A Time of Uncertainty
Chapter 042
Japanese Title 迷いの時間
Mayoi no jikan
Volume 5
Chapter 42
Pages 19
Release Date May 13, 2013
WSJ Issue 24, 2013
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A Time of Uncertainty (迷いの時間, Mayoi no jikan) is chapter 42 of the Assassination Classroom manga.

Short summary

This episode depicted the coming of takaoka as the new physical education teacher of 3-E, annoyed with his brutal methods, karasuma sensei holds him from attacking the students, and chooses nagisa to take on takaoka , as though it was an assassination.

Long summary

Karasuma evaluates the progress of the students in their training, and briefly sense the fearsome aura coming from nagisa, like that of a python and observes his knack for assassination, although then a colleague of karasuma makes an appearance,  Akira takaoka. He initially uses a lughtheligh personality to attract the students, but later his ruthless and sadistic nature is unveiled, as karasuma opposes this brutal and violent method of physical education, after being requested by koro-sensei, he is challenged to select his star pupil to defeat him with a real knife while takaoka is bare handed, with his mind on a public execution. After being advised by karasuma sensei, nagisa approaches takaoka with a smile on his face , and when he's close attacks with a clean swipe to the face which startled takaoka, then he grabs takaoka's shirt, goes behind him and finishes the combat.

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