Classroom of the Elite Season 3 has released a new key visual ahead of the January 2024 premiere. The new key visual features Class D’s Kiyotaka Ayanokoji and Class A’s Arisu Sakayanagi along with some other familiar faces. Studio Lerche is returning to animate the 3rd season.
The third season of Classroom of the Elite will focus on a special exam that will be held among all the grades. The groups will consist of students from multiple grades and they’ll have to reach a borderline score to avoid getting expelled. The students are faced with the challenge of cooperating with students from other grades whom they have been competing against. The turbulent third semester, which causes upheaval, is about to begin! The anime was originally planned to premiere in 2023 but was delayed due to various circumstances.
The anime is an adaptation of Shogo Kinugasa’s light novels. The first season premiered in 2017 and had 12 episodes. The second, which was announced alongside the third, ran for a total of 13 episodes, and it took the top of our weekly anime ranking in the last week of Summer 2022. after Ayanokoji confronted Ryuen. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime, and they describe the story:
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…
Source: Official X/Twitter
© Shogo Kinugasa, KADOKAWA / Classroom of Elite Production Committee