Assassination Classroom

Written and Illustrated by Yusei Matsui

The Main Characters

Nagisa Shiota is a student of class-E, also known as 'End Class' - a subdivision of Kunugigaoka Junior High School for people who cannot complete the expectations of the school's standard level of studies. Instead of learning, they are taught by professionals of the ways of assassination

Nagisa Shiota is seen as one of the weakest students in the class due to his small stature and mid-level physical abilities, and is often compared to a girl.

However, he is acknowledged to be the most talented to become an assassin out of all of the students by his teachers, due to his ability of able to walk close to someone while hiding his bloodlust to make a surprise attack. His bloodlust is so strong that it is able to make a full grown soldier falter from his bloodlust alone.

Korosensei is the 'villain' who loves reading who doesn't act like one, but has deadly weapons in his arsenal. Translating the name into english means 'Unkillable Teacher.' The name proved itself right as Korosensei has several inhuman abilities to use, his special skill is the fact he could move at Mach 20. He has many weaknesses, and most of them are quite embarrassing, like having motion sickness and can't sleep unless if he has his own personal pillow.


The Earth is threatened by a powerful creature who destroyed 70% of the moon with its power, shaping the moon into a crescent shape forever. The creature claims he will also destroy the Earth in a year, but he offered the humans to change their fate. The alien started teaching in Class E on both on regular subjects and on the ways of assassination.

The Japanese government is going to give a reward of ten billion yen to whatever student manages to kill their teacher, who claims his name is Korosensei. Korosensei is a strange looking creature with a round yellow head and the body of an octopus. Depending on his mood, his skin color can change. For instance, if he turns black, he is so angry that nothing could stop him from doing as he please.


Despite the novel having guns and middle schoolers being trained into assassins, which most teachers disapprove upon, the novel is hilarious and can keep a person entertained throughout the series. One of my favorite parts is when Korosensei at a resort as he went into his final defense form, for a certain reason which I will not tell, a form so strong that no weapon in the world has the technology to destroy it. The problem is, he can't move in this tiny, ball form so a certain student that loves torturing anyone pulled out his ITouch and played a video that showed the most embarrassing moments of their teacher. Since Korosensei can't move, he continued to watch the movie with embarrassment.

I wouldn't change anything. There is humor, action, adventure, rivalry against the other classes and even a little romance every once in a while.

The characters have totally different abilities, personality, and hobbies from each other and act like children, despite being trained to become assassins.

I would recommend this novel to those who like humor and action.


This novel is originally Japanese, but there is an English translation as well. The novel uses everyday language, making it easy for the reader to follow.

"Flump, flump, flump." pg. 1.

"Sensei's cells can be destroyed much like tofu." pg. 9.

If I were to use five adjectives to describe this novel, it would be entertaining, accelerating, addicting, exciting, and hilarious.