The elites are returning after 5 years
Classroom of the Elite began as a light novel series in 2015, and received a manga adaptation in 2016. In 2017, the anime adaptation came out to great critical acclaim. However, all was silent since the first season dropped, and fans wondered if the series got cancelled. But the manga and light novel continued getting published. The first edition of the light novels ended in 2019 with 14 volumes. A sequel titled Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 is set for physical release in May 2022.
The story so far
Classroom of the Elite follows a mysterious high school student name Kiyotaka Ayanokouji. Ayanakouji enters the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School, meant only for the students that will support the country in the future. Despite being highly intelligent, Ayanokouji keeps his distance from other students and scores just enough to keep his grades average. He does nothing to stand out, and instead, orchestrates events from the shadwos.
Due to his grades, he is placed in Class D, the class with the lowest-ranked students in the school. The only classmate who gets a brief idea about his impressive intellect is Suzune Horikita, the class rep.
Season 2 details
Classroom of the Elite season 2 will begin with volume 4 of the light novel, right after the classes get off the island. Next is the “Cruise Ship Special Test” arc. While Ayaynokouji, Horikita, and their class idol Kikyou Kushida are the primary characters, we will see focus on other members like Kanji Ike, Yosuke Hirata, and Kei Karuizawa as well.
Season 1 ended with Ayanokouji’s philosophy that humans are just tools meant for some purpose. In the second season, we will get to know more about our still mysterious main character.