2nd part "Graduation" hits Japanese theaters March 25, 2016
The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga announced that 33-year-old Japanese actor Hiroki Narimiya, best known as Ryuichi Naruhodo in the Phoenix Wright live-action film in 2012, is cast as Kotaro Yanagisawa, the scientist who was responsible for creating Korosensei. 26-year-old Mirei Kiritani, recently starred in the live-action film adaptation of Momoko Kouda's shoujo manga series Heroine Shikkaku, plays Yanagisawa's fiancée Aguri Yukimura. And Kazunari Ninomiya, a 32-year-old member of boys idol group Arashi who voiced Korosensei in the first film, plays the original Shinigami as well.
The 110-minute first film was released in Japan on March 21, 2015. In spite of very low expectations among fans, it earned an impressive 2.7 billion yen from its total domestic run, becoming one of the most successful Japanese films of this year. The second part titled Assassination Classroom: Sotsugyo-hen
(Graduation Chapter) is set for a release in Japan on March 25, 2016.
(C) 2015 Fuji TV, Shueisha, J Storm, Toho, Robot
(C) 2015 Yusei Matsui/Shueisha