Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Assassination Classroom

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Synonyms: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Japanese: 暗殺教室
English: Assassination Classroom
German: Assassination Classroom
Spanish: Assassination Classroom
French: Assassination Classroom
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Type: TV
Episodes: 22
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2015 to Jun 20, 2015
Premiered: Winter 2015
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.111 (scored by 917590917,590 users)
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Ranked: #4192
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Popularity: #34
Members: 1,603,452
Favorites: 24,767

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Before there was Assassination Classroom there was GTO or Great Teacher Onizuka, but there is a chance we wouldn't even have Assasination Classroom if weren't for GTO as this was one of the first series to focus on a teacher having a positive effect on their students who are best described as the worst of the worst for any number of reasons, or in the very least it is the first to really stand out. The methods are certainly unconventional and could lead to certain ramifications for said teacher. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
Both are similar in that they both feature a class taught by an outstanding teacher (All Might/Koro-sensei) with an objective goal in mind. In My Hero Academia, it's all about becoming heroes. In Assassination Classroom, it's all about becoming assassins. Even the main characters are similar: Nagisa and Izuku both wanting to aspire to be like their teachers, violent geniuses Karma and Bakugou, and the cheerful, hardworking Kayano and Uraraka. 
report Recommended by edokitkate
Both represent school life where there's a hierarchy depending on wich class you're in. MC aren't that similar but still you can connect them regarding some personality traits.  
report Recommended by MrParadise
Both shows involve a class of high school students who are suddenly forced into a situation where they have to kill to survive, although in Danganronpa they are killing each other instead of a specific target like in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu. Both have a quirky, nonhuman antagonist and use a weird blend of humor and darker elements. The main protagonist of both series is a typical weak-looking guy who is actually quite perceptive and smart. The art style is also somewhat similar. 
report Recommended by _mahoushoujos_
Both directed by Seiji Kishi. You will see a lot of similar comedic gags between the two series. 
report Recommended by fatalbert357
What if a teacher is himself, trying his best to change his students, which are already rejected by society? Comedy happens and lesson will be learned.  
report Recommended by lightningfalcon
Hilarious and funny moments, also both are about a class which contains loser students.  
report Recommended by Sawada_10
They both are about assassins and having to kill some kind of villain or evil person ansatsu kyoushitsu is very funny so if youre looking for assassins and comedy this is one you should watch 
report Recommended by GodOfTheDead
Both shows involve a "special" class of high school students who are given a target to assassinate by a certain time period. While Akuma no Riddle is less humorous and has an all-female cast, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu uses more quirky humor and a target that is virtually indestructible. Both series have a blue-haired protagonist who is level-headed and competent at what they do. 
report Recommended by _mahoushoujos_
Assassination Classroom is about a school's class E (the lowest class in their prestigious school) being assigned a top secret mission to kill their teacher, a bizarre happy-go-lucky alien octopus, by the Japanese government. Their teacher plans to destroy the Earth by next March if they fail their task. Gintama is about a misfit trio who work as Jack of all Trade types in a strange Edo-like era with up-to-date gadgets that has humans and aliens from all walks of life. The situations in both series are random and unpredictable and both shows are absolutely ridiculous, yet really funny. Assassination Classroom would fit right into  read more 
report Recommended by Ocean_Tide
Both focus on teaching students both in intellectual and life lessons, as well as the teachers having unexpected appearances and personalities. 
report Recommended by symbiotic
Both of these anime are pretty much based around a class of rejected students who are put into their own rejected class (or dorms) away from the main campus, who learn to accept their place in the school system as rejects. We watch the two classes work towards their end goal, which is, though a little different between the two shows, ultimately to graduate and figure out what they want to do in the next stage in their lives. 
report Recommended by Gohan24
AxK's MC is very much like assasination's both give off the same feel AxK is a little less "intense" you could say, but they are really similar in atmosphere  
report Recommended by v_c17
In attack on titan there is a class of teenagers who are learning how to take down titans and in doing so can save the last of humankind. in assassination classroom Class 3-E are learning about how to become assassins so that they can kill koro-sensei and save the world. however attack on titan is set more in the past and assassination classroom is set in modern day.  
report Recommended by sehun_505
Teaching underage children to kill things... Underage violence in general. That's always fun. Also, great character designs and unique plotlines. The humour is another bonus. 
report Recommended by Nissi
They both have two Hilarious main characters who are both OP and trying to find a more challenging opponent to match up with their skills. Koro Sensei is trying to find a student who can kill buy the time his students graduate and Saitama after realizing he is too strong is getting bored of killing villains with One punch so in the end he is still trying to find a challenging opponent. Both Stories are VERY good and action packed. Also Saitama and Koro-Sensei are both teachers. They're both great shows to watch! 
report Recommended by chocokaylarobin
-Both deal with themes of growing up and understanding yourself -Both are riddled with comedy at first, but turn into emotional roller coasters in their second seasons -Both prominently feature a student-teacher relationship -Both also feature lots of side characters who get their own arcs, helping to flesh out the world as one where not just our main characters are troubled by conflict 
report Recommended by thelectricow
If you like ansatsu kyoushitsu, you might like katekyo hitman reborn too: -Both are about teacher who's teaching his students how to be criminals -Both are comedy -Koro sensei is similar to Reborn, hardworking teacher, and iconic main characters You should watch katekyo hitman reborn!!! 
report Recommended by Viritveus
Both shows feature a character in a classroom setting that is OP and untouchable. 
report Recommended by ibanezmonster
The main character in both is a supernatural/ultrapowerful being who can pretty much do whatever it wants. It will be a hard time killing either Korosensei or Sebastian. Comedy also plays a huge part in both shows, although the humor in Black Butler is much darker. Both series also have huge casts. 
report Recommended by NameWithheld
-Main characters talk too much (probably need to pause a lot to read the whole thing if you don't speak Japanese). -Both main characters are cool dudes that can do everything and anything, basically. -A LOT of characters in both stories but you'll like all or most of them (charismatic chatacters). -Funny shows; somehow the humor feels similar. 
report Recommended by NJGore
Both series revolve around a surprisingly nice living natural disaster, both of whom have enormous bounties on their heads, and take a pacifist approach despite how easily they could kill anyone and everyone who stands in their way. Both characters caused widespread disaster in their backstory for reasons that are kept hidden. Their motivation revolves around a woman in their backstory whose significance is kept vague. They also have a brother with similar abilities, who they are enemies with. 
report Recommended by Lindle
1. Both series are teacher related. 2. Both series teach a class which aren't looked up by others. 3. Both classes got a lot better after being taught by the teacher. 
report Recommended by EvanLoh
Both shows are comedy anime that are pretty battle heavy and get more serious later on while never cutting away from the comedic aspect 
report Recommended by Kuroneko
These shows aren't too similar in terms of plot, but I feel that if you loved the characters and their relationships in one show, you will like the other. As both of these series progress, I found Koro-Sensei (Assassination Classroom) and Dazai (Bungo Stray Dogs) to be very similar in personality and past experiences that shaped them into the person they've become. I also found Akutagawa (Bungo Stray Dogs) to be very similar to The Reaper (Assassination Classroom), and Oda Sakunosuke (Bungo Stray Dogs) played a very similar role to Aguri Yukimura (Assassination Classroom) in encouraging Koro-Sensei and Dazai to change their way of life. 
report Recommended by Duraramnesia
Theres a highschool class full of quirky individuals that are preparing themselves to fight humanity's biggest threat.  
report Recommended by BustedBayou
Both set in a class Both use all characters in class and theyre really good  
report Recommended by Vetroxity
Both are comedy animes focused around a unique teacher. 
report Recommended by Mr_Skylight
Crew. Assassination Classroom and Dr Stone follow characters who have this great connection between each and every individual, regardless of who is an MC or side character. Assassination Classroom focuses on class 3-E teamwork to kill Koro-sensei. Dr Stone follows Senku's plan to remake the world from its shambles of the stone age it had gone back too. In a sense too both Koro-sensei and Senku are really smart people too. Both are good shounen anime with great comedy, Dr Stone giving the action of the brains, Assassination Classroom doing so with the action of trainee assassins.  
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both shows follow a character that is intent on taking over/destroying the world. However in the process of doing so this character takes on the position of a job. Similar styles of humor as both have a lot of jokes centered around the main character's career option. The Devil is a Part-Timer! features a lot of jokes about fast food while Assassination Classroom features a lot of classroom humor. Despite the intentions of the main characters both are actually very likable characters and some of the jokes come from how they interact with other characters. 
report Recommended by McExplosions
While "Another" is more horror and "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu" - more humorous, both stories involve a class which is being avoided by others. These two animes also involve a certain "ritual", which is done by the whole class, for example killing Koro-sensei in "Ansatsu Kyoushitsu" and ignoring a certain student in "Another". 
report Recommended by MeowMaid
Both have bright and colorful animation styles, they have their funny and serious moments. One has a teacher that is the grim reaper (death), the other is where the students try and to kill their teacher. Both are really great and can give you the feels, I really enjoyed both. 
report Recommended by Ritslou
If you like the whole "I've outsmarted you!", "But I've outsmarted you!", "And I've outsmarted you!" etc. aspect, both of these anime contain plenty of that in them, as well as the dangerous guardian (Koro-sensei/Mama) facet. 
report Recommended by Kong38
it's from most of the crew of assassination classroom, features a male main character that looks and sounds like a girl, and features a dark story revolving murder and a thread to mankind in a school setting. 
report Recommended by NintensityCrowds
What do Assassination Classroom and Love Chuunibyou and other delusions have in common? Well... They both have wacky characters who you can fall in love with. Assassination classroom has a monster come teacher who provides many life lessons to his students and literally asks to die. His students are going through a rough time in their life, and are exposed to some new situations that help them develop as humans. The show really does good at making you have mixed feelings. Kill the teacher and save the world, or let him live and die horribly? Actually that seems pretty one sided when in writing... Meanwhile, Chuunibyou is  read more 
report Recommended by juliuscaesar387
although these to series seem very different at first glance: one of them is a sports anime whilst the other is action but i found that a lot of the elements that i enjoyed in kuroko no basket can be found in assassination classroom: - both series don't dwell too much on the logic of whatever is going on in the series. if youve seen either one of the shows you will know that some of the occurances in the series are so absurd and illogical which is what, in my opinion, made them feel so lighthearted and fun - the characters in both series are very  read more 
report Recommended by theyrealltaken
Both shows have similar approaches to humor and both are action shows.Although they are both very different in plot, the way in which this is paced and the fact that both have a "school boy by day, kickass by night" duality that lets you see the characters in different settings and therefore manages to deepen the relationships with the extensive cast of support characters that both shows have. 
report Recommended by johannavgg
This is what would actually happen if you forced kids to assassinate. similar points are just the theme of murder/assassination and kids being forced to kill. 
report Recommended by Necriptos
Both anime have a classroom setting with a wide variety of cast. Both of them have a class where most of the students have unique characteristics which make the anime more enjoyable. If you want an anime having a classroom setting where you wish to very much be a part of it, these are for you. 
report Recommended by Anime_lover987
Ben-to is about people fighting for food, and each one trying to become the best. Assassination classroom is about students tryng to kill their teacher to earn a load of money from the government. Both have action, comedy and surrealism. However, Assassination Classroom has more emotional impact, as well as life lessons. 
report Recommended by juliuscaesar387
The characters and Koro-sensei have super abilities but they are nkt for action scenes instead they rarely use their powers in helping or making a laugh to other people. There is more comedy than action in these two. 
report Recommended by Half-MagePrince
Is an anime full of fun skits and is classroom themed similar to Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 
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Aspirers. Assassination Classroom and Food Wars both give students the chance of becoming the best at the said task through a class-like environment. Assassination Classroom uses students of Class 3-E to train and become assassins in order to kill Koro-sensei. However, Food Wars uses Souma and his group to advance through Tootsuki Culinary Academy in order to become better chefs. Assassination Classroom has a forced aspiration, though it is one the students benefit from nonetheless. All in all, Assassination Classroom and Food Wars give the journeys of the students at their respective schools in order to reach their aspirations, of which, bring challenges, life skills, strategy skills  read more 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
This two anime have a awesome character and smartest character like Joker and Karma. Also, these two anime have a boy character always mistake as a girl like Spade and Nagisa 
report Recommended by Ayako_Rose
A very slept on series, I know it's old but that doesn't mean it can be slept on. The characters are very lovable, and the whole plot and directing of this are anime is phenomenal. Every scene or arc has a big role to play once they start coming together as one story. Please watch Baccano it's only 13 episodes but so god damn good. 
report Recommended by OmniScience5
both anime are funny and have balanced fanservice 
report Recommended by Morvick
Okay, one is sports and the other is about school but the characters both face problems in their lives and slowly, they correct themselves. Both are coming to a new school except there are different situations and wayyy more characters in assassination classrom. 
report Recommended by ithinkimaddicted
Both wanna explain the humankind. With the simple question: What makes you human? Very similar feeling but in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is the fokus more on the emotional thining which I liked more. 
report Recommended by Kivibivi
Both feature main characters who are seemingly weak or untalented but then eventually find out that they have a unique talent that they learn to polish throughout the series. Furthermore, both have a sort of rival aspect between the seemingly untalented main character and another character the same age as them who everyone previously thought to be perfect (Nagisa v Karma, Sawamura v Furuya). 
report Recommended by ottertea
Both have in common a teacher/tutor whose main aim is to turn bad students into excellent students, while being caring about them and looking for different perspectives and approaches for each learner. Other than that, and the fact they are both school anime, they are fairly different, Gotoubun is more of a Harem romcom, while Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is a Shounen. 
report Recommended by eblf2013
Both of them have lighthearted comedic themes, so it's not difficult to appreciate both. The comedy of both shows pulls from outside references very well, which I enjoy a lot. The SOL aspects make a lighthearted casual show. I think many fans will appreciate how much love each member of the cast gets. With larger casts, it can be difficult to develop each character well, but I feel like it's easy to understand each of them.  
report Recommended by OmenApproaching
Fairy tail is about the journey of the members of the fairy tail guild mainly 5-6 characters and their quest and how much stronger they all get and increase as friends while assassination classroom is about "bad" kids who slowly Becime closer friends with each other and their sensei who they are trying to get kill so this is also a quest of friends who get stronger to overcome gigantic obstacles  
report Recommended by AnimeDefector
In both anime; K-On! and Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, the main protagonists are generally high school students and a majority of the scenes are in school. The teacher(s) in both anime show very close relations with their students and help them aspire to become more proficient in their interests and goals in the anime. 
report Recommended by GregTheOtaku
Unparalleled class. Both Charlotte and Assassination Classroom follow groups of calm and eccentric students teaming together for the good of their kind. Assassination Classroom does this with the students of class 3-E training to become the best assassins in order to stop Koro-sensei from destroying the world. Charlotte does this with the student council having to stop superpowered teens form abused their powers for their own good. Both are good comedy anime that gets pretty deep when it needs to. Assassination Classroom is an action compared to the drama of Charlotte. All in a school environment. 
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Squad. Fire Force and Assassination Classroom are both anime with teams of people who do well when paired up together. Not much similarities for the plot, but it is as your normal shounen anime would work out as. Both are good action shounen anime, with Fire Force being heavily orientated to the action than the comedy that springs off of Assassination Classroom. 
report Recommended by NextUniverse
Both have action, but also lots of comedy and romance mixed in between, as well as awesome opening and ending songs. 
report Recommended by Dazel1412
Great anime comedy that goes on in school environment, is a good anime for those who just watched Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou and want to have more of a taste of humor in school environment. 
report Recommended by Nownownownow
Our main characters Momonga (Ainz) and Korosensei aren't human, but possess extreme power and a 50/50 split between heroic and antagonistic views.  
report Recommended by SilverChariotx
Episodic anime based on teachers who care for their students while being accompanied with a dark tone. While Nube has more horror elements than Assassination Classroom, I feel both Nube & Koro Sensei are very likable teachers. 
report Recommended by THEAnimeHERO
The main characters are similar. The main characters both seem like normal people but are are acutely not. They both hide their blood lust. There both really good animes. 
report Recommended by newsyringe
F class trying to climb up the stairs to reach higher degrees. They both offer the same vibe and the same comedy, as well as the same il-logic. 
report Recommended by lightningfalcon
Although the plots are very much different, both animes tend to use a lot of graphical extended metaphors for various actions by the main characters (this is particularly prevalent in Akatsuki no Yona towards the end) (#_#)/ 
report Recommended by Buttmuffin
The hilarious antics and OTT battles that characterise Ansatsu Kyoushitsu and Kill la Kill do nothing to undermine surprisingly strong and insightful character focuses and compelling conflicts that can get seriously intense. Imaginative and strange without being overly silly, both shows are perfect for people who love creative visuals, fun scenarios and nuanced protagonists. 
report Recommended by smileyboyrocks
Chabane, Ganpachi he like Koro-sensei In the teaching area he wants to be the best professor  
report Recommended by blackheart_qa
"Assassination Classroom" and "Cross Road" are both anime that involve a school setting and was sponsored by Z-KAI - a Japanese company running cram schools and correspondence courses for students. These two works teach the importance behind a good education as well as how efforts must be put in by both the educator and the student for a good learning experience. 
report Recommended by StevenHu
Both feature schools whose aim is too train students in an unconventional way having to do with bringing justice and apprehending criminals. One is more comedy based and one is more ecchi based 
report Recommended by Tanstafl
-Lets strat with the most obvious in those both seires, they are both have the same mangaka Yuusei, Matsui. -Both shows the seek to know the ULTIMATE Mystorious thing in the storyline such as "who really is koro-sensei?" or on ther other show - "what really happned to Yako's father?" and so on...! -Both animes has a "Unique" main character which isn't like any other regular person -Both main character can't be actually identifed as Good or Bad personallity as for their S (Sadistic) side of them, or on the other side, to destroy Earth (ansatsu kyoushitsu). -Both seires has a villain with an unknown personallity or past or  read more 
report Recommended by Usopp8000
Both shows feature an unlikely candidate for a teacher: in Gokusen, the teacher is a daughter of Yakuza and in Assassination Classroom the teacher is a bio-engineered squid man thing. Both shows have a teacher working with a class of students deemed unteachable and unworthy by the rest of the school. In both cases, the teacher strives to improve the confidence and academic ability of the students. However, Assassination Classroom has the added bonus of generating assassins (which somehow works out to be more humorous than violent). Don't be fooled though, Gokusen has its fair share of action too, since it takes  read more 
report Recommended by aiai_capn
I give both these anime's a 10. They both had me hooked from the very beginning. While Assassination Classroom is still running, FMAB ended. FMAB went out with one of the best endings ever. Both are very funny and dramatic. 
report Recommended by LelouchForPres
-Both anime featured a big guy with smiley face who are very strong/overpowered (Koro-sensei in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Earl Millennium/Sennen Hakushaku in D.Gray-man) where the MC (Nagisa / Allen) must fight/kill them in order to accomplish their mission. (in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu its their important mission to kill Koro-sensei, while in D.Gray-man Earl Millennium isn't the only character to deal with). -Both anime have a great character development which makes it more enjoyable to watch. (i suggest you to watch Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd season if you want to see more character developments). -Both MC are in the same age (15 years old), and they must socialize with others  read more 
report Recommended by renzospark
Assassination Classroom and Magic Kaito are clever, entertaining shows for anyone who loves to watch characters get away with the outrageous. 
report Recommended by ceric_sulfate
Both anime balance the genres of action and comedy in a high school setting. FMP differs with its comedic situations originating from its military protagonist as he struggles to fit into the normality of high school, whilst also working to protect one of the school students from harm. While the story of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu involves a classroom of students assigned to assassinate a powerful creature, as he becomes their teacher, with its comedy originating from the pranks, mishaps and fails of the characters. So, if your a fan of stories that incorporate and constiently switch between the genres of comedy and action than you'll be  read more 
report Recommended by Akoram
Good comedy animations need to be exalted, I think it is highly recommended to take a look at Ansatsu Kyoushitsu after finishing Barakamon. 
report Recommended by Nownownownow
Both have a school where students are trained to become stronger Also, both have a great comedy and charismatic characters  
report Recommended by Zardyllas
Weird alien from outer space desides to befriend the main character rather than ruin humanity. And can change their form anyway they feel like it. 
report Recommended by Oskar_
Both shows offer a relaxing slice of life vibe while offering relatable characters (if you can ignore the fact that Ansatsu Kyoushitsu has a yellow octopus admist it all). Plus each show uses their medium (farming or assassination) to develop their characters while tackling real world issues on top of having large amounts of humor. I'd say the main difference between these shows is that Gin no Saji might not be for everyone (dealing with animal birth/death) while Ansatsu Kyoushitsu is more "accessible".  
report Recommended by Blood-Typemaster
How does assassination change a person? Will a common target help a group of assassins form a bond, or the opposite? How do assassins even act? And who or what are they even killing for? How troublesome it is to be a contracted killer. These questions will be tackled by Darker than Black in a rather sinister fashion, offering an insight into the world of organized crime, while Ansatsu Kyoushitsu will shed some light on how regular life is for students who are supposed to assassinate their teacher and how they interact with the underground world. In the end, is either world as mild, or heartrending, as  read more 
report Recommended by Cenba
Both follow a type of surrealist/psychedelic route in more than one aspect. Serial Experiments Lain and Assassination Classroom are both of a similar quality control as well 
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Both series prominently feature a strange tentacled invader as a main character among an ensemble cast of "normal" humans, for lack of a better term, and are ripe with ridiculous comedic antics. First in the endless summer gag category we have Shinryaku! Ika Musume, featuring the title character Squid Girl. She claims to be a messenger of the sea and has come to invade the surface so as to punish humans for polluting the ocean. Unfortunately she is incredibly naive and lacking in knowledge of the surface, as well as easily influenced and pushed around by other humans, such that she got dragged into working  read more 
report Recommended by Numi
Both series take place in a run-down wooden school building, surrounded by green hills and nature, in schools with similar names (Asahigaoka and Kunugigaoka). The day to day life in class is featured, over a year (this includes the second series in both cases). During this time the the students show more and more of their individual skills and strenghts, which are further expanded during occasional excursions and trials. The teachers have quite different teaching styles (Koro sensei is very energetic and passionate, while Miyauchi sensei is rather phlegmatic and even sleeps during class), but they both tend to every single student individually  read more 
report Recommended by Estefan
Both have a large cast of oddballs and society's rejects. Assassination Classroom handles it a lot better in that they are not a bunch of complete idiots. 
report Recommended by YuriSpacePirate
This show is just as a wacky as Cheating Craft set in a crazy school. Grades are super important in it. annd there are veeery short bits where the students struggle to finish a test comparing it to a warzone or battle arena. 
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