Thursday, April 13, 2017

A to Z Challenge 2017 -- Kirito, Kurama, Koro-sensei #atozchallenge

The Black Swordsman. Beater. Kirigaya Kazuto. These are all the names of the Sword Art Online's main character, Kirito. He is a loner and computer nerd who isolated himself from his family.

He enters the game on that fateful day with only playing the game again on his mind.
He was one of the lucky beta testers before the release of the game.

When they find the first boss, he is accused of being a beta tester and a cheater. He takes on the accusation with a snide comment of he was better than a beta tester. Thus, the epithet beater was established. He took on the role with a mind to protect the other beta testers stuck in the game.

He becomes one of the only solo players to be on the Assault Team, which are the elite players that take on the dungeons and boss rooms.


Yoko Kurama, a fox thief who hid in the human world by merging with a human baby became the character of Kurama in the Anime series Yu Yu Hakusho.

We first meet Kurama (kuh-rah-mah) as an antagonist in the show who steals artifacts from Spirit World with two other demons, Goki and Hiei (he-ay) (He's another freaking amazing character that didn't make my awesome character list cut but he was close!). Yusuke is sent after them. to get the objects back and to send them back to Spirit World.

Later, Kurama and Hiei become friends with Yusuke and Kuwabara after fighting in the Dark Tournament as teammates. He is the tactician of the group with the quick wit and cunning of his demon spirit.


Koro-sensei is the quintessential over-the-top character. He can go Mach 20, he loves junk food, he has a weakness for naughty magazines, and, oh of course, how could I almost forget to mention that he wants his classroom students to kill him before he destroys the world at the end of the school year.

This is the basis of the story for Assassination Classroom.  It is a highly comedic and dramatic story that will rip your heart to shreds at the end (trust me, I was ugly crying at the end of second season. And I do mean UGLY CRYING).

This non-alien creature (Yep, you read that right. He is not from outer space.) wants to teach the class of misfits. The government agrees because that way they know where he is at most times.  He is a brilliant and caring character. 


  1. Assassination Classroom sounds really interesting. I plan to look for it.

    1. they are all awesome shows. koro sensei is one of my newest favorites. he and a character Karma (from the same show) are hilarious. it's on hulu, crunchyroll, funimation now, which are the legal sites i know. there are probably others out there too.

  2. I don't think I could take an anime that would make me ugly cry! The character sounds amazing though. The others sound fun too. Sorry for being AWOL most of the week - I've been snowed under with work and family stuff. I shall have to catch up on your other posts later.
    Tasha's Thinkings - Shapeshifters and Werewolves

    1. They are all really amazing shows. It was worth the crying because it was such an amazing show.

  3. Ooh, I'm always interested in stories that will make me ugly cry. :D

    A to Z 2017: Magical and Medicinal Herbs

    1. I watched it with the Japanese voices so I don't know how it would affect me in English. Excellent show.