Mar 29, 2015

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Assassination Classroom episode 11

A new character, new mysteries and new possibilities. I have to admit that the latest character sure clears things up a little if you ask me. It answered quite a few questions that I’m sure a lot of other fans had for the past few weeks (or pretty much since the start).

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 11 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_04.59_[2015.03.28_23.56.20]So this new character shows up (in a rather flashy way) and things already get out of hand. In fact, he challenged Koro-sensei right away to a match after school. Of course, Koro-sensei, thinking he’s the fastest creature alive, agreed to that challenge because he thought he would win either way. That, if you ask me, is his biggest weakness. He automatically assumes he’ll win.

Still, things did not go completely his way. That new guy showed that he, too, had a few of those handy tentacles. That’s when Koro-sensei’s smile definitely disappeared. He was dodging and using all sorts of tricks in order to escape death. He only got away because he has more experience than that boy, otherwise things might not have ended so well for Koro-sensei.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 11 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.31_[2015.03.28_23.56.37]Anyway, we learned quite a few things. We learned that Koro-sensei and that buy were probably man-made life forms. That makes more sense than him being an alien somehow. I mean, yeah, he destroyed the moon, proving that he can travel through space, but branding him an alien would seem rather weird. No, but him being a man-made creature makes a little more sense. Let’s face it; humanity is always trying to destroy itself one way or another. Finding out that a group of scientists made some creature in some lab that then destroyed the moon sounds actually quite plausible.

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Mar 22, 2015

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Assassination Classroom episode 10

You know, the problem with Assassination Classroom is that they are always trying to keep things lively and interesting by doing the exact same thing over and over again. Most anime do it like this, but in Assassination Classroom it happens too often.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 10 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_07.11_[2015.03.22_00.16.44]I’m sure a lot of you have noticed already. Every time they try to keep things interesting and lively they do so by introducing a new character or two. It was the same with that teacher, with that red-haired kid, that computer and this time it’s going to be a couple of characters that seem to have some sort of a connection to Koro-sensei. Don’t get me wrong, I like all of the characters so far, but there’s a limit to how long this’ll last. You cannot keep introducing new characters just to keep things interesting. It gets out of hand quite easily.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 10 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_16.39_[2015.03.22_00.16.54]But hey, ignoring that ridiculous competition amongst teacher’s nonsense, I found it quite nice to see how Koro-sensei cares about his students by taking them on trips, looking after them and making sure that they get all the attention and support they need. It is still hard to believe that he plans to destroy the earth.

Nevertheless, I have a feeling that the following episode are going to tell us a bit more about that creature. We already got a hint a few weeks back about the possibility of Koro-sensei’s humanity at one point in time. Maybe those two new characters might shed some light about what he is or where he comes from.

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Mar 21, 2015

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 22

I knew it. The ending was so predictable. In fact, half of the story was so predictable that it renders my overall opinion of Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso quite low. Never mind the fact that they killed off the best character on the show. It being so predictable is by far the worst thing about this story.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_04.45_[2015.03.20_23.45.08]So yeah, I supposed I hit the mark spot-on when I said that Kaori would probably die during that operation and during Kousei’s performance. Anyone could’ve seen that one coming. But it’s not just that. Its other parts of the story that were simply too predictable. Nevertheless, I think that Kaori’s condition throughout the show, probably a way to crank up the drama, was the biggest problem due to everything around it being so incredibly predictable that the rest of the story, as interesting as it was at times, became less and less amusing.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 22 [720p].mkv_snapshot_17.41_[2015.03.20_23.45.31]Still, I must admit that I really liked that letter. That might’ve been the best thing that happened for the past few months to be very honest. It shows that Kaori loved Kousei all along, and that she only used that soccer freak to get close to him. I mean, it was quite obvious that she and Kousei were a much better match.

Soccer boy and Baseball girl are a good match. Not Kousei and soccer girl or soccer boy and Kaori. But that was obvious since episode one. It’s still just a damn shame that they had to kill Kaori, but at least it was a beautiful story in general. Not to mention the incredible artwork. Kudos.

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Mar 15, 2015

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Assassination Classroom episode 09

It’s a damn shame that I have to keep this post short because I am running out of time. I have had a hellish day. I haven’t sat still all day and all I want to do is close my eyes right now and sleep for a week. God I’m tired. I haven’t even seen this week’s Aldnoah yet. Saving that one for tomorrow.

[Ohys-Raws] Ansatsu Kyoushitsu - 09 (CX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_15.30_[2015.03.14_23.46.24]So they decided to add a new “student” to the story. It would’ve been a big boring and predictable if it were an actual student, but they decided to spice things up by making that student an A.I. killing machine that will continue to learn more about Koro-sensei in order to find a way and kill him before he destroys the earth.

You can say whatever you want, but a computer has a higher chance of success than a human. Humans make a lot of mistakes and are a lot slower, but those machines are all logical and do things based on their own calculations. That is why I have quite a bit of faith in his new “student”. That thing adds a new element of comedy to the story.

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Mar 14, 2015

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso episode 21

I knew it. They are going to save Kaori’s death for the very last episode. This episode has been so uninteresting because all you could really think about what Kaori’s condition. Sure, Kousei has just started playing again, but that’s not what’s on my mind.

[HorribleSubs] Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso - 21 [720p].mkv_snapshot_13.01_[2015.03.13_23.21.32]I think it’s great that Kousei isn’t giving up. He is going to continue playing the piano and any and all insecurities have been overcome thanks to Kaori. I think it’s wonderful, definitely, but I could not help but think about the next episode and how Kaori will die. In fact, I am almost completely certain that she’s going to die during Kousei’s performance next week. These things are so cliché and predictable that I’m probably going to be bored to death by it. They always mix good things with bad things in order to pump up the drama a bit. Koari is going to die and at this point I can only hope that she’s going to go peacefully without any pain during surgery.

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