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2nd Assassination Classroom Anime Season to Premiere on January 7

posted on 2015-11-29 11:30 EST by Karen Ressler

This year's 53rd issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine (cover pictured at right) announced on Monday that the second season of the Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyōshitsu) TV anime will premiere on January 7, 2016 on Fuji TV and Kansai TV. New episodes will air on Thursday nights. The series will also air on Tokai TV, BS Fuji, and other channels.

The main staff from the first anime is returning for the sequel. Seiji Kishi (Persona 4 The Animation, Danganronpa The Animation, Devil Survivor 2 The Animation) is directing 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 first 22-episode season of the Assassination Classroom anime based on Yusei Matsui's manga of the same name premiered in Japan on January 9. Funimation streamed the series as it aired.

The first live-action film adaptation opened in Japan on March 21, and the second film will open in spring 2016.


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