Terrestrial broadcaster GMA Network has announced in a television advertisement on Thursday that the popular sci-fi action anime Assassination Classroom will premiere on the channel this Monday.
The anime is scheduled to have its television premiere on March 12, which airs Every Monday to Friday mornings at 08:50am, replacing the Dragon Ball Z Kai re-broadcast.
The show will also be known on the channel as Invincible Teacher, most likely to appease any concerns by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), which is the country’s content regulatory body, and its advertisers.
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 Assassination Classroom premiered on Southeast Asian anime channel ANIMAX Asia in January 2016, while the second season aired on the channel in July 2017.
Last year, Philippine-based licensor Telesuccess Productions made the popular series available for the first time in Filipino dubbing through video streaming service iflix.
The anime made a cameo in a feature story made by terrestrial broadcaster UnTV News & Rescue in 2016 about Atty. Eugenio Villareal, the Former Chairperson of the MTRCB, which they show the anime being reviewed for television broadcast.