Author: Matsui Yusei
Brand: VIZ Media LLC
- Viz Media
Package Dimensions: 23x190x159
Number Of Pages: 192
Release Date: 02-12-2014
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What does a pathetic class of misfits have in their arsenal to combat their schoolteacher’s alien technology, bizarre powers and…tentacles?!
Ever caught yourself screaming, “I could just
kill that teacher”?
What would it take to justify such antisocial behavior and weeks of detention? Especially if he’s the best teacher you’ve ever had? Giving you an “F” on a quiz? Mispronouncing your name during roll call…
again? How about blowing up the moon and threatening to do the same to Mother Earth—unless you take him out first?! Plus a reward of a cool 100 million from the Ministry of Defense!
Okay, now that you’re committed… How are you going to pull this off? What does your pathetic class of misfits have in their arsenal to combat Teach’s alien technology, bizarre powers and…
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?
From School Library Journal
Gr 9 Up—An alien who has the power to destroy the earth makes a couple of unusual decisions. First, he eradicates most of the moon (what’s left of it is in a permanent crescent shape). Then he says that he will destroy the earth later that year unless class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High can figure out how to kill him. Several factors make this seem like an impossible task—class 3-E is academically the worst class in the school, and the alien can move at Mach 20 speed, escaping every assassination attempt so far. The alien, nicknamed Koro Sensei (“teacher who can’t be killed”) by his students, is by turns hilarious, deadly, and an excellent teacher at the middle school. This book begins as a simple adventure story, but the further teens get into the story, the more they will see the subtext of “bad” students becoming empowered to find their real talents. Matsui’s artwork is filled with action and humor, capturing the realistic aspects of the human characters and the smiley face and tentacles of the alien. VERDICT An entertaining adventure story ranging from darkest to lightest comedy that will leave readers clamoring for the next books in the series.—Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Library
About the Author
Yusei Matsui was born on the last day of January in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. He has been drawing manga since he began elementary school. Some of his favorite manga series are
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and
Ultimate Muscle. Matsui learned his trade working as an assistant to manga artist Yoshio Sawai, creator of
Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo. In 2005, Matsui debuted his original manga
Neuro: Supernatural Detective in
Weekly Shonen Jump. In 2007,
Neuro was adapted into an anime. In 2012,
Assassination Classroom began serialization in
Weekly Shonen Jump.
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