The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who’s just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth—unless they can kill him first! Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem?
Extra story: Tokyo Depato Sensou Taikenki (volume 21)
UPDATED: I went back and read more of this manga after dropping, and I am currently up-to-date. I am glad that I revisited this manga. The first few chapters set the story which is a very strange one. An octopus like alien creature who can move at mach 20 speed and will destroy the world in a year will... teach a classroom for school. The goal of the manga is to have his students assassinate him. Do not be fooled by the first few chapters which appear to follow a generic "each student gets their own chapter" type of thing. The story progresses nicely, new characters come into play, and what would seem like an undevelopeable plot turns into a nice shounen manga. This manga is not groundbreaking in any way in my opinion, but it is a fun read. I find myself liking all of the characters. Many of them grew on me over time, which is an impressive feat. To be able to set someone up as a hateable character, but make them likeable a few chapters later is tough to do. I would definitely recommend checking out this manga if you are looking for a goofier, lighter, shounen read. I did not spoil anything in this review, but there is much more that meets the eye with this manga. If you try it out, give it 15 chapters and see how you like it. Many other people seem to enjoy this much more than I do. Give it a read, I dare you.
I loved this. I started out watching the anime and couldn't wait for more so I read the manga. It is amazing. The characters are all different, interesting and despite the assassinating attempts normal. Mixing that world with the world of school is the most amazing idea ever. It starts out as pure humor but the second half gets more serious and intense. The humor is still there but you get more. It doesn't diminish the story. The ending made me both happy and sad. It is definitely worth a read and buy.
This is a very cute and fun manga to read, much better than its anime counterpart. We see growth and development in almost every character within the series and the mangaka does a wonderful job applying depth to the characters. I'd say the characterization is the best part of the manga. The plot is nothing to sneeze at though; it was very interesting but also lighthearted. I could read this manga with full intent to invest all my energy or I could read this manga to relax. I would highly recommend this to beginners. My only critique is the overfeminization of Nagisa, the sexualization/outright sexual misconduct of Irina, and overall just the weird sexualization in the manga but to be fair, that's to be expected from most shounen manga. Other than that, it's a great manga.
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