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: 8.261 (scored by 7367473,674 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3482
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #68
Members: 151,940
Favorites: 6,855


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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 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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May 16, 2023
Assassination Classroom. Wow. Just wow. If you thought that this manga was going to be full action shonen with the students constantly trying to kill their teacher, you are fully wrong. Instead it turned out to be something completely different.

A group of failures known to their school as "Class E" are sent to an isolated building on a mountain away from the "smarter students" at the main building. These students are suddenly given a task to kill some sort of all-powerful creature that threatens to destroy the Earth in one year.

Seeing the synopsis I never thought that this manga could have emotion in any way. ...
Nov 16, 2022
Read this. Funny, thoughtful, emotional, this is a real classic.

Story: 9/10
Excellently written, we get to follow the characters throughout the academic year. It's relatable and consistently intelligent both in terms of assassinations and how to tells it's message. And it does have a message despite the silly premise, this is a very opinionated manga. This manga is essentially the authors education philosophy in graphic form. I have seen multiple people say that it inspired them to become teachers and I can absolutely see why.

On the other hand, the manga can feel a bit too blunt with the message sometimes, for example, making the ...
Jun 8, 2022
I absolutely LOVED this manga. This is one of the best ones out there. The story is absolutely amazing, with the school setting mixed with action and comedy. I don't even know how they did it, but it all perfectly blends together to create a fun, action-packed, yet emotional story.

The art is really good! I like the sleek look of the characters, and each of them has their own personality to them just based on their character design. They're all unique in their own way.

The characters are fun, yet driven by their motivation so much so that you're cheering them on. Koro-Sensei is an overall ...

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