Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball team. Karma, who’s doing well in his classes but keeps getting suspended for fighting. And Okuda, who lacks both academic and social skills, yet excels at one subject: chemistry. Who has the best chance of winning that reward? Will the deed be accomplished through pity, brute force or poison...? And what chance does their teacher have of repairing his students’ tattered self-esteem?
Students left behind by the world have been tasked with assassinating their teacher, Kuro-sensei, an all-powerful alien who blew up part of the Moon and is planning to do the same to the Earth in a year. Kuro-sensei, an uncomfortably noodly creature, has challenged his students (and the rest of Earth) to kill him, and yet he continues to hang around to give them every opportunity to knock him off while teaching them to be better in every aspect of their lives, including their studies. In this volume, the alien s motivations are hinted at as he educates a femme fatale assassin brought in from Russia to assist the class s efforts. Clean linework and simple backgrounds leave room for underlying messages, while occasionally becoming more complicated for action sequences. As the first of Matsui s (Demon Detective Neuro Nogami) work to be translated into English, Assassination Classroom grows on the reader as an unusual presentation of political satire and social justice, and has useful things to say about meeting challenges through high expectations.
Will continue to read
This manga is worth the money to read and re-read. I highly recommend. A different take on the social outcast/teacher mentor genre. 😀
Great Shounen Selection!
AC is a great read for shounen fans looking for an original plot with some humor, action and a new line of characters. I think it’s a good plot and a new take on the whole “good guy who seems like a bad guy” sort of thing. The anime also was a nice adaption of this series- which I also highly recommend watching. think that the manga is worth buying a physical copy, but I feel just as fine reading it here on iBooks. Overall great anime that I rate a solid 4 Stars.
RESPECT KOROSENEI GET THE REAL THING!!!
although i haven't bought it on itunes i have readthe entire first three books on mangahere this thing is to good for this clunky format, trust me comics dont work on i books and the original Japanese is available on amazon for a starting price of 3 dollars!
KOROSENEI IS WORTH GETTING A PHYSICAL COPY!!!!