Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Assassination Classroom
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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tokyo Department Sensou Taikenki, Tokyo Department Store War Chronicles
Japanese: 暗殺教室
English: Assassination Classroom
German: Assassination Classroom
Spanish: Assassination Classroom
French: Assassination Classroom
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 187
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2, 2012 to Apr 25, 2016
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Matsui, Yuusei (Story & Art)


Score: 8.251 (scored by 7544875,448 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3702
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #70
Members: 155,572
Favorites: 6,921


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Volumes: /21
Chapters: /187


In the blink of an eye, the night sky is forever changed when, with a great explosion, the moon is blasted into a permanent crescent. Confronting the governments of the world, a yellow tentacled monster boasts that it was the one responsible for the catastrophe, and in a year's time, it will do the same to Earth. Zooming around at Mach 20, the creature makes a peculiar demand: a teaching position at the prestigious Kunugigaoka Junior High School. Desperate to keep the creature in one place, the government agrees, and so the students of Class 3-E find themselves faced with an impossible task—assassinate the creature responsible for destroying the moon.

Although the fate of the world now rests on their shoulders, the class has more personal issues to deal with. Trapped at the bottom of Kunugigaoka's hierarchical education system, they face harsh discrimination from both teachers and students alike. Defeatism abound, they don't believe themselves capable of success in daily life, let alone against a monster that surpasses the abilities of any human. But as the enigmatic creature—whom they dub Koro-sensei—educates them in both assassination and academia, the children slowly find the courage to rise up and take aim at their target: the greatest teacher the world has ever seen.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Included one-shot:
Volume 21: Tokyo Department Sensou Taikenki (Tokyo Department Store War Chronicles)


Ansatsu Kyoushitsu ranked 1st in the 2014 Kono Manga ga Sugoi! ranking in the male readers category, was named by Nippon Shuppan Hanbai as the best work of 2013 on the list "Book of the Year," and was nominated for the 2013 Manga Taishou Award, ranking 6th place, and the 19th Tezuka Osamu Annual Prize in 2015. The series has sold over 20 million copies as of 2016.

A VOMIC version was broadcast in Sakiyomi Jan Bang! from January to June 2013; the series has received a fanbook, databook, spin-off manga, and an illustrated English language guidebook called Koro-tan; and a live-action film of the series was released in Japan on March 21, 2015, which opened at number 1 on the box office; a second film was released on March 25, 2016.

The series was published in English as Assassination Classroom by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint from December 2, 2014 to April 3, 2018. The manga was also published in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint since May 10, 2014, in Portuguese since July 2014 by Panini Comics and in Spanish by Panini Comics since October 2014.

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Oct 31, 2016
Truly the best manga ever created.This is by far the most enjoyable manga of all time. If you are a school student, this series has got to be the most relatable for your time. If you are not a school student, then you may be able to relive your moments as a school student. The length of the manga is appropriate to the complex storyline that in encompasses. It is really a nice way to enjoy the introduction of characters and see how they are developed before moving on to the core elements of the plot.

Story: 10/10
The story is amazing. As I have said earlier, ...
Mar 11, 2017
Assassination Classroom is an enjoyable, if overrated, series. It's one that started off merely okay, but it certainly improved as it progressed and I read more and more.

First of all, the premise is certainly unique. A super powerful creature threatens to destroy the world, yet he wants to teach a middle school class? It's a concept that will leave you wondering what's going on, and this is something the series uses to keep you going: What are Koro-sensei's secrets, and when will we discover them? And I can say that while you do have to wait quite a while to find out everything, it's certainly ...
Jul 7, 2016
Assassination Classroom was a manga I didn't really like when I read the first volume. Was it the odd premise? Or the somewhat bland characters? I couldn't tell you, but I decided to come back to it after I heard it would end in five weeks. I'm glad I did, because I found a very well done manga that has a somewhat rough start.

Assassination Classroom's premise is very odd to say the least. Class E3, the worst of the worst, have been given a special assignment: Kill their new teacher, punnily named Korosensei by one of the students, before their graduation in March. ...

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