When one speaks of anime, many people automatically associate it with Japan. With over a hundred anime studios that are actively producing series and movies, it’s no wonder why the country’s a powerhouse when it comes to delivering top-caliber and multi-nationally popular animation.
It’s global popularity is so mainstream that producers and studios have to promote their best works in hopes of keeping their national and local fanbase alive and active.
And just last week, Koro-sensei, the notorious octopus-like homeroom teacher with his trademark black academic gown and cap, visited Tokyo to promote the 2nd season of Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu)!
Few of his adventures include appearances outside one of the trains in Seibu line that featured a Koro-sensei-designed train unit!
Of course, sensei didn’t forget to drop by the world-class tourist attraction, Tokyo Tower!
And just hours before the 1st episode airing of Assassination Classroom 2, he chatted with fans online!
This trip, while seen as a fan service and pure entertainment is also a form of publicity for the anime franchise. WIth the wide international support that it received last year, making some noise as it officially kicked off January 7, 2016 is only appropriate.
To the anime, making public appearances using the main antihero is nothing new. Last June 28, 2015 a “Koro-train” also ran on the Seibu Ikebukuro line carrying 200 Japanese fans. What made the ride more special was the appearance of Jun Fukuyama, the seiyuu (voice actor) of Koro-sensei, who acted as the train’s conductor.
Exactly 10 days now after the 1st show of the 2nd season’s airing and I’m already hearing good feedback from it’s pilot episode! And did I mention that Assassination Classroom’s pretty active on Twitter?
That’s right! Posts are written on Japanese, but you can always follow the account to get updates on sensei and Class E’s adventures through photos! Follow them on Twitter!