Is ‘Classroom of the Elite’ Finished? (Manga & Light Novel)

Is Classroom of the Elite Finished? (Anime, Manga & Light Novel)
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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. Media Factory has published eighteen volumes since 2015 in their MF Bunko J collection. The series was adapted into a manga by Yuyu Ichino; this adaptation has been published by the same publisher in its pre-publication magazine, the Monthly Comic Alive, since January 27, 2016. A spin-off by Sakagaki was published in the same magazine between June 2017 and May 2018. An anime television series adaptation produced by Lerche first aired between July 12 and September 27, 2017. A second season has been aired in July 2022, while a third season is scheduled for 2024. In this article, you are going to find out whether the Classroom of the Elite franchise is finished or is still ongoing.

  • Article Breakdown:
  • Classroom of the Elite is a franchise consisting of three works – a light novel series, a manga series, and an anime series – and all three works are still ongoing and are not finished.
  • The light novel series began publication on May 25, 2015, and the original series ended on September 25, 2019, after 11 volumes. But, a sequel series, which is still ongoing, began publication on January 24, 2020.
  • The original manga has been published since January 27, 2016; there is also a 2-volume spin-off manga (Horikita), and the sequel has also been published in manga format since December 25, 2021.

Classroom of the Elite light novel is not over

The light novel series is written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. The first volume was published by the publisher Media Factory in the MF Bunko J collection on May 25, 2015. The first part consists of a total of fourteen volumes, eleven main volumes and three other volumes. The second part, titled Yōkoso jitsuryoku shijō shugi no kyōshitsu e 2-nensei-hen (English: Classroom of the Elite: Year 2), began publication in January 2020 and is still ongoing, with 12 volumes being published as of February 24.

In North America, the series is published in English by the publishing house Seven Seas Entertainment. So, as you can see, the light novel series is still ongoing and has just started its sequel. The published volumes so far are:

Classroom of the Elite

No.Original release dateOriginal ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1May 25, 2015978-4-04-067657-9February 7, 2019 (Digital)
May 7, 2019 (Physical)
978-1-64-275137-6
2September 25, 2015978-4-04-067778-1May 16, 2019 (Digital)
August 13, 2019 (Physical)
978-1-64-275139-0
3January 25, 2016978-4-04-068008-8July 18, 2019 (Digital)
November 19, 2019 (Physical)
978-1-64-275723-1
4May 25, 2016978-4-04-068338-6November 21, 2019 (Digital)
February 25, 2020 (Physical)
978-1-64-505197-8
4.5September 23, 2016978-4-04-068629-5February 6, 2020 (Digital)
June 16, 2020 (Physical)
978-1-64-505437-5
5January 25, 2017978-4-04-069017-9May 14, 2020 (Digital)
July 21, 2020 (Physical)
978-1-64-505486-3
6May 25, 2017978-4-04-069231-9July 23, 2020 (Digital)
October 13, 2020 (Physical)
978-1-64-505751-2
7October 25, 2017978-4-04-069458-0October 29, 2020 (Digital)
January 19, 2021 (Physical)
978-1-64-505820-5
7.5January 25, 2018978-4-04-069675-1February 4, 2021 (Digital)
March 23, 2021 (Physical)
978-1-64-505975-2
8May 25, 2018978-4-04-069861-8May 27, 2021 (Digital)
June 22, 2021 (Physical)
978-1-64-827223-3
9September 25, 2018978-4-04-065157-6August 26, 2021 (Digital)
September 28, 2021 (Physical)
978-1-64-827261-5
10January 25, 2019978-4-04-065506-2February 17, 2022 (Digital)
March 15, 2022 (Physical)
978-1-64-827321-6
11May 25, 2019978-4-04-065739-4April 7, 2022 (Digital)
May 10, 2022 (Physical)
978-1-64-827361-2
11.5September 25, 2019978-4-04-064007-5May 12, 2022 (Digital)
June 28, 2022 (Physical)
978-1-63858-102-4

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Classroom of the Elite: Year 2

No.Original release dateOriginal ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
1January 24, 2020978-4-04-064329-8June 9, 2022 (Digital)
July 19, 2022 (Physical)
978-1-63858-182-6
2June 25, 2020978-4-04-064664-0July 21, 2022 (Digital)
August 30, 2022 (Physical)
978-1-63858-337-0
3October 24, 2020978-4-04-065942-8September 8, 2022 (Digital)
November 22, 2022 (Physical)
978-1-63858-642-5
4February 25, 2021978-4-04-680166-1February 7, 2023 (Physical)978-1-63858-817-7
4.5June 25, 2021978-4-04-680516-4May 9, 2023 (Physical)978-1-68579-639-6
5October 25, 2021978-4-04-680846-2May 18, 2023 (Digital)
July 11, 2023 (Physical)
978-1-68579-653-2
6February 25, 2022978-4-04-681185-1June 15, 2023 (Digital)
October 3, 2023 (Physical)
978-1-63858-816-0
7June 24, 2022978-4-04-681477-7September 14, 2023 (Digital)
December 5, 2023 (Physical)
978-1-68579-947-2
8October 25, 2022978-4-04-681833-1April 16, 2024 (Physical)979-8-88843-430-7
9February 25, 2023978-4-04-682213-0
9.5June 23, 2023978-4-04-682566-7
10October 25, 2023978-4-04-682985-6
11February 24, 2024978-4-04-683349-5

Classroom of the Elite manga is also still ongoing

A manga adaptation of the main series by Yuyu Ichino has been published in Media Factory’s seinen manga preprint magazine Monthly Comic Alive since January 27, 2016. The manga has been compiled into seventeen tankōbon volumes to date. Directed by Sakagaki, a spin-off series was published in the August 2017 issue of Monthly Comic Alive, released on June 27, 2017. The ongoing publication of the Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 manga began on December 25, 2021.

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Titled Yōkoso jitsuryoku shijō shugi no kyōshitsu e √ Horikita, the manga, i.e., the development of the story, takes place in an alternate universe. The final chapter was published in the July 2018 issue, released on May 26, 2018. In total, this spin-off consists of two tankōbon volumes. As you can see, while the alternative universe spin-off is over, the two principal manga series are still ongoing.

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