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Baseball Time
Episode 02
Episode2title
Episode Information
Kanji 野球の時間
Romaji Yakyū no Jikan
Manga Chapters Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Episode Guide
Previous Episode Episode 1
Next Episode Episode 3
Air Date
Japanese January 16, 2015
English February 25, 2015 (Broadcast Dub)
September 5, 2020 (Toonami)
Theme Music
Opening Seishun Satsubatsuron
Ending Hello, shooting-star

Baseball Time (野球の時間 Yakyū no Jikan) is the second episode of the Assassination Classroom anime series. The episode first aired on January 16, 2015.

Overview[]

Tomohito Sugino is a member of Class 3-E who uses baseball in his assassination attempts. However, he failed and has lost confidence in himself, causing Nagisa Shiota to worry. Because of this, Korosensei offers advice to Sugino in his time of insecurity.

Summary[]

One day before school, Korosensei is reading a newspaper from Hawaii about the moon. He notes that that has been all anyone has talked about. Behind a bush, Tomohito Sugino and Nagisa Shiota have prepared an assassination attempt, with Sugino using Nagisa's notes and then throwing a baseball imprinted with anti-sensei BBs at Korosensei's head. However, although Korosensei notes its creativeness and stealth, it gives him enough time to go to the sports shed and catch it with a glove. He warns them that graduation will be here before they know it and tells them to go to class. As he leaves, Sugino lowers his head in humiliation.

During class, Nagisa tells Kaede Kayano about it while Sugino appears to still be dismayed. Before the lunch bell rings, Korosensei grabs a photo of him that Sosuke Sugaya was drawing, critiquing it. Then proceeds to go to a baseball game in New York City. While the classmates fantasize about what food (or girls) Korosensei can bring them as souvenirs, Tadaomi Karasuma appears and asks the class if they have made progress. The class complains about the difficulty, but Karasuma refuses to hear it out. This leaves Nagisa confused.

The next day during lunch, Sugino goes outside to eat but puts his food down. Korosensei then comes and gives him the ball back (while eating a whole coconut). He asks if Sugino is on a team, but he says that, since they are in E Class, they can't participate in sports, and when used to be on the team, he never struck anyone out. Korosensei finds this to be discrimination, and asks if he can give Sugino "advice".

Nagisa briefly goes outside to turn in some papers, only to see that Korosensei has completely wrapped Sugino in tentacles. Thinking that he is trying to taunt him for the assassination attempt, Nagisa runs out to stop him, but Korosensei is testing out Sugino's physique. He realizes that Sugino is attempting to replicate the New York Yankees' pitcher style, but says that because his shoulders are not as strong, that is impossible.

Nagisa immediately protests that Korosensei is insulting them because they are E Class, but Korosensei says it's a misunderstanding. After showing them that he is the same tentacle thing to Sugino's idol (and got his autograph). He explains that Sugino should instead work on becoming more flexible than the pitcher and developing his own style. Sugino is immediately cheered up by this. When Korosensei goes inside, Nagisa follows him and asks why he would go so far. Briefly thinking the same flashback, Korosensei says that he is just here because of a promise. He then proceeds to edit Nagisa's diary essay.

Still, the touching moment is ruined when Nagisa discovers a bonus, claiming it feels like a tentacle. Korosensei reluctantly obliges, then proceeds to eat his pen while Nagisa narrates that Korosensei's main strength was his motivation. And pretty soon, Sugino creates his own curveball style.

Sometime later, Korosensei is having lunch by himself in the forest, shaving some ice presumably from the North Pole. Six of the students then run out of the bushes, happily offering to eat with him. Korosensei is immediately touched, but then realizes that they are trying to stab him with anti-sensei knives. He quickly proceeds to take the knives and jokingly replace them with tulips. As Korosensei tries handing the blades back, Meg Kataoka realizes that the tulips in question are actually ones that the class had planted months earlier.

Horrified at what he has done, Korosensei grabs some new tulip bulbs and tries to plant them as an apology to the class's confusion. Meanwhile, Nagisa continues jotting notes on Korosensei and assessing his "weak points", which are actually just flaws in his character, leaving Kayano and Sugino suspicious of its value.

Over in another building outside of the forest, Karasuma meets with the school's principal, where the main school is. It is revealed that Karasuma will become the new PE teacher, hoping to teach the students proper assassination tactics. As he and his accomplice leave, they overhear two students talking about raising grades to avoid getting sent to Class 3-E. Those kids are failures who practically will never go to college, after a brief showcase of the school's nut mascot Kunudon expressing a hypocritical message of equality. Karasuma says that becoming the PE teacher has more benefits since it is the perfect assassination spot.

As Karasuma heads to the old campus, he meets with Kayano, who tells him that Korosensei, as additional apologies, has allowed the students to tie him up, hang him from a tree branch, and repeatedly shoot and stab at him.

At the same time, he dodges at a reduced speed. With the students still having no luck, Korosensei starts to act cocky, but soon the branch snaps under pressure (Weak Point #1: When he shows off, things get shaky). As Korosensei falls on the ground, the students quickly take the initiative to attack him. Forcing a panicked Korosensei to roll around on the ground comically (Weak Point #2: Freaks out easily), before eventually jumping on the roof. As he taunts them from there, Korosensei gives them extra homework (Weak Point #3: No tolerance) then flees. Despite this turn of events, the students immediately seem undeterred and are even joking about it. This puzzles Karasuma since the system has pretty much given up on them, yet they are so happy.

Meanwhile, in the Ministry of Defense, a young boy is in the middle of a suspension. He is warned that he will be subjected to a mindwipe if he divulges any of the classified information. He will have to join E-Class, so the government fills him in on everything that is going on. This student, Karma Akabane, does not seem to mind murdering a teacher – or anyone else. He notes that human or non-human, it should be fun.

Characters[]

Episode Notes[]

  • During the episode, students in the background are shown in 3D CGI.
  • Chairman Gakuho Asano makes a cameo debut in this episode.

Differences Between the Manga[]

  • Nagisa Shiota's narration while Korosensei is teaching is slightly extended in the anime.
  • In the manga, Nagisa's narration then cuts to Tadaomi Karasuma checking on them. However, the anime features two extra scenes:
    • After Nagisa's narration, Korosensei grabs and compliments Sosuke Sugaya's drawing of him with Hiroto Maehara commenting on his lack of a jaw which he personally added.
    • Korosensei tells the students directly he is going to the baseball game then leaves with the students discussing souvenirs from New York before Karasuma shows up.
  • In the anime, the kids are seen eating lunch while Tomohito Sugino eats his outside on the staircase. In the manga, Sugino is simply moping on the grass hill.
  • Nagisa meeting up with Korosensei to turn in his assignment is slightly altered. In the manga, Nagisa notices Korosensei from the window and he sees him "attacking" Sugino after running outside. While in the anime, he is still inside when he sees him.
  • The scene where Nagisa goes off at Korosensei's note of Sugino's lack of skill compared to pro baseball player Arita is not in the manga. Rather, in the manga, he only asks Korosensei how he can say that about Sugino's skill level with such certainty.
  • When Nagisa asks Korosensei about Sugino, they are still outside. Although in the anime, they are inside.
  • Kaede Kayano questioning Nagisa's notes is extended in the anime, which includes Sugino checking out and also questioning Korosensei's characteristics, this is not in the manga.
  • The Kunudon segment is anime-original content.
  • Karasuma is more visibly angry with the kids' piñata assassination attempt in the manga.

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