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Live-Action Assassination Classroom Film Unveils Its 1st Koro-sensei Image

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1st look at CG rendering of alien teacher from next March's film

A handout for the live-action film of Yūsei Matsui's Assassination Classroom manga offers the first look at its Koro-sensei portrayal on Friday. The handout offers a close-up shot of the alien teacher beaming from the entrance of Classroom 3-E, and gives the best look yet at the live-action version's CG rendering of his body and facial expression.

The handout's caption reads, "Now, everyone, it's time for assassination." Theaters throughout Japan will begin distributing the handout on November 1. The film itself will open on March 21, 2015.

Hey! Say! JUMP band member Ryōsuke Yamada (Kindaichi Case Files' Kindaichi) will star in the film as Nagisa Shiota (pictured second from left in top row). The main cast also includes:

Top row, from left to right:

Bottom row, from left to right:

The voice actor for Koro-sensei has not yet been announced.

Eiichirō Hasumi (Umizaru films, Wild 7) is directing the film, and Tatsuya Kanazawa (Saru Lock The Movie, Lucky Seven) is writing the script. Filming began on site at an abandoned elementary school in the suburbs in Japan's Kanto district on August 31, and is wrapping up in mid-October. The film's Twitter account has been posting on-set photographs since filming started.

Viz Media will publish the first volume of the manga in North America in December. The company 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!

Matsui launched Assassination Classroom in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine in 2012, and Shueisha published the 11th volume on October 3. The series ranked number seven in Japan's top-selling manga for 2013, and currently has more than 10 million copies in print. The series already inspired an event anime last year, and is also inspiring a television anime series that will premiere on January 9.

Source: Comic Natalie

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