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The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being ... See full summary »

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Okuma Anmi ... Kirara Hazama
Wakana Aoi ... Ayaka Saitou
Shôta Arai ... Masayoshi Kimura
Ozawa Guami ... Sosuke Sugaya
Miyahara Hana-on ... Kataoka Megu
... Ritsu
Riku Ichikawa ... Tomohito Sugino
... Irina Jelavic (as Ji-young)
Yuuhi Kato ... Yuuma Isogai
Seishirô Katô ... Itona
Ryûnosuke Okada ... Maehara Hiroto
Takumi Ooka ... Ryunosuke Chiba
Kouki Osamura ... Taiga Okajima
Arisa Satô ... Toka Yada
Rena Shimura ... Hinano Kurahashi
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The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being responsible is known, as their teacher. The strange and very supportive entity has given the Japanese government a challenge to save the Earth from destruction. It wants to be the teacher of the class with the lowest expectations for success, in anything. The students, armed with special weapons that only harm their teacher, must find a way to kill him before the end of the school year. If not, summer break will be canceled by the end of the world. Written by Titus O'Neill

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An Out-of-This-World Concept That Settles for All-Too-Familiar Spoils
15 December 2015 | by See all my reviews

A sufficiently absurd live-action adaptation of a long-running manga / anime series, in which a giant, yellow, tentacled, smiley-visaged alien spends a term as visiting professor at a Japanese middle school. Having already annihilated a majority of the moon, he's promised to do the same to Earth if he survives the class, though a core subject is his various weaknesses and how to exploit them. So basically, pop culture in Japan at its usual level of overly-specific weirdness. It's actually a great recipe for fresh stories - downtrodden kids from a discarded class learning the ins and outs of the assassination game at a very young age - but often gets tripped up by its own rules and a desire to be more than just a silly dash of action nonsense. The CG can be interesting, too, but there's so much exposition that, as a non-native speaker, I was always too focused on the subtitles to properly appreciate it. Several desperate attempts to make an emotional connection near the end seem misguided and ineffective, merely distracting from the main attraction. Too much fake heart and not enough real heat.


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