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Anime Review: Koro Sensei Quest!

Fans of Assassination Classroom may rejoice, because the story has now been retold in a rather unique way. Taking on from other RPG anime such as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon, but turned much more chibi, this is a very different adaptation of the story of Assassination Classroom, without being all too different story wise. But what do I make of this micro-series? Read on!

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Overview

Release Date
22nd December 2016
Genre Comedy, Chibi, Fantasy
Crunchyroll Link
Koro Sensei Quest!

Review

Story

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Watch Assassination Classroom.

Oh okay, okay, that’s not fair. But basically this is a retelling of the story of Assassination Classroom in an even more humorous way than the original. With chibi characters galore, magic and a bunch of misfits from Class 3-E, the students must overcome challenges to go from a level 1 classroom to the highest level they can be. Their goal is to get stronger and stronger, so they can eventually face Big Bad, also known as Koro-Sensei. These students were picked simply because unlike the rest of the school, these students of heroism are afflicted with a great bane – They are all bugged.

Basically, to describe this game, think of RPG terms and apply it to Assassionation Classroom. At just 10 minutes an episode, this is a short and simple little anime to watch to pass a few minutes of your time.

Artwork

As always, we believe that seeing is believing. If you’re interested in what this series looks like, then look no further than our gallery:

Sound

As always, sound is hugely important to anime. Koro Sensei Quest! doesn’t do anything special per se on the sound front, but it sounds fine. The voice actors have returned to repraise their roles, including Jun Fukuyama for Koro Sensei himself and Mai Fuchigami for Nagisa Shiota. As the characters have returned, but are just in a fantasy setting, the voice actors had to remain the same. It’s just a spin-off series, so you can’t really expect much, but the theme tune for Koro Sensei Quest! is rather nice to listen to… but again, it’s nothing special.

Overall

Nagisa works off his bug.

Nagisa works off his bug.

Okay, so if you’re not a fan of Assassination Classroom, then perhaps a chibi version of it isn’t so appealing. But if you’re looking for something to waste a couple of minutes at a time on, as well as wanting to watch something that’s high quality anime comedy, with some occasional story progression. It’s not the best chibi anime I’ve seen, but if you’re just looking for something to entertain yourself with for a little bit of time, this might be it. Fans of the original Assassionation Classroom will likely get a kick out of Koro Sensei Quest! but if you’re not a fan of it, this is basically just more of the same.

I enjoyed the series, although it’s still ongoing so far. I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the anime as time goes on – but now it’s over to you. What do you think of Koro Sensei Quest!? Is it just a cash-in of an already successful series, or is it a short and sweet little spin-off series that has a deserving place in the hearts of fans? As always, share your opinions in the comments below, or over on Facebook, Twitter or Reddit.

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