Assassination Classroom Anime Casts Mamoru Miyano, Kenta Miyake
posted on by Sarah Nelkin
This year's 10th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is announcing on Monday that voice actors Mamoru Miyano and Kenta Miyake are joining the cast of the Assassination Classroom anime. Miyano will play Gakushū Asano, while Miyake will play Akira Takaoka.
The magazine announces that the anime will be taking a break on April 3, with no new episode premiering. In addition, the time of broadcast for the series will change from 24:55 (effectively 12:55 a.m. the next day) to a time slot one hour later. The opening theme song will also change beginning in April, with the same voice actors from the first opening performing a new song.
Viz Media published the first volume of Yusei Matsui's original 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!
Jun Fukuyama plays Koro-sensei, Tomokazu Sugita plays Tadaomi Karasuma, Shizuka Itou plays Irina Jelavic.
The voice cast for Class 3-E includes:
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Karuma Akabane
Miho Hino as Sumire Hara
Subaru Kimura as Ryōma Terasaka
Ryota Ohsaka as Yūma Isogai
Eiji Miyashita as Sōsuke Sugaya
Ayaka Suwa as Tōka Yada
Shintarō Asanuma as Hiroto Maehara
Ryo Naitou as Taiga Okajima
Manami Numakura as Rio Nakamura
Kana Ueda as Yuzuki Fuwa
Fuko Saito as Kirara Hazama
Satomi Satou as Yukiko Kanzaki
Chie Matsuura as Megu Kataoka
Takahiro Mizushima as Kōtarō Takebayashi
Shinya Takahashi as Kōki Mimura
Sayuri Yahagi as Manami Okuda
Kouki Harasawa as Takuya Muramatsu
Aya Suzaki as Kaede Kayano
Shunsuke Kawabe as Masayoshi Kimura
Yoshitaka Yamaya as Tomohito Sugino
Yoshiyuki Shimozuma as Taisei Yoshida
Hisako Kanemoto as Hinano Kurahashi
Minami Tanaka as Hinata Okano
Junji Majima as Ryūnosuke Chiba
Shiho Kawaragi as Rinka Hayami
Mai Fuchigami as Nagisa Shiota
Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Danganronpa The Animation, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation) is directing the 22-episode 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.
Funimation is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan. A live-action film will follow the TV anime, and a second event anime debuted in November. (In the live-action film, 15-year-old "Rev. from DVL" idol group member Kanna Hashimoto plays Ritsu, and Seishirō Katō (Ninja Kids!!!'s Rantaro, Friends: Mononoke Shima no Naki's Konaki) plays Itona.