Imagine this: You are in a classroom inside a company complex, and that same place you are sitting in is in the verge of life and death (exaggeratedly speaking). What will you feel and what will you do?
That is the story of Classroom Crisis, where ten youngsters and their head teacher-slash-manager struggle to have their division, the Advanced Technological Development Department, Educational Development Class (A-TEC) of business conglomerate Kirishina Corporation, survive an impending dissolution.
Well, actually, the problem at hand does not make the series interesting, but rather the main characters – Mizuki (voiced by Ari Ozawa), Iris (voiced by Sora Amamiya) and Nagisa (voiced by Yuuma Uchida).
This guy Nagisa just came out of nowhere to manage A-TEC’s dissolution, only to do the opposite. This pilot named Iris who came to save Nagisa acts a bit more like the 2015 Rei Ayanami, and then this mechanic named Mizuki is your optimistic genki teen.
I was attracted to watching Classroom Crisis because of company politics. I’ve been a sucker at company politics after watching the live-action Naoki Hanzawa series, so this makes sense to me. I love how Nagisa pulls all the stops possible to complete a goal. It gives off a sense pf pride and determinatioon and all of that good stuff that the workforce needs to step up the chain. I want to be like Nagisa – a good strategist.
There’s also this supposed love triangle between these three, in which I root for the Nagisa-Mizuki ship more than Nagisa-Iris ship.
We also have Nagisa’s assistant Angelina (voiced by Yuu Kobayashi). Some say she has feelings for him, but it feels more like “I have to protect this dude” rather than “I love this dude so I’m protecting him,” but that’s just me.
The A-TEC has the spirit of Kirishina’s roots way back when it was starting up, but then tensions rise as the clans of its two founders struggle to take control of the company, much like how Korean chaebols do it. That’s another thing that complements the plot.
The story is a bit murky at the first half since they perhaps set that half for introduction to the surroundings, the characters and the like, it gets better as it reaches its climax. While the story was left out open for interpretation (by that I mean it will eventually develop into a romance-comedy of sorts, the way I see it), the resolution was satisfying enough for the series to stand on its own.
Now that I’ve told you why I’m recommending Classroom Crisis, it’s time for you to watch – and while it’s more classified as a “School” anime more than a “Sci-fi” series, it should not turn off those who like Robotics;Notes and the like.