Assassination Classroom (also called Ansatsu Kyōshitsu in Japanese), is a Japanese anime show which is based on the award-winning and critically-acclaimed manga, Ansatsu Kyōshitsu, which was first published on July 2, 2012. Three years after the initial release of the manga, Season 1 of Assassination Classroom premiered on January 10, 2015, and was a hit among fans of the manga. Following the success of Season 1, the anime was renewed for a second season, which premiered a year later on January 8, 2016. Now, fans of the manga and the anime are eagerly awaiting news on a third season. Here’s everything we know about it thus far.
Assassination Classroom Season 3 Release Date:
Assassination Classroom season 2 premiered on January 8, 2016 and concluded on July 1, 2016. Although it has been a while since then, the word is that the anime show is likely to see a third season. If reports are to be believed, the third season will pick up after the events of Season 2, and will follow the events which take place after Koro-sensei’s resurrection. It will be based on the spin-off manga Koro-sensei Q, and was initially slated to be aired following the anime show’s movie adaptation, Assassination Classroom: 365 Days. However, the anime movie was released back on November 19, 2016, and since then, there has been no word on Season 3.
While that sounds discouraging, we still expect the show to return for a third season, considering that there’s enough source material for it. Our best guess is that Assassination Classroom season 3 release date could be sometime in 2020 or 2021. We’re keeping our ears open for news on Season 3, and we’ll update this section when we hear more.
Assassination Classroom English Dubbing:
You can find all the episodes of Assassination Classroom dubbed in English online on Funimation. That being said, it’s best to watch the show in Japanese with subtitles of your choice, and Japanese version of the show can be found on YouTube.
Assassination Classroom Plot:
In essence, Assassination Classroom is as much a sci-fi story as it is a comical one. The show starts off with a catastrophic event which sees the moon being blasted into a permanent crescent. Following the explosion, which engulfs the sky, a yellow tentacled monster claims that he is the one responsible for the massive lunar explosion, and holds the governments of the world hostage by threatening the Earth with a similar, catastrophic fate.
Although the monster initially says that he plans to destroy the Earth in a similar fashion within a year, he agrees to hold off his plan in return for an unusual favour – a teaching position at the prestigious Kunugigaoka Junior High School. Desperate to delay Earth’s impending destruction and desperate to keep the creature confined and under surveillance, the powers that be agree to grant the creature the position he so desires. Thus begins the ordeal for students of Class 3-E, whom the monster, now dubbed Koro-sensei (literally meaning the indestructible teacher), starts teaching. Not only do the students have to study under the fearsome Koro-sensei, they are also covertly given the seemingly impossible task of assassinating him and freeing the Earth from his clutches.
Yet, the students of Class 3-E are misfits, are at the bottom of Kunugigaoka’s hierarchical education system, and face discrimination from teachers and students alike. On top of that, the students all have personal problems, and struggle to gel with each other and function as a unit. Demoralized and discriminated against, the students hardly believe themselves to be capable of success in day-to-day life, much less in the assassination of a creature whose powers are of cosmic proportions.
However, as Koro-sensei settles into his new role, he treats the students of Class 3-E with respect, and even helps them overcome their problems. Koro-sensei not only helps the students of Class 3-E become better academically, but he also schools them in methods of assassination. As the students continue to improve and grow under Koro-sensei, they realize that the tentacled creature is perhaps the best teacher that they have ever had.
As the show progresses, the students of Class 3-E complete a semester under their all-powerful new teacher, and even go for an island excursion together during the summer vacation. When they return for their second semester, they begin to sharpen their blades and plot the assassination of Koro-sensei. However, things get complicated for the young students as assassins, both old and new, begin appearing as they try to cash in on the massive bounty on Koro-sensei’s head. Further, the students also have to deal with the oppressive educational structure in Kunugigaoka and have to contend with their academic rivals and fearsome principal. Yet, despite all the obstacles, the group continues to work together, and they finally decide to make a move on Koro-sensei after painstakingly noting down all his weaknesses. With Koro-sensei weakened after his fight with powerful assassins, the students decide that the time is right to deal the killing blow.
Although the students succeed in killing Koro-sensei, the story doesn’t end there. As per reports, there will be a third season of the anime, which will see Koro-sensei, now resurrected as a demon king, returning to Earth with a series of new, nefarious agendas.
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Assassination Classroom Characters:
Like most anime shows, Assassination Classroom has an exhaustive list of characters. However, the show only has a three main characters, and one supporting character, who are central to its plot. Below, we’ve given you a brief background of these characters.
[WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD]
Koro-sensei: As is evident, Koro-sensei, despite being an anti-hero, is the main protagonist of Assassination Classroom. Made up of anti-matter, Koro-sensei’s origin story is shrouded in mystery, as are his motives for blowing up the moon and holding the Earth hostage. In the show, he becomes the permanent teacher of Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School and helps the class’ students get over their personal problems and excel in academics and assassinations.
Nagisa Shiota: Perhaps the most important character in the show after Koro-sensei, Nagisa was seen as one of the weakest students in Class 3-E owing to his small stature and lack of strength. However, after Koro-sensei’s arrival, and with training, Nagisa becomes the most feared assassin in Class 3-E. Despite being outwardly friendly and cordial, Nagisa also has a dark side to him, and hides his bloodlust from others. In the end of the show, Nagisa takes up the responsibility of striking the killing blow on Koro-sensei.
Karma Akabane: Another main character in the show, Karma is infamous in the school for his violent and troublesome attitude. Despite not being very intelligent, Karma is adept at using weapons and fighting, and excels at manipulating others, making him someone who is well disposed to harm anyone.
Tadaomi Karasuma: Although not a main character in the show, Karasuma is important nonetheless as far as the plot of the show is concerned. A government worker associated with the Ministry of Defence, Karasuma later becomes the assistant teacher and P.E. instructor of Class 3-E, and oversees the mission to assassinate Koro-sensei.
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