Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Reveals July 4 Premiere, Full Visual

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The website for Classroom of the Elite II has announced that the sequel series will debut in Japan on July 4. 

Additionally, a full version of the anime’s visual, which had been updated over time to feature more characters besides protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokoji, has been released. The final character to be added to the visual is Kei Karuizawa. 

The first season of the anime aired in 2017, while a third season will premiere in 2023. Crunchyroll will stream the second season as part of its Summer 2022 lineup.

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 released its sixth main volume on February 25. The books are published under the MF Bunko J label.

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Crunchyroll describes the first season of the anime 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…

Classroom of the Elite II‘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 (A3Season Autumn & Winter co-composer) as music composers. Lerche is once again the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the returning cast from the first season 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.

Aside from the anime, the light novels have also inspired several manga, including an adaptation of Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 that began in December 2021. Seven Seas Entertainment publishes the original light novel series and its manga adaptation in English, and will release the first volume of Year 2 on July 19 (June 9 on digital).


Sources: Classroom of the Elite II website, @youkosozitsu

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, so he spent a few years, starting from his college days, doing so. He still likes video games, but now focuses on writing anime-related news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive.
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