- Story: Yusei Matsui.
- Art: Yusei Matsui.
- Released: August 2, 2016.
- Imprint: SHONEN JUMP.
- Pages: 208.
Isogai maintains a job after school as his family is tight on money. Isogai works at a cafe and all was well until Asano walked in. It is forbidden for students to have a job and if Asano tells the principal, Isogai will be expelled. Asano challenges class E to the pole pull-down on sports day. While the students were free running through the city they caused an accident, and put a man in the hospital. Mr. Matsukata runs an after-school care program and now that he is in the hospital he will be unable to do what he needs to do to take care of the students in the program. It is the student’s responsibility to work in his place. As the students were busy with the after-school care program they were unable to study for their exams. The future of the students is uncertain.
There were quite a few developments in this volume. Karma learned what defeat truly meant, and used that experience to rise to 2nd place out of all of the third-year students. Isogai showcased his skills as a leader during the pole pull-down. The students all found a sense of responsibility when they had to work at the after-school care program for two weeks. The characters all developed in this volume, and that is huge. As far as the story goes the students aren’t any closer to assassinating Koro Sensei, but the students are doing what needs to be done to protect their own and live up to their responsibilities. That is a commendable feat, in my opinion. The level of responsibility that these students bear is unreal. I imagine it can’t be easy to have the fate of the world rest on your ability to assassinate someone.
I would have liked to see a bit more when it came to an assassination attempt. I understand we can’t have a full-blown assassination attempt in every volume, but even a little build up to one would have been acceptable. The cover of the manga had the headline that stated “Victory!” so I guess I was expecting something closer to the victory of class E. There is still plenty of time for the class to achieve the assassination before their deadline and I cannot wait to see how they pull it off.
This was the first time aside from the first assassination attempt, that Koro Sensei was legitimately upset with the students. The students abused their abilities, and because of that an innocent man was injured. Koro Sensei even slapped the students in display of his disappointment. I was extremely surprised that he had done that to the students as he has never harmed them in any way before, and promised that he never would. Yusei receives top marks for playing up the drama at this point in the volume, and bringing a more serious tone to the series. This was a bit of a turning point for the students as they came to realize that their actions can have an unforeseen impact on those around them.
This volume was great in many aspects. I made the mistake of judging a book by its cover and ended up getting something completely unexpected. The writing, and story developments are still top notch. Also, the twists and turns of the story have yet to stop. So much was covered in this volume, granted we didn’t learn anything more about Koro Sensei, nor were the students able to performan assassination attmept, though in no way did this volume feel like filler. I eagerly await the following volumes in the series. Though this volume did not have an assassination attempt it was still entertaining. Assassination Classroom volume 11 was an amazing read.