FUNimation Acquires Streaming Rights to ‘Assassination Classroom’

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FUNimation has just announced their acquisition of streaming rights to the upcoming anime adaptation of Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu). The series will begin simulcasting with English subtitles on January 9, 2015 at 1pm ET and from episode 2 onwards every Friday at 12:20pm ET. Brain’s Base produced a 30 minute OVA last year, and the first volume of the manga was recently released in North America by Viz Media. The series is being produced by Lerche, a company that may be known by some for their work on Danganropa: The Animation and Unbreakable Machine-Doll.

FUNimation describes the series as follows:

Forget about homework and pop quizzes. The students of Class 3E have a far more important assignment: kill their teacher before the end of the year! A tentacle-d sensei that moves at Mach 20 is out to conquer the classroom after destroying seventy percent of the moon. In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, the murderous monster behind the lectern will teach his students everything he knows about the assassination game. Should some eager beaver prove to be a quick study in killing, he or she will save Earth from extinction – and collect a hefty reward. But they’d better take some serious notes while class is in session because their slaughtering sensei has eight deadly tentacles just waiting to wreak havoc on humanity!

There are more announcements to come in the near future from FUNimation.

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