I’ve been watching Assassination Classroom season 1 for the past… well 22 weeks now. I’ve been amazed at the quality of the first season of it and thought I’d just spend today reminiscing over the series so far by talking about some of the stand-out characters and some basic plot premise. Don’t worry, I will not be revealing any spoilers, just simply talking about the show and the characters within it.
Recently, I was at Waterstones, just looking through all of the books that were available. As part of World Book Week, I thought to myself: Hey, no one said anything about reading manga during World Book Week! This manga has only recently (as of December 2014) came out to the UK, thanks to Viz Media. But how does this comic series stand out from other manga and is it worth reading?
First and foremost, as the title suggests, this is about a classroom for assassinations. Literally, they are teaching kids to become better assassins, in order to stop an alien who can travel at Mach 20. This alien is threatening to destroy Earth, but he doesn’t just want to destroy earth. The “loser” kids of class 3-E are the only ones who can know about this alien, along with the military. The alien has struck up a deal with the military – He won’t destroy the Earth until the loser kids of 3-E finish term.