1-nen A-gumi no Monster - Reviews

Alt title: The monster of 1st grade, class A.

1-nen A-gumi no Monster
omegadir's avatar
Sep 7, 2021

"The plain-looking Jimi Tarou shall carve out his name and become a legendary teacher"
I don't know who writes this synopsis but it stinking lie. 39 chapter in and all we have is jerkass teacher who only follow rules what written in the book and don't gives a toss about emotional well being of his students. Did you ever read Great Teacher Onizuka about adult delinquent who become teacher and helped his students ,who lost faith in teachers and school, by don't caring about rules and being generally crazy in his teaching? That manga was about how you don't need to have respectable education and follow rules (and have broom up you ass) to connect with your students. Here we have an inversion of this. Jimi Tarou don't care what his students think, as soon as working hours ends he don't care about anything since "my teacher job is ended today", if there is problem he resolve it by following "proper rules". Manga tried excuse him with having "dark and troublesome" past there he made "grave mistake" but it fall flat next time he tell "i don't care what you think" and act like his students are machines and not human being. Maybe it value dissonance but the only message what i can read from this work is: "As long as you follow rules and comfort to society you'll be okay and if someone have problems, emotional or otherwise that's they fault".

5/10 story
9/10 art
4/10 characters
4/10 overall
nathandouglasdavis's avatar
Dec 28, 2019

I can't help but be reminded of GTO, though the overall feel of the manga is admittedly very different. But there are similarities. Both manga involve teachers put in charge of hellish classes where there's a high turnover rate for homeroom teachers because students bully and harass them to their breaking point. But then a teacher comes along who seems immune to the harassment and who is able to slowly win over the problematic students. And though the Great Teacher is much more emotional and also gets involved with feir students' private lives, fe is also similar to Jimi Taro in that they both act disinterested and nonresponsive to things which teachers are supposedly supposed to care about. Jimi Taro is meant to be a gloomy and bland teacher who only cares about doing feir duty and refuses to go even one step further (constantly asking "Is that a teacher's job?"). Fe will walk out in the middle of soul-bearing conversations with students because it's time for fem to clock out, and only arrives at class once it's time to clock in. Fe constantly reminds people that fe doesn't care about their personal lives and is just trying to do feir duty. It's funny seeing fem just dryly breaking the tension of a dramatic situation by asking for chemistry homework or something mundane but which technically should be feir priority as a teacher. But on the flip side, if it relates to feir job as a teacher and if fe's on the clock, fe can be very reliable.

Fe has a dark secret, and it's a mystery whether fe actually has a soul or any personal interests.

[Reviewed at chapter 19]

5/10 story
7/10 art
7/10 characters
6/10 overall
OmniescentPen's avatar
Jun 9, 2023

All i can say is, it`s f*ucked up. 

8/10 story
8/10 art
9/10 characters
9/10 overall
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RiamuRamu's avatar
Jan 25, 2021

The backstories are everything in this story. And they really do a good job on explaining things. However, once you think this person is the bad guy and that person gets caught. It turns out it's actually this person. It gets a bit repetitive but it's actually really good.

8/10 story
7/10 art
7.5/10 characters
7.6/10 overall
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