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Assassination Classroom, Vol. 1
     

Assassination Classroom, Vol. 1

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by Yusei Matsui
 

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The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who’s just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth—unless they can kill him first!

Meet the would-be assassins of class 3-E: Sugino, who let his grades slip and got kicked off the baseball

Overview

The students in Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High have a new teacher: an alien octopus with bizarre powers and unlimited strength, who’s just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth—unless they can kill him first!

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?

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
04/01/2015
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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421576077
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
12/02/2014
Series:
Assassination Classroom Series , #1
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
23,781
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 4.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Yusei Matsui is the creator of Assassination Classroom and Neuro: Supernatural Detective, which was adapted into an animated television series.

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Assassination Classroom, Vol. 1 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Armin19 More than 1 year ago
Original and engaging! Teacher is hilarious.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and engaging. Easily a classic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Classicsoda 12 months ago
I got this manga about a year ago, and it was also my first manga. I really liked it as well, and got the 2nd and 3rd in the series!
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Well this was an interesting but kind of weird…okay a lot of weird type manga. But you kind of want to read the other volumes to see what happens in the story and the characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i love it so much, its better than the anime
Iwantataco667 More than 1 year ago
The manga was great but it wasnt like i was glued to it like i tend to getcwith certain manga's so 4/5 is my rating.
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