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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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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The Emerging Market for Mecha Musume Plastic Models and the Possibilities of Custom-Design Figures.

Have you ever wondered how you can make your own figures? I know a friend who tried shaping everything herself with plastic clay, and I doubt she had any experience with sculpting or casting either. The end result was hours of frustration and in the end she gave up half-way because it was too difficult. I got me thinking, why can’t this be a simpler process? Given the “almost every figure is limited edition” business model in Japan, it’s hard to obtain a blank figure such as the Figma she/he archetypes to use as a template and blank Nendoroid heads are event only distributions. You could only dream that one day, there could be plastic models of anime characters however Kotobukiya has started their “Frame Arms Girls” kits and Bandai has recently released their “Super Fumina” gunpla kit which is definitely the step in the right direction.

Please do note that I do not have any experience in business or marketing. I’m only speaking with a matter of opinion so please take this with a grain of salt.

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Boruto: Naruto the Movie – Celebrating Naruto’s Birthday DATTEBAYO!

After “The Last: Naruto the Movie”, we thought there wasn’t going to be another one but then Masashi Kishimoto pulled a Final Fantasy move on us and announced the release “Boruto: Naruto the Movie”. So being a long time fan, I wasn’t going to sit by miss the opportunity to watch it on the big screen especially when there’s a special screening on the 10th of October, Naruto’s birthday. They handed out movie promotional posters and an awesome cardboard Konoha shinobi forehead protector with Naruto’s spiky hair on it. The entire theater was packed full of fans, and I could not wait for it to begin, DATTEBAYO!!!

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Feasting my eyes (and body) on Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma – Anime Taste Test

I didn’t know about Shokugeki no Soma until I saw a short clip of it popped up on my Facebook feed and only began watching it after many weeks have already past since the airing of the first episode. The clip showed a roasted dish wrapped in bacon cooked with a busty lady, 2 random muscular “FBI agents” and a fat one, all excited to have a taste. It ended up with a surreal scene with meat juices splashing all over their naked bodies and all I could think at the time was “WTF?!” I became quite curious about the Anime and decided to dig in, and ended up gobbling up the entire series. It was quite a feast and thankfully the clothes I’m wearing did not explode and leave me naked.

さ!おあがりよ!

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