When a mysterious creature chops the moon down to a permanent crescent, the students of class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Middle School find themselves confronted with an enormous task: assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before Earth suffers a similar fate. However, the monster, dubbed Koro-sensei (the indestructible teacher), is able to fly at speeds of up to Mach 20, which he demonstrates freely, leaving any attempt to subdue him in his extraterrestrial dust. Furthermore, the misfits of 3-E soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had!
Adapted from the humorous hit manga by Yuusei Matsui, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu tells the story of these junior high pupils as they polish their assassination skills and grow in order to stand strong against the oppressive school system, their own life problems, and one day, Koro-sensei. – My Anime List
Based on 19 review scores:
All in all I feel as though this is a near perfect anime. A couple of the characters are underutilized which is why its not perfect. I have very few complaints considering that this anime is over 40 episodes long. I would recommend this series to anyone who wants something good to watch. I wouldn’t recommend it to who is completely against swearing and violence because there is some swearing (in English in the subtitles) as well as a lot of violence since this is an anime about assassination.
As this show has a little of something for everyone, it gives you fun, laughs and winds up teaching you at the same time it’s a show I highly recommend to anyone.
Hue Hue Anime Reviews
An odd mixture of surreal normalcy, tender toughness, and amusing seriousness, Assassination Classroom lives its crazy existence in that all too popular gray area people tend to debate. A must have series for any modern Otaku’s library; I truly can’t wait to see what zany antics it has in store for us next! Let the assassination attempt on otaku hearts begin!
With another thirty-three episodes to come after this, Assassination Classroom is all about the setup here. We don’t dig into the various kids in the class with their backgrounds but we do get their baseline personalities. It may be weird to not focus on the stress of what they’re facing, but that isn’t the point of the show (though I think you could see this property fleshed out a lot richer by a different writer). What it does do is simply delight with the way the kids go at it and the wacky and weird things that Koro does all while trying to figure out what the trick or gimmick is behind it. As an opening salvo, this being the first quarter of the series as a whole, there’s a lot to like here and I can see it being very much worth investing in as it expands its scope and gets to the truth of the matter all while having some real heart and fun along the way.
Anime News Network
The end of the series marks the end of an arc rather than any full sense of closure, and certainly some major secrets – such as why Koro-sensei is really going to destroy the world – have yet to be revealed at that point. Fortunately the series did well enough in ratings that a second season is expected out sometime in 2016. That will be a welcome continuation, as while the storytelling does have its soft points (especially in the middle) and does drags things out a bit too much in the final arc, to the end it remains interesting and entertaining enough overall to warrant watching more.
My Anime List
I know what you’re thinking. It’s probably something along the lines of “this show seems way too crazy”. And to be honest, you’re not wrong. But as crazy as it seems, it’s a lot of fun with assassination, school life, and a cast of characters with how they spend their daily lives. Rather than adapting romance angles or diehard drama, we get this classic shounen comedy with a very stylish way of storytelling. Each episode offers something new thanks to its themes and performances of the characters. The comedy is fresh and doesn’t rely on cheap cardboard fan service to get to its point. I highly recommend giving this series a try regardless of how unorthodox the premise may seem to sound. There’s a chance it could surprise you. After all, isn’t life just full of surprises?
Either way, make sure you see this series. It isn’t without its flaws, but it blends action and humour well, and has some incredibly moving scenes (especially the penultimate episode. My heart is still in shreds). All the main characters are fully developed, and even the secondary characters are memorable for the most part. It’s up to you how exactly you choose to view this series (there are also two live-action films, but I’ve not seen them), but either way you won’t regret it.
its SO very funny, i can’t stop laugh, it’s the type of TV series for the people who wants a good and funny story. I Highly recommend to see it, in my opinion, 10 stars from 10. the first time i saw this anime i thank, “what the hell its going on here?”. but 10 minutes later, i can’t stop of watch it. seriously, this anime have…
The believe in yourself pep-talks can make this series feel like an overlong PSA, but it’s energised with enough zany colour and quirky personality to never drag and bound along merrily.
Shane The Gamer
There was nothing in particular about this anime that I felt was boring, tired or predictable. Each episode both entertained and delighted, and each character had something to offer. The only bit about Assassination Classroom that I found odd was the character of Nagisa, who narrates the anime. A rather quiet and invisible character, Nagisa is deemed to be a boy, yet, despite dressing as such, his hairstyle, voice and mannerisms are quite feminine, making it very, very hard to believe that he is truly a ‘he’.
Assassination Classroom is a whole lot of light and engaging fun in these first eleven episodes. It quickly gets past the set-up and character introduction stage and starts having fun with its premise, and while a couple of the episodes do feel a little flat and formulaic to me (the Terminator and the first class trip episodes), the rest feel original, and genuinely pleasantly surprising. There’s certainly a lot of scope for development here, in terms of action, in terms of character, and in terms of emotion, as while this first part has been played mostly for laughs, there have been hints and flashbacks of Koro-sensei’s past that inject just the slightest dark tone to the story. It’ll be fascinating to find out what happens next.
All in all this anime is a bit of fun. Think sprinklers in summer! With likeable characters, meaningful life lessons and enough humour to turn even the foulest moods to that of glee it’s high time you sat down and watched.
So it perhaps wasn’t the most exciting show, but it was kind of cute and made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. It had a decent sense of humor. Perhaps the biggest weakness is that there are a ton of characters and most of them don’t have much individuality.
So a decent show but nothing anybody’s going to remember in a year.
The Outer Haven
A pretty decent comedy that holds your attention just enough to keep you interested in seeing more, but doesn’t really do anything to make you WANT to see more.
I like to watch it, but I’m not entirely satisfied by it. Koro sensei’s past is shrouded in mystery throughout most of the series, many of the same enemies come back to haunt them and it almost gets stale. This show is full of references to other shows and it can leave you hanging on jokes if you haven’t seen the anime it’s referencing. Overall, this is a lovely anime that was funny, witty, and fun to watch, but it was only mildly satisfying, and left me wanting more out of it.
For all the hype surrounding Assassination Classroom I can’t help but feel it never came close to fulfilling those lofty praises. I was continually let down, never feeling like it properly built on the outrageousness of its premise. There are times when the story is told exceedingly well, and that quality shouldn’t be ignored. But all in all I never ended up looking forward to it week to week and I certainly won’t miss it now that it’s finished airing. I won’t be touching Season 2 either.
HS Media Nerd Reviews
Overall, I’d say give Assassination Classroom a shot. Despite its double-edged sword of a main idea, it’s a very enjoyable ride with some great elements and some average elements. The main characters and Class 3E are very likable, the story’s nicely paced, and it’s a good time waster if nothing else. I can’t honestly recommend it as a fantastic show, but I do think it’s worth a watch.
Assassination Classroom accomplished what it set out to achieve. It’s an episodic show, about a great teacher inspiring a group of misfits to be the best they can be. There was very little progression in the overall plot over 22 episodes. A majority of the cast is filled with forgettable characters, with Koro-sensei and Karma stealing the show. Character designs were generic, but the bright colors and crisp style made it pleasant on the eyes. Unremarkable soundtrack, except for an excellent ending sequence.