Assassination Classroom anime and live-action film announced

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shueisha-july-2014-coverWe knew that it was only a matter of time before this happened, today it was revealed thanks to the cover of next month’s Shueisha Comic News from Newsmangajapon, that Assassination Classroom, also known as Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, is going to be given an anime adaptation as well as a live action film. The anime adaptation is planned to air next year at some time and though at the moment no details about who will be animating the series have been revealed, Brains Base animated an OVA for the series in October of last year.

Back in May Viz Media announced that they had picked up the rights to publish the original manga adaptation, currently nine volumes in length, in North America with the first volume set to drop in December. For those unfamiliar with the series, Assassination Classroom involves a strange alien-like creature that looks a bit like an octopus that is capable of breaking the sound barrier and is nearly indestructible. This alien, called Korosensei, has already destroyed part of the moon and says that he will destroy the earth itself in a year, unless the students that he has chosen to teach for an unknown can assassinate him within that time frame.

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