Assassination Classroom S2: Quick Thoughts

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I am a fan of this anime. When the first season aired, it was like no other. I couldn’t stop gushing about it. It was one of my top animes on that year. But, the hype died down. When the 2nd season aired, I didn’t have the same urgency to watch it weekly. It became worse when the spoilers of the ending and the 2nd live-action movie were all over the internet, I pretty much don’t want to watch the 2nd season. I felt like I had seen it all, what’s the point?

But as you can see, I still took a chance. I convinced myself to watch this 2nd season even though I know how it will all end. It was a hard call on my part cuz I still have alot of animes to watch, but nah, who cares? I’m here for my enjoyment. Heh.

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2016 to Jul 1, 2016
Premiered: Winter 2016
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Comedy, School, Shounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: The students return as school is back in session for the second semester. Following their exploits on the island during summer vacation, Class 3-E continues to sharpen their blades with their sights set on their teacher, the slippery Koro-sensei. They have more to worry about than just their teacher, however, as enemy assassins, both old and new, are out for the increased bounty on the octopus’ head.
Moreover, their rivals in Class A, as well as Kunugigaoka Junior High’s fearsome principal, stand to block Class E from achieving academic excellence. With all of these obstacles opposing them, the group must continue to work together in order to overcome their foes and accomplish their goal of successfully assassinating their teacher.

I’m so glad I watched this season. It was worthwhile.

Assassination Classroom S2 was a really good sequel. Definitely, a sequel done right. I actually liked this more that the previous season, its that good.

The story focused on the latter half of the school year and the coming end of the term. The pacing and its storytelling was quite consistent, its not like the first season had any prior problems anyways. As always, its very bright and enjoyable but at the same time, you can feel the intensity of the deadline as the days gone by. I knew that this season would go downhill in terms of seriousness and drama, and bruh, it did. The tone of the story shifts at the right time which made me, a viewer, feel everything alot more than it should be. The balance made alot of impact and it was delivered really well.

With a huge cast of characters, I think its really hard to give some spotlight to everyone. But here in this anime, specifically this season, they just made it look like its easy to do that task. All the students in class were given enough screentime for you to remember them and know that they exist. We get to know there dislikes and likes, their quirks and what not, and was able to distinguish them from one another. And yes, I do know that the lead characters got the best parts, but still, each support character, not only the students, had an impact to the story that made them all stand out and memorable. That, itself, is remarkable and hard to do.

The art and animation were pretty much similar to the first season, so I’m not really amazed by it.

Overall, this series was a blast. It made me remember why I liked this anime in the first place. It made me laugh at the funny moments, put me on edge at the serious ones and then, made me cry at the sad parts. Especially the ending.

Like I said in the beginning, I was already spoiled heavily about the ending. Still, that last part hit me like a truck. It made me realized that even knowing the ending won’t affect my overall enjoyment and feelings of the series. After all, its the middle parts, the story, the journey, that make me enjoy and love a series in the first place. Yeeee!!

Anyway, that is all.
Thanks for reading!!


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    I think this is a case where we can see where the ending is going but the execution is such that even knowing isn’t enough to emotionally prepare you. It is just well done and more affective because they let things run their course rather than trying a last minute twist or something silly.

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    Haven’t watched this show but I’ve heard good things. Will put it on my ‘to-watch’ list!

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    I liked assassination classroom, but for some reason it never really hooked me in so I took a long time to actually finish both seasons.


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