The current issue of Shueisha Comic News has announced that the manga Assassination Classroom will be receiving a TV anime adaptation for next year. Additionally, a live action film has also been announced to be in production.
This will be the second anime adaptation of the manga, the first being an OVA that released last year from Bones (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Soul Eater). The anime had the following cast:
- Tomokazu Seki (Shinya Kougami from Psycho-Pass) voices the alien teacher Korosensei
- Nao Touyama (Chitoge Kirisaki in Nisekoi) will voice Nagisa Shiota
- Ayana Taketatsu (Azusa Nakano from K-ON!) voicing Kaede Kayano
- Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin Okumura in Ao no Exorcist) as Karma Akabane
with the additional cast members of:
- Yuutaro Honjou (Ao Fukai in Eureka Seven AO) as Tomohito Sugino
- Rina Satou (Mikoto Misaka from Toaru Majutsu no Index) as Yukiko Kanzaki
- Junichi Suwabe (Archer in Fate/stay night) as Tadaomi Karasuma
- Yui Horie (Tsubasa Hanekawa from Bakemonogatari) as Elena Jelavić
- Shinichiro Miki (Takumi Fujiwara in Initial D) as Red Eye
Assassination Classroom is a manga series from Yusei Matsui. The series began in 2012 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and was the 7th top selling manga in 2013. To date, a total of 9 compiled volumes have been released. An OVA of the manga released late last year.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had!
The Assassination Classroom anime series will be airing sometime in 2015 along with the live action film. Additional information will release on the anime’s website: http://ansatsu-anime.com/, which is currently not live.
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