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Kanji 殺せんせー
Romaji Koro-sensē
Alias Octopus
God of Death
Character Information
Gender Male Male
Height 280cm (9'2")
Affiliation Kunugigaoka Junior High School
Occupation Homeroom Teacher, Class 3-E
Assassination Target
Master Assassin (former)
Manga Chapter 1
Anime Episode 1
Japanese Voice Jun Fukuyama (Anime)
Tomokazu Seki (OVA; J-Stars Victory Vs)
Masaya Onosaka (VOMIC)
English Voice Sonny Strait (Funimation Broadcast Dub)

—Korosensei's trademark laugh

Korosensei is the homeroom teacher for Class 3-E of Kunugigaoka Junior High School, and the central character and main antihero of Assassination Classroom. Korosensei claimed to be responsible for creating the permanent crescent moon and said that he plans to destroy the earth after "teaching" Class 3-E for a year.

Prior to being a teacher he was the master assassin known as the "God of Death."[1]


Korosensei has the appearance of an octopus. He is about three meters tall, and has a large, bulbous head with a large smile and small, beady eyes. He uses two feelers as arms, with two fingers each, and uses the rest of his tentacles to walk with. He wears a black academic dress, a small black square academic cap with a yellow tassel, and a black tie with a yellow crescent-shaped moon on it.

The color of Korosensei's face changes depending on his mood, and is as follows:

  • Yellow/Green = Happy, Emotionless
  • Yellow and Green Stripes = Mockery
  • Orange with a Red Circle = Correct Answer
  • Purple with a Dark Purple X = Incorrect Answer
  • Pink = Sleepy
  • Purple = Shock/Panic
  • Blue = Sadness
  • Red = Anger
  • Black = Extreme Anger

As a human he had black hair that reached to his nape and dark eyes. He was notably attractive and was described as having a smile kinder than anyone else.


Korosensei is very smart to the point that he can teach almost every subject by himself. He loves sweets almost extreme cases [2] and is also shown to be a very perverted character, a trait he shares with his student Okajima. He is also rather kind, and can switch from silly to serious on the fly.

One of Korosensei's attributes is the fact that he is able to connect to each student individually. This is the reason why all the students respect him despite the fact that he is going to blow up the Earth in a year.

According to Aguri Yukimura, if he was born in a peaceful country, his personality would be "someone a little perverted, with a good head but a few screws loose, petty about small things, and also a lot stubborn... or something like that." He has/would have "a gentle smile not just for business, he is a gentle person himself."


His name, Korosensei, is a combination of the words 殺せない (korosenai) which means "unkillable" and the word 先生 (sensei) which means teacher. It was given to him by Kaede Kayano.[3]


As a child, he was born into one of the most vile and corrupt slums. It was an environment where everyone could easily betray you to the point that you could only trust yourself. Through these hardships, he decided to become an assassin and became the master assassin known as the God of Death. Immediately, his talents were shown as he left a tremendous trail of corpses in his wake. He became notorious for breaking through even the most strict security teams to assassinate his targets.

All this changed after assassinating a wealthy businessman and father. The man's child witnessed the killing the and child became enamored with the beauty of the kill and requested that the God of Death train him as an apprentice. Eager for the assassination opportunities that an apprentice could give, the God of Death took in the boy and trained the boy. He taught him everything he knew all while still enlisting respect and fear in him and letting know the difference in power. After several successful jobs, the apprentice turned on the God of Death as he was attempting to escape a prison facility. The apprentice, now the current God of Death, sought his master's title and abandoned him just to fuel his ego. Betrayed, the God of Death was captured and thrown into an undocumented research laboratory run by Kotarō Yanagisawa. Yanagisawa's research goal was to create large amounts of antimatter by having it "piggyback" on the growth of human cells. It was there that he met and befriended Aguri Yukimura, a teacher who was at the time in an arranged and abusive marriage to Shiro. Aguri was brought in to keep a closer eye on the him as Yanagisawa considered her easily expendable if he attempted to break free and take her hostage. As the tests continued, the God of Death began to slowly bond with her and became fond of her as she worked on compiling exam questions for her class, and it was during this time he learned what compassion was.

However, a problem arose when Yanagisawa and his researchers began to question what would happen to Korosensei's antimatter cells when he died. To answer this question, Yanagisawa and his team launched a small automated lab onto the moon to safely test the possibility of what happened if a subject with Korosensei's antimatter infused cells were to die (in this case, a small rat). When the rat did die at the end of its lifespan it caused a volatile reaction with the antimatter in it's body. The antimatter created a chain reaction that turned 70% of the moon's matter into antimatter, which then completely exploded. Upon seeing this, Yanagisawa was horrified at the results. His subordinates then began running calculations and discovered that the same thing will happen to the God of Death by March 13 of the following year. Earth would be destroyed the same way if left unchecked, prompting Yanagisawa to order his subordinates start preparations to kill him. A mortified Aguri overhears this and decides to go speak to the God of Death and tell him their findings. When she does however, he reveals that it does not bother him as he expected a death such as this from the start. Telling Aguri to leave, he finally unleashes his full power that he gained from the experiments to escape as a visibly fuming Yanagisawa watches from a nearby security camera. The God of Death then proceeded to rampage violently, killing off several guards and in the process damaging Yanagisawa's left eye. However, during the escape Aguri is mortally wounded when she lands in the line of fire of a special tripmine meant for him to the latter's horror. He then laments the fact that if he hadn't wasted his skills on killing, he would know how to save her.

Aguri's final wish to him was to teach the students of Class E all while thinking of what a wonderful teacher he will be. With this, she also left a large tie as a present for him to take. Depressed but not broken, the God of Death vowed to help those children. He left a note then left the facility for a nearby mountain. He then uses various items on the mountain to create a new set of clothes to suit his new role as a teacher.

Although not responsible for destroying seventy percent of the moon, he takes the blame and tells the world's leaders that he will destroy the Earth as well in March of the following year and requests to become the homeroom teacher for Kunugigaoka Junior High School's Class 3-E. The world leaders accept the deal, hoping it will give them a chance to assassinate him; however, they also added another condition: he would not harm the students.


As Korosensei starts the attendance, he asks the one who is on day duty to issue command. Korosensei was then ambushed by his students with automatic rifles; however he dodges the bullets while doing the attendance. Korosensei is pleased that that there are no absentees; he was also ashamed that nobody could hit him. He tells them that they should devise a plan together. The students complain that even if he were to get hit by the BB pellet bullets, he would just endure it. Korosensei demonstrates that those BB bullets, created specially in America for harming him, are harmless to the students, and shoots his right feeler off; however, Korosensei regenerates his feeler back after a few seconds. He warns them not to use them indoors except for killing him. He then tells them that they will be able to kill him before graduation, and decides to tidy the class up.

Later he questions Kimura of which one of his four tentacles is the weird one, which Kimura responds that the blue tentacle is the odd one, and Korosensei is then pleased with his correct answer. He then catches a bullet with his chalk. He becomes red and punishes Nakamura, saying that her assassination meddles with her study. When lunchtime starts, Korosensei decides to go to China, while grading his student's tests. Korosensei later came back with a missile souvenir after having been ambushed by the self-defense in the Sea of Japan. Nagisa asks him if it was troublesome that he was targeted, but Korosensei tells him that he doesn't mind, and that it shows proof of his vast power.

The class starts again, and Korosensei decides to assign a poem, and the one who is finished should bring it to him. Korosensei was asked by Kayano what name they should refer him as; Korosensei tells her that they can decide. Korosensei sees Nagisa walking up deliver the letter. He was suddenly striked by him, but he easily blocked it. However, Nagisa retaliates with a BB pellet grenade, much to Korosensei's surprise; however Korosensei uses his shed skin to protect himself and Nagisa, which he can only use once a month. After revealing his ability, he turns black with extreme anger, and calls out the ringleaders of the BB pellet grenade. Korosensei then roams around town with his mach 20 speed and brought the nameplates from their houses. He tells the students: due to the agreement to not harm the students, if they try the same assassination method again, then he would anihilate anyone they know. He was questioned by Terasaka of the degree of the assassination, and Korosensei corrects him by saying that it was excellent and praises Nagisa for keeping a natural body movement. However, Korosensei gets angry, saying that they held no regard of Nagisa's life. He then advises them that they should use an assassination method that will make everyone happy and that they should use their hidden talents. After seeing a burn mark on a table he remembers the incident from his past. Korosensei then asks what they will do before he blows the Earth up, and Nagisa responds that they will kill him. Korosensei gets green stripes on his face, telling them that they can go home if they succeed in killing him now. After that, Kayano says the name she thought of for sensei: Korosensei.


  1. When he tries to act cool, his weaknesses show[4]
  2. He is surprisingly quick to panic[5]
  3. He is petty[6]
  4. His punches are weak
  5. Boobs
  6. He is humble and subservient to his superiors
  7. He has no patience for wire puzzles 
  8. He gets motion sickness
  9. He can't sleep on a pillow other than his own
  10. He worries about appearances
  11. He can't handle hot food
  12. Getting wet[7]
  13. Juicy gossip[8]
  14. Hackneyed plot developments make him cry
  15. He gets taken in by rumors 
  16. Time right after molting
  17. Time right after regeneration 
  18. His body goes rigid when bathed in a special beam of light
  19. When he returns to normal after a serious situation, he gets embarrassed
  20. He can only draw simple pictures
  21. Heat fatigue
  22. He's strict about poolside manner
  23. He can't swim
  24. He likes to gossip
  25. He is weak against the occult 
  26. If he can't gather people he feels worthless
  27. Tone-deafness
  28. He sucks at hiding
  29. Gets carried away by official positions
  30. Heart
  31. Not related but acts like a doting parent
  32. Gets insurance to avoid getting hurt
  33. He doesn't really know what "your own football" means
  34. He sucks at reporting
  35. He suffers from road rage
  36. Restructuring
  37. Grabbing all his tentacles at once makes him unable to move


Class 3-E

Main article: Class 3-E

In general, he has a good relationship with all his students and is highly respected by them.

Gakuhō Asano

Main article: Gakuhō Asano

Initially, the Chairman presented himself as Korosensei's superior and a major adversary. He made it a point to stand as a wall between Korosensei and his goals for improving Class E. However, Korosensei managed to overcome those blocks. It was revealed that they share many similarities in how they want to raise strong and capable students and how they are both "monsters" that dedicate themselves to teaching. In the end, Korosensei performed "maintenance" on the chairman and as of Chapter 126, their relationship is noticeably better with the chairman no longer standing as an adversary to him.


  • (To Nagisa Shiota) "The fact that I'm targeted by everyone is proof that I'm powerful, after all."[9]
  • (To Itona Horibe) "For Sensei, assassination is education. The sensei of the Assassination Classroom becomes stronger as he teaches"


  • His motto is "Learning and killing are of one body."
  • Korosensei appears as a playable character in the video game J-Stars Victory Vs.
  • He was called "Stupid Chicken Pervert Octopus" during class 3-E training using code names.
  • In the popularity poll in Volume 12, he was ranked 3rd.
  • When his tentacles asked him what he wanted, Korosensei's response was: "I want to be weak."
  • His necktie is a present from Aguri Yukimura [10]. Though, the crescent moon motive is his own design.


  1. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 137, Page 1
  2. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 4, Cover
  3. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 1, Page 48
  4. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 3, Page 6
  5. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 3, Page 14
  6. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 3, Page 15
  7. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 23, Page 2
  8. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 23, Page 6
  9. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 1, Page 25
  10. Assassination Classroom Manga: Chapter 140, Page 10


e - d - vKunugigaoka Junior High School
Class 3-E
Faculty KorosenseiTadaomi KarasumaIrina Jelavić
Students Masayoshi KimuraHinano KurahashiYūma IsogaiHinata OkanoHiroto MaeharaMegu KataokaKōtarō TakebayashiTōka YadaKōki MimuraRio NakamuraNagisa ShiotaKaede KayanoTaisei YoshidaYukiko KanzakiTaiga OkajimaRinka HayamiTomohito SuginoYuzuki FuwaTakuya MuramatsuKirara HazamaRyūnosuke ChibaManami OkudaSōsuke SugayaSumire HaraRyōma TerasakaKarma AkabaneItona HoribeRitsu
Main School
Faculty Gakuhō AsanoKiyoshi Terai
Students Tomoya SeoTeppei ArakiNatsuhiko KoyamaRen SakakibaraGakushū AsanoKaho TsuchiyaKazutaka ShindōKokona TagawaNobuta TanakaChousuke Takada


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