Winter break is ending, and school is about to start again. So, in the spirit of the season, let’s imagine a normal high-school classroom. Imagine that you are in the bottom class, filled with failing students who are on the brink of dropping out.
Now, imagine that your teacher is an octopus-like creature who can move at Mach 20. He has destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy all of Earth in the next year. Your assignment? Assassinate him!
Assassination Classroom (or Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) is an anime that is chock full of action and comedy. It has also got a surprising amount of emotional depth for a series that is about killing your teacher.
Currently in its second season, Assassination Classroom is published in the U.S. by Viz Media. There is also a manga version that is currently further along than the anime. I highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t seen it yet!