Assassination Classroom Anime's 1st Visual Revealed
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 37th issue of Shueisha's Shonen Jump magazine is revealing the first piece of main visual art from the anime of Yusei Matsui's Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu) comedy manga on Monday. The anime will be screened at this fall's Jump Super Anime Tour 2013.
The original story of the manga begins after 70% of the moon was suddenly vaporized in an explosion. The super lifeform responsible for this catastrophe is a strange tentacled creature that can slink around at supersonic Mach 20 speeds. It has a 10 billion yen (US$100 million) price on its head, but for some reason, this creature ends up teaching a middle school class at the beginning of the school year. The students have until graduation to assassinate the teacher, or it will destroy Earth as well.
The Jump Super Anime Tour is returning for the first time in over two years. It will travel to five cities throughout Japan from October 6 to November 24. In addition to the exclusive Assassination Classroom anime, it will also preview the latest footage from SHAFT and Akiyuki Shinbo's upcoming Nisekoi anime, promote this fall's second Kuroko's Basketball season and show an original anime short, and screen an exclusive original Naruto Shippūden anime story.
Matsui (Neuro - Supernatural Detective) launched the Assassination Classroom manga in Weekly Shonen Jump last July. The first volume's initial print run was 300,000, but it has had several reprints since then, bumping its print run up to 1 million.