Assassination Classroom Bundles Anime DVD Directed by Kiddy Grade's Gotoh
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The first issue of 2014 of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that Yusei Matsui's seventh Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu) manga volume will bundle an anime DVD on December 27. The same "Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Shūgaku Ryokō-Hen" (Assassination Classroom: Field Trip) anime also screened at this year's Jump Super Anime Tour.
The anime adapts the original manga's chapters 15 through 19 about the field trip to ancient Kyoto. Keiji Gotoh (Kiddy Grade, Sengoku Collection, Uta∽Kata) directed the anime, about 30 minutes long, at Brains Base. The limited-edition December 27 bundle also includes stickers of Korosensei and an exclusive postcard.
The anime stars the following cast:
- Yūtarō Honjō as Tomohito Sugino
- Rina Satou as Yukiko Kanzaki
- Junichi Suwabe as Tadaomi Karasuma
- Yui Horie as Elena Jelavić
- Shinichiro Miki as Red Eye
The story of the original 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 event returned for the first time in over two years as it traveled to five cities throughout Japan from October 6 to November 24. In addition to the exclusive Assassination Classroom anime, it also previewed the latest footage from SHAFT and Akiyuki Shinbo's upcoming Nisekoi anime, showed an original Kuroko's Basketball anime before this fall's second season, and screened an exclusive original Naruto Shippūden anime story.
Matsui (Neuro - Supernatural Detective) launched the Assassination Classroom manga in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2012. 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. The sixth volume had a first printing of over 1 million on October 4.