Oh, look, it’s another chibized series. What are the odds? (Well, since the House sets the odds, they were always in my favor.)
“Girls’ Last Tour” was a very strange series. I felt that they were already dead, but they didn’t know it, as they traversed a winter wonderland. The actual ending of the show was a bit of a cop-out for me, but I’m not on any editorial staff for an anime, so I can keep my opinions to myself. No, I don’t have to; that’s why I give reviews.
However, I assume someone felt that a dash of humor was needed to help lighten the load, as it were, so we have “Girls’ Last Class”, (although I have also seen it as “Girls’ Weekend Class”) where our heroines are in school, trying to ‘learn’ things from whomsoever the ‘teacher’ is. Again, this is a place where the jokes come to stay, as anything of this nature, in the main body of the show, would have been really out of place.
It does offer a caliber of recap, but it is done in such an off-hand manner, unless you have seen the show (and it is strongly recommended you see the show at least 75% of the way before you avail these nuggets), the humor falls flat and nothing makes sense, especially whom the Teachers might be.
They may have decided to take advantage of some kind of fan base to experiment with this approach, and it does gives some extra hints on things (and I will guarantee you that they are not going to tip anything off regarding the closing arc of the main series), but it’s like our team cannot take advantage of what they have learned and they are trapped here. Perhaps they are still dead, but now are in the Eternal Classroom setting.
Still, I would suggest that you see it, to at least get your laugh on. There is something to be said in having a rather stiff and stern character get put through their comedy paces. However, at about 120 seconds per episode, you barely have time for much of anything. This works to its behalf, as you can charge through the whole series, gain your perspective on things and still have time to catch the latest “Boruto” episode. Or whatever.
On a scale of 1 to 10:
Artwork 7 (Pretty flat)
Plot 7 (A very thin one at that)
Pacing 7 (Just too short for its own good)
Effectiveness 8 (Fills some of the gaps)
Conclusion 7 (It reaches a ‘coupler point’, but hasn’t ended)
Fan Service 0 (A similar show would be “Honey and Clover”)
Bingeability 10 (It can be done in an evening)
Overall 8 (It does have a touch of charm to it)
And remember, it’s first run until you’ve seen it. If only civilization hadn’t collapsed….