A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins.
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Series cast summary:
Jun Fukuyama ...  Koro-sensei 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Mai Fuchigami Mai Fuchigami ...  Nagisa Shiota 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Christopher Bevins ...  Additional Voices 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Luci Christian ...  Additional Voices 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Josh Grelle ...  Teppei Araki 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Michael Johnston ...  Additional Voices 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Mike McFarland ...  Gastro 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Vic Mignogna ...  Additional Voices 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Bryce Papenbrook ...  Additional Voices / ... 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Ben Phillips Ben Phillips ...  Additional Voices 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Chris Ryan Chris Ryan ...  Tadaomi Karasuma 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Lindsay Seidel ...  Nagisa Shiota 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Patrick Seitz ...  Additional Voices 47 episodes, 2015-2016
Aya Suzaki Aya Suzaki ...  Kaede Kayano 46 episodes, 2015-2016
Monica Rial ...  Kaede Kayano 46 episodes, 2015-2016
Ryôta Ôsaka Ryôta Ôsaka ...  Yuuma Isogai 44 episodes, 2015-2016
Nobuhiko Okamoto Nobuhiko Okamoto ...  Karma Akabane 44 episodes, 2015-2016
Chie Matsuura Chie Matsuura ...  Megu Kataoka 42 episodes, 2015-2016
Yoshitaka Yamaya Yoshitaka Yamaya ...  Tomohito Sugino 42 episodes, 2015-2016
Subaru Kimura Subaru Kimura ...  Ryouma Terasaka 42 episodes, 2015-2016
Shintarô Asanuma Shintarô Asanuma ...  Hiroto Maehara 42 episodes, 2015-2016
Tomokazu Sugita ...  Tadaomi Karasuma 41 episodes, 2015-2016
Ryô Naitô Ryô Naitô ...  Taiga Okajima 40 episodes, 2015-2016
Manami Numakura Manami Numakura ...  Rio Nakamura 40 episodes, 2015-2016
Jamie Marchi ...  Rinka Hayami / ... 40 episodes, 2015-2016
Shizuka Itô ...  Irina Jelavic 39 episodes, 2015-2016
Eiji Miyashita Eiji Miyashita ...  Sousuke Sugaya / ... 38 episodes, 2015-2016
Ayaka Suwa Ayaka Suwa ...  Touka Yada 38 episodes, 2015-2016
Minami Tanaka Minami Tanaka ...  Hinata Okano 35 episodes, 2015-2016
Hisako Kanemoto Hisako Kanemoto ...  Hinano Kurahashi 35 episodes, 2015-2016
Shinya Takahashi Shinya Takahashi ...  Kouki Mimura / ... 35 episodes, 2015-2016
Kristen McGuire ...  Hinano Kurahashi 35 episodes, 2015-2016
Kana Ueda ...  Yuzuki Fuwa 32 episodes, 2015-2016
Sayuri Yahagi Sayuri Yahagi ...  Manami Okuda 31 episodes, 2015-2016
Shunsuke Kawabe Shunsuke Kawabe ...  Masayoshi Kimura 30 episodes, 2015-2016
Yoshiyuki Shimozuma Yoshiyuki Shimozuma ...  Taisei Yoshida 30 episodes, 2015-2016
Miho Hino Miho Hino ...  Sumire Hara 30 episodes, 2015-2016
Takahiro Mizushima Takahiro Mizushima ...  Koutarou Takebayashi 27 episodes, 2015-2016
Koki Harasawa Koki Harasawa ...  Takuya Muramatsu / ... 25 episodes, 2015-2016
Shiho Kawaragi Shiho Kawaragi ...  Rinka Hayami 25 episodes, 2015-2016
Satomi Sato Satomi Sato ...  Yukiko Kanzaki 25 episodes, 2015-2016
Clint Bickham Clint Bickham ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Corey Cleary-Stoner Corey Cleary-Stoner ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Amber Lee Connors ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Caitlin Glass ...  Hiromi Shiota 25 episodes, 2016
Gray G. Haddock ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Natalie Hoover Natalie Hoover ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Andrew Love Andrew Love ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Matthew Mercer ...  Nagisa's Dad 25 episodes, 2016
Alejandro Saab ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Ian Sinclair ...  The Reaper 25 episodes, 2016
Brad Venable ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Maxey Whitehead ...  Additional Voices 25 episodes, 2016
Saki Fujita Saki Fujita ...  Autonomous Intelligence Fixed Artillery / ... 24 episodes, 2015-2016
Junji Majima Junji Majima ...  Ryuunosuke Chiba 23 episodes, 2015-2016
Leraldo Anzaldua ...  Additional Voices 22 episodes, 2015
Bill Brooks Bill Brooks 22 episodes, 2015
Chuck Huber ...  Additional Voices 22 episodes, 2015
Michelle Rojas Michelle Rojas ...  Toka Yada 22 episodes, 2015
Fuko Saito Fuko Saito ...  Kirara Hazama 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Megumi Ogata ...  Itona Horibe 21 episodes, 2015-2016
Terri Doty ...  Kirara Hazama 19 episodes, 2015-2016


The Earth is threatened by a powerful creature who destroyed 70% of the Moon with its power, rendering into the shape of a crescent moon forever. The creature claims that within a year, Earth will also be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance to avert this fate. In class 3-E at Kunugigaoka Junior High School, he starts working as a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students not only regular subjects, but the ways of assassination. The Japanese government promises a reward of ¥10 billion (i.e. 100 million USD) to whoever among the students succeeds to kill their teacher, whom they have named "Korosensei" . However, this has proven to be an almost impossible task, as he has several inhuman abilities at his disposal, including the capacity of moving at Mach 20.

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Assassination Classroom
29 January 2019 | by Shostakovich343See all my reviews

"Assassination Classroom" is like its subject: not without its flaws, but hard not to love. A fresh take on the tiresome 'unconventional teacher that changes the lives of his students' genre, livened up by the students trying to kill their teacher.

The set-up is great: Class 3E, the losers of a prestigious high-school, are assigned a new teacher by the secret service, namely a betentacled monster that has announced he will destroy the earth in one year, and has requested to teach 3E in the meantime. If the students succeed in killing their teacher before the year is over, they will be granted a lifetime amount of money. And rightly so, for Koro-sensei (as the monster is dubbed) can reach a movement speed of Mach 20, outdoing the world's joint military resources. Mankind's last hope is the students learning Koro-sensei's weaknesses in time, although they may learn a lot more while doing so.

"Assassination Classroom"'s biggest asset is also its biggest strength: Koro-sensei. He is one of the most recognisable figures in anime; not only for his great design, but also his lovable personality: a caring and immaculate teacher, but also fussy, gluttonous and an incorrigible pervert.

The series' antagonists become as least as relatable. The demonic principal who created the school's authorial and ruthlessly hierarchic system and his son, the #1 student who has the others in his pocket - both of whom want to keep 3E subjugated - are intimidating in their own right, but their struggle amongst each other, the tyrannical parent who has never shown love, and the bitter son who wants to overthrow him, grants them a certain pathos. Near the end of the series their characters have nicely arced-out, to the point of becoming convincing human beings. Not in an overstated way, mind. The series does not ask us to love them, merely to understand them. The other antagonists are admittedly more one-dimensional, but then again: they are minor characters.

So far, the character building of "Assassination Classroom" is satisfying enough. The antagonists and deuteragonist (i.e. Koro-sensei) are very well developed. But there is one problem, a big one: the protagonists. Despite Koro-sensei's marketable image, the heart of the series lies with his students, and they are a mixed bag. The series revolves around their growth as students as well as human beings, but only marginally focusses on it. Of course it is difficult to keep up with twenty-eight students, and it would be harsh to demand all of them to have a breath-taking arc, but near the end of the first season, half of them is not even characterized. Where attention is given, it is done well: Nagisa, Karma and Kaede (all provided with a unique hair colour for convenience's sake) have more to them than shows and become endearing, but to the rest of the students fairly little happens, besides the establishment of one character trait: 'the one guy who is a pervert,' 'the one guy who wears glasses,' 'the one guy with the mushroom hair.'

Fortunately, the series has a saving grace: It is funny - really funny.

Humour is always a bit of a risk in anime. Take the first half of "Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood," where throwaway jokes often undermine the drama. Not so in "Assassination Classroom," which manages to be touching as well as funny in a consistent way. At times it is even surprising how well the situations are handled. Two students pirating a rocket to rob the International Space Station (near the end of the second season) should have been the series jumping the shark, but the set-up and presentation are so clear and appropriate, that it all remains convincing.

Even if "Assassination Classroom" does not have a whole lot of substance, and its ultimate goal - to show the development of Koro-sensei's students - is not wholly reached, its heart certainly is in the right place. The characters are lovable, the writing is funny, and the storytelling is adept enough to pull the whole act off. Indeed, the series is like Koro-sensei: The more time you spend together, the more undesirable departing becomes.

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