Title: Assassination Classroom, Vol. 04: Time to Face the Unbelievable
Author: Yūsei Matsui
First published May 2, 2013
192 pages, Paperback
ISBN: 9781421576107 (ISBN10: 1421576104)
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 04: Time to Face the Unbelievable by Yūsei Matsui is a thrilling continuation of the unparalleled story of assassination and comedy.
The students of class 3-E are back with new challenges and a new transfer student, who is also a would-be assassin. The competition intensifies as English teacher Irina’s assassination mentor joins the fray.
Amidst the chaos, the students are faced with a tentacle showdown that sends everyone into a frenzy. Moreover, the secrets of Koro Sensei’s past are slowly revealed, adding to the mystery and intrigue that surrounds their teacher.
Will the students be able to overcome their weaknesses and defeat their target? Or will they succumb to the challenges that lie ahead?
Find out in this action-packed volume of Assassination Classroom!
About the Author
Meet Yūsei Matsui, a talented manga artist hailing from Saitama, Japan. You might have heard of his work on the popular manga series, Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro.
Matsui has also worked as an assistant to Yoshio Sawai, the creator of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. In fact, Matsui even made a cameo appearance in Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo as the character Shirota Masakage.
Assassination Classroom, Vol. 04: Time to Face the Unbelievable by Yūsei Matsui is a thrilling addition to the manga series that has captivated readers since its initial publication in May 2, 2013.
Matsui, a renowned manga artist, continues to demonstrate his talent for crafting complex characters and dynamic plotlines that keep readers on the edge of their seats. The Assassination Classroom series is a blend of several popular genres, including sci-fi, action, and coming of age narratives.
In Volume 04, Matsui delves deeper into the world of his protagonists, a group of students who must kill their alien teacher before he destroys the Earth. The setting remains the same, an ordinary classroom that is suspended in mid-air, but what makes the narrative so compelling is the blend of humor, suspense, and drama that Matsui skillfully weaves together.
The main characters, each with their own unique personalities and backstories, continue to evolve and face new challenges. The reader is introduced to new characters and conflicts that add depth to the storyline.
The pace of the narrative is fast-paced, making it difficult to put the book down once the story gets going.
One of the strengths of the series is the way Matsui uses the fantastical elements, such as the alien teacher, to explore deeper themes relating to power, morality, and social identities.
By placing his characters in seemingly impossible situations, Matsui is able to explore complex issues, such as bullying and discrimination in a way that feels organic to the story. The series has gained a following, not just for its engaging narrative, but also for the way it deftly handles challenging topics.
One limitation of the book is that it assumes a certain level of familiarity with the previous volumes. Readers who have not read the preceding volumes may find themselves confused at times, as the backstory of the characters and conflict have already been established.
However, for regular readers of the series, Volume 04 is an engaging continuation of the story. Assassination Classroom, Vol.
04: Time to Face the Unbelievable is a must-read for fans of the series, and its blend of humor, action, and social commentary will likely appeal to readers looking for a fresh take on the sci-fi genre. The book receives a score of 4.5 out of 5 for its engaging narrative, complex characters, and thought-provoking themes.
Matsui’s talents as a manga artist make Assassination Classroom, Vol. 04: Time to Face the Unbelievable a standout addition to this successful series.