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Classroom of the Elite anime celebrates its fifth anniversary

July 12, 2022 in Japan also marks five years since the premiere of the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Shougo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose, Classroom of the Elite (Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e). The production was carried out by the studios milk and the series had twelve episodes.

The same way that Hajimete no Gal (which curiously began to be broadcast the same day), Classroom of the Elite it sinned in its time of being described as a bad adaptation of the original story. The alterations are counted by the heaps, and not even the manga is safe from being classified as a bad adaptation as well. Thus, the light novel, manga, and anime can all cover the same story, but their execution varies greatly. fans of Classroom of the Elite they will suggest you to read the light novel to get the true essence of the story.

Perhaps it was because of the unfortunate execution of the adaptation that very few expected a second season to arrive five years later, and perhaps that is why some still wonder how “they are going to straighten” the disaster made in the first season in this new sequel in broadcast.

Classroom of the Elite

The second season has been broadcast since July 4 in Japan, while the platform Crunchyroll handles its distribution in the West. In addition, a third season is also in production and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. For its part, Shougo Kinugasa Y Shunsaku Tomose they began publishing the light novels through the imprint MF Bunko J from the publisher MediaFactory in May 2015. The publisher published a total of fourteen volumes (including intermissions: 4.5, 7.5, and 11.5) for the “First Year Arc”.

Synopsis for Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (Classroom of the Elite)

The Metropolitan High School for Advanced Education, funded by the government to educate new generations, brings together the brightest young people in Japan on one campus. In this seemingly perfect institution, the reserved Kiyotaka Ayanokouji arrives as an incoming member of class 1-D, where he befriends one of his classmates, the antisocial Suzune Horikita. At first, his classmates revel in the academy’s leisurely lifestyle, taking advantage of all of its state-of-the-art facilities.

However, very soon the facade of the Metropolitan High School for Advanced Education gives way to its true nature: only the classes with the best grades can fully utilize the school’s offerings, and class D is the furthest from that status. Class D, which is at the bottom of the hierarchy, houses all the “worst” students in the school. Following this rude awakening, Ayanokouji, Horikita, and the rest of Class D must overcome their differences and take on other classes to rise to the coveted position of Class A by any means.


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