Classroom of the Elite Season 2: Release Date, Trailer, Plot, Cast & More

Classroom of the Elite Season 2: Release Date, Trailer, Plot, Cast & More

Classroom of the Elite started off as a series of light novels that was published between 2015 and 2019, but is currently a still-ongoing manga series with an ongoing light novel sequel series; both have been written by the series’ creator, Shōgo Kinugasa. The story follows the perspective of Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, a quiet and unassuming boy who, after meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, starts to get involved in many affairs. The series was adapted into an anime in 2017 and here is everything you need to know about its upcoming second season.

Classroom of the Elite season two has been officially confirmed on February 21, 2022. This was the first piece of information about the show since its debut back in 2012. The season is set to premiere in July 2022. A third season was also confirmed to be in production, and is set to premiere sometime in 2023.

The rest of this article is going to bring you all the known and unknown information related to the upcoming season two of Classroom of the Elite. You’re going to find out about its potential release date, whether there is a trailer, what the story could be about, and much more about this intriguing anime series.

Classroom of the Elite season 2 release date

At this moment, Classroom of the Elite consists of one one anime season, which ran from July 12, 2017 to September 27, 2017, consisting of a total of 12 episodes. These episodes adapted the first three volumes of the light novel series, whish is a little under 25% of the total volumes of the first light novel series.

The initial series was published in 14 volumes, while the sequel is currently on 6 volumes, which means that there is more than enough material to adapt, which had fans hopeful that a second season would be announced soon after the end of the first season. But that wasn’t exactly the case.

Namely, Classroom of the Elite was never such a massive hit such as My Hero Academia or Attack on Titan, which aired around the same time. The series’ fandom was small, but the fans are pretty devoted and that is why the producers were so slow to announce any plans for future seasons of the show.

Still, in February 2022, almost five years after the first season ended, it was officially confirmed that Classroom of the Elite would be getting a second season, which was great news for fans of the series. The news broke quite suddenly and no one was really prepared for it, but that means that the whole thing was even better.

But, the confirmation was, as it seems, simply a short announcement, as it revealed absolutely nothing, save for the fact that a special live show dedicated to the series would air on March 6, 2022. The show is going to reveal more details about the upcoming season.

As we have said, the live show actually revealed a lot of new information. It was confirmed that the second season of Classroom of the Elite would premiere in July 2022, which is what we had anticipated, but we also received some additional great news. Namely, a third season of Classroom of the Elite is also going to be produced, with a 2023 scheduled release date.

Classroom of the Elite season 2 dub release date

The first season of Classroom of the Elite was originally simuldubbed by Funimation and broadcast alongside the original Japanese version of the show. Now, while we don’t have a confirmation of this fact, there is nothing to suggest that Classroom of the Elite won’t, once again, be simuldubbed by Funimation and that you’re going to be able to watch the dubbed version alongside the original Japanese version of the show.

Classroom of the Elite season 2 trailer

Initially, when we wrote about the second season of Classroom of the Elite, there was no trailer. The only thing we had was an official illustration by Shunsaku Tomose, the original artist of the light novel series, and here it is:


At that time, it was still too early for a proper trailer, but seeing how the March 2022 event confirmed a lot of new information on the season’s release, we also got to see a trailer for the upcoming season, and you chan check it out for yourselves here:

The trailer also confirmed the release date for the second season and the upcoming third season as well. In June 2022, about a month before the official release of the second season, a second trailer was released and you can also check it out here, as always:

Classroom of the Elite season 2 plot

Kōdo Ikusei High School is considered the best educational institution in Japan. With a 100% rate of admission to the Grandes Ecoles and the assurance of finding the desired job, it constitutes Japanese excellence with ultramodern facilities and state-of-the-art equipment. In this establishment, points replace money and allow you to buy everything you want (food, games, consoles, etc.).

From day one, each student receives 100,000 points worth 100,000 yen in total. At first glance, Kōdo Ikusei High School seems like a real paradise, unfortunately, the reality is that only the Elite of students receive favorable treatment, the rest are subject to supremacy. Indeed, each month, depending on the grades and behavior of the class, it receives a number of points accordingly.

Qualified as an S system, the total number of points divides the classes into four categories, A, B, C and D, ranging from the best class to the worst. In addition, during a written exam, each student who fails to have a mark greater than or equal to half of the average of the class will be expelled from the school. During his entrance exam, for “some” reason, Kiyotaka Ayanokōji was “negligent”, or so it is believed.

LN Vol 04 cover

He therefore finds himself assigned to class D, the lowest level of the entire establishment where all the “inferior” students have been thrown there in order to ridicule them. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, two girls in his class, Kiyotaka Ayanokōji decides to cooperate in order to improve the class’s grades, and similarly their points.

These paragraphs were a general overview of the plot of Classroom of the Elite. Now, at this moment, we have absolutely no idea how much of the original series the second season is going to adapt; if we knew he episode number, we could speculate at least a bit, but since we have no clue about the exact episode count for season two, we cannot even wager a guess in this aspect.

The only thing we know is that Volume 4 of the light novel series is going to be adapted, so we can give you a short overview of what to expect in the first episodes of the new season.

After a great success in the island event, the D-class students face another group test. The type of the test has completely changed, it is a game that tests the intelligence of the participants, of which all students from class-A to class-D have been divided into 12 groups named according to 12 zodiac signs, each group seeks to find the “VIP” person of the other groups.

Elsewhere this “test” disturbed the spirit of the competition between the classes. The brilliant students in each class like Katsuragi and Ryūen have already achieved the objective of the exam, what are they going to do to win?! Meanwhile, Karuizawa piqued Kioytaka’s interest.

Classroom of the Elite season 2 cast

The main cast of Classroom of the Elite won’t be going through many changes, at least not as far as we know. Some new characters will be introduced, that is certain, but the main cast will remain – for the most part – unchanged until the very end (of the first series, at least). This is why we think that the main voice cast, since that is an unwritten rule in modern-day anime adaptations, will return for the second season, but also for all potential future seasons.

As we have assumed, the original cast of Classroom of the Elite will be returning for both seasons two and three, and here is who you can expect to hear soon:

  • Kiyotaka Ayanokouji, voiced by Shōya Chiba
    He is the main protagonist. Reserved, cold and of few and accurate words, he is a young man who does not appear to be what he really is. He hides and tries to forget a shady past, since in various childhood memories of him he appears to have been in some special government training center called until now “the white room”.
  • Suzune Horikita, voiced by Akari Kitō
    Ayanokouji’s bank mate. She is as cold and reserved as he is, but by her own choice. As she discovers Ayanokouji’s great hidden talent, she seeks to find out more about it, while at the same time moving up the classes.
  • Kikyou Kushida, voiced by Yurika Kubo
    A popular girl who is also in class D who has a seemingly nice and cheerful personality, and also seeks to befriend everyone in the school. However, behind her cheerful and caring facade, she has an alternate personality that is violent, cold-blooded, obnoxious, and manipulative.
  • Airi Sakura, voiced by M.A.O
    A young woman with low self-esteem and fond of photography and modeling, she was harassed by a salesman until she is rescued by Ayanokouji.
  • Yousuke Hirata, voiced by Ryōta Ōsaka He is the leader of class D. He is an optimistic young man who cares about his group, as well as having quite a few skills. However, in situations he relies on advice from both Ayanokouji and Horikita. Karuizawa’s boyfriend.
  • Ken Sudou, Kanji Ike and Haruki Yamauchi, voiced by Eiji Takeuchi, Daiki Abe and Mutsuki Iwanaka respectively
    They are the “losers” of the class. Sudou has great sports skills, both Ike and Yamauchi do not have great qualities but neither excels in academic skills. Sudou, especially, is the most hot-tempered and has come close to expulsion the most times, continually being saved by Ayanokouji and Horikita.

Where to watch Classroom of the Elite season 2?

The first season of the show was available on Crunchyroll (in subbed format) and Funimation (in dubbed format). Since these two services usually stream anime, there is no doubt that they will offer the second season for their viewers as well. We just don’t know whether the dub will be released simultaneously or not, but we think that it will.

Will there be a Classroom of the Elite season 3?

Unlike in the majority of our similar articles, we actually do not have to speculate here, as we know that Classroom of the Elite is getting a third season. The information was confirmed back in 2022, during the special event dedicated to the series, along with the fact that the show would be getting a second season as well. Classroom of the Elite is, thus, getting at least one additional season, which is set to premiere sometime in 2023, if there aren’t any delays.

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