As we gear up for this year’s AFASG16, we look at one of the anime showcase on full display this year: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom).
Feature Anime: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
Written and illustrated by Yuusei Matsui and serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump Magazine from July 2012 – March 2016, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu(Assassination Classroom) tells the tale of a group of assassins tasked to kill an alien bent on destroying our world. The catch: The assassins are the 3-E Junior high school students from Kunugigaoka Junior High School and the alien is their homeroom teacher, Koro-sensei(CV:Jun Fukuyama). It’s all in a day’s work for these students. Not only must they complete their studies, but also they must finish the task of killing this threatening menace before they graduate junior high!
The series has spawn 2 live action movies , Ansatsu Kyoushitsu and Ansatsu Kyoushitsu:Sotsugyou-hen, 2 2-cour animated series, 1 OVA and 2 new installments, a compilation movie, Ansatsu Kyoushitsu:365 days and an anime movie adaptation of Koro-sensei Quest manga, Koro-sensei Q!
What: Feature Anime Showcase: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu
When: 26 November 2016, 14:45
Where: Main Stage
Of course with this featured showcase comes a very special guest….
Special Guest: Nobuhiko Okamoto
This year, Singapore will witness the coming of Nobuhiko Okamoto a.k.a. Karma Akabane from Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, when he graces the main stage for the Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2016.
Nobuhiko Okamoto, “Pikorin” or “Noburin/Nobu” as fans would fondly call him, debuted in 2006. His first roles were John Brown in Ghost Hunt and Gomez in Mamotte! Lollipop. He has since grown to become one of the respected seiyuus of his time garnering accolades and awards along the way. He won the “rookie of the year” award at the 3rd Seiyuu Awards on 7 March 2009 for his role as Accelerator in Toaru Majutsu no Indekkusu (A Certain Magical Index), and won again at the 5th Seiyuu Awards for the best actor in supporting role for the same character on 5 March 2011. He has since done notable acting role for characters like Takumi Usui in Kaichou wa Maid Sama, Rin Okumura in Ao no Exorcist, Eiji Niizuma in Bakuman, Yuu Nishinoya in Haikyuu! and of course Karma Akabane in Ansatsu Kyoushitsu.
And for the first time ever in AFASG16, Nobuhiko Okamoto will not only will be present in main stage but also he will have his own meet and greet session with the fans this year! That’s right, folks!
What: Voice Actor Autograph Session: Nobuhiko Okamoto
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre, Conference Room 308
When : 26 November 2016, 16:15
How: Buy the ticket package price for the autograph session : SGD$80 ( This ticket price excludes the AFA SG Exhibition + Sales ticket price.)
Do join us this year for AFASG16 held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on 25, 26, 27 November 2016!
You can buy tickets here or from authorized ticket sellers here:
● Sony Store, [email protected] ●
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● La Tendo ●
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● Otakutachi ●
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● Sony Store, Wisma Atria ●
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● Sony Store, Bugis Junction ●
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● Sony Store, IMM ●
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● Sony Store, nex shopping mall ●
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