The students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School are about to find themselves burdened with an unusual, life-changing task: To assassinate the seemingly invulnerable creature known as Koro-Sensei, who very recently reduced the shape of the moon to a crescent, permanently. However, in training to defeat this entity, who doubles as their newest teacher, they learn, through this alien’s insight, how to tackle all of life’s issues.
The great thing about this show is the premise itself, and seeing the well thought out and creative directions those ideas took. The fact that, the very same entity, which has the power to erase each student’s existence also has a number of human qualities, and it wants to cultivate them with other humans. Kuro-sensei displays traits like teacher-student relations, problem solving strategies, both in class and out in the world, and many more. All the while, causing personal and class-wide growth, getting to know each students “issues”, or setbacks, in order for them to become better and, eventually, learning their part to play in making the entire class a cohesive unit. Of course, Koro-sensei could abandon these human associations and be done with the whole of earth but, then there would be no comedic balance, or show for that matter. Because it is in the students futile efforts at slaying this galactic beast, and Kuro-sensei’s reactions to them, that creates all evolutions and progressions. Only the teacher knows what it will take to bring about his undoing and only the very same being can show these chosen students how.
The best character is by far Kuro-sensei. Each student has his or her moment to shine but, they are just links in a chain. His displays of power are almost as astounding as his senses of humor, and sportsmanship.
Animation: Koro-sensei’s facial expressions, both when teaching and evading the students define the situational plot progressions as well as his feelings about/reactions to them, very well. Also, the amination sequences regarding the various student’s attempts to assassinate their sensei, are well thought out and creative; similar to the children’s imagination. The artwork and animation are adapted well, when compared to the Manga, and do nothing but captivate the reader/watcher even more than, or at least as much as, the older medium.
Soundtrack: Both the opening and ending songs exude child-like giddiness and wonder while setting a distinct tone for what the show is sure to bring forth. The character voices coincide well with each’s personality and the OSTs, throughout the show, follow the progression and transition well between the comedy and action sequences. Well done overall. The voices/music bolster the show and round it out nicely.
Rating and Overall Enjoyment: 7/10
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