- Story: Yusei Matsui.
- Art: Yusei Matsui.
- Released: June 2, 2015.
- Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
- Pages: 192.
Irina’s mentor Lovro comes to the school in hopes of replacing her and assassinating Koro Sensei himself. Koro Sensei has a better idea and instead suggests a contest between Lovro and Irina to see who can assassinate Karasuma first. The winner stays and the loser leaves. Soon after, Koro Sensei, Karma, and Nagisa fly to Hawaii to go to the movies. A new transfer student named Itona Horibe joins the class. Itona has a mysterious past and not much is known about him. However, he does claim to be the brother of Koro Sensei. An epic battle between Koro Sensei and Itona ensues, ending with Itona and his guardian Shiro fleeing from the campus. After the battle, class 3-E plays in an intramural sports tournament and to improve their odds of winning, Koro Sensei coaches the students personally.
This volume was full of new characters and plot points. So much has happened in this volume. Between the contest, the new student, and the sports tournament this volume was impossible to put down. The addition of Itona added a lot of questions to the questions I already have. We know very little of Koro Sensei and now we have his brother that we know even less about. Even more off putting is Koro Sensei is an octopus-like creature and Itona is human. They evidently do not resemble each other in the slightest. Not sure if I believe the whole sibling thing but this series is full of surprises. All things considered Koro Sensei and Itona could be related. They both have several things in common, tentacles aside they both enjoy sweets and looking at inappropriate magazines. I look forward to finding out the truth.
Koro Sensei had quite a character development in this volume. We got a good look at his caring side and just how far he will go for his students. This was exemplified in multiple situations in this volume. Koro Sensei flew two of his students to Hawaii because they wanted to see a movie, he even went as far as to coach them at their baseball game. Time and time again Koro Sensei steps up to the plate for his students and proves that he has their best interests at heart. Koro Sensei truly is the best.
The students of class 3-E face a lot of adversity from every direction. It is easy to forget that the characters are merely junior high students. Even with all the problems they face not a single student cracks under the pressure. In fact, they have all risen to the challenge to assassinate their teacher before their given deadline. A heavy task weighs on the shoulders of these students and yet they handle it with grace. The students have been disregarded in every aspect. From academics to sports no one gives the students a chance and expects them all to fail. It is humbling to see what the students are capable of.
This volume was full of action, adventure, and story developments. Not to mention Koro Sensei shows his students just how much he cares about them. With all that is going on it is difficult to not be excited to see what more these students can do. I enjoy how everything in this volume comes together perfectly. The story, art, and characters stand out as usual. This is easily the best volume in the series yet. I hope that you will enjoy this series as much as I have. Assassination Classroom Volume 4 was an amazing read.