ASSASSINATION CLASSROOM: GUNS, KNIVES AND LIFE

Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19. I remembered that I hadn’t talked about Assassination Classroom but it is a series that gives me a lot of things to talk about so let’s get into it. I’m trying to keep it spoiler free but you guys really should have watched it by now.

An octopus like entity blows up the moon and comes down to earth infront of the Japanese government demanding that he be made the class teacher of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School or he will blow up the earth too. The government heeds to his demands and appoints him class teacher and hands the kids guns and knives to kill the creature which the students name Korosensei – which means unkillable teacher. The creature proves too strong for the students to kill and so a government Special Forces agent Karasuma starts training the class. Class 3-E is seen to be the lowest of the low at their school with their classroom being situated atop a hill away from the main building of the prestigious school. The students try to deal with their school stress and their assassination at the same time during the course of the year.

The entire classroom is the main cast as they all get an episode to themselves planning and carrying out their own assassinations but the 2 leads are Karma Akabane and Nagisa Shiota. They are shown to have a history that we come to know of later in the show but their friendship does seem to have a few cracks. The names of the other characters are used so less that I forgot most of them but they are all likable each having their own special skills that Korosensei works on honing and bettering. There are little moments in the show where we see that Korosensesi isn’t a monster that has come to make the lives of the students hell rather a passionate teacher who wants to help them.

The students of the main building and the school principal also play significant roles in the show with the principal’s ruling patters showing the way the world works. The principal also gets his own little episode where his past is discussed and the tragedy that made him the hardened man he is, is brought to light. The Principal’s son named Asano is shown to be the leader of Class 3-A and the core rival of Karma Akabane who is the leader of Class 3-E. Class E basically battles against class A on many occasions, with the 2 contrasting teaching methods of Korosensei and the Principal showing their differences. The rivalry between Karma and Asano is for the better because all the other characters had their own issues to deal with and we all knew that Nagisa was going to kill Koro. Karma is shown to be a fearless character and he gets his rival in the form of Asano whom he beats at the end of the show, showing the superiority of Koro’s teaching method and Karma never losing his cool attitude. This also shows a fact of life that while some may work hard and some may work smart Karma does both and wins. Karma in his introduction also shows the 2 ways in which he can kill Koro that ends with Koro failing both but shows just how deep the show writer thought.

Nagisa is the best assassin among the students showing his talent early when he takes down a Special Forces agent twice and beats him both times not having a scratch on him. There is also an episode that contains the fight between master fighter and planner Karma and master assassin Nagisa in which Nagisa though having a clear shot at Karma decides to fight him head to head instead. This shows their bond being that of rivals as assassins and friends as their normal selves. Their bond is mended showing Karma’s own insecurity that he dealt with and that helped him beat Asano in the final exams.

There are numerous times when the show questions the real meaning of ‘killing someone’. It also delivers that answer in the finale. I am not spoiling a major plot point here but just know that Koro wasn’t a good teacher at first and his real identity is something far greater. The fight between Nagisa and Karma show the different bonds that the 2 and the entire class shares with Korosensei. Karma represents the bond of Assassin and Target with him believing that he will honour Koro by taking his life. Nagisa shows the bind between Teacher and Student with him believing that he will pay his debts back to Koro by saving him. The true meaning of killing as I caught it from the show seems to be that the body of a person can be killed but his soul never can and that a person isn’t just alive in his own body but also in the hearts of others. The show ends showing the students carrying their memories with Koro in their hearts and Koro getting his peace having shaped the students into better people and dealt with their issues. The true meaning of killing is that you can never truly kill a person you can just kill the body.

Rap Section:

Stupid yellow creature blows a hole in the moon,
Comes out saying he’ll do the same to earth soon,
But he gives us a hope a way out of this doom,
We have to turn this into an assassination classroom.

This creature says that he’s come to teach,
Guns and knives we got them all within reach,
When we attack Koro sensei just goes screech,
It hard so from the class we need the help of each.

It turns out Koro sensei isn’t that bad,
But when Karma steals his food he goes mad,
Gotta focus on killing Koro before we grad,
But its hard we’re starting to like him a tad.

We didn’t just learn to kill we learnt what life is about,
Didn’t let us be defined by the E in his mind he had no doubt,
I know it’s tough but in the end we have to take him out,
He may have left us but for life he showed us all a route.

So that is it for this post guys hope you got some value from this.  Thank you guys for reading to the end hit me up on Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with your thoughts and if you have any ideas which I should write about. Stay safe from the COVID-19. Thank you again and I’ll see you all next week.

Published by Harshit Sagar

I am a 16 year old teen who has a passion for writing and wishes to change the world one day.

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