After the battle with Itona, the students of Class 3-E settle back into a normal routine. Well, normal for a class filled with would-be assassins! As the weather turns warm, the class can’t afford to laze about, and up their training under the guidance of Karasuma. But with the semester already half over, the government decides to send a new teacher to take over their training. Are his methods too extreme? Or will it be the push they need to become real killers?
While training is all well and good, they can’t forget about final exams! And if they want to up their chances of taking out Koro Sensei, they’re going to have to do their very best. The stakes are raised even higher when Class A makes a bet that could send Class E on the best summer vacation ever. Could an island retreat help them set up the perfect assassination?
Part 2 of season 1 continues where we left off after the fight with Itona who ends up a member of Class 3-E. As the students continue to train for the end game of killing Korosensi, things get a bit twisted. First we get a bit of a break from the larger assassination plot with a battle between Class A and Class E on first term exams. Needless to say, Class E showed them up in spectacular fashion.
It was nice to get a bit of a fun slice of life/school arc to the series that is otherwise full of fights and assassination attempts. One of the great things about this series is its ability to mix humor with an otherwise serious topic. The trip to the island for them was not as fun as they had hoped when another group trying for Korosensi poisons them in an attempt to get at him. However, class E wasn’t about to give up that easily.
This final arc of the first season really give us a full view of Karma and Nagisa’s abilities. In fact, both are rather scary when they get into their elements. Karma is the brains of the group, no doubt there. Nagisa has raw talent and skill that scares even his classmates. Another great entry for the series with continued success at us wanting to learn more about each of the students, not just our main characters.
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