of that episode crying my heart out. With flashbacks hitting us left and right and a beautiful monologue from Koro-sensei playing in the background, the physical pain of watching the end come hurt so freaking bad. With the class tearing up as they held down their beloved Sensei and Nagisa hesitating right before the critical blow, I was really hoping that something might happen that would let Koro-sensei live.
Unfortunately, dreams don’t come true and we were greeted with the most beautiful and bittersweet moment that the series could have offered. As Koro-sensei broke apart and started disappearing into the sky, I could literally feel my heart breaking in half. It was such a powerful and painful moment that would have never worked had the show not built it all up for this one huge payoff.
There isn’t much to say except I love this show. I leave you guys with a ton of screenshots and the memories that we’ve all made together with Koro-sensei and E Class since episode one.
I’ll catch you guys next week where I have no idea what’s going to happen, but I’m sure I’m going to cry. Also, if you’re going to Anime-Expo next week, let me know! I’ll be there too!