Assassination Classroom Volume 3 Cover.
Image courtesy of VIZ Media.

Details:

  • Story: Yusei Matsui.
  • Art: Yusei Matsui.
  • Released: April 7th, 2015.
  • Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
  • Pages: 192.

While on the class trip, Kayano and Kanzaki are abducted by students of another school and are being held captive in an unknown location. It is up to the students to use their newly acquired skills to rescue them. More assassins come in to try their hand at assassinating Koro Sensei. A sniper named Red Eye and an artificial intelligence named Ritsu. More assassins could mean a better chance of assassinating Koro Sensei. Then a girl takes advantage of Maehara and class 3-E decides to teach her a lesson that she will never forget.

This volume introduced some new characters and an interesting story while the students were on their class trip. An excellent display from Koro Sensei as he protected his students. When Koro Sensei does these things, it is difficult to hate him as he is a great character with his students’ best interests at heart. The students banded together and by using their trip guide they located their missing friends and rescued them. A humorous interaction ensued between the two schools.

 The new assassin Ritsu is having difficulty fitting into class. Mainly because she is a large machine and keeps disrupting class. An interesting character for sure as she is not your average exchange student.  The students are working diligently to not only assassinate their teacher but also to raise their grades, I feel that this is an easily overlooked and forgotten aspect. This is an important aspect because it sheds more light on the kind of stress the students are under. Even with all that is going on the students still have fun and give everything their best shot. It is with these plot points that make the series an absolute joy to read.

Though we still do not know much about Koro Sensei’s origin he remains as one of my most favorite characters, he is downright hilarious in most every situation. However, I would like to know just where he came from and how he came to be. I cannot wait until we get his full origin story. I have already thought of several possible stories for him, and cannot wait to see if I am right or wrong.

Taking every aspect into consideration this series is sure to excite and interest most anyone who picks it up. Between the characters, the art, and the story, not a single thing is missed in this volume. I highly recommend not only this volume, but this series. Assassination Classroom volume 3 was a phenomenal read and I am certain that you will enjoy it.

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