6.2/10
1,620
8 user 25 critic

Assassination Classroom (2015)

Ansatsu kyôshitsu (original title)
The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being ... See full summary »

Director:

Eiichirô Hasumi

Writers:

Yûsei Matsui (manga), Tatsuya Kanazawa (screenplay)
Reviews
3 wins. See more awards »

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryôsuke Yamada ... Nagisa Shiota
Masaki Suda ... Karma Akabane
Maika Yamamoto ... Kaede Kayano
Seika Taketomi Seika Taketomi ... Rio Nakamura
Mio Yûki ... Yukiko Kanzaki
Miku Uehara Miku Uehara ... Manami Okuda
Yuuhi Kato Yuuhi Kato ... Yuuma Isogai
Koki Osamura Koki Osamura ... Taiga Okajima (as Kouki Osamura)
Saki Takahashi Saki Takahashi ... Hinata Okano
Kanon Miyahara Kanon Miyahara ... Megu Kataoka
Shôta Arai Shôta Arai ... Masayoshi Kimura
Rena Shimura Rena Shimura ... Hinano Kurahashi
Mitsugu Ozawa Mitsugu Ozawa ... Sosuke Sugaya
Riku Ichikawa Riku Ichikawa ... Tomohito Sugino
Takuya Yoshihara Takuya Yoshihara ... Kotaro Takebayashi
Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: M Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

The story of the assassination classroom and their teacher target continues with the students' own conflicts, Korosensei's identity, and the fate of the world as the deadline for assassination approaches.

Director: Eiichirô Hasumi
Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Kazunari Ninomiya, Masaki Suda
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A spin-off of Assassination Classroom.

Stars: Jamie Marchi, Kristen McGuire, Chris Ryan
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Assassination classroom : 365 days time period is about Nagisa and Karma coming back to their classroom 7 years later.

Director: Seiji Kishi
Stars: Felecia Angelle, Bryn Apprill, Didi Archilla
Assassination Classroom (2015–2016)
Animation | Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will be destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by becoming a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins.

Stars: Jun Fukuyama, Mai Fuchigami, Christopher Bevins
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In an era where aliens have invaded and conquered feudal Tokyo, a young samurai seeks work as he can.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Takayuki Yamada, Shun Oguri
Short | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Nik Shaw
Stars: Brandon Soo Hoo, Jackie Tran
Psychic Kusuo (2017)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Saiki Kusuo is a powerful psychic who hates attracting attention, yet he is surrounded by colorful characters who always find a way to remove him from his everyday life.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Kanna Hashimoto, Hirofumi Arai, Hideyuki Kasahara
Bakuman (2015)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. ... See full summary »

Director: Hitoshi Ône
Stars: Takeru Satoh, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The Yorozuya gang returns to protect the country's shogun when the Shinsengumi police force finds itself in a crisis.

Director: Yûichi Fukuda
Stars: Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto
Adventure | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A group of high school students are forced to play a game of death without knowing who, why or how.

Director: Takashi Miike
Stars: Lily Franky, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Sôta Fukushi
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The humanity is suffering from murders all over the globe, called "Mincemeat murders". High school student, Izumi Shinichi has a parasite living off him, having replaced his right hand, and he might be the discoverer of truth.

Director: Takashi Yamazaki
Stars: Shôta Sometani, Eri Fukatsu, Ai Hashimoto
Action | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The adventures of the Yorozuya gang and their friends.

Stars: Shun Oguri, Yûya Yagira, Minori Fujikura
Edit

Storyline

The Earth's moon is suddenly 70% smaller and permanently crescent shaped by a devastating and unknown force. For the students of E Class, Kunugigaoka Junior High School, the being responsible is known, as their teacher. The strange and very supportive entity has given the Japanese government a challenge to save the Earth from destruction. It wants to be the teacher of the class with the lowest expectations for success, in anything. The students, armed with special weapons that only harm their teacher, must find a way to kill him before the end of the school year. If not, summer break will be canceled by the end of the world. Written by Titus O'Neill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

M | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Movie debut for teen idol Ryosuke Yamada. See more »

Connections

Followed by Assassination Classroom: The Graduation (2016) See more »

User Reviews

 
Quirky potpourri for fans of Japanese culture
25 June 2020 | by klusebaSee all my reviews

Most people who come here complain about the movie and express almost religiously how much better the original manga and anime are. I'm not a big fan of comics and animation films that mostly have children and teenagers as target audience. However, I had heard about Assassination Classroom and wanted to give it a shot. It turns out that watching this live action science-fiction comedy spectacle was the right decision for me. I can't compare it to the manga and anime but highly recommend this outstanding movie to fans of Japanese culture.

For those who aren't familiar with the story, this first of two movies talks about a mysterious creature with supernatural powers that has destroyed half of the Moon and menaces to destroy the Earth next year. However, this creature has made a deal with the Japanese government: it wants to work as a teacher for an isolated class of hopeless delinquents and undesirables of an elite junior high school. The creature even offers the students the opportunity to kill it and earn a hefty reward. It teaches different techniques, strategies and plans to see the assassination through. The mysterious creature is assisted by a careful government official and a seductive Serbian assassin who starts working as an English teacher. The class also welcomes some new students such as a radical loner who had been suspended from school for a violent brawl, an artificial intelligence presented as a hot-tempered girl living in a box and a strange youngster who claims to be the creature's blood brother. There are also influences from the outside who plan on getting involved such as a brutal drill instructor. As if all those distractions weren't enough, the students also need to study for their mid-term exams and deal with their everyday lives. The biggest secret however is what the creature's true motives are.

This movie convinces on numerous levels. The story is quirky, diversified and creative as an unsuspecting viewer couldn't possibly foresee what might happen next in this highly entertaining potpourri. The characters are unique, memorable and have interesting dynamics with one another. The special effects are employed with care but thankfully not as exaggerated as in many other live action movies.

Assassination Classroom might be difficult to digest for Western viewers who aren't used to quirky, fast and experimental live action cinema. This film features science-fiction, action, comedy, drama, horror and slice of life elements in this exact order of preference and proportion. I got used to the movie's unique style right from the start and the film went by much faster than its running time seems to indicate. This charismatic frantic pace can't be reproduced by a manga or anime. Please be aware that this isn't a stand-alone movie since its sequel Assassination Classroom: Graduation tells the second and final part of the story.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

21 March 2015 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Assassination classroom See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed