6 Anime Like Assassination Classroom (Ansatsu Kyoushitsu) [Updated Recommendations]

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Many can say that the act of murder is unjust, wicked, and immoral. To premeditate such a deed casts the feelings of great darkness and evil. Moreover, commencing such a plan in a surprise attack for various and perhaps virtuous reasons may invoke the belief that it was a very righteous thing to do. As such, assassinations throughout history have demonstrated that many have done so for reasons greater than themselves.

For the anime Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), with two seasons under its belt, the students of class 3-E must learn how to assassinate their teacher, who happens to be the greatest threat to Earth. In this case, and in some of the following, the fate of the world rests upon the young of society. In addition to the already troubling conflict, the threat itself is an alien being, foreign to what humanity knows. Whether in designated institutions, intent to educate on how to kill, or by the will of the people, these youths must battle to save their homes and livelihood. Now, without further ado, here is the list for 6 anime like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)! Get ready to move in for the kill!

Similar Anime to Ansatsu Kyoushitsu / Similar Anime to Assassination Classroom

1. Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl)

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: October 2010 – December 2010

Ika Musume aka Squid Girl has emerged from the depth of the sea to take over humanity because of its ill treatment of her home; pollution of the ocean. Bent on conquering humankind, she is furious! Although Ika Musume appears super cute and makes a fantastic spaghetti sauce with her squid ink, she is a terror, wreaking havoc and unintentionally messing up everything she does. Arriving on the surface, when Ika Musume encounters the Aizawa sisters and their restaurant on the beach, she causes a great deal of damage, resulting in her employment to make amends for repairs. Still committed to the task of destroying humanity, Ika Musume must first face the challenge of the Aizawa sisters, their beachfront shop, and the troubles of living among humans on Earth.

In comparing Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl) with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), both anime possess villains with tentacles. Unlike the maleficent trait that follows villains, Ika Musume and Koro-sensei from Assassination Classroom express approachable and pleasant demeanors (more or less, lol). Additionally, the overall theme communicates a similar, playful banter on the destruction of the planet with lots of humor to go along with.

Squid Girl Complete Series Collection Trailer


2. Kill la Kill

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: October 2014 – March 2014

Ryuuko Matoi has been traveling throughout various towns and cities, in search of the person who murdered her father. Ryuuko’s only lead is that the murderer who possesses part of the “Scissor Blade”, which happens to be her father’s invention, can provide more information on their whereabouts and possibly even a name. Consequently, throughout her search, she arrives at Honnouji Academy. At this institution, the student hierarchy is fierce, cutthroat, and competitive, especially under the leadership of school student president Satsuki Kiryuuin. Under Satsuki’s leadership, with the support from the “Elite Four”, they are granted special “Goku Uniforms” enabling the wearer special supernatural powers.

After a rough encounter and brutal defeat with the students at Honnouji Academy, Ryuuko stumbles upon a suit of her own, similar to the Goku Uniforms. Infused with her blood, bestowing her great abilities, together with the Scissor Blade, she tries again to challenge these students; in the hope of gaining more answers about the murder of her father.

In comparing Kill la Kill with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), these two anime offer a fantastic storyline with epic battle scenes. Additionally, the major element for both signals that an important task/mission must be completed by the characters throughout each episode. More so, there are little bouts of humor in such unlikely settings.

Kill la Kill Official English Dubbed Trailer


3. Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation (Danganronpa: The Animation)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: July 2013 – September 2013

Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei The Animation (Danganropa: The Animation) is about a group of 15 students attending Hope's Peak Academy, a very prestigious school that requires high marks and the most talented applicants. With the perception that these 15 students have gained entry, they are actually placed in a classroom with no visible exit. Present with the students is an adorable teddy bear, Monokuma, who actually is their administrator. As Monokuma instructs the students on how to escape, which is also the way to pass the class, the students must “off” each other one by one without being discovered.

In comparing Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei the Animation (Danganropa: The Animation) with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), they both share a very similar outline of a classroom environment and a non-human instructor that is not threatening nor menacing in appearance. Furthermore, the students are placed in a position where they must “kill or be killed.” As well as an array of colorful characters, across each episode for both anime, each instructor forces the students to become killers in quirky and bizarre circumstances.

Danganronpa – Complete Series – Blue-ray/DVD Combo – Coming Soon


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4. Great Teacher Onizuka

  • Episodes: 43
  • Aired: June 1999 – September 2000

Eikichi Onizuka is a former biker gang leader. After observing the influential sway teachers have over their students, Onizuka decides he wants to become a teacher himself, although at first, for unlikely and selfish reasons. During his studies, Onizuka learns that his motivation has changed and actually wants to educate for the right cause: changing the lives of students he meets. Finally reformed, Onizuka begins teaching. Onizuka utilizes a more practical approach, incorporating life skills in his lessons. Greatly against his unconventional methods, school administration tries everything to make sure Onizuka is out of their hairs for good. However, identical to his own character and background, his students are greatly benefitting from his lessons.

In comparing Great Teacher Onizuka with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), Onizuka Sensei and Koro-sensei are both unlikely teachers. They are similar in personality and greatly obsessed with women. Most importantly, they share an immense passion to one of the main components to the education occupation: making an impact in the lives of their children, both inside and outside the classroom setting.

TOKYOPOP Presents GTO Anime Trailer


5. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: January 2010 – April 2010

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts) focuses on Akihisa Yoshii and his classmates of “Class F.” In a school where academics and placements are essential, Akihisa and his classmates are considered the “baka” of the school, i.e., the dumb idiots. At the bottom of the chain, Class F misses out on the exciting privileges and perks of the upper classes. As this frustrates them, Class F bands together to attempt to climb the ladder. When Class F proceeds to take on the other classes, they have the ability to battle each other by summoning beasts with strengths based on their test scores. Across the storyline, many members of Class F unleash knowledge unbeknownst to other students, increasing their strength and status.

In comparing Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu (Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts) with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), the similarity of both rests on the comedy of low ranking classes being constantly bullied by others higher in the hierarchy. Moreover, as both anime move further into their stories, Baka & Test – Summon the Beasts and Assassination Classroom highlight the underdogs progressively climbing to the top. So who’s getting the last laugh now? 😛

Baka and Test – Blu-ray+DVD Combo Pack available now – Anime Trailer


6. Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia)

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired: April 2016 – June 2016

In a world where a majority of the population is born with a superpowered “quirk,” Izuku Midoriya was, unfortunately, the other percentage born without abilities. Nonetheless, Izuku has hoped and dreamt all his life of becoming a superhero, powers or not. However, the only obstacle in his way is the entry exam for the top rated academy for heroes. In any instance, Izuku has done constant research on how to become a hero and finally his efforts aren’t wasted when he meets his ultimate idol, All Might. Fortunately for Izuku, All Might has chosen him to inherit his ability! Consequently, with training from All Might, Izuku studies, is drilled, and lectured on the essence of becoming a hero, slowly ascending the ranks at U.A. High School.

In comparing Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom), both are similar in that they feature a pupil being taught by an expert in their trade; the best of their kind, in an institution built on fighting/killing. Further, the main character(s) for both are placed at the bottom rung of the chain, but develop gradually over time. Coupling this, their mentor (All Might and Koro-sensei) are huge supporters and only want them to succeed.

My Hero Academia – Broadcast Dub Trailer


Final Thoughts

So there you have it. These are Honey’s Recommendations for 6 Anime like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom). The common kill-driven elements of drama, comedy and action are what propel these anime collectively. Further, we know there are tons more out there. Let us know what we’ve missed! What other anime identical to Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom) can you suggest to us and other readers? Leave your comments below! Class dismissed!

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Original Article Below

Assassination Classroom is 2015's newest anime series of the year.
It started out as a manga with the anime adaptation barely starting in the beginning of January. Approaching the fourth episode, it's kind of hard to say how it will end if you never read the manga.

What we write about, here on Honey's Anime, is mainly anime and not manga. With that said, the selection of anime series that are similar to Assassination Classroom are based off of knowledge about the anime.
The selections in this list have some strong similarities to the series, and some with the same concept, character development, or story. As Assassination Classroom continues to air its episodes, I'm sure more similarities may arise with other anime.

So, without further ado, here are “6 Anime Like Assassination Classroom”.
Enjoy!

Similar Anime to Assassination Classroom / Similar Anime to Ansatsu Kyoushitsu

1. Urusei Yatsura

  • Episodes: 195
  • Aired: Oct. 14th, 1981 - Mar. 19th ,1986

The story of this anime follows Ataru, one of the most unfaithful and unluckiest individuals alive. He is randomly selected to defend Earth when aliens invade, threatening to destroy the planet. To defend and save Earth, he must play the aliens national sport to succeed, tag.

Confident at first, his opponent changes his motivation for the worst, for she is one of the most beautiful aliens to compete against, Lum, alien princess.

As the game goes on for days, he finds courage from his girlfriend and strives to catch the princess and save the planet. The only thing is, when succeeds in winning, his tears for joy and future marriage to his girlfriend are misinterpreted by Lum as a proposal to her.

This begins the unfortunate life of Ataru. How unlucky, indeed!

2. Shinryaku! Ika Musume (ENG : Squid Girl)

There's a terror in the depth of the sea for the foolish air breathers on land.
A tentacled creature strives to conquer humanity, because of the pollution created, by bringing upon an inky doom. Squid Girl, who has come from the deep sea to carry out the deed that humanity deserves, is quickly distracted and forced to work as a waitress for two sisters at their restaurant, by supplying squid ink. Sigh.
This begins the adventure of Squid Girl as she tries to carryout her duty as conqueror, but seem a bit far fetched if she can't handle two pushy sisters.

There are some great character similarities in this series that can be compared to Ansatsu kyoushitsu. Tentacles, for one.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Oct. 5th, 2010 - Dec. 21st, 2010

Shinryaku! Ika Musume Official Trailer


3. Akuma no Riddle (ENG : Riddle Story of the Devil)

This series has some similarities as far as involving a unique class of students who are also given the task of assassinating a target on a specific date.
This anime takes place at the Myoujou Academy for girls, with 12 tenth year Kurogumi assassins targeting one person, Haru Ichinose. A transfer student just so happens to targeting the person, but, while learning more about her, she begins to develop feelings for her that change her ways.

Both of these anime featured characters a blue-haired protagonist who is competent and level-headed.

  • Episodes: 12
  • Aired: Apr. 4th, 2014 - Jun. 20th, 2014

Akuma no Riddle Official Trailer


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4. Kill la Kill

Both series have strongest resemblances of visual, some more than others, and also strong character development throughout the series.

This series follows Ryuuko, who travels from place to place in search for her fathers killer.
This leads her to the Honnouji Academy, where an elite group of students have superpowers from their uniforms. The student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin, holds the information that will lead Ryuuko to her fathers killer.

Although, was their encounter predetermined? As they continue to challenge each other, the truth begins to unfold.

  • Episodes: 24
  • Aired: Oct. 4th, 2013 - Mar. 28th, 2014

Kill la Kill Official Trailer


5. Dangaronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation

Both have similarities of survival, but instead of targeting one person/being, they target each other.

This anime is about 15 high school students who can only graduate by succeeding in life, literally. The school is overseen by a bear, known as Monokuma, who tells everyone attending that the only to graduate is by committing murder of upon your classmates, and getting away with it.
If the one committing the murder is discovered by another, they will be punished by being murdered themselves. However, if the killer isn't discovered, then everyone else will be killed and the murderer will live to graduate.
Tough school, right?!

  • Episodes: 13
  • Aired:Jul. 5th, 2013 - Sept. 27th, 2013

Dangaronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei - The Animation Official Trailer


6. Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)

I feel this anime meets a lot of similarities with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu.

Former biker gang leader, Onizuka, begins his newly ambition of becoming the world's greatest teacher. This was thought out at first by means of meeting young high school girls, but instead, assertive administrators and trouble-making students come between him and his mission of meeting girl.
As the students attempt to drive Onizuka away, he uses his own methods of discipline to bring order amongst his students.

  • Episodes: 43
  • Aired: Jun, 30th, 1999 - Sept. 24th, 2000

Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO) Official Trailer


That's it for “6 Anime Like Assassination Classroom”.

I hope you all find this article helpful in continuing your search for more anime to watch, and hopefully, becoming your next favorite series!
Also, get ready for the next episode of Assassination Classroom airing on Feb. 6th, 2015!
The episode is called, Adult Time!

P.S. There's a live-action film is already in development for Assassination Classroom! Check out the official trailer below for your viewing pleasure!

Live-action Assassination Classroom Official Teaser

Do you have know an anime series that is similar to Assassination Classroom? Which series in the list are you going to check out next?
Let us know in the comments below!

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