Broadcast of an Episode of the Assassination Classroom Anime Is Cancelled in Japan

The official website for the anime adaptation of Yusei Matsui’s Assassination Classroom announced that, in light of current circumstances, the broadcast of the third episode of the series had been cancelled.

While no explanation was given, it’s being assumed that the cancellation is due to the hostage situation by ISIS. The militant group posted a video online and gave the Japanese government a 72-hour deadline to pay a $200 million ransom for two Japanese hostages. In the video, a masked member of the group was holding a knife and intimidating the hostages and viewers with it. A knife is an iconic item in the Assassination Classroom franchise.

In a report by Yomiuri Shimbun, Fuji TV’s Public Relation Section confirms that the episode was cancelled due to a scene where a character is swinging a knife to kill a monster in the episode.

Source: Crunchyroll

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