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Watch like a Student Assassin with the Anime like Assassination Classroom!
Had enough of Koro-sensei? With an unnatural and powerful octopus teacher such as him, I’m sure you haven’t nearly had enough. I mean, you could even say—he’s one of the best teachers ever!
He’s wacky, cool, intelligent, and more! And the good news is—there are more individuals like him! And not just individuals, there are more anime like Assassination Classroom to enjoy! Wow! Assassination Classroom sure has the punch!
Whether it’s strange teachers, school anime shows, or just plain anime titles with the similar taste, I’ve laid upon here the anime like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu for you and your eyes to feast upon.
Plot Summary of Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom):
Koro-Sensei is an octopus-like creature who just destroyed a huge chunk of the moon. Now, his target is planet Earth, and no one can stop him except possibly his students who he’s training to destroy him and teach them school stuff at the same time. Will the students succeed or will they end in failure? Is Koro-sensei really serious about destroying Earth or is he just fooling around in his own wacky ways? Either way, he’s one unusual teacher!
1. Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei!
In school, have you ever encountered a teacher so weird you just spurted out all the nonsense you could ever imagine? Have you ever tried to deal with strange things you know are nearly impossible to deal with? Well, in Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei, you’ll stumble upon the most hopeless human in the world along with some emotionally-wrecked others!
Itoshiki Nozomu is the most pessimistic and negative person in the world. And he is a teacher in High School!
Despite his negativity and affinity to despair, little did he know that the class he is about to teach in has students of highly chaotic emotional states. It’s literally an emotional train ride for Itoshiki Nozomu, and he has deal with it while dealing with his own upbringings.
2. Danganronpa: The Animation
If Koro-sensei wasn’t crazy of a teacher enough for you, then wait till you meet Monokuma-sensei. Trust me, this time around, you wouldn’t want this kind of teacher to be teaching and facilitating you.
Monokuma-sensei is the head facilitator of Hope’s Peak Academy. In this academy, Monokuma-sensei’s words are almost absolute! One wrong move, and you’re—executed! That’s the everyday scenario for the few select students who were unlucky enough to be in the school.
All the students have to play a game now by Monokuma-sensei’s rule. It’s to find a certain killer student or be killed just the same if no one does anything. Ultimately, everyone’s bound to witness the ultimate despair!
3. One Punch Man
Who wants a man that can ONE PUNCH K.O. everything? Well, there you go—you’ve got Saitama! He’s a hero for fun, a caped baldy, and the ONE PUNCH MAN!
Saitama is super strong! He is most probably stronger than Koro-sensei actually! But, Koro-sensei did destroy a big chunk of the moon in one fell swoop, so who knows?
By the way, One Punch Man follows the story of hero Saitama. He’s a hero for fun who’s wearing a cape around just for the sake of it. With his intense training routine of 100 push-ups, 100 squats, 100 sit-ups, and a 10-km run every single day—he attained his power as the One Punch Man to save the world one punch at a time.
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4. Shinryaku! Ika Musume (Squid Girl)
The octopus-like creature, Koro-sensei, have basked long enough in the spotlight already. Now, it’s time for the squid girl to shine! Everyone, meet Ika Musume of “Shinryaku! Ika Musume.”
The squid girl, Ika Musume, has surfaced from the depths of the ocean to invade the land and all its inhabitants. She’s pissed about the current state of the world because of pollution and whatnot. And so, it’s her time to bring everything in the world back to its former glory.
And that’s her original plan! If it wasn’t for all the distraction in the world (e.g. TV shows, games, work, entertainment), everything would have gone according to plan. But hey! Squid Girl has all the time she need. If only she could just escape from all the distractions and attention-worthy earthly things.
5. Denpa Kyoushi
So, what’s with the teacher category all this time? It’s actually becoming a genre! After all the anime shows centered on a certain “teacher” individual, here comes another of the unconventional type. Presenting—Kagami Junichirou and his avant-garde teaching habits!
From an ace physics genius to an anime lover and collector N.E.E.T.? Something must have happened to Kagami Junichirou. He showed so much promise. So why the turn-around? Now, he believes that what he can never do what he thinks he doesn’t want to do.
And this is when his sister comes in! Kagami is dragged into teaching in his old school by his sister! Although unconventional, his teaching skills are mad crazy! He even has that skill of connecting easily with his students. After all, he’s actually a genius, and teaching might just be his true calling.
6. Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
School doesn't always have to be associated with boring. Especially if your school is just like that of Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu, you wouldn't want to call-in absent ever again!
At Fumizuki Academy, all the classes are ranked from class A to class F (class A being the highest and class F being the lowest). With each class, certain benefits and luxuries are enjoyed by the respective students. But of course, everything still has to come down with every individual's intellectual prowess.
Much to Akihisa Yoshii's and his whole class' struggle, they're at lowest of the class rankings. And so, they have to stand-up to the whole school body using brilliant yet unconventional methods involving idiots, tests, and magical summoned beasts. Especially now that Mizuki Himeji is accidentally stuck with them, they have to work harder to bring themselves up and simultaneously provide Himeji what she deserves.
What exactly does it feel like to be one of the mightiest beings of all? Does it feel overwhelming? Does it feels exhilarating? Or does it feel boring to be at the top of everything? Well, maybe you would know if you become an super-speedy alien-like octopus or even an overlord!
At Yggdrasil (or perhaps someplace that looks like it), player Momonga is the overlord! He is powerful and his magic and presence is so dense everything’s practically below his foot. He has an army of powerful beings too to boost his ego. But, he really just might as well be the most being in the whole of Yggdrasil.
He knows nothing of his current situation or even his surroundings but, one thing’s for sure—he has the power to dominate everything and conquer the whole world he is in. Such is the power of an overlord!
8. Angel Beats!
It would be good if it’s just a normal school but, this is better! It is a school from the after-life! And to top it all, this certain school is currently fighting a not-so-serious war against a certain invincible angel!
Okay, so the angel is actually not really an angel but she is just as powerful as what she is known to be. Her name is Kanade Tachibana and she wants to bring all the souls of the students in the after-life school to heaven.
One day, a new student (who just died in real life) comes along to change everything drastically. His name is Otonashi Yuu and he’s the first one (EVER) to actually negotiate successfully with Kanade Tachibana and discover that she’s really not what the other students makes her up to.
9. Medaka Box
School life is that time of youth when kids could just fool around, chill, and perhaps study. But for Medaka and her crew, a simple and ordinary school life is pretty farfetched from what’s coming at them.
Medaka Kurokami is the new student council president of Hakoniwa Academy. With her rule, she puts on a suggestion box for everyone to put to its maximum use. That suggestion box is called the Medaka Box! And with the Medaka Box, a hell of train ride adventure surrounding the school is about to start!
Crazy powers, unorthodox students, peculiar phenomena, weirdoes—everything seems to be straight out from a shounen manga! But it’s all not just as simple as that! Because Medaka shall soon learn of the real madness she’s really in. The extraordinary and surreal shounen/romance/comedy/gag/superpower/drama/supernatural school life at Hakoniwa Academy begins!
10. Great Teacher Onizuka
Seriously now?! A biker gang leader is aiming to become the best teacher ever?! Sounds irrational as hell! But well, it was possible with Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, so why not with Great Teacher Onizuka?
Onizuka was a bike gang leader. Now, he sets his eyes on his new ambition—to become a great teacher! Of course at first it wasn’t easy but, teaching is way too easy compared to what a biker gang leader does in the first place.
Onizuka not just is an unconventional teacher, but a teacher who’s capable of teaching something way beyond the context of textbooks. He might really just be one of the greatest teachers one could ever dream to have.
Oof on July 03, 2019:
Actually if you watch the end of the series its explained a rat blew up the moon not Koro Sensei, a rat with the same anti- matter substance injected into its blood stream was being tested on the moon and exploded, giving us an explanation to how and why the world was gonna end by the octopus.
lolichan195 on April 28, 2018:
I personally liked the danganronpa 3 animes but the animation was good and the games are tied with my favourite franchise (project diva) PS kyoko is best in dr1, chiaki dr2 and miu (lol) drv3
ayy on August 23, 2017:
Danganronpa was amazing and it has a huge fanbase, multiple (good) games in American stores, and more anime coming out on Funimation.