Classroom of the Elite: Does Ichinose Like Ayanokoji? Relationship Explained!

Classroom of the Elite: Does Ichinose Like Ayanokoji? Relationship Explained!

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The romantic intrigues of Classroom of the Elite are quite interesting and are of interest to a lot of fans of the series. Whether it’s some major ship or something of lesser importance, fans around the world keep discussing how their favorite characters might evolve and who they might end up with in the end. In this article, we are going to talk about Kiyotaka Ayanokōji and Honami Ichinose, two major characters from the series, to reveal whether they end up together and what the exact nature of their relationship is. All you need to know about this ship is going to be included in this article, so let us start.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Kiyotaka Ayanokoji is the principal male protagonist of Classroom of the Elite, while Suzune Horikita is one of the female protagonists and a classmate of Kiyotaka’s.
  • Honami Ichinose is an important secondary character from Classroom of the Elite, who is a member of a rival class. In her past, she was a shoplifter and that incident still haunted her even in high school.
  • Initially, Honami and Kiyotaka were just allies, but as their relationship developed over time, they became closer friends and Honami eventually confessed her feelings to Kiyotaka.

Kiyotaka and Honami started off as allies and friends, but she later ended up confessing to him

The relationships between the characters of Classroom of the Elite are always interesting and almost always complex. In this article, we are going to talk about the relationship between Kiyotaka and Honami, as we are going to explain the true nature of this relationship in the series.

We know that Kiyotaka and Honami attend the same school, but they belong to rival classes and are thus considered “enemies.” Their relationship started off slowly, but they quickly became allies despite being on opposite sides. They often met and exchanged information, and it was obvious that Ayanokoji had a special place in Ichinose’s life, despite the fact that they did not spend much time together.

Ayanokoji was there to defend Ichinose on more than one occasion, showing that he cared for her to a certain degree and that he would protect her if needed; this was especially important during the incident when Ichinose was the center of gossip related to her prior shoplifting incident. Still, despite this, Kiyotaka never really showed any proper emotions around her, so it wasn’t perfectly clear what he thought of her; she did not mind it, and it soon became clear that he did consider her a friend and that he wasn’t just using them.

As the story develops, the two of them spend more and more time together and at one point, later in the story, Honami Ichinose finally decides to confess to Ayanokoji. She revealed to him that she liked him and that she had romantic feelings for him, i.e., that she considered him to be someone special. Of course, she was rejected (see below if you want to know why), but the two of them have remained on good terms since and can still be considered friends.


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They are not a couple because of Kiyotaka’s relationship with Kei

Well, despite the fact that Honami ended up confessing her feelings to Kiyotaka, they never became a couple in the series. There are two main reasons why it never happened, and both of them are actually related.

The first reason is that Kiyotaka simply did not feel the same way about her. Sure, the two of them were close, and he valued their time together; that much was obvious. He was protective of her, and he grew to consider her more than just an ally, so we can confirm that he did consider her to be his friend. But, while he did have friendly feelings towards her, Kiyotaka never had any deeper feelings towards her and did not want to become her boyfriend simply because he did not see the two of them as a couple. And why is that?

Well, as it turned out, and as fans of the series will know, Kiyotaka had feelings for someone else – and that is Kei. Honami did consider him to be her special someone, but Kiyotaka seemingly considered Kei to be his special someone. This is why the two of them could not be a couple; Kiyotaka is now in a relationship with Kei, and it seems that the two of them are genuinely in love, which is important. Still, Honami and Kiyotaka remained on good terms despite this.

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