Assassination Classroom vs Real Life – Teachers, Learning Environments and Educational Challenges

Warning – This article contains relatively minor spoilers. Please proceed at your own risk.

The over-arching plot in Assassination Classroom is basically, a very powerful and dangerous creature appears out of nowhere and becomes the teacher of class 3-E, the lowest performing class at Kunugigaoka Junior High School. So now the students of 3-E, aka the “End Class” are assigned with the task of killing their own teacher, and thus claim a bounty of 10 billion yen. The plot is quite interesting, as well as the well-developed characters that are supporting it however, there is another aspect of Assassination Classroom I wish to talk about in this article, and that is the apparent message being conveyed to us as viewers. As we see the class grow, develop and overcome challenges, we get a glimpse of the topics related to teachers, students and education that provokes some thought in how we think about teaching and learning.

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The Takedown Notices for Overwatch Porn are Completely Justified

Overwatch as you may know is a highly anticipated new First-Person Shooter by Blizzard Entertainment with over 9.7 million players participating in the beta. Given its popularity it comes to no surprise that Internet Rule 34 will easily come into effect, and thus there certainly will be Overwatch porn. However, what I didn’t expect was the porn derived from the characters from the game to be so popular with even many news articles posted about it by various media websites such as Kotaku. In the light of the recent DMCA takedown notices given to the porn makers from a digital company known as Irdeto USA, which is supposedly hired by Blizzard to “flush all the porn out”, there are many outcries from the about how Blizzard is restricting fan works or creative freedom etc. While I understand the sentiments of these creators, there is definitely more to these takedowns than simply “Blizzard doesn’t want you to see Overwatch porn”.

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Love Live Rant – The Emi Nitta, A/V Controversy and the Fandom

So it’s roughly a week later from the first day of Final Love Live! concert, and a few days after I hear about people spreading rumours about Emi Nitta, the voice actress of Kousaka Honoka. It’s a fucking difficult time for us fans, many of us are still depressed about μ’s disbanding and many of us are crying over it and now we’re being told that she starred in an A/V? What the fucking shit? Are they trying to kill us?

Fuck this introduction, let’s get right into the rant. I haven’t been this livid since ages.

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Final Love Live Concert Screening in Sydney DAY 2 – AISHITERU BANZAI! 愛してるばんざーい!

After day 1, I was feeling that I would be quite left out if I didn’t attend the Day 2 screening of the Final Love Live concert, and everyone I spoke to wanted me to come as well. Not wanting to miss out on the true final moments of µ’s on stage, so I bought another ticket. Despite there being better seats in the 2nd theater, I decided it would be better if I booked a seat in the 1st theater because it would be more lively even though the seats that I can book have bad views of the screen. I walked into the theater and it was packed full of people who came to wish µ’s farewell, and I was very pleased to among these amazing fans. The hype for the beginning of the end was real, and we all didn’t want to miss out on this experience, the memories we make from this concert will last a lifetime.

いまが最高!

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Final Love Live Concert Screening in Sydney – µ’sic Now and Forever!

Love Live! School Idol Project started off as simply animated idols and from there it became one of the most popular and successful franchises ever. I wasn’t really into idols or anything but I gave it a try because I somehow wanted to. It has a very special place in my heart as I love how µ’s makes me feel happy and cheerful even when I’m down. The Anime was fun and enjoyable, and I just adore the entire cast, as well as the Alpacas. I couldn’t make it in time for the movie screening but I did get to watch it in the encore screening. So when I heard about the Final Love Live screening at George St Event Cinemas in Sydney, I was very excited and I rushed to book the tickets as soon as I could, and I even bought a few light sticks. The actual Final Love Live concert was so popular that the server had trouble keeping up with demand, and one of the fans I spoke to missed out on getting a seat because of it but he did manage to get a ticket so all is well and ends well, right?

さあ! µ’sジックスタート!

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Assassination Classroom Combat Tactics In Real Life – Nekodamashi and Bloodlust

Warning – This article contains spoilers. Please proceed at your own risk.

Assassination Classroom is about a loveable yellow humanoid tentacle creature who threatens to destroy the Earth in 1 year but he also decides to become a teacher of the E class at Kunugigaoka Middle School and thus the Assassination Classroom was born. Over the course of the story we see quite a few skills used by many different assassins, and are often adopted by Shiota Nagisa, the adorable blue-haired “trap” main character. It certainly is fun to watch how these skills are applied in the story and combined with his training in assassination he is able to topple very strong foes which makes for action packed scenes. I wonder, do these tactics actually work in real life? If they do, how will they fare? Here are the two skills that caught my attention.

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