Superb Cast of TV Anime “Assassination Classroom” on Stage. ‘AnimeJapan 2016’ Event Report Arrives!
On March 27th (Sunday), the special stage of the TV anime “Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)” was held at the avex pictures booth in AnimeJapan 2016. Superb four cast members appeared on the stage: Jun Fukuyama acting Koro Sensei, Mai Fuchigami acting Nagisa Shiota, Aya Suzaki acting Kaede Kayano, and Nobuhiko Okamoto acting Karma Akabane! They were welcomed by huge cheers at the venue.
During the talking time, under the title of “Past Assassination Classroom”, the individual voice actors introduced the respective episodes that left impressions on them in the first season which has been aired since January.
Ms. Fuchigami looked back on the relationship between Nagisa and his mother Hiromi which was depicted in Episode 9. She feels Nagisa has changed by protecting his mother and by graduating (or becoming independent) from her. According to her, though he presented an androgynous image, he has been getting more masculine and cooler with the progress of the episodes. Ms. Fuchigami made a remark: “I’m looking forward to how Nagisa will grow from now on.”
Ms. Suzaki recalled Episode 2 featuring Kaede playing an active role. The story depicts the first assassination plan where Kaede took a pivotal role. She said, “I acted Kaede as if she would explode her extraordinary love for puddings.”
Mr. Okamoto looked back on the story about Karma involved with Gakushu Asano in Episodes 11 and 12. Regarding Karma who has grown greatly by being taught by Koro Sensei, he said, “Karma develops himself by analyzing the responses of the other persons and by observing human beings.” Mr. Okamoto conveys the appeal of the character: Karma makes every efforts to be cool.
And Mr. Fukuyama selected the confrontation between Koro Sensei and the president which was depicted in Episode 12. The president acted by Shou Hayami had great presence. Mr. Fukuyama said, “The first challenge was to find out how to terminate the confrontation to make the story persuasive.” In Episode 13 to be aired this week, you can enjoy the story following this episode where Mr. Fukuyama acted naturally to the script and the video according him.
Then, they tried their hand at a game called “Tentacles of Adored Koro Sensei”. In the game, the participants are supposed to guess the item contained in a box only by touching the item with both hands. Ms. Fuchigami touched a “cute baby” doll, Mr. Okamoto did “deep-fried bean curd”, Ms. Suzaki did “konjac”, and Mr. Fukuyama did a “boiled octopus” suited for Koro Sensei. Every time a challenger touched the item in a box tentatively, got surprised at the tactile sensation, or gave a scream, the audience laughed in the venue.
After the game time ended in laughter, the latest promotional video was shown for the first time. This PV starting with a shocking scene and Kaede’s impressive line also depicts the past of Koro Sensei, an untold story about the birth of Koro Sensei, and new characters. The video packed with the highlights of the second season beginning in April shows powerful scenes one after another toward the climax.
●TV Anime “Assassination Classroom” 2nd Season, 2nd Special PV
And before we knew it, the event was coming to a close. At the end, they thanked and greeted the fans who gathered at the venue while touching on the story that will unfold. Mr. Fukuyama said that he almost felt like crying in the fullness of his heart whenever one Episode ended. Then he sent a message to the fans: “How will the students of Class E approach graduation? What is going to happen to Koro Sensei? Please watch over them warmly until the end.”
The TV anime series “Assassination Classroom” is on air on Fuji Television, Kansai Television, and Tokai Television every Thursday midnight. In addition, the series is aired on other TV stations, BS Fuji, and Animax. “Assassination Classroom” finally enters the second season in April. Please give an eye to the many shocking episodes depicted from now on, and continue enjoying this TV anime series.
In addition, to the persons who have missed the TV series, we recommend the DVDs and Blu-ray Discs of the series. The popular 1st volume is now on sale. The 2nd volume will also be released on April 29th. The 1st volume comes with various gorgeous benefits for the first time, such as a preferred lottery application ticket for the special event “Sotsugyo no Jikan” (“Graduation Time”) to be held on July 10th, and a sleeve case with an illustration newly drawn by the character designer Kazuaki Morita.