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Assassination Classroom, Vol. 04: Time to Face the Unbelievable

(暗殺教室 / Assassination Classroom #4)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  3,938 ratings  ·  172 reviews
Ever caught yourself screaming, "I could just kill that teacher"? What would it take to justify such antisocial behavior and weeks of detention? Especially if he's the best teacher you've ever had? Giving you an "F" on a quiz? Mispronouncing your name during roll call...again? How about blowing up the moon and threatening to do the same to Mother Earth—unless you take him ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 2nd 2015 by VIZ Media LLC (first published May 2nd 2013)
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~Jo~
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
I think this is the first book in this weird and wonderful series that I actually didn't like so much. There was definitely something missing for me, and although this was a fairly rapid read, I just felt that there was a distinct lack of excitement in comparison to past volumes. I do like the new character that has came in, and I think that character will make an interesting addition to future installments. The fighting scenes were good, and I did find myself laughing at some scenes. Purely for ...more
Dave Schaafsma
Mar 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fourth volume featuring Koro Sensei, the beloved teacher of Classroom E whose students must assassinate him to save the planet. This one features hot English teacher Irina in a duel with her assassination mentor, another new student with a guardian claiming to be Koro Sensei's brother. Tentacle issues arise. It's a school so there has to be sports, so a baseball game has to be played. Also, some details of Koro Sensei's origins are revealed. More fatal flaws. It's not moving that much forward, s ...more
Julia Sapphire
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, series, 2016
3.75 stars
This series is so awesome. These manga are so funny and whitty. If your looking for a good action manga definitely would recommend this series!

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Tracey
Dec 14, 2015 rated it liked it
This is the first book of the series I wasn't entirely in love with. I just felt like it was not as exciting as earlier volumes. But the fighting scenes between Koro Sensei and his "little brother" were awesome and I can't wait to see more about where they come from. Now as far as this baseball game is going, I didn't really have any interest in the story until Principal Douchepants showed up. He just has to suck the joy out of everything. I really hope Class E can prove him wrong with this game ...more
DonutKnow
Mar 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Alex Sarll
A lecherous, weird-ass-looking monster who has already done enormous damage stands poised to destroy the world. And yet, despite an ever-expanding catalogue of his weaknesses, somehow every attempt to take the slippery bastard down just ends up with the attackers flustered and frustrated.

Of course, unlike the real-world examples, Koro Sensei is actually a pretty decent sort of monster, and an extremely good teacher, so it's yet another case of a story which now feels a little overtaken by far wo
...more
Jim Gorman
Feb 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: magna
Just a continuation on a fun little series of manga, as you already know. I am just slowly making my way through this series to see if the students in classroom E actually assassinate their teacher (at his request) and save the world before graduation.
Stewart Tame
Dec 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Koro Sensei has a brother? "Unexpected," would be putting it mildly ... Needless to say, we get some welcome hints about his back story, as well as the possibility of an epic battle in the future. Actually, I suppose that one was a given already, since this seems to be the type of story that leads up to an epic battle. In the meantime, we get an epic baseball game, which doesn't conclude in this volume. ...more
Maddie
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked the competition between the assassins to kill Karasuma, it was a nice change. Definitely less focus on the students in this one. And the introduction of Koro Sensei's younger brother he didn't know he had! That was a shock! Although the baseball game at the end was just silly. And the way even the principal treats Class E! ...more
Carter
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm just really excited to read bk. 5! I liked Class 30 - but I don't want to spoil it. Its what made the book good. Other than that, I would recommend this book. ...more
Nadine
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume was a bit wilder than the early ones but I love the humor and really enjoy following the story.
((Silver O. Smith - I was born to be you.))
- * = Improper show of women
Blue
Jul 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Hannah
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gn-comic-manga
Ok so I'm loving the brother. Not like a crush but as a plot device and character.....I think.

Karma may end up being a character crush tho
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Mehsi
The 4th volume and a little brother ascends on the class. I wasn't a fan of Itona and I know I also wasn't a fan of him in the anime. Glad that stayed the same. Haha. I am just not happy how he acts all superior and crap. So I was glad with the fight and while I knew that there were still many volumes to read I was still worried for Koro-sensei. I also could understand the sentiment of the kids, they are the ones hired for this job, not the others. I love that they want to train even harder. Wor ...more
ChattyNatty
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
TENTACLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YES... this series is still my absolute fav thing ever, it is funny, random and actually quite heartwarming at times. I stress AT TIMES.... -__-
In this book slightly more of Koro Sensei's past was supposedly revealed, i really mean SLIGHTLY, they really are revealing details slowly..............................-____________-
I liked Itona because... his hair...its SO AWESOME, i
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Miss Ryoko
Man....

The first volume of this series was so fantastic. I was so excited to read the rest and assumed it was only going to get more amazing with each volume... unfortunately, the awesomeness has fizzled with every single volume.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still enjoying it. But unfortunately, each volume has just become filler from the main story. There are good aspects of this of course - character development, and I do get the feeling I'm becoming more a part of class 3-E. And that is all good...
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Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anime and Manga fans
Recommended to Samantha wickedshizuku by: previous volume
This volume kicks off with Chapter 26: Master's Time.

Seems that Class E is about to have a shake up with two new transfer students. The first transfer is hilarious, but the second is just creepy and weird. I wonder what is going to happen next, but as I feared my library only has the first four volumes, and they don't plan on purchasing the rest of the series. Guess it will be a while until I can continue. *sigh*

I'll write more when editing mode hits me.
Have fun reading!
Ta-ta Pretties!
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Derek Royal
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shea and I discussed the first six volumes of this series on a recent manga episode: http://comicsalternative.com/manga-re.... ...more
47Time
Mar 02, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-fiction
I need to stop reading at some point. Unfortunately, the volumes end in cliffhangers which reel me back in. If only the quality of writing would improve... No such luck. It's still a cold fish to me.

Koro is the referee for Vitch and her trainer. The goal is a mock assassination of Karasuma. There's wall-to-wall assassinations in this comic. (view spoiler)

Movie time was surprisingly bori
...more
Megan Lowde
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-library
This was a fun read, as the other volumes have been - I liked the inclusion of Isogai and his connection to Koro-sensei in particular, and the more that is hinted about his past the more I can't wait to find out more. That being said, I have noticed that in-between chapters when they give various scores for sharp-shooting and knife skills, the higher ranking of the boys always tend to be a lot higher than the high-ranking girls in terms of points, and it's just a little pet peeve of mine that's ...more
Angelica
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This volume is breath of fresh air after its predecessor. I really enjoyed Itona's introduction, as well as the obviously deepening bond between Koro sensei and the students (as exhibited through his movie trip with Karma, Nagisa and Ritsu as well as the students' willingness to train harder so they can be the ones to kill Koro Sensei). The one thing that I didnt really enjoy about this volume (actually my least favourite thing about this whole series) is the concluding bit to Irina's battle wit ...more
Reija
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was ok
And that's it.
I don't think I need to read this series any further.

It's only the 4th volume, but the story is becoming tediously repetitive and practically all the chances to give Koro-sensei character development and back story are handwaved away. The author is forcibly keeping the reader in the dark, in order to prolong the series and knowing that this series spans over 20 volumes I think I'm done.

If you don't mind fan service, sexual assault jokes and repetitive story telling, you might want
...more
Sophie Jones
Dec 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Spoiler alert Sensei is still not dead and I never want them to actually assassinate him! As always he builds everyone up, even Irina!

We meet a new assassin this volume who seems to have a lot of the abilities Sensei has which opens up doorways to his past but these aren't explored fully but hopefully next volume we will learn more about why Sensei wants to blow up the moon and what his agenda is. A fun volume with some nice artwork and relaxing 'awww' moments.

Apart from the new assassin and the
...more
Social_Sloth
Mar 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Emily
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Perhaps 2 stars is a little harsh, since Assassination Classroom is one of my favorite anime series (I decided to give the manga a try), but I really feel like nothing happened in this book. A long fight, more unanswered questions, new characters that haven't shown their likable traits yet. The fights don't have any suspense, since Assassination Classroom doesn't take death lightly. The readers know Koro-sensei can't possibly die this early in the series, or towards the middle of a book in a ran ...more
Brandon
Apr 10, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first volume where it feels like there's an actual plot! Not just killing Koro Sensei, since everyone wants to do that to live and get money and whatever, but the students are uniquely motivated because of how much they've come to learn about, and maybe even trust, Koro Sensei. The class starts to learn more about who (or what) Koro Sensei is, his backstory, and why they're maybe the only ones who are in a position to figure out what his actual plans and motivation are.

The fact that
...more
Maryssa McCray
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I personally like this manga a lot. It has verity of different things in one manga. It has action, funny part, and part you wonder how is that possible. It is also a very good manga series, if you are just starting to read manga. Assassination classroom is also a manga that you can read two pages then be hook and want to read more and more. Assassination classroom also has a verity of characters that range from students to a very weird robot octopus thing.
connie
the disgust i feel everytime the principal turns up in this story, i swear. we saw the conclusion of the irina VS teacher match, and we got to see more of korosensei's backstory through the introduction of itona, a new student, however brief his appearance. i'm looking forward to the next volume so i can see how the baseball tournament ends, although i'm sure it'll look bad for Class 3E, as it always does. ...more
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  • 暗殺教室 3 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 3] (Assassination Classroom, #3)
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