|Ninth Period: Round Two Time|
|Romaji||Nishūme no jikan|
|Manga Chapters||Chapter 111|
|Previous Episode||Episode 30|
|Next Episode||Episode 32|
|Japanese||March 4, 2016|
Round Two Time is the thirty-first episode of the Assassination Classroom anime and the ninth episode of Season 2. It premiered in Japan on March 4, 2016.
Korosensei holds a careers consultation where Nagisa admits that he has the talent to become an assassin. Meanwhile Nagisa's mother Hiromi plans to have him transferred back to the main campus, not taking no for an answer. Will Nagisa be forced to leave the class he has grown so happy to be in forever?
Four months are left before the deadline to assassinate Korosensei arrives. In the meantime the class prepare to have individual interviews with their teacher regarding their future paths. Irina walks in with a remarkably more different appearance than her normal style, wearing a cheaply bought sweater which oddly makes her more sexier than before. Nagisa looks down to his careers sheet, shocked to discover that Rio Nakamura has sneakily filled it with occupations associated with women. Karma asks whether Nagisa wants to go to either Morocco or Thailand for their holiday after their graduation, though the latter suspects an ulterior motive.
After most of the class have discussed their career choices with Korosensei, Nagisa is the last one. Before leaving Karma and Kayano spot that the price tag is still visible on Irina's sweater. As he leaves Nagisa removes the tag without her noticing, only Karma and Kayano watching on. Meeting with Korosensei in the staff room Nagisa admits that he has the talents to become an assassin despite the high risks and absurdity. Korosensei affirms that while the boy does have the ability, Nagisa's past actions also prove that he does not give much regard for his own safety. Korosensei decides to continue discussing later to give Nagisa more time to think it over, and will support him to the fullest if he still decides to become an assassin.
On the way Nagisa spots two boys playing an arcade-style game. He arrives home to find his mother Hiromi expecting him. After sitting down, she discusses Nagisa's mid-term scores and her plan to get her son transferred back to the main campus by way of bribery. Horrified at the thought of leaving the place he has grown happy to be in, Nagisa tries to argue his case to stay but stops as he senses a sudden change in his mother's mood. Sure enough, Hiromi lashes out at him, shouting that Nagisa has no right to oppose her plan for him to follow the path of life she did not have. Nagisa apologises, privately thinking that this was why his father had left the family. Hiromi calms down and starts showing her complex as she envisions Nagisa to be what she could not, even having long hair and buying girl clothes for Nagisa. To her, Nagisa is her second round. She then reveals that she will be meeting Nagisa's teacher the next day to authorise Nagisa's transfer. Knowing that Korosensei is a national secret, he tries to dissuade her but her sudden mood swing forces him to drop his case. Afterwards, Nagisa calls Korosensei who is sitting atop the Kremlin about the upcoming parent-teacher interview and states that he does not want to leave Class 3-E. Korosensei's reassurances however does not comfort Nagisa.
The next day, the class discuss what to do about Nagisa's predicament. With Karasuma away on a business trip and Irina unable to take his place since on paper Karasuma is their teacher, Korosensei appears as a very shoddily disguised Karasuma. The class instantly work to modify his appearance. That afternoon, Hiromi arrives at the classroom and mother and son meet the disguised Korosensei in the staff room. The interview begins well as Korosensei comments how beautiful Hiromi is. This however triggers her complexity as she goes off essentially grooming Nagisa while discussing the life path she laid out for him; hence why she wants to transfer her son back to the main campus. When Korosensei asks if this is what Nagisa wants, she silences his son, stating it is what the parent decides. Now knowing how Nagisa is the person he is now, Korosensei refuses Hiromi's request, removing his wig in the act, citing it is what Nagisa chooses to do that matters and also calls out on Hiromi's inferiority complex. She does not takes it lightly, lashing out once more. Her shouts are enough to makes the window panes crackle and the eavesdropping students cower in fear, and storms out of the room. Korosensei admits that he may have gone overboard but stands by his case that Nagisa should decide how to live his own life and not be someone's shadow.
Nagisa arrives back home to find Hiromi in an unusually good mood considering the afternoon's events. Unknown to him, Hiromi drugged his dinner and drives him while he is passed out. Waking up in front of the classroom, Hiromi orders him to burn down the building as a last resort to forcibly return to the main campus. Nagisa refuses, sparking more shouting from Hiromi. Their argument is interrupted however by a hidden hit man lying in wait with a whip. He states that their presence could alert Korosensei, who is noted to watch his favourite dramas using Ritsu's systems at night. Seeing how scared Hiromi is, Nagisa walks up to the hit man while calmly asserting that he will live his life on his own terms, even if means graduating from his own mother, and uses the clap stun technique to incapacitate the hit man. Korosensei also arrives, as Hiromi falls unconscious thinking that Nagisa will leave her. As Korosensei drives the family back, Nagisa has decided not to become a hitman, instead using his skills to save people, a decision his teacher supports. The mood however is killed as Korosensei comically rages at a red light, making Nagisa note another weakness.
The next morning Hiromi finds Nagisa has cooked breakfast, the latter deciding to ease the burden off his mother. He also states that he will take out the trash but on the condition that he be allowed to stay in Class 3-E. To his delight, Hiromi begrudgingly agrees.
- The episode's name, Round Two Time, comes from Nagisa referring to his life as it currently is being "round two of the Mom RPG."
Differences between anime and manga
- During Nagisa's call with Korosensei, the anime shows Korosensei atop the Kremlin and sipping the coffee with his winter gear. In the manga he is perched on the Taj Mahal already wearing his pajamas as he prepares to sleep on the rooftop.
- In the anime, Rinka Hayami notes that with Karasuma being their teacher on paper, Irina cannot take his place without drawing suspicion. In the manga, Megu Kataoka conducts a mock session but Irina's immature responses makes the class conclude she cannot replace Karasuma.
- On a related note the anime omits Hayami's previous parent-teacher interview which Karasuma has presided.