Assassination Classroom

Assassination Classroom

1, Time for Assassination

Paperback - 2014
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The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who's just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth--unless they can kill him first! Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who's doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students' tattered self-esteem?
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Viz Media, [2014]
Edition: Shonen Jump advanced manga ed.
ISBN: 9781421576077
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 20 cm.
Alternative Title: Time for assassination


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Jun 16, 2018

I love assassination classroom.Koro sensei is adorable it's sooooo cute when he was licking the cage in the 12th book

Jun 15, 2018

I think that it is a great series. Ive seen half of the anime and am currently on the twelfth book. There are some parts that are kinda innapropriate but in all i think that most people would like it... Unless your like my friend and have some weird grudge against manga and refuse to even look at it.

May 11, 2018

This is one of the best manga series I've ever read! I put a hold for the 19 book and I can't wait to read it!(do they actually have a movie?)

Jul 29, 2017

Gets good if you read all of the books

Feb 05, 2017

Good first volume that sets the tone for the next 10 volumes that have followed. I can see what the hype was all about now.

Jul 30, 2016

Assassination Classroom takes place on Earth, but an Earth which is playing host to an almost impossibly powerful alien monster who demonstrated his talents by blowing an enormous chunk out of the moon. All military efforts to destroy him have failed, though he takes some mirthful delight in his capture. So, through some contrivance, the alien gets a teaching job at a private academy which tosses underachieving students into a Class 3E , a classroom that is considered so shameful that it's located atop the mountain just behind the school. If they manage to kill the monster who's a great teacher, happy to tutor them and be a shoulder to cry on, they will have the glory of having saved the world, and be rewarded with millions of dollars. Too bad their teacher is almost always one step ahead of them.
- @LittleMissRedHead of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Assassination Classroom is a Japanese manga/graphic novel written by Yūsei Matsui. The story takes place in Japan where the Earth is threatened by an enormously powerful octopus-like monster who destroyed half the moon with its power and who also threatens people that earth will be destroyed next year. The monster started working in a junior high school as a home room teacher where he teaches students not only regular subjects but also assassination training for soldiers as well. The Japanese government promises a reward of 10 billion dollars to whomever among the students succeeds in killing him, which they also named "Koro-sensei." The anime mostly takes place in a school setting and shows how the students build their relationships and confidence with their teacher. The characters got great development especially Koro-sensei. He has a very good relationship with his students and really cares about his students. He's also very silly and funny sometimes. The students also like their teacher even though they have to kill him. Koro-sensei is definitely one of the best teachers. The manga focuses a lot on school and students and teacher relationships. I highly recommend this manga and if you read this volume it's hard to stop continuing the story because the story is interesting. I think it's one of the best school comedy mangas. I recommend it for non manga fans as well. Rating: 7/10.
- @animelover of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Jul 07, 2016

Koro Sensei is very cool because of his face changes and also because his tentacles. He flies at mach 20 which makes him super fast. I love that he can dodge all those bb's and so I give this book a five star!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also love manga

Jun 13, 2016

I'm getting this book becuase of Korosensei

vmccreedy Jul 10, 2015

One of my favourite manga series these days, with a wacky premise. An alien who has declared war on Earth became a high school teacher, and it is up to the class to destroy him before he destroys us all. It's funny. It's chaotic. More Koro sensei please!

forbesrachel Jun 21, 2015

He's yellow, he has tentacles, and in one year he will destroy the world, but until that day, he is 3-E's teacher and they are responsible for killing him! Such an absurd and violent premise may seem like the most horrifying story ever, when in fact it is one of the most extraordinarily funny, and it has deep undertones. Koro-sensei, which the students dub him, is the best teacher these failing students could ever ask for; he cares about, and personalizes lessons for each of them. By learning the techniques of assassination these kids refine their skills in communication, cooperation, and problem solving, while gaining confidence in themselves. As for killing their teacher, well they have a long way to go. Koro-sensei has a bevy of hidden tricks up his sleeve, although the most basic one, his mach-20 speed, is certainly the most difficult to overcome. While students attack him, he will clean, retrieve objects, and even spiffy up their appearance; he is the ultimate multi-tasker. Why is he doing this, well there are hints, but for now we can only wonder. The artist captures the actions of this super-being surprisingly well, and he certainly knows how to time things for maximum impact. Things can get frantic, serious, or calm in a split second, and it all works. For those looking for something new to read, and even those that have seen the anime version, this original manga is one of the best, and is well worth your time.


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Mar 01, 2019

I have no idea what kind of weapon will be used in World War III. But World War IV will be fought with tentacles.


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