Assassination Classroom: Volume 9 manga review
By Leroy Douresseaux
March 31, 2016 - 11:55
Rated “T+” for “Older Teen”
|Assassination Classroom Volume 9 cover image
The outcast students of Class 3-E
at Kunugigaoka Junior High
have the perfect excuse for wanting to kill their teacher. That teacher is an alien octopus that recently destroyed 70% of the moon and then, traveled to Earth. This alien teacher, whom they name “Koro Sensei
,” promises to destroy the Earth after 3-E students graduate. Thus, it is up to these students to kill their teacher in order to save the world. They are the “Assassination Classroom
The students of Class 3-E take their summer break to train for and to launch their most detailed and advanced assassination plot against Koro Sensei. On Fukuma Island
, a resort island also known as “Pandemonium Island
,” they almost succeed. However, there is another player in this assassination game, and he has left half of 3-E dying from a mysterious virus.
As Assassination Classroom, Vol. 9
(Chapters 71 to 79; entitled A Shocking Time
) opens, it is a showdown on the roof of the Fukuma Denjo Hotel
. The assassin has been revealed, and he is someone close to Class 3-E. Now, it is up to Shiota Nagisa
to defeat him and to obtain the antidote to the virus that is supposed to be killing his classmates. Plus, a student exits Class 3-E for a higher class, but is the grass really green on the other side of the fence?!
The Assassination Classroom
manga is reliably entertaining, as usual. However, creator Yusei Matsui
is not really interested in reliable.
Assassination Classroom Volume 9
wraps up a long-running story line, in a kind of anti-climatic way. I'm not saying that the conclusion is poor; it has some inventive twists and turns. Maybe, I just wanted more fireworks. However, the rest of the volume offers delightful stories, including a heartfelt tale about class and social class. That is why Assassination Classroom
is a killer entry in the “Shonen Jump Advanced” line.
Fans of comic sci-fi will want the Shonen Jump Advanced title, Assassination Classroom
Rating: A /10
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