The Classroom of the Elite anime is getting two new seasons, with Season 2 set for a July 2022 release and Season 3 to follow in 2023. With these two seasons, the anime will adapt the entirety of the light novels’ 1st year events. A trailer and visual have been released.
Additionally, staff details as well as the opening and ending theme song artists for Classroom of the Elite Season 2 were revealed. Season 2‘s staff includes Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Classroom of the Elite directors) as chief directors, Yoshihito Nishouji (Classroom of the Elite Ep 6-12 director assistance, Rumble Garanndoll assistant director) as director, Hayato Kazano (Classroom of the Elite and Rumble Garanndoll scriptwriter) as series composer, Kazuaki Morita (Classroom of the Elite) as character designer, and Masaru Yokoyama (Fruits Basket: The Final Season) and Kana Hashiguchi (A3! Season Autumn & Winter co-composer) as music composers. Lerche is once again the animation production company.
The opening and ending song artists are ZAQ and Mai Fuchigami respectively. The returning cast from Season 1 includes Shouya Chiba as Kiyotaka Ayanokoji, Masaaki Muzuanka as Kakeru Ryuen, Akari Kitou as Suzune Horikita, Yurika Kubo as Kikyo Kushida, Ayana Taketatsu as Kei karuizawa, Yurika Kubo as Kikyo Kushida, Ryouta Osaka as Yosuke Hirata, and Rina Hidaka as Arisu Sakayanagi.
Classroom of the Elite is based on the Kadokawa-published light novel series written by Shougo Kinugasa and illustrated by Tomoseshunsaku. The light novels began in 2015 and ran until 2019 with 11 main volumes and 3 short story anthologies. A sequel series titled Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 began in 2020 and will see the release of its sixth main volume on February 25. The books are published under the MF Bunko J label.
Crunchyroll describes the first season as:
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it’s said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school’s problem children. What’s more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. One month later, Ayanokoji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school…
The light novels have also inspired several manga, including an adaptation of Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 that began in December 2021.
Sources: @youkosozitsu, KADOKAWAanime YouTube channel