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2nd Live-Action Assassination Classroom Film Casts Aguri Yukimura, God of Death

posted on by Karen Ressler

This year's 41st issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump will announce on Monday that Mirei Kiritani (live-action Gyakuten Saiban/Ace Attorney's Mayoi/Maya) will join the cast of the second Assassination Classroom film, Ansatsu Kyōshitsu: Sotsugyō-hen (Assassination Classroom: Graduation Edition~), as Aguri Yukimura.

In addition, the film cast the original "God of Death." [highlight white text to read spoilers] Arashi band member Kazunari Ninomiya, who is voicing Koro-sensei for the live-action films, will also play the God of Death.

The film will open in Spring 2016.

The first live-action film adaptation opened in Japan on March 21. The Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal hosted the film's international premiere on July 17. The Fantastic Fest film festival, which will be held in Austin, Texas from September 24 to October 1, will screen the film's US premiere.

Eiichirō Hasumi (Umizaru films, Wild 7) directed the film, and Tatsuya Kanazawa (Saru Lock The Movie, Lucky Seven) wrote the script.

Viz Media is publishing Yūsei Matsui's original manga in North America, and it 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!

The television anime series premiered in Japan on January 9, and Funimation streamed the series as it aired. A second series will premiere in 2016.

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