Assassination Classroom vol. 9 by Yusei Matsui (a J!-ENT Manga Review)
April 16, 2016 by Dennis Amith
“Assassination Classroom” is an enjoyable, humorous and action-packed manga series thus far. The ninth volume features a good balance of action, humor and mystery. An exciting ninth volume, “Assassination Classroom” vol. 9 is recommended!
Image courtesy of © Ansatsu Kyoshitsu 2012 by Yusei Matsui. All Rights Reserved.
MANGA TITLE: Assassination Classroom vol. 9
STORY AND ART BY: Yusei Matsui (松井優征)
FIRST PUBLISHED IN JAPAN: Shueisha, Inc.
PUBLISHED IN USA BY: VIZ Media, LLC
RATED: T for Older Teen
Available on April 5, 2016
Nagisa risks life and limb in an attempt to take down the mastermind behind a biological attack. After the dust settles, Koro Sensei tries to ignite some summer romances between the students of 3-E. Their teacher Irina Jelavitch, at least, has her sights on someone… and everyone happily conspires to bring them together! Back at school, one of the 3-E students defects from the ranks for all the wrong reasons. How will they bring him back before he inflicts irrevocable damage on them all…?
Summer vacation has been a hellish nightmare as Class 3-E students have been inflicted with a terrible virus and the only way to get the antidote is to follow the rules of the person responsible and that is to bring Koro-sensei’s head in exchange for the antidote.
The person responsible for all the trouble is Mr. Takaoka and now Nagisa Shiota must decide if he will let Takaoka live or die for all the trouble he has caused.
Meanwhile, Koro Sensei wants to do some matchmaking and wants to get Tadaomi Karasuma and Irina Jelavich together.
Find out what happens in volume 9 of Yusei Matsui’s hit manga series, “Assassination Classroom”!
What is “Assassination Classroom” all about?
In 2012, mangaka Yusei Matsui created the manga series “Assassination Classroom” (Ansatsu Kyoshitsu).
Matsui, who was known for the manga series “Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro” and also was a former assistant of mangaka, Yoshio Sawai, would eventually create one of the best selling manga series in the past few years.
Serialized in “Weekly Shonen Jump”, a total of 12 volumes have been collected into Tankobon format and the first volume has had over one million copies printed and was on the list for best-selling manga in 2013. Came second in Media Factory’s “Book of the Year” and won the #1 position for “2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi!” voted by male readers for Takarajimasha.
With an anime adaptation in Japan to debut in 2015, the English translated version was released in the United States in Dec. 2014
The series begins by introducing us to a powerful alien creature that destroyed 70% of the moon, making it a crescent moon forever. The alien has said that within a year, he will destroy the Earth but he does give mankind a chance to prevent it.
Having special speed and quick reflexes, with a number of tentacles like an octopus, the alien known as Koro-sensei, becomes a teacher for the lowly class 3-E at the prestigious Kunugigaoka Junior High School.
Government worker Tadaomi Karasuma tells the entire class 3-E what problems they are facing and how Koro-sensei will destroy the Earth. But the deal the alien made with the government and military is that if he is assassinated before the end of the year, he will spare Earth. So, Tadaomi Karasuma announces that the focus of class 3-E is to kill their homeroom teacher.
And Koro-sensei is hoping the students can do it..but can they?
In volume 7, having learned and studied so much, Class 3-E has been given a chance to defeat Koro-sensei by taking out his tentacles. But that is if they can defeat the other classes, especially Class A in their school grades.
Can the class do it?
In volume 8, continuing the story of Class 3-E going on a trip to a resort in Fukuma Island. But many of the students were inflicted with a deadly virus and the person responsible for the virus is demanding that Koro-sensei’s head be delivered to him at the Fukuma Denjo Hotel, in exchange for an antidote.
But Class 3-E must use their skills which they have learned to go against high-level assassins waiting for them.
Will they survive the ordeal?
In volume 9, the conclusion of Class 3-E’s hellish trip to Fukuma Island and Nagisa and Takaoka having battled with each other. How will this vacation end?
Meanwhile, Koro Sensei has gotten into matchmaking and wants to get Tadaomi Karasuma (Class 3-E’s P.E. teacher and member of the Ministry of Defense) and sexy assassin and English teacher Irina Jelavich together.
We have seen the students within Class 3-E grow. Grow as friends, grow as assassins, even seeing their own respect for their alien teacher. And each time they have tried to assassinate Koro-sensei, they would lose, thanks to Koro-sensei’s super speed.
But part of what makes Koro-sensei so quick and powerful is the use of his tentacles. And through failure, the class have grown adept in their ways of assassination.
And for one of their best students, Nagisa Shiota, he may seem weak and also feminine, but he is one of Koro-sensei’s top students and what will happen when Nagisa and Mr. Takaoka finally square off against each other once again.
Meanwhile, Koro-sensei wants to experiment with matchmaking and the whole class wants to help in his latest endeavor of bringing Tadaomi Karasuma (Class 3-E’s P.E. teacher and member of the Ministry of Defense) and sexy assassin and English teacher Irina Jelavich together.
Will he succeed?
And a new ominous assassin unveils itself…a man who goes by the name “Death”.
Overall, “Assassination Classroom” is an enjoyable, humorous and action-packed manga series thus far. The ninth volume features a good balance of action, humor and mystery.
An exciting ninth volume, “Assassination Classroom” vol. 9 is recommended!
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