This year’s 12th issue of Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine will be revealing on Monday that Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) manga will end in five more chapters. The issue states that the manga will end in Weekly Shonen Jump’s 16th issue, which will ship in March. The manga’s end is coinciding with the end of the academic year in Japan and Japan’s graduation season. Weekly Shonen Jump is also starting a “graduation countdown” for the manga in the 12th issue.
The 12th issue will also feature a comment and an illustration by Matsui regarding the manga’s ending.
The magazine’s 11th issue had teased that the 12th issue would feature the manga’s “final mission climax” and the “conclusion of the fated battle.” The 11th issue had also teased that the 12th issue would include a “super important announcement” for Assassination Classroom.
Assassination Classroom is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui. The series began serialization Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from July 2012 and is licensed in English by Viz Media. The series follows the daily lives of an extremely powerful octopus-like teacher and his students dedicated to the task of assassinating him to prevent Earth from being destroyed. As of March 2015, thirteen tankobon volumes have been released in Japan with a circulation of ten million copies.
A single original video animation adaptation by Brain’s Base based on the series was screened at the Jump Super Anime Tour on October to November 2013. This was followed by a television anime adaptation by Lerche, which began airing on Fuji TV in January 2015. This adaptation has been licensed by Funimation for release in North America. The series was obtained by Madman Entertainment for digital distribution in Australia and New Zealand. A live action film adaptation was released on March 21, 2015.
The students of class 3-E have a mission: kill their teacher before graduation. He has already destroyed the moon, and has promised to destroy the Earth if he can not be killed within a year. But how can this class of misfits kill a tentacled monster, capable of reaching Mach 20 speed, who may be the best teacher any of them have ever had?