Anime recommendation: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

Anime recommendation: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

Have you ever felt like you wanted to murder one of your teachers? Well, that’s the mission of the students from class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School. Sounds easy, right? You’d win by numbers. Except that their teacher is no ordinary human, but some extraterrestrial creature with abilities that no human could ever obtain.

How did things get to this?

Well, let me explain.

The mysterious creature mentioned is responsible for causing an explosion on the moon that left it in a permanent crescent, and the same fate might await the Earth too. The creature must be killed before the next March comes. The 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School is a class of outcasts, it’s a class from a prestigious school but it’s made of people that are considered undeserving of being in the main school. Our extraterrestrial creature is assigned to this class as their teacher. He has to teach them the normal curriculum, but also assassination techniques that could kill him.

Class 3-E training with a dummy.

Of course, a prize in money is offered to whoever manages to kill him. All students try their own techniques of killing him but none of them work. Thus, they name this creature “Koro-sensei” (in Japanese, 殺 (koro) is the kanji for korosu, which means to kill).

The story follows the students in all their trials of killing a superior creature, but also their journey as normal middle school students. Unexpectedly, Koro-sensei is an incredible teacher that teaches his students a lot of valuable information, not only about assassination or didactical materials, but also about life. Ironically, he is the best teacher anyone could wish for: he knows what he does, he encourages his students and helps them learn from their own mistakes.

Besides Koro-sensei, there are a lot of interesting characters among of students, each having their own strengths and weaknesses. Our main character from this class is a girly-looking boy named Nagisa Shiota, who, despite his soft looks, has some incredible killer instinct. The other is Karma Akabane, a rebellious boy that got kicked out of the main school building. He is a natural genius but is lazy and unmotivated. Since he is always up to no good and mischief, he is exciting about this whole assassination business going on. Whether they stand out or not, every student in this class has the same goal and that unites them together.

Will some middle school students with no experience be able to kill a creature that can reach Mach 20 speed? How will their relationship evolve over time? What is the reason behind Koro-sensei’s actions?

All of these questions will be answered is you watch Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom). It will take you on a ride you haven’t been before. The anime is unique and refreshing. It makes you both laugh and cry. It keeps you on the edge of your seat. It will teach you a lot of valuable lessons, and will make Koro-sensei your teacher too.

The anime is divided into two season, the first one having 22 episodes, and the latter 25. Don’t miss this one out, go watch it now!