Assassination Classroom Volume 11 Cover.
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Details:

  • Story: Yusei Matsui.
  • Art: Yusei Matsui.
  • Released: August 2, 2016.
  • Imprint: SHONENE JUMP.
  • Pages: 208.

The students are discussing their names and how much they can’t stand them. So the students create a fun activity and decide to go by code names for the day. After Koro Sensei picked their names, they feel worse than ever. Isogai maintains a job after school as his family is tight on money. Isogai works at a cafe and all was well until Asano walked in. It is forbidden for students to have a job and if Asano tells the principal, Isogai will be expelled. Asano challenges class E to the pole pull-down at sports day. While the students were free running through the city they caused an accident, and put a man in the hospital. Mr. Matsukata runs an after-school care program and now that he is in the hospital he will be unable to do what he needs to do. It is the student’s responsibility to work in his place. As the students were busy with the after-school care program they could study for their exams and failed miserably.

There were quite a few developments in this volume. Karma learned what defeat truly meant and used that experience to rise to 2nd place out of all of the third-year students. Isogai showcased his skills as a leader during the pole pull-down. The students all found a sense of responsibility when they had to work at the after-school care program for two weeks. The characters all developed in this volume and that is huge. As far the story goes the students aren’t any closer to assassinating Koro Sensei, but the students are doing what needs to be done to protect their own and live up to their responsibilities.

I would have liked to see a bit more when it came to an assassination attempt. I understand we can’t have one in every volume, but even a little build up to one would have been acceptable. The cover of the manga had the headline that stated “Victory!” so I guess I was expecting something closer to the victory of class E. There is still plenty of time for the class to achieve the assassination before their deadline and I cannot wait to see how they pull it off.

This was the first time aside from the first assassination attempt, that Koro Sensei was upset with the students. The students abused their abilities and because of that an innocent man was injured. Koro Sensei even slapped the students in display of his disappointment. I was extremely surprised that he had done that to the students as he has never harmed them in any way before. Yusei receives top marks for playing up the drama at this point in the volume and bringing a more serious tone to the series.

This volume was great in many aspects. I made the mistake of judging the book by its cover and ended up getting something completely unexpected. The writing and story developments are still top notch and the twists and turns of the story have yet to stop. I eagerly await the following entries in this series. Assassination Classroom volume 11 was an amazing read.

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