Previously announced to be a sequel, the franchise of Classroom of The Elite has announced that the anime series will receive not one but two new seasons. Several fans have been looking for the production of the anime ever since the premiere of season 1 in 2017. After a hiatus of almost five years, we are finally receiving a continuation of the anime. The anime deals with the advanced education system set in their world through the perspective of a young high school student. Its psychological thriller background makes it quite an enjoyable watch. If you haven’t kept up with the series, you can catch up with the first season on Crunchyroll and Funimation. As of 2022, Classroom of The Elite Season 2 and 3 have been announced, bringing in a major amount of hype amidst the huge fandom.
The Classroom of The Elite anime is based on the light novel by the same name written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. It was published in 2015 under the MF Bunko J imprint and later translated to English by Seven Seas Entertainment. Through its four-year run, the light novel released 14 volumes. After its long hiatus, fans are excited about the surprising renewal of the series.
So far, vague release dates and staff details have been revealed of the Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 and 3 animation projects. Here are all the released details of the sequels so far.
Set in dystopian earth, the education system of Japan has changed. As per the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School, students are taught not only bookish knowledge but also given the freedom to understand the reality of life. This is done to bring up kids as promising adults who will be of value to the country. Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a student of the school who does not have any friends. However, despite being extremely intelligent, he is placed in Class-D among the student deemed inferior by the system.
Things change for Kiyotaka once he meets Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida from his class and makes friends with them. He starts living a normal high school life as the three spend more time together.
The first season ended with class D winning the Island Experiment with about 275 points. So far, the story of Season 2 and Season 3 have not been announced on the website.
Classroom of The Elite Season 2 and 3 Release Date
On 21 February 2022, a sequel to the Classroom Of The Elite anime was announced and also confirmed that more information on the said sequels will be revealed later on 6 March 2022. Fast forward to 6 March, the official website and Twitter of the anime announced that the anime had been renewed for Season 2 and Season 3. The two new seasons will be adapted by studio Lerche like the first.
As per the announcement, Classroom of The Elite Season 2 will premiere in July 2022, while Season 3 will be released in 2023. The opening theme for Season 2 will be performed by ZAQ, while the ending theme will be performed by Mai Fuchigami.
Along with the big announcement, a trailer was uploaded for the upcoming seasons on 6 March 2022. We can clearly see several characters from season 1 making an appearance in the trailer.
Most of the cast from season 1 will return to resume their roles for Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 and 3. Kiyotaka Ayakoji will be voiced by Shoya Chiba, while Suzune Horikita will be voiced by Akari Kito. Then we have Yurika Kubo as Kikyo Kushida and Masaaki Horikita as Sho Ryuzono. Kei Karuizawa, Yosuke Hirata, and Airi Sakura will be voiced by Ayana Taketatsu, Ryota Osaka, and M.A.O, respectively. Joining them are Hidaka Rina, Hino Satoshi, and Higashiyama Nao as Sakayanagi Arisu, Katsuragi Kohei, and Ichinose Honami, respectively. Lastly, Ibuki Mio, Horkita Manabu, and Sae Chabashira will be voiced by Komatsu Mikako, Umehara Yuichiro, and Sato Rina.
You can also find the official comments from Shoya Chiba and Akari Kito on the website of the anime, made in commemoration of the new season.
Yoshito Nishoji is directing Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 with Kishi and Hashimoto as the chief directors. The scripts will be composed by Hayato Kazano. Finally, the previous composer, Takahashi will be replaced by Masaru Yokoyama and Kana Hashiguchi.