Classroom of the Elite is finally coming back after several years and it has set its release date for Season 2 with a new poster!
The first season that was based on Shogo Kinugasa and Shunsaku Tomose’s original light novel series ended its run quite a few years ago, so many fans had actually given up hope for a proper return. It was then suddenly announced earlier this year that not only was the anime returning for a second season this July as part of the summer 2022 anime schedule, but that there will be a third season planned for a release next year also.
The new season was previously confirmed for a release this July, but a new poster and announcement has confirmed that Classroom of the Elite will be kicking off season two on 4 July in Japan. Crunchyroll has also previously announced that they have licensed the new season for an international release alongside the episodes airing in Japan, so now fans can get ready knowing that it won’t be too much longer of a wait before the new episodes kick off.
Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto are returning to direct both season two and three (which is scheduled to release some time in 2023) for Studio Lerche. The cast from the first season is also expected to return for both of these new seasons (which are planned to adapt the entire first year from the original light novels), so if you wanted to catch up before the new episodes premiere this July you can find Classroom of the Elite now streaming with Crunchyroll.
Here’s the official synopsis of the series: Kiyotaka Ayanokoji has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it’s said that 100 per cent of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school’s problem children. What’s more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. One month later, Ayanokoji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school.