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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu  
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The story is about class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School, where every morning they greet their teacher with a massive firing squad. The teacher is a weird combination of an alien and a octopus that moves at speeds of mach-20. It turns out this creature was responsible for the destruction of the moon, rendering it forever in a crescent shape. He has announced that he will destroy the world in one year. The creature will teach class 3-E how to assassinate him before the year is over.

Volume 21 contains Tokyo Depato Sensou Taikenki (Tokyo Department War Memoir)
A girl named Yuzuko, wanted to buy a new wristwatch for her father in the department store that pierces through the heaven. On her way, she got attacked by an one piece dress. A mysterious dude came out and helped her. Just what is the 'desire' that he's talking about? And just what kind the department store it is?


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Associated Names
Ansatsu Kyōshitsu
Assassination Classroom
Klasa skrytobójców (Polish)
Suikast Sınıfı

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Jaimini's Box
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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.3 by Viz (57d ago)
v.1 c.2 by Viz (57d ago)
v.1 c.1 by Viz (57d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
21 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1 (S1) - Vol 9, Chap 74 (S2)
Ends at Vol 9, Chap 73 (S1) - Vol 21, Chap 180 (S2)

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (951 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.24 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 5th 2017, 9:16am PST



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Viz (19 Volumes - Ongoing)

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Dangerously Cheesy   
Rating: N/A
by cosners
February 7th, 2014, 5:08am
The concept of an alien instructing a classroom full of kids on assassination is refreshingly original, as mentioned by pretty much every comment before mine. However, while the classroom is as wacko as I'd hoped for, the atmosphere gets annoyingly serious sometimes with oh-so-tragic pasts and life-lessons. Since pretty much everything else about the manga is so over-the-top, it really makes the shift in tone come off as cheap and cheesy instead of emotional and heartening. I know it eventually has to become more emotional and plot-driven because they'll be killing their beloved sensei, but the way it's handled right now is really awkward.

It's interesting though, and, depending on how the ending plays out, could really shine. Definitely worth a look.

... Last updated on February 7th, 2014, 5:26am
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Believe Me... It's Really Good!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by rennov
November 9th, 2013, 1:32am
One of the best manga I've read so far... comparable with fullmetal alchemist, gintama, lucifer and biscuit hammer (hoshi no samidare). The plot is original and developed really well. All characters have strong personal trait and no one is dumb enough to become side dish figure. The art blend really well with the theme of the story... Overall, still flawless so far (with standard of error 5%) in my opinion of course. Thanks for the genius author...
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very funny   
Rating: N/A
by Usagi~Gurl
September 24th, 2013, 5:19pm
I first thought this was going to be a very weird series, and it is, but it really has some depth to it. It really is worth reading. One thing I'm still confused about, is why the whole class is so prideful about wanting to kill their teacher. Sure saving the world and getting a reward is one thing, but they talk about killing their teacher themselves like it is the most innocent thing in the world. I just don't get it.
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Rinari0
September 16th, 2013, 4:58pm
Why is this marked Tragedy? I mean, I know something happened in Koro sensei's past, but is it because of that? Or is something going to happen after they kill him? Anyway, I really love this, Matsui Yusei is a genius for making it. And I can't wait for the anime adaption! smile
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by dreamer00013
March 20th, 2013, 5:37am
What's up with all those mediocre reviews? What do they expect of a manga with such a story description? Something really deep and moving? Sorry, you should move on. This is a shounen series after all...

What you see here is a perfectly well made gag manga that has a quite slow moving plot. For now read it for the comedy, later on for the actual plot. It will become more serious at some point if my prediction is right.
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Very Entertaining   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by rooqbook
January 7th, 2013, 10:10pm
It is basically Great Teacher Onizuka on acid. Reminds me somewhat of Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei in that regard.

Sure the premise is retarded, but ridiculous premises that somehow make great stories is why I read manga
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Deeper than what it seems   
Rating: N/A
by Mecha Mango 003
December 14th, 2012, 1:06pm
Assassination Classroom is an excellent manga. I've noticed that its getting good to mediocre reviews due to the whole plot and details, but this manga goes much deeper than the ordinary assassination plots and school life. Assassination Classroom is not only about a bunch of low-ranking students on a mission to kill their teacher before graduation, but also how they learn to work together and explore the weaknesses of their target and teacher with each passing chapter. This manga shows the true nature and relationship of assassin and target, teacher and student. The humor inserted in this story helps keeps things interesting and gives it more of the school-life touch. Assassination Classroom grows and develops, and it will also grow on you.

... Last updated on December 14th, 2012, 1:06pm
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Refreshing and zany   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by MatrixM
November 11th, 2012, 3:54pm
Yet, it somehow doesn't seem as funny as it should be. It's quite amusing but not laugh out loud funny, which was what i was expecting from the premise.
It kinda sucks how education makes me a little ticked off when the impossible happens in manga/anime bigrazz (or, rather, the impossible happening with no explanation e.g. there being no catastrophic effects from the moon being mostly destroyed) but it's something I've just got to get used to personally and I suppose it has no place in this comment... <,<

I was kinda surprised by the tentacle rape being used as a joke in WSJ but...*shrugs* Japan, man. bigrazz

... Last updated on November 11th, 2012, 4:41pm
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How could they kill him if they take a liking to him...?   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
August 23rd, 2012, 10:03am
The series in itself is fun, I'm a big fan of Matsui Yuusei's extremely weird humor (though this is not his best work by far) BUT in my opinion, the plot, though not uninteresting, can't work.

The students are obviously fond of their alien teacher and vice versa. In this situation, anyone who's not a psychopath nor a complete retard will realize that there is no way he's gonna kill the target, weird alien or not.
So there is a feeling of pretence in the story. Every time the students make a move of the teacher, I get the impression that they're pretending, since the atmosphere makes it impossible in my mind that they'll actually go all the way...

On the other hand, depending on how the story unfolds and how the atmosphere evolves (I've only read 4 chapters so far) this paradox could lead to very interesting psychological situations and dilemmas. *_*
So, let's wait and see

... Last updated on August 23rd, 2012, 10:06am
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Don't Be Hatin'   
Rating: N/A
by llbloodll
August 8th, 2012, 9:24am
Interesting manga to say the least and scores high points on originality, comedy and execution. Certainly not your typical shounen manga, and manages to score lots of laughs whilst still being well grounded.

A lot of comments have criticized the manga for simply having too silly of a storyline, but honestly the manga more than compensates with its clear cut direction and intent. Each page is sharp and witty (more than I can say for a handful of other shounens), and despite the quirky plot the flow of the manga feels surprisingly natural.

If you enjoy a good laugh and are looking for a manga that doesn't have a thousand cliche's packed into every panel, then you won't regret taking a look at this title.
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