Assassination Classroom focuses on the students in class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High School, who are being taught by a powerful alien octopus creature who destroyed 70% of the moon. It’s the mission of these students to assassinate their teacher before graduation, and they are offered a reward of 10 billion yen from the Japanese government. Unfortunately, it’s not as easy as it sounds, since the alien can move at Mach 20. Also, as part of the agreement, the teacher is unable to harm the students in any way. At the end of the first episode, the teacher is given the name of “Koro Sensei” by his students.
Episode 19 continues Class 3-E’s adventure in Okinawa. After an initial hesitation, the students decide to tackle the task that’s before them. When they reach their first obstacle, which is guards blocking their path to get where they need to go in the hotel, Irina steps in and uses her skills of seduction. In this scene, the audience, along with the students, learns that Irina knows how to play the piano. What was great about this scene is that it allowed us to indirectly learn a little more about Irina and to realize that there’s more to her than there seemed.
Most of the rest of Episode 19 was very action oriented. As they progress through the third floor, they encounter an assassin that Fuwa recognizes as the man who gave them their welcome drinks when they came to the island. Fuwa is able to deduce that he’s the one who put something in the drinks that gave the illness to some of their classmates. The assassin tries to poison Karasuma with a paralysis gas, but his efforts only partially succeed. Between the students blocking the exits and Karasuma finding enough strength to kick the assassin, they knock him out and tie him up. At this point, Koro Sensei is unable to help, Irina is busy seducing the guards, and Karasuma is weakened. As I realized this, I thought this could be a recipe for disaster, especially if the students encountered anyone else who is out to harm them.
When the group makes it to the fifth floor, they find another assassin waiting for them. This one uses his bare hands as his weapon. Karma stands up to the assassin, and the episode ends as the two of them are facing off.
During the episode, we learn that there are a total of three assassins in the hotel working for the mastermind behind the plot. One has already been taken down, Karma is facing off against the second one, and we see the third one talking with the mastermind. At this point, I’m guessing the next episode will focus on Karma and the second assassin, and the third assassin might make his appearance in it as well. However, I’m not entirely convinced that this storyline will end in Episode 20. From what I’ve seen, there should be 22 episodes, so there are only three more left. I don’t know if the intent is to make this storyline last for the remaining episodes or not, but I can at least see how they could stretch it out between Episodes 20 and 21. But at the same time, a change was made to the opening credits to focus on this storyline, so I’m thinking it may last for the remaining three episodes.
But it will be interesting to see how this storyline in Okinawa progresses. I’m also curious to see who the mastermind behind this plot is.