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Assassination Classroom (Part Two) – Review

As media the world over remind us, school is a time of growth and learning, a place where children come to understand themselves a little better and discover where their interests lie. Reality of course tones it down a little and the overall number of revelatory experiences and life defining moments are slightly less pronounced. But, if people wanted reality, they wouldn’t watch fiction. So come and witness a particular world wherein school is the be all and end all…literally. Like there was some kind of specific reason that one particular class of focus held the fate of the planet in their hands. That’d certainly speed up the whole growth concept now, wouldn’t it? With the introductory period behind them and more than half a year before them, the Assassination Classroom is finding their stride when it comes to attempting to murder their teacher. With origin stories wrapped up as they were, the faces that populate the background of this series are a little less bland and a little more important…a little. Despite the series’ …

Assassination Classroom (Part One) – Review

If you’ve ever been in a class, in a school, somewhere in the world, you’ve probably encountered a class clown. You know the one, that student who loves to cause chaos for the sake of comedy, to place themselves in the sights of everyone for the benefit of a joke. Of course, it isn’t too often that said clown happens to be your teacher. It’s probably even less frequently that it is your government mandated task to keep an eye on said teacher…because you have to kill them. Of course I can’t generalise too much, though I will admit that if this situation sounds at all familiar to you, you attended a very strange school…and might also be an anime person. Assassination Classroom…the title says it all really. It’s a classroom…and assassination is involved. Slightly more specifically, this particular class deals with the eradication of a global threat, a being of such immeasurable power that there is no doubt they could tear the Earth asunder with minimal effort, a villain who is so devious, so …

Anime of the Year Awards 2015

Welcome to SnapThirty’s second annual ‘Anime of the Year Awards’ for the Year of 2015. It has been a wild ride for anime fans with countless classics making a major impact on the anime community and industry. Over the past year we have seen blood used as a weapon, we have witnessed city wide destruction on multiple occasions, learned how to assassinate our teacher, felt the true force of a single punch, joined the fight with Tekkadan, sang along to Bump of Chicken’s ‘Hello World’ in broken Japanese, saw life unfold from the bar stools of Quindecim and saw a topless doctor perform surgery in the middle of a Vietnam war battlefield. So in honour of this year in anime we present the awards for the best of the best and even a look at some of the most memorable moments in anime this year. Without further adieu, these are the winners for SnapThirty’s 2015 ‘Anime of the Year Awards’: Anime of the Year 2015 – Blood Blockade Battlefront How many Anime compel you to rewatch the current …

Assassination Classroom Promotes Second Season, Students and Fans Pleased as Punch

As readers of the site can attest, Assassination Classroom is a pretty popular series. Taking a rather unique premise and combining it with a literal class of characters, the series has gather quite the fanbase through its manga and initial anime season. Announced long ago that it would be back for a second season, the series in question has received a new key visual that showcases the happy gaggle of assassins just kind of hanging around. Just your typical hype shot that reminds the anime watching world what is coming around the seasonal corner. Along with this image also came the news that season two will run for twenty five episodes, putting it three above the run of season one. More story to get through I suppose. Though the non-symmetry of it does give a perhaps baseless sense of hope that twenty five episodes is what the season needed to run through its content, or maybe season one was an anomaly in its episode count. I’m not entirely knowledgeable on that one, just enthusiastic. On …

Assassination Classroom (Live Action) – Review

School can be stressful, we know this. Between the tests, memorisation and compressed social experiment that comprises the in-between, the youth of the world are understandably reluctant about the experience. And  that’s talking about a normal school, imagine what it’d be like if your teacher was an alien…and you had to kill them…for the sake of the world…and money. Okay, so it’s a pretty bizarre premise, but not one you have to develop yourself, because it already exists, in manga, anime and now, live action form. Society, whether we like to admit it or not, is often divided into segments. Now, whilst the aim of the righteous minded is to lessen and eventually erase this disparity, there are those who seek to deepen that particular line in the sand. It is from this twisted mantra that Class 3-E was born, and it is in this class that we find our story. Comprised of the lowest scoring children, this class is shunned by student and faculty alike, a living example of what not to become. It’s …

Assassination Classroom Volume Three – Review

As an Australian who got his education at an Australian school, taught by Australian teachers, surrounded by Australian friends and Australian environments…it has always been hard relating to the average Anime or Manga student seeing as, well…they’re Japanese, and the two cultures don’t have much crossover. I’ve never had a fellow student take roll call, I’ve never eaten lunch on the school roof, I’ve never had to change into sports gear midway through the day, and I’ve never been introduced to a transfer student. In comparison to the Japanese school lifestyle…my education days were terribly boring. Volume Three of Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom finishes off the small arc that started midway through Volume Two, which saw Class-E head off on a trip to Kyoto only to promptly run into trouble…typical of students from the Assassination Classroom. Unlike what I experienced in Volumes One and Two, what I was reading in Volume Three simply didn’t hit me in the same way. Especially the first half of the volume. The great jokes that once made me chuckle out loud, …

Assassination Classroom Volume Two – Review

Yeah, I’ll admit it; I sometimes miss my high school days. I do, I do. I hate saying so though, especially because my Mother would always lecture me on the importance of enjoying my experience there while I could. It’s funny, she never spoke to me about anything regarding academic excellence. She always pushed me further into the things that I loved but never forced me to do anything I didn’t have even a shred of enjoyment doing. Maybe that’s why I decided early on that I was going to be a comedian, or that I was going to be a writer, or that I was going to be a graphic novelist. I was never given the spiel about being a doctor or a lawyer because, to her, what is important isn’t money or status but happiness. Amazingly, there were only a few teachers in my time that ever preached the same way of thinking; that doing something you love is ultimately more rewarding than being at the top of your class or on the very last …

FUNimation Reveals English Cast for Assassination Classroom

Can you hear the school bells? They’re ringing much closer than you may have thought. That’s right students, both former and current, prepare to mark off your attendance because Assassination Classroom is heading to a screen near you with a handy dandy English dub. Don’t know what the anime is about? Then it’s time to study up: Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just …

Assassination Classroom Volume One – Review

Yeah, I’ll admit it; I sometimes miss my high school days. I do, I do. I hate saying so though, especially because my Mother would always lecture me on the importance of enjoying my experience there while I could. It’s funny, she never spoke to me about anything regarding academic excellence. She always pushed me further into the things that I loved but never forced me to do anything I didn’t have even a shred of enjoyment doing. Maybe that’s why I decided early on that I was going to be a comedian, or that I was going to be a writer, or that I was going to be a graphic novelist. I was never given the spiel about being a doctor or a lawyer because, to her, what is important isn’t money or status but happiness. Amazingly, there were only a few teachers in my time that ever preached the same way of thinking; that doing something you love is ultimately more rewarding than being at the top of your class or on the very last …

AnimeLab adds 6 new Winter 2015 anime titles for simulcasting, yahoo!

Madman is the kind of friend that surprises you with gifts, for no reason at all. I like that friend and I like Madman. I also like AnimeLab, Madman’s anime streaming service that is giving us 6 brand new Winter 2015 anime series for our simulcasting pleasure. The new AnimeLab line-up features some rather highly anticipated titles. The list is as follows: Death Parade Absolute Duo Assassination Classroom Rolling Girls Yuri Kuma Arashi Maria the Virgin Witch No date has been locked in for these titles just yet but they are sure to debut sometime close to the Japanese broadcast time. So stay tuned for more information on the premiere dates for these upcoming anime series and be sure to bow down to our almighty leaders Madman Entertainment. Praise be the man who is mad about anime. -30-

Winter 2015 Anime Season Watch Guide

With the Winter 2015 anime season imminent, we will be taking a look through the best and worst upcoming series set to premiere this season. We will be detailing which series you should watch, which series you should consider and which series you should avoid all means necessary. So without further adieu, here is SnapThirty’s handy Winter 2015 anime season watch guide. Watch These are the series that look to be the cream of the crop, these are the series that you must watch: Death Parade (Madhouse, January 10th) In 2014 we were treated to something rather unique in the anime world, a billiards anime. Now here we stand at the threshold of 2015 with that very same OVA now getting a full fledged series. Death Billiards (as the OVA was known) was a suspenseful thriller that saw two unlikely bar flies finding themselves wrapped up in the most important game of bar room billiards of their lives. Now that same concept will become a full length series. What possibilities await leaves me highly curious for this upcoming …

Assassination Classroom – Key Anime Visual Released

When a violent alien crashes to Earth, hijacks a class of young students and threatens to destroy the world if it is not killed within a year, what the hell do you do? I would personally run, hide and begin praying to every single God I know because there’s no way I have what it takes to kill an extra terrestrial! Luckily for me, the ‘Assassination Classroom’ Anime is on it’s way and maybe it might be able to give me a few pointers on how to keep my composure in such high-pressure situations. Last week my fellow writer Luke Halliday brought you news of the Anime’s confirmation (read the article here) which was officially unveiled through the most recent issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump today. Alongside the official reveal came the Anime’s very first visual of which I’m sure you’ve already taken a nice look at. To make this set of announcements even sweeter, the magazine also brought us news of a live-action adaptation of the Manga. Fans of the series must be …

Assassination Classroom Anime in the Works? UPDATE: Confirmed!

Assassination Classroom is a popular action comedy manga running in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine and it very well could be becoming an anime series if a domain registration is anything to go by. On the 22nd of June, a domain was registered under the name ANATSU-ANIME.com. Given that Assassination Classroom is titled Anatsu Kyoshitsu in Japanese, this could very well be a sign that the manga could be getting an anime adaptation. The series follows an unkillable extraterrestrial invading Earth an tasking a high school class to assassinate him within 1 year otherwise he will destroy the world. It is an unique series in the Weekly Shonen Jump line-up and has gained quite a following. With an OVA pilot already having been released as Jump Festa last year, it gives added weight to the possibility of a full-fledged series. So could Assassination Classroom be in line for an anime adaptation? Probably. UPDATE: The anime adaptation has been confirmed through a leak of next week’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Thanks @newsmangajapon. -30-