Video streaming service iflix has started streaming on Wednesday the first season of the popular sci-fi action anime Assassination Classroom.
The show is one of the recently added titles of the streaming service that was acquired from Philippine-based licensor Telesuccess Productions, which includes Sword Art Online, Fushigi Yuugi and Flame of Recca.
Similar to the Hunter × Hunter 2013 movie adaptations, this will be the first time the anime series will be seen in Filipino dubbing.
One day, the moon exploded, leaving it in a perpetual crescent-moon shape. The creature who claims responsibility for the destruction also claims it will destroy the world in March of next year. With powers beyond human comprehension, no military can stand against it. Yet, for some reason, it chooses to take up occupancy as a teacher in the worst class of Kunugigaoka Middle School. The fate of the world rests in the hands of its students, as they have until graduation to figure out how to murder their teacher and collect ten billion yen for saving the world. (Synopsis from Anime News Network)
Assassination Classroom, also known as “Ansatsu Kyoshitsu”, is an anime adaptation of a manga series, written and illustrated by Yusei Matsui, which was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine from July 2012 to March 2016. The manga has a total of 21 volumes.
The anime adaptation is directed by Seiji Kishi, written by Makoto Uezu and character designs by Kazuaki Morita, who worked on popular anime adaptations Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Danganronpa the Animation. The anime was produced by anime studio Lerche.
The first season of the popular series premiered on Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia in January 2016, while the second season is started airing on the channel this month.
Last year, the anime made a cameo in a feature story about Atty. Eugenio Villareal, the Former Chairperson of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), which is the Philippine government’s content regulatory body, which they show the anime being reviewed for television broadcast.