The premiere episode of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu has its fair share of discernible plot holes, but such shortcomings come somewhat naturally with the outlandishly amusing plot of an Earth-born-and-raised, alien-like creature essentially threatening to destroy the Earth if a classroom of middle school students cannot assassinate him before their graduation ceremony rears around.
While I still haven’t the slightest idea as to why and how the fourth Persona game has gotten two television series before any other Persona game has gotten even one (although four does happen to be my favorite number), I have to appreciate A-1 Pictures for coming to the rescue with their own line of work here and their respective standard of visual presentation that comes along with it. I can get that the point of an enhanced remake is suppose to make a game look and feel, well… better, but to take it to this much of an improvement is almost a blessing; hell, I didn’t even know the procedure could transition to the game’s anime adaptation too.
Hamatora ended its first run on television with arguably the greatest plot twist of the year thus far, which itself was a follow-up plot twist to the plot twist before it. And while the show may rely too heavily on these shocking twists and turns and a deceptive amount of dramatic irony to further accentuate that drama for us to really classify it as a hard-hitting mystery, I for one am glad to have it back so soon so it can properly follow-up on just what the hell happened at the end of its first season run.