‘Classroom of the Elite’ Watch Order: What To Watch Before Season 3?

Classroom of the Elite Watch Order: What to Watch Before Season 3?

Yōkoso jitsuryoku shijō shugi no kyōshitsu e, abbreviated Youzitsu and best known as Classroom of the Elite, is a Japanese light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. 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. A second season aired in 2022, with a third one premiering in early 2024. In this article, we are going to give you an in-depth, proper watch order for the whole series, now that the third season has premiered.

Editor’s Note: This post is regularly updated to include the most recent episodes and reflect all changes made to the official watch order

How many Classroom of the Elite seasons and episodes are there?

As of the time of writing this article, two full seasons of Classroom of the Elite have aired, with a third beginning in January 2024. The first two seasons had 12 and 13 episodes, respectively, which makes a total of 25 episodes. It is not known how many episodes the third season is going to have, but we assume it is going to be in the ballpark of the first two seasons. This section will be updated once more official information is released.

Classroom of the Elite watch order by release date

In this section, we are going to bring you an overview of the Classroom of the Elite works in the proper release order:

  1. Classroom of the Elite, Season 1 (anime, 2017)
  2. Classroom of the Elite, Season 2 (anime, 2022)
  3. Classroom of the Elite, Season 3 (anime, 2024)

In the next part of this article, we will tell you how you should watch the series chronologically.

In what order should you watch Classroom of the Elite?

Classroom of the Elite fans will need to start off with the very first season of Classroom of the Elite to begin the story, following through in the episode’s numerical progression until the season’s conclusion. After that, they can continue normally with the second season in the same manner, and once the third season starts, they can continue with the third season in the same manner as well. Luckily, the chronological watch order is identical to the release order, so there are no issues here.


25 Best Classroom of the Elite Quotes Every Fan Needs to Know

Classroom of the Elite chronological watch order:

Season 1 (2017)

#EpisodeAir Date
1“What is Evil? Whatever Springs from Weakness.”July 12, 2017
2“It Takes a Great Talent and Skill to Conceal One’s Talent and Skill.”July 19, 2017
3“Man is an Animal that makes Bargains: No Other Animal Does This – No Dog exchanges Bones with Another.”July 26, 2017
4“We Should not be Upset that Others Hide the Truth from Us When We Hide it from Ourselves.”August 2, 2017
5“Hell is other People.”August 9, 2017
6“There are Two Kinds of Lies; One concerns an Accomplished Fact, the Other concerns a Future Duty.”August 16, 2017
7“Nothing is as Dangerous as an Ignorant Friend; A Wise Enemy is to be Preferred.”August 23, 2017
8“Abandon All Hope, Ye Who enter Here.”August 30, 2017
9“Man is Condemned to be Free.”September 6, 2017
10“Every Man has in Himself the Most Dangerous Traitor of All.”September 13, 2017
11“What People Commonly call Fate is Mostly their Own Stupidity.”September 20, 2017
12“Genius Lives Only One Story Above Madness.”September 27, 2017

Season 2 (2022)

#EpisodeAir Date
13“Remember to Keep a Clear Head in Difficult Times.”July 4, 2022
14“There Are Two Main Human Sins from Which All the Others Derive: Impatience and Indolence.”July 11, 2022
15“The Greatest Souls Are Capable of the Greatest Vices as Well as of the Greatest Virtues.”July 18, 2022
16“The Material Has to Be Created.”July 25, 2022
17“Every Failure Is a Step to Success.”August 1, 2022
18“Adversity Is the First Path to Truth.”August 8, 2022
19“To Doubt Everything or to Believe Everything Are Two Equally Convenient Solutions; Both Dispense with the Necessity of Reflection.”August 15, 2022
20“The Wound Is at Her Heart.”August 22, 2022
21“If You Make a Mistake and Do Not Correct It, This Is Called a Mistake.”August 29, 2022
22“People, Often Deceived by An Illusive Good, Desire Their Own Ruin.”September 5, 2022
23“A Man Who Cannot Command Himself Will Always Be a Slave.”September 12, 2022
24“Force Without Wisdom Falls of Its Own Weight.”September 19, 2022
25“The Worst Enemy You Can Meet Will Always Be Yourself.”September 26, 2022

Season 3 (2024)

#EpisodeAir Date
26“The Strongest Principle of Growth Lies in the Human Choice”January 3, 2024
27“Man is Wolf to Man”January 10, 2024
28“We Never Forget What We Endeavor to Forget”January 17, 2024
29“To Work You Have the Right, But Not to the Fruits Thereof”January 24, 2024
30“Fortune Favors the Bold”January 31, 2024
31“It is Better to Receive an Injury than to Inflict One.”February 7, 2024
32“People Will Do Anything, No Matter How Absurd, In Order to Avoid Facing Their Own Souls.”February 14, 2024
33“Those Who Cannot Remember the Past Are Condemned to Repeat It.”February 21, 2024
34“Extreme Justice is Extreme Injustice.”February 28, 2024
35“The First Cause of Absurd Conclusions I Ascribe to the Want of Method.”March 6, 204

Where to watch Classroom of the Elite episodes?

If you want to watch the whole Classroom of the Elite series, you will have a fairly easy job doing that. The only place where you can watch Classroom of the Elite on a regular basis is Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll offers the series regularly through simulcast, but you’ll have to watch it in Japanese, with English subtitles. Other streaming services might offer Classroom of the Elite as well, but the episodes are not updated regularly, so you won’t be able to watch the latest ones. Also, do remember that Crunchyroll does not offer Classroom of the Elite episodes in every region of the world.


All 26 Classroom of the Elite “Story Arcs” (Events) in Order (Light Novel, Manga & Anime)

Will there be more Classroom of the Elite episodes?

As of the time of writing, the third season is ongoing. Now, whether there will be a fourth season is unknown as of the time of writing, but seeing how there is more material to adapt, as well as considering the fact that the series is fairly popular, we are hopeful that the series will continue even after Season 3.

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