Anime / Koro Sensei Q
is also an ongoing, non-canonical Spin-Off manga of Assassination Classroom
by Yuusei Matsui
. Basically imagine the plot in a Role Playing RPG-Mechanics Verse. (The Q stands for Quest.)
The manga received an anime film adaptation which premiered in Japan on November 19, 2016. It was animated by Lerche, the same studio that animated the first two seasons of the original anime. An anime series sequel adaption has been announced consisting of 12 10-minute episodes. Crunchyroll will stream the series with Funimation providing the English Dub.
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This series features examples of:
- Adaptation Species Change: Koro-Sensei is now a demon.
- Animals Hate Him: When the class ask Koro-sensei if their various quirks are caused by glitches, Karasuma asks if that was the reason why dogs bark like crazy around him. Koro-sensei replies that he isn't even in Class 3-E.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Crossdressing variant. When the rescue party finds Nagisa all dressed up as a girl in episode 9, they almost unanimously agree that Nagisa looks really cute.
- Berserk Button: Koro-sensei bans the students from attacking him with a toilet plunger that has a turd stuck to the end of it.
- Do not call Ritsu's supposed magic, what she is currently doing, though her other magic is okay.
- Big Bad: A more complicated case:
- Played with by Koro-Sensei mostly being called Big Bad in most of the subs while he is only called the Big Bad Demon King.
- Gakuhou Asano acts more like a typical Big Bad that Karasuma questions on who is the actual Big Bad in the sub version.
- Played a lot straight with Shiro, who fits the role a lot more given he is the Big Bad of the original series
- Blob Monster: Fitting for the RPG-Mechanics Verse nature of this series, such monsters exist. However, they got unusually strong by Level Grinding off Class 3-E. We also see super fast Mach Slimes that can dodge anything, though Koro-sensei is so fast he embarrasses most of them into retiring.
- Book and Switch: Koro-sensei is caught reading a Grimoire with a porno mag hidden inside it.
- Breaking the Fourth Wall: When Karma joins Class 3-E, there was a dialogue box that says "Karma joins the party!". He asks why are they putting the message in the dialogue box, while looking at it.
- Fuwa during episode 6, when Koro sensei says Shiro's real name and she call out spoilers and calls out Koro-sensei and Itona for being too violent. She then later states that the gardening segment was for Isogai.
- Contractual Boss Immunity: Koro-sensei being the Demon King, the Final Boss as it were, status ailments like Irina's Charm spell don't do crap against him.
- Crossover: Neuro and Yako from Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro appeared in episode 11, the latter appearing after the end credits.
- Demon Lords and Archdevils: Koro-sensei is now a Demon King.
- Denser and Wackier: Take the original story, put it in an RPG setting, remove most of the seriousness and crank the silliness and cuteness Up to Eleven and you get Koro-Q.
- Dungeon Crawling: One of Koro-sensei's previous crimes is speeding through a dungeon and collecting all the treasure just as adventurers are going in to explore.
- Evolving Credits:
- In general, the opening of each episode features images of that same episode woven in. The ending likewise incorporates a preview of the next episode.
- The opening as of episode 7, and the ending as of episode 8 added Ritsu and Itona, and Irina changed her look.
- Fire Balls: A standard magical method of attack. Okuda's usually end up hitting her teammates.
- "Freaky Friday" Flip: Happens in episode 8 to class 3-E, when they switch bodies, minds, and their bugs went along with them. For some reason Isogai's bug still works on his and Maehara's body. They manage to switch back by the end of the episode, but Korosensei and one of the slimes switched.
- Good Bad Bug/Heart Is an Awesome Power: In-Universe. Everyone in 3-E has a glitch (called bugs in the English dub), but Koro-Sensei tries to show them the advantages of this.
- Groin Attack: Chiba's and Hayami's bugs make shots hit the target right between the legs. Though Chiba's is all of his long-range shots and Hayami's is that no matter where she aims.
- Hot Witch: Irina is re-tooled into one. Also doubles as a literal play on "Witch with a Capital B", alluding to her Embarrassing Nickname from the original series, "Bitch-sensei".
- Hypocritical Humor: When Asano enters in the classroom with his horse, he went through the window, and Itona asks if Asano ever heard of a door. When he himself, had entered the classroom through the wall, twice. Lampshaded by Maehara.
- Inept Mage: Class 3-E is now made up of them.
- Late-Arrival Spoiler: Koro-sensei called Shiro Yanagisawa which gets lampshaded by Fuwa.
- Leaked Experience: Defied by Ritsu in her introductory episode; after she defeats a bunch of monsters, she temporarily petrifies the rest of the class so they can't get any EXP and she hogs it all for herself.
- Level Grinding: Inverted as Class 3-E are so useless that slimes farm them for experience points.
- Lighter and Softer: This series is a lot cuter and less serious than the main series.
- Mythology Gag:
- After Karma manages to get a hit on Korosensei, a scene similar to how he meets Korosensei for the first time, Korosensei punches a wall, when he gets upset, but did no damage to said wall.
- After Karasuma's lesson with the students, the students started complimenting him, Korosensei gets jealous when he thinks that Karasuma is stealing his popularity with the students.
- The ending theme is an 8-bit version of "Seishun Satsubatsuron", the first opening theme of the main series.
- When Korosensei assigned nicknames for class 3-E, he named himself, Prince of the Fateful Eternal Wind, in here, he called himself that in his human form.
- The Nudifier: Isogai's glitch means that only the front half of his clothes/armour will appear on him.
- Personality Powers: Okuda is such a Shrinking Violet, her bug has her spells deflect; in one instance even a basic fire magic demonstration ends up accidentally burning Terasaka, Muramatsu and Yoshida.
- Random Effect Spell: Nagisa's glitch gives a random effect whenever he steps forward with a strong will. Luckily the first time we see him use it, it puts his strength up to 99999 and gives him a muscular body.
- RPG-Mechanics Verse: Video game rules apply. Even pixelated text boxes appear that explain what's happening.
- Running Gag:
- Anytime that Karma comes up with a smart-ass remark or quips, Karma's luck drops so low that a random object keeps hitting him, namely a wash bin.
- "It's Sorcery!!" note
- Anytime that Nagisa ends up getting dressed up in drag.
- Fuwa keeps Breaking the Fourth Wall due to her bug in most episodes while Nagisa acts as the straight man.
- The Impostor Terasaka.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Aguri's death is one the main catalysts of the original series, but in this one, she's fine and dandy.
- Spiteful Spit: The slimes do this to Class 3-E after they beat them.
- Theme Tune Cameo: Takebayashi sang the second ending of the second season of Assassination Classroom, Mata Kimi Ni Aeru Hi, at the end of episode 10. What's more the English Version of the anime actually had him sing the song in English, when the English version of Assassination Classroom never had the openings and endings in English.
- True Love's Kiss: Due to Kayano's pudding being laced by poison courtesy of Takaoka, she's put into a deep sleep from which only a princess's kiss can wake her. Naturally, Nagisa is chosen to deliver the kiss, and it works... but it also turns Kayano into a green clone of Koro-sensei because of Nagisa's bug.
- Victory Is Boring: In this continuity, Koro-sensei used to be a hero until he reached his max level, and so decided to become a Demon Lord to spice up his career. Too bad for him, he was so strong that even that position didn't give him much excitement until he decided to train warriors to become strong enough to beat him.
- Wizarding School: Kunugigaoka Magic School also teaches other fantasy skills like sword fighting and how to befriend monsters.