I’ve seen this “school trip to Kyoto” storyline done a number of times in manga but Kimengumi has the earliest example that I can think of.
And off they go.
New school term, same funny faces.
A rather important episode that features a rare instance of the Ide addressing the characters directly. Another interesting detail is how the narrator’s voice gets cut off by the meteor at the end of the episode; supposedly voice actor Kaneto Shiozawa himself commented that “not even the narrator is safe in this show”.
Will the graduation ceremony mark the end of “Third Year” Kimengumi? Of course not since we haven’t even reached the halfway point of the series, but hey, at least try to act surprised!