Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e or Highschool of the Elite is one of the best psychological drama animes airing in the summer of 2017. The anime; based on a light novel series by the same name, was extremely popular with the western audience. The series gained a huge fanbase and started wanting a season 2. Now, if you are one of these fans waiting desperately for the Classroom of the Elite Season 2, then you are at the right place. I will tell you all you need to know about this series and the much-demanded Season 2. So, let’s just get into it. (Check: Kakegurui Season 3: Release Date on Netflix And Renewal Status)
Highschool of the Elite is a series that delves into philosophy and its subsequent analogies. The show, although it has a high school setting, delves into more heavy topics like what does it mean to live, etc. Now, the show has some funny moments, but you can’t shake off the underlying dark theme that’s apparent from episode 1. The show does a very good job of carrying that tone and keeping the viewers on edge at all times. And that’s not it, the series is highly philosophical and makes you think a lot about your existence and your relationship with people. In all and all, it’s a well-rounded series with a deep storyline and tense atmosphere.
Now, let’s look at the plot of the Classroom of the Elite.
Classroom of the Elite Plot:
Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is an institution for elites. It ranks highly in Japan and it has a reputation for providing its students, unparalleled freedom. But the Highschool has a twist. It ranks its classes from A to D, providing favorable treatment to class A, dropping its luxuries down as the rating drops.
Kiyotaka Ayanokouji, a student of Class D, meets Suzune Horikita who thinks that she was mistakenly placed in class D. Now, class D is the worst class in the high school where all the low scorers are placed in.
Now, the class membership is permanent, but the class ranking can be changed according to their performance in tests. And they need points to get ahead no matter what methods they use.
In this Cutthroat environment, we see the true side of Ayanokouji and what makes this school so special.
Classroom of the Elite Anime:
Classroom of the Elite anime was produced by studio Lerche. This studio has been known for its various other highschool setting anime like Ansatsu Kyoushitsu, Danganronpa and is highly praised for its successful adaptations. Now, The Classroom of the Elite has amazing visuals. The animation is fluid and the pacing is excellent. Although it feels a bit too fast, the event progression is good. This makes it an excellent watch for anyone looking for a good anime. And is highly recommended for new fans who just started watching anime.
Classroom of the Elite Manga:
The Manga adaptation of the Classroom of the Elite started in 2016 and continues to this day. The Manga has very detailed panels and the artist Ichino Yuyu has certainly made the series more enjoyable to the manga readers out there. The manga correctly adapts the light novels which the anime shied away from. Which makes the manga more appealing for the light novel readers out there. And even if you haven’t read the light novels, it’s still a good read as the manga takes you deeper into the story.
Classroom of the Elite Light Novel:
The Classroom of the Elite Light Novel is huge in Japan. The light novel has a dedicated fanbase that loves the series and since its English translation, has gathered a western audience waiting for its next chapter to be translated.
The Light Novel started its serialization in 2015 under Bunko J imprint. The Author Syougo Kinugasa has since published 12 volumes and 3 subsequent short volumes. These volumes have been mostly translated and are highly recommended to novel readers.
Classroom of the Elite English Dub:
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Release Date:
The Classroom of the Elite light novel is extremely popular in Japan. Since the release of the anime, the novel has seen bolstered sales and gained a huge western following. This following has been clamoring the highly active official twitter of Classroom of the Elite for a season 2. But no official date has been released or even confirmed for season 2.
Even though that is the case right now, season 2 is expected to be announced soon. The twitter page is highly active and constantly hints about something in the works. So, stay tuned and you shall not be disappointed.