Classroom of the Elite revealed another trailer and a new key visual for the upcoming Season 2. The second season will begin airing on July 4 and will be followed by the third season in 2023. Studio Lerche is animating the adaptation of Shogo Kinugasa’s light novel.
The trailer features the opening theme song by ZAQ, titled “Dance in the Game“. Mai Fuchigami is singing the ending theme, titled “Hitoshibai“.
The new key visual features Kiyotaka and Kakeru:
Before revealing the second trailer, Classroom of the Elite Season 2 updated the key visual weekly until it features all of the main characters. The last addition was Kei Karuizawa. The main cast for the Classroom of the Elite Season 2 anime includes:
- Shoya Chiba as Kiyotaka Ayanokoji
- Akari Kito as Suzune Horikita
- Ryota Osaka as Yosuke Hirata
- Nao Toyama as Honami Ichinose
- Satoshi Hino as Kohei Katsuragi
- Masaki Mizunaka as Kakeru Ryuen
- Konomi Kohara as Akane Tachibana
- Rina Hidaka as Arisu Sakayanagi
- Yurika Kubo as Kikyo Kushida
- Ayana Taketatsu as Kei Karuizawa
- Mikako Komtasu as Mio Ibuki
- Yuichiro Umehara as Manabu Horikita
- Rina Sato as Sae Chabashira
Rie Takahashi is joining the cast of the second season as Hiyori Shiina, along with Soma Saito who will be voicing Miyabi Nagumo.
Season 2 is also getting a Blu-ray and DVD release on October 26, 2022. According to the episode listing, this season will have 13 episodes. The announcement video for it is available:
The anime is based on a light novel written by Shogo Kinugasa and illustrated by Tomose Shunsaku. The story is split into high school years. 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.
The staff for the second season includes:
- Chief directors: Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Seiji Kishi (both directed the first season)
- Director: Yoshihito Nishoji
- Series composition: Hayato Kazano
- Character designer: Kazuaki Morita
- Music: Kana Hashiguchi, Masaru Yokoyama
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?
Source: Official Twitter
© Shogo Kinugasa, KADOKAWA / Welcome to the Classroom of Elite Supremacy Production Committee