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Assassination Classroom Anime to Air Late Friday Nights in January

posted on by Egan Loo
Anime of Yūsei Matsui's manga to air on Fuji TV

This year's 33rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that the Assassination Classroom anime will premiere next January. The anime of Yūsei Matsui's manga will run on Fuji TV late night every Friday.

A commercial commemorating the anime adaptation will debut on the anime's official home page in the near future. Weekly Shonen Jump is unveiling a new visual of the anime's characters at Fuji TV's headquarters on Tokyo's Odaiba island — including powerful teacher Koro-sensei as the headquarters' iconic globe.

Viz Media will publish the first volume of the manga in North America in December. Viz Media describes the story:

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!

Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Danganronpa The Animation, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation) is directing the anime at the studio Lerche. Kazuaki Morita (Persona 4 The Animation, Danganronpa The Animation, Arpeggio of Blue Steel) is designing the characters, and Makoto Uezu (Danganronpa The Animation, Arpeggio of Blue Steel, Is This a Zombie?, School Days) is writing the scripts. The magazine teased that the voice cast is different from the one in the "Vomic" version of the manga or the 2013 event anime. More details on the cast will be announced later.

The original manga has 10.1 million copies in print as of the 10th volume on July 4.

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