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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

Alternative Titles

English: Assassination Classroom
Synonyms: Tokyo Department Sensou Taikenki, Tokyo Department Store War Chronicles
Japanese: 暗殺教室


Type: Manga
Volumes: 21
Chapters: 187
Status: Finished
Published: Jul 2, 2012 to Apr 25, 2016
Authors: Matsui, Yuusei (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)


Score: 8.331 (scored by 27614 users)
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Ranked: #2932
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Popularity: #45
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Volumes: /21
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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 has been published in English as Assassination Classroom by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint since December 2, 2014; 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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More reviewsReviews

Oct 31, 2016
IHadinot (All reviews)
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, read more
Jul 7, 2016
dodge2461 (All reviews)
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. read more
Sep 19, 2013
Asfaria (All reviews)
Assassination Classroom is possibly the most unique shounen/comedy/action story I have ever seen in either anime or manga. Despite it's somewhat slow start and very peculiar setup, this manga is executed very well with good pacing and astonishing character development despite the large cast.

As for the story, it is about an unfortunate group of third year middle schoolers at a prestigious school. They are "Class E" which is full of the idiots, delinquents, and other people who didn't fit into the other four classes. Their class is used as an example for the other students about what happens if you don't do well in school read more
Mar 17, 2016
LeaderTGW (All reviews)
Oh Yūsei Matsui, thanks for the greatness of a manga you bestowed upon thee.

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu was a pretty great ride while it lasted, I think this was perhaps one of my least favorites at first, however it really grew on me. To be more specific the characters did. I'll have to say personally I think the story was a bit too ridiculous, however the good thing about it was that it added a great sense of humor along with.

I was always excited to see what was going to happen next each and every chapter. Going back to what I said earlier, I loved the characters. read more


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