After a 5 year wait, Classroom of the Elite Season 2 is finally around the corner! The first season of the anime was released in 2017 and was readily one of the most interesting psychological dramas of the year. The second and third seasons of the series have been confirmed for release in 2022 and 2023 respectively.
Classroom of the Elite began as a light novel series written by Shogo Kinasuga, with its original run from May 2015 to September 2019. The series also received a manga adaptation was serialized in the Monthly Comic Archive and has been in publication since 2016. There are 11 volumes of the manga along with 3 short stories.
The Classroom of the Elite Season 1 is rated 7.86/10 on My Anime List!
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Trailer
What is Classroom of the Elite About?
Set in a kind of a dystopian future, Kodo Ikusei Senior High School is set up by the Japanese Government to promote students into the workforce to support the country. The school appears to be almost perfect, providing the students with the best facilities and the finest amenities. The school seems like paradise from the outside but inside, the students live inside a structure where the elite sit on the top while the bottom layer is thrown in together.
Kiyataka Ayanokaji fails the entrance despite being brilliant and ends up in Class D, where all the “inferior” students go. Even though the students cannot change their classes, they can rise up in ranks in their within their own grades. As the students try to advance in ranks, the cutthroat school pushes them down, maintaining the elite group on the top.
What will be Classroom of the Elite Season 2 plot?
Classroom of the Elite Season 1 ended with the Deserted Island Special Test Arc. The adaptation of the light novel was done in a non-linear way where the ending of the first season adapted 3rd arc of the five adapted. Classroom of the Elite Season 2 will most likely begin with the Sports Festival. The Kodo Ikusei Sports festival is naturally the most severe battlefield where the classes are going to have it out.
Class B and C form an alliance and to compete with it, Class D teams up with Class A. As nothing ever transpires in a simple way at this high school, the conspiracies and betrayals in the shadows are lurking around the corner, waiting to strike at the first opportunity.
When Will Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Release?
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 has announced a Summer 2022 release! The anime is confirmed for July 4 for its premiere. Check out the latest visual for Classroom of the Elite II
The Classroom of the Elite Season 2 and Classroom of the Elite Season 3 are together expected to cover the entire first-year arc of the light novel. That being said, 5 – 11.5 volumes of the light novel which make 6.5 volumes of the novel, are going to be covered in the next two seasons.
The first season of the anime had 12 episodes that adapted 4.5 volumes of the light novels. Classroom of the Elite Season 2 is also going to have a single cour worth of episodes. Classroom of the Elite Season 2 and 3 together will complete the Year 1 Arc and will probably have a similar number of episodes.
Where Can I Watch Classroom of the Elite II?
The Classroom of the Elite Season 1 of the anime was released on Crunchyroll and the English Dub for the same was released on Funimation. The Classroom of the Elite Season 2 will stream on Crunchyroll in July and will be titled ‘Classroom of the Elite II’. The Japanese TV broadcast schedule has not been announced it. The details on a TV broadcast in Japan are usually made a month before the anime is expected to release.
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Characters, Cast and Staff
The official voice cast of the anime for the upcoming season is yet to be announced but the main characters from the previous season should be returning. The cast for season 2 of includes:
- Shouya Chiba as Kiyataka Ayakoji
- Masaaki Mizunaka as Ryuen Kakeru
- Akari Kitou as Suzune Horikita
- Ayane Taketatsu as Karuizawa Megumi
- Yuriko Kubo as Kikyo Kushida
- Ryota Osaka as Yosuke Horata
- Rine Hidaka as Arisu Sakayanagi
- Satoshi Hino as Kohei Katsuragi
- Nao Toyama as Honami Ichinose
- Mikako Komastsu as Ibuki Mio
- Yuichiro Umehara as Horikita Manabu
- Konomi Kohara as akane Tachibana
- Rina Sato as Chibashira Sae
Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto were Chief Directors for the first season of the anime and will be returning for the upcoming season. Yoshihito Nishoji is credited as the director of the series. Hayato Kazano is the script supervisor, Kazuaki Morita is the character designer, and Masaru Yokohoma and Kana Hashiguchi are the music composer.
ZAQ is singing the opening theme for Classroom of the Elite Season 2 titled ‘Dance in the Girl’ and Mai Fuchigami is performing the ending theme titled ‘Hito Jibai’.
FAQs – Classroom of the Elite Season II
Q. Which chapters will Classroom of the Elite Season 2 adapt?
A. The adaptation fo the Classroom of the Elite Season 1 covered the first 5 volumes of the light novel. The ending of the first season corresponds to the manga chapter 56. The Classroom of the Elite Year 1 light novel has 11.5 volumes and the currently ongoing Year 2 light novel series has 5 volumes. As for the Classroom of the Elite manga, there are 12 volumes, the latest of which was released in February 2022.
Q. How many episodes are there in Classroom of the Elite Season 2?
A. The anime has now confirmed the number of episodes in the upcoming season. The Classroom of the Elite Season 1 along with the upcoming second and third seasons is expected to cover all of the Classroom of the Elite Year 1 light novels. The Classroom of the Elite Season 1 had 12 episodes, and the second and Classroom of the Elite Season 3 will be spilt between the remaining parts of the Year 1 manga. Classroom of the Elite Season 2 was expected to release with 12-14 episodes. The same has been confirmed in the tweet below.
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 will run for a total of 13 episodes and that counts as one more than Season 1.
If everything goes as planned, the Classroom of the Elite Season 2 will debut on July 4 and continue to its 13th episode on September 26.
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