The Classroom of the Elite anime revealed a new visual and a trailer for the upcoming season 2, which is set for July 2022 release date. In a surprising turn of events, season 3 was also announced and is set to release in 2023. Studio Lerche is returning to animate the series.
ZAQ is returning to perform the opening song, while Mai Fuchigami is singing the ending. The information was revealed during a special stream on KADOKAWA’s channel. The new project should cover the entirety of the Year 1 arc. Watch the trailer below:
According to the trailer, the main cast from the first season is returning. New visual features the protagonist, Kiyotaka Ayanokoji:
Shogo Kinugasa, the author of the Classroom of the Elite light novel, also announced that he is working on a new project that should be out before season 2 begins airing. The light novel was illustrated by Tomose Shunsaku. Year 1 was serialized from May 2015 until September 2019 and compiled into 14 volumes. The sequel, Year 2 began in January 2020 and is still ongoing. Manga adaptations of both arcs are currently ongoing with Kawaisounako providing the art for Year 1 and Shia Sasane for Year 2.
Seven Seas Entertainment licensed both the original light novel and the manga and describes the plot as:
Students of the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School are given remarkable freedom—if they can win, barter, or save enough points to work their way up the ranks! Ayanokoji Kiyotaka has landed at the bottom in the scorned Class D, where he meets Horikita Suzune, who’s determined to rise up the ladder to Class A. Can they beat the system in a school where cutthroat competition is the name of the game?
Illustrator Tomose Shunsaku tweeted saying he would do his best and included a special illustration:
An anime adaptation aired in 2017 and was animated by studio Lerche. The anime deviated from the source material in some parts, surprising the light novel readers.
Source: KADOKAWA Stream, Official Twitter
© Shogo Kinugasa, KADOKAWA / Welcome to the Classroom of Elite Supremacy Production Committee