Classroom of the Elite Season 2 visual received a final update on May 30 with a female character from Class D, Kei Karuizawa. Kakeru Ryuen joined the visual last week. Lerche is animating the adaptation with Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto as directors. The official release date has also been revealed – July 4 in Japan.
The official account describes Kei Karuizawa as a character who “has a similar personality to delinquents but stays at the top of Class D’s hierarchy. She is fond of fashion and is dating Yosuke Hirata from the same class.”
TV anime Classroom of the Elite aired from July to September 2019 with 12 episodes. The sequels were announced back in February 2022, with Season 2 being set for July 2022, and Season 3 slated for 2023. With these seasons, the whole of Year 1 of the light novel will be adapted. You can check a trailer for the upcoming anime project below:
Classroom of the Elite is a light novel series written by Shogo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose, published by Kadokawa under the light novel brand MF Bunko J. Volume 1 was released in May 2015 and the first part of the series, Year 1, was concluded with Volume 11.5 in September 2019. The series’ Year 2 released the first volume in January 2020, and the latest Volume 7 is slated to release in June 2022. Both Year 1 and Year 2 have manga adaptations, Year 1 drawn by Kawaisonako, and Year 2 by Shia Sasane.
Seven Seas Entertainment has been publishing both the original light novel and the manga in English and introduces 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
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