Classroom of The Elite Season 2 is happening. The release date and more details about the next season of the anime series.
‘Classroom of the Elite’ is a Japanese anime series based on a light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. Its first season comprising of 12 episodes aired from 12 July 2017 to 27 Sep 2017. It was directed by Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto with Shō Tanaka, Masahito Ikemoto, Ashitate, Aya Iizuka served as producers. Lerche, a Japanese animation studio, worked on the first season.
Classroom of the Elite became quite popular in western countries. It was arguably one of the best animes of 2017. After having fans wait for more than three years, the creators confirmed the second season. Now, the question is when will Classroom of the Elite Season 2 premiere? How many light novel volumes will the new season cover?
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But before revealing the release date of the second season, let’s look at some details about this fantastic anime series.
Source material for Classroom of the Elite Season 2 anime
For Classroom of the Elite, the source material is a light novel series. It is written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose.
There is also a Classroom of The Elite manga. The manga ended with volume 11, and it covered the 1st-grade story. There is also a manga for the second grade that started in early 2022.
How many volumes of Classroom of the Elite light novel have been released?
There are currently 11 light novel volumes of Classroom of the Elite released in Japan for the 1st grade of the story and 6 for the 2nd grade.
The light novel series is still ongoing with the latest volume released in Japan on Feb 25, 2021. The Classroom of The Elite 2nd grade series volume 7 release date is most likely in June 2022.
The first season covers the stories of the first three novels. 14 volumes (8 of 1st and 6 of second) of the light novel series are available for anime adaptation.
Which volumes will Season 2 adapt?
Classroom of The Elite season 2 will start with light novel volume 4 and probably end on volume 6. The first season of the Classroom of The Elite anime adapted volumes 1 to 3. We are expecting the second season to follow the same pattern.
The second season should also have 12 episodes like the previous season. Even after the second season, there would be more than enough source material to produce the third season of the anime.
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Release Date Details
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 is happening and its release window has been announced. Recently, Lerche animation studio confirmed that Classroom of the Elite Season 2 would come in July 2022.
The release date announcement comes with a key visual for season 2. Take a look at the teaser:
"Classroom of the Elite Season 2" – New Visual!— Anime Trending (@AniTrendz) March 6, 2022
The anime is scheduled for July 2022.
Animation Studio: LERCHE
Furthermore, "Classroom of the Elite" Season 3 was also announced for 2023!!! pic.twitter.com/4CVkdZ8Y9P
It has also been confirmed that the third season of Classroom of The Elite is coming out in 2023.
I just finished watching Classroom of the elite and I gotta say this is one of the best anime this year.— stella (@jeonslavender) December 8, 2018
And the male protagonist??? One of the best characters in the whole history of anime. I LOVE him.
I really enjoyed this so much. I cannot wait for season 2! pic.twitter.com/XLY0BLQi3k
Another point to discuss here is that the first season performed exceptionally well in the western countries, but not well-received in the origin country Japan. It received criticism for poor adaptation of the light novel series. So, the chances of getting Classroom of the Elite Season 2 were not great. However, we are now getting a second season. So it will be interesting to see if it gets a better adaptation the second time.
Classroom of the Elite: What it is all about?
The anime show is set in a utopian future where the Japanese government revamps the entire education system for the better. Here, students are given complete freedom with regard to the choice of their study and are tested in practical ways.
The show deals with the day-to-day challenges that teenagers go through like being in a friend circle, beating anxiety, etc. Each character in the show possesses some dark quality or agenda about themselves, which makes this show even more interesting and relatable.
The protagonist of the series named Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is a shy and underconfident student of the D-class of the school. But the way he promotes himself in A-class after being positively influenced by his friends and classmates is the crux of the story.
The first season covered only the initial three volumes of the novel series. Therefore, there is plenty of material that the showrunners can play with for the upcoming season. We could see the highs and lows in the interpersonal relationships between the students as well as new characters being dropped to spice up the proceedings. Overall, it may prove to be a compelling watch if the makers utilize the available material to its maximum capacity.
Cast (Voice over artists) of Classroom of the Elite Season 2
The core cast will remain the same. If new characters are introduced, we will see new voice artists. The following voice actors from will return for the second season:
- Shoya Chiba (Kiyotaka Ayanokji)
- Akari Kito (Suzune Horikita)
- Yurika Kubo (Kikyo Kushida)
- Rina Sato (Sae Chabashira)
- M.A.O (Arisu Sakayanagi)
- Satoshi Hino (Kouhei Katsuragi)
- Nao Toyama (Honami Ichinose)
How to watch ‘Classroom of the Elite’ in English dub?
The subbed and dubbed versions of ‘Classroom of the Elite’ are available on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Netflix.
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