In a recent issue of a Japanese TV magazine, it was revealed that the upcoming anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui’s manga Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) will be a 2 cour series, lasting from the Winter 2014/2015 season till the Spring 2015 anime season.
The magazine also reveals that the series will be using CGI in addition to computer animations. Additionally, the anime’s website has released a new visual for the Assassination Classroom anime.
The main cast of the anime is as follows:
- Jun Fukuyama (Lelouch Lamperouge in Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch) will voice the teacher Koro-sensei
- Mai Fuchigami (Miho Nishizumi from Girls und Panzer) as Nagisa Shiota
- Nobuhiko Okamoto (Rin Okumura in Ao no Exorcist) will voice Karma Akabane
- Miho Hino (Toki from Seitokai Yakuindomo*) voices Sumire Hara
- Kouki Harasawa (Hesma in Fantastic Children) voicing as Takuya Muramatsu
- Ryota Osaka (Haruto Tokishima in Kakumeiki Valvrave) voices Yuma Isogai
- Shizuka Itou (Luviagelita Edelfelt in Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya) will be voicing Irina Jelavic
- Aya Suzaki (Tamako Kitashirakawa from Tamako Market) as Kaede Kayano
- Subaru Kimura (Takeshi Gouda from Doraemon) will voice Ryouma Terasaka
And the staff producing the anime includes:
- Director: Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Angel Beats!)
- Character Designer: Kazuaki Morita (Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova, Persona 4 The Animation)
- Script Writer: Makoto Uezu (Carnival Phantasm)
- Animation Studio: Lerche (Fate/Prototype, Unbreakable Machine-Doll)
And the latest promotional video for the series has also earlier released:
Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) is a manga written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui. The series began in 2012 in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, and was the 7th top selling manga in 2013 selling over 4.5 million copies. To date, a total of 10 compiled volumes have been released. An OVA of the manga released late last year that was produced by Brain’s Base (Baccano!, Natsume Yuujinchou).
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 will be airing on January 9th 2015 at 25:20 (effectively the 10th at 1:20am) during the Winter 2014/2015 anime season. The series will then continue into the next season, Spring 2015.
Are you excited for the Assassination Classroom anime? Is 2 cours enough?
Source Article – Crunchyroll
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