Assembly Time 「集会の時間」
This show is so twisted on so many different levels though you’d have to watch out for the details to realise it.
It’s twisted how the students of Class 3-E have to traipse down a very treacherous path just to get to the main school building. Comedy and jokes aside, just how much of a joke does the main school want to make out of the end class? Snakes and traps are hopefully not a daily affair when the students hike up to the old campus, otherwise I’ll be damned that poor resident fall guy Okajima survived this long. When the students get to the main assembly hall, things get worse as they are singled out so obviously as though animals on public display. The school’s really cruel enough without the teachers making it worse through such isolation and Karasuma provides the voice of reason by pointing this fact out through his constantly furrowed eyebrows. I’m still expecting Sugita to break into a funny line or two with Karasuma, such is the effect his Gintama role has on his career!
It’s ironic how human Koro-sensei is as compared to adults who call themselves educators. He’s actually teaching the students and they’ve come to realise and appreciate him for it. He’s also more close to the students age-wise than those adults judging by the way the tako childishly swoops up his students’ snacks for himself. To be fair though I’d loved to have had chemistry class where we separate the colourings used in our every day snacks. When the students get publicly bullied by the student council president, Koro-sensei comes to their rescue at Mach-20 speed and that was heartening to see since Karasuma can’t make a scene and Bitch-sensei only has her boobs to show for. The 3 teachers lined up though do invite blushes, stares and outright jealousy from the rest of the student body – can’t imagine what kind of teachers they have if they’re envious of the closeness class 3-E has with theirs. What’s clear is that class 3-E doesn’t seem as destitute a place to be in anymore which gets on the school principal’s (Akatsuki loves a baddy Hayami Sho) nerves. What twisted plot has he got in store for them…
This week’s student focus is on Okuda Manami (Yahagi Sayuri), a demure girl who excels at science but is in 3-E because she’s hopeless at humanities. She can whip up a poisonous concoction for Koro-sensei, with her heart poured into it no less lol, but can’t express herself properly. So as surprising it was to see Koro-sensei provide Okuda with a recipe to poison him (turns out it wasn’t one, he’s not that dumb haha), it was more surprising to see Koro-sensei use the exercise to prove to Okuda how important it is to try expressing herself because it’s an important assassination skill too! Who would’ve thought?! So it seems Koro-sensei is egging his students on to hone their assassination skills because they’re important life skills too! But hey, isn’t it ultimately twisted that the students really like and respect Koro-sensei and yet are constantly trying to kill him? Even Nagisa can stand up to school bullies now with his assassination skills because, ‘have you ever tried to kill someone?’ That’s disturbingly twisted and I think Karasuma’s noticed it too.