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Assassination Classroom, Vol. 05: Time to Show Off a Hidden Talent

(暗殺教室 / Assassination Classroom #5)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  3,255 ratings  ·  149 reviews
Intramural relations are at an all-time low: Principal Asano wants to crush Koro Sensei's 3-E baseball team while Koro Sensei wants to avenge Principal Asano's sabotage of 3-E's midterms. Then the government sends in a new Special Forces operative—a ruthless father figure who tests Karasuma's combat coaching skills. You'll never guess which student does him proud! And when ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published August 4th 2015 by VIZ Media LLC (first published July 4th 2013)
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May 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
I'm really enjoying this series, but I wasn't totally struck my the storyline in this particular volume. It got better halfway through, though, so I finished this volume happy.

I like the characters within this series, especially Koro-sensei. As the teacher, he's so entertaining. Although he is the person that everyone wants to assassinate, I think he absolutely makes the series. I look forward to the next installment!
Julia Sapphire
Jan 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, manga
3.25 stars
Apr 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Teachers like Koro-sensei and Karasuma are awesome. I wish all teachers were like them: focused on maximising the individual talents of their students.
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-manwha
**Review in Progress**

On my gosh, the school principal is crazy and scary! The manipulation ability he has is unnerving for the students (and some teachers) of Class E! That is what sticks out the most to me that will later impact the series more from this volume.

It starts off with a baseball game in which the principal takes over to try and continue to put class e "in it's place." Why one would want a class to do badly is still beyond me. With how the poisonous guy is, perhaps he should be lead
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This principal is just horrible! This baseball game was so frustrating, and took up so much book! How did the students even know what Koro Sensei was communication...
The henna debacle was amusing though :p I like how Koro Sensei interacts with his class.
I do need to comment on this creepy pervy af new P.E. teacher! What a disgusting pig! So creepy!
This is so typical of Japanese (noticed this in so much manga and anime) that they focus a lot on male's base needs, and always include constant thoug
Stewart Tame
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Still delighted with this series. It's not the greatest manga ever or anything, but it's much better than it could have been. In lesser hands, this would have been all mindless violence and fan service. Instead, Matsui takes an absurd premise, and develops the characters to the point where we care about them. Koro Sensei genuinely has the best interests of his students in mind, and cares about their education and well being even as he urges them to try and kill him. The students love their teach ...more
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another super quick volume with such amazing art. I love every volume so far of this series and I'm so glad I own up to volume 15! ...more
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Feb 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphics
3.75 ⭐
The first part was a flop but the end of this issue was fantastic! I was thinking the series was starting to really middle itself and get boring but this gave me hope for the rest of the series!
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Want to see more...


Absolutely amazing!!!
May 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so wholesome and cute omg
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
Koro-sensei's "restrained or neutral" face is my favorite Assassination Classroom cover image so far. Author Matsui's mini-essay at the end of the book let me know just how much effort went into what seems like such a simple image. ...more
Alicia Day
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-reads, manga, series
I'm doing really well in March 4th book done 7 days in 😊😊 ...more
This series is somehow compelling me to become a teacher, although I hate teaching. Koro-sensei is just awesome, I'm saying. ...more
Dominique "Eerie" Sobieska
Overall Rating: 8/10 - I enjoyed this series. Original, full of detailed characters. The story is original and very well written. You end up hating and loving Koro-Sensei and understand the emotion each student goes through until the end. Ending is perfect, wouldn't change a thing. I recommend this series. ** Love those covers by the way, simple and perfect fit.

Do I recommend it:
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Oh yes! It's super fun, each character is fun, original and maturing as the story progresses. Lots of comic relief and
Miss Ryoko
I did enjoy this volume just because we got a little bit more of Karasuma as a character, and I actually realized I really like him as a character! I've been pretty indifferent to him this whole time, but I really realized he's an asset as a character in this series.

The principal is such an interesting character and I love how Matsui-san draws out his interactions with people as if he's using magic of some sort. The power of words is often undervalued, so I really enjoy the way Matsui-san shows
Mar 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the baseball opening chapters are, well, baseball chapters, the bulk of this volume introduces us to a new teacher, Takaoka. It's a fairly long story, and one of my favourite ones yet in AC, showing that AC can tackle some serious and somewhat dark themes at the same time as being funny and silly, a balance it strikes easily in a way few others can. The artwork is still really great. ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This principal is the real bad guy. He's such a jerk. I hope to see Koro Sensei beat him into a bloody pulp. And Nagisa is fast becoming my favorite character. I'm looking forward to seeing where his story will end up. ...more
Krishna Avendaño
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
The gender of our trap is canon, guys.
Derek Royal
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shea and I discussed the first six volumes of this series on a recent manga episode: ...more
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga-read
The cover of this is BEAUTIFUL. This is my favorite Koro Sensai face. Also, Nagisa I'd amazing and one of my favorite moment in the series thus far happened in this volume. I can't wait for volume 6! ...more
DeAnna Knippling
Oct 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Hidden depths. One of my favorite volumes to date.
Mar 03, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics-fiction
More sports stuff a-comin'. Explosive lines in the artwork, manipulation, intimidation, psyching out, breaking rules, breaking necks - almost. Oh, baby, this manga has it all in black-and-white spades. If only it had me in the target audience.

Let's get back to 'crushing a handful of the oh-so-plentiful proletariat.' What now?!?! Principal Asano's views on running a school are a bit extreme. Crushing and trampling are his solid strategies. He also seems to turn some players into blood-thirsty zom
James Mork
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another extremely good addition to the series

Starts off with a battle of wits and strength between different groups which got intense, followed by a humourous break, followed by one of the most despicable villains I've seen in fiction.

One star down however because it feels very contrived in why certain characters didn't do some particular things...



The despicable villain is a former drill sergeant who becomes a teacher. His 'method' is to make it seem like he's extremely friendly an
Aug 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Megan Lowde
Jan 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga-library
As the series progresses I seem to be enjoying it more and more. There was far less fan service in this volume, which I greatly appreciated, and if it wasn't for my pure discomfort at Takaoka referring himself to himself as 'daddy' throughout his chapters, and the physical violence that entailed I would probably have rated it 5 stars. I did like Nagisa's development though, and his quite calm that makes him such a good candidate for the assassination, though I would have liked to have seen more ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Nagisa's blossoming into a full-blown assassin is literally my favorite part of Assassination Classroom, and we get a lot of it in this issue. Nagisa was just one of the side characters leading up to this book, and I believe this one really solidifies him as a main character. I smiled and felt excited reading this book, a far better experience than the last two. This book loses a star for the baseball game, which takes up about a third of the book and doesn't seem to be too terribly connected to ...more
Susanna Cherian
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Class 3-E’s boy’s baseball battle against the school baseball team; a Karasuma story arc feature Nagisa; swimming and henna.

Gosh I loved this book. It was interesting, fun, light hearted in some chapter and blood boiling in others. The A.I. Ritsu didn’t make an appearance, which is strange, but hopefully she’ll be there in the next book. The principal- five books later and I’m still unsure if I hate him or admire him. His sly fox, con master attitude makes it really hard to hate him... but he r
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ha Ha... oops i haven tread this thing since APRIL! I forgot how much I love this series and am glad I had the drive to continue reading.
I love the story and all the characters because its just SO absurd! Every volume always makes me laugh and cheers me up as I read. In this volume there was the continuation of an extensive baseball match and the ongoing battle between the principal and Koro Sensei continues....
I am really looking forward to carrying on with this series :)
Kaylee Jade
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Apr 16, 2020 rated it liked it
I’ve now finished all five volumes that I got for Christmas. I really enjoyed taking a step back from reading novels and just chilling out with some manga instead.
I enjoyed this volume a lot and felt as though it actually had more relevance to the story, with a nice summer swimming story at the end of the novel.
This assassination concept is interesting, but I don’t think it’s something that will grip me long enough for me to actively seek out reading more volumes.
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Yūsei Matsui (松井優征 Matsui Yūsei?, born January 31, 1981 in Saitama, Japan) is a manga artist known for manga Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro. He was an assistant of Yoshio Sawai, the manga artist of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo (Shirota Masakage made a cameo appearance in Shinsetsu Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo).

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暗殺教室 / Assassination Classroom (1 - 10 of 33 books)
  • 暗殺教室 1 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 1] (Assassination Classroom, #1)
  • 暗殺教室 2 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2] (Assassination Classroom, #2)
  • 暗殺教室 3 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 3] (Assassination Classroom, #3)
  • 暗殺教室 4 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 4] (Assassination Classroom, #4)
  • 暗殺教室 6 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 6] (Assassination Classroom, #6)
  • 暗殺教室 7 [Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 7] (Assassination Classroom, #7)
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