Want to remember your lovely school life again? Then you must watch Classroom Of The Elite. The first season of this amazing series has already ended. And the passionate fans are waiting for the Classroom Of The Elite season 2.
I guess you have already watched season 1 and are now eagerly waiting for the sequel. Will the sequel of this amazing drama series come?
Tough to give the answer in a word. It depends on several facts. And it can be assumed that Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Release Date maybe somewhere in 2022.
And now, let’s explore those factors and get your answer.
Total Seasons of Classroom Of The Elite
As an anime lover, I would definitely add Classroom of the Elite to my bucket list because of its light and relaxing story. So, today I will discuss this amazing one.
The anime television series is written by Aoi Akashiro and directed by Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto. The story revolves around a boy named Kiyotaka Ayanokoji who is a student of D-class of Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School. It’s a psychological thriller series.
Till now only one season has been released of this anime series and the first season premiered on July 12, 2017. There were 12 episodes in the first season. The last episode premiered on September 27, 2017.
After the first season, there is no news or announcement about season 2. But the fans are eagerly waiting to see what happens next. Without that, we won’t know who Ayanokoji or Horikita will rise to class A.
Well, one can easily know the whole story by reading light novels or manga series. But watching anime is always preferable and more fun for people.
So only season 2 can help us with this, but so far there’s no announcement of it from the production.
How Can We Figure Out Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Will Get Announced?
There’s no doubt that so many people have loved that anime series after the release. We can see it by looking at the reviews and ratings.
Though the production team didn’t say anything, we can help ourselves with a way. I like to research the anime I like and I have done it so many times.
First of all, I needed to gather source material, popularity, and sales information of the anime and I have done the same for Classroom Of The Elite too. Now, I will share the information with you and then you will understand whether you should expect the next one or not.
Most anime series are adopted from light novels, manga, or visual novels. And the source material for this series is light novels.
For this, we need to know whether the light novels are ongoing or not. If the story is in the midway, then its sequel can see the green light. Here we can mention One Punch Man season 3 which has the possibility of release as the story’s not finished yet.
Another point is to check out how many light novels got used for the anime’s first season. If there’s enough stuff to continue the anime, then it may have the fate of Made In Abyss Season 2 which is very likely to get announced.
Is Classroom Of The Elite’s Story Still Running?
The series written by Shogo Kinugasa has a total of 13 volumes and 3 short volumes of light novels. Most importantly, it’s still present. The last volume was released on June 25, 2020. The last one was released in October 2020.
Generally, the author releases 2 to 3 new volumes and one short story every year.
Covered Light Novels By Anime Series
The first season has covered 3 light novels and if there’s season 2, it will start from volume 4.
Now, looking at the source material, we can say the source material is no problem for the sequel.
Sales and Profit
The main reason for not making an anime sequel is low sales and profit. If an anime ends up losing money, then there’s no way the production will put effort and go through more loss.
The 2nd season of Classroom Of The Elite is required to cost 3,000,000 dollars to produce. Now, we need to check how much profit it has earned from the first season. Also if it would be okay to invest that much amount seeing the profit result. Which’s why Noragami season 3 didn’t start to be produced yet because of the profit issue.
Blu-ray sales of Classroom Of The Elite are about 1,300 copies which are not so satisfying. Overlord season 4 had sold about 5 times of it which’s why it’s very likely to have Overlord season 4. The expectation was more than this for the classroom of the elite.
Here, people may say that streaming is taking place on disks. But other anime have so much profit from a few thousand of Blu-ray sales. So, I would say it is very unexpected from this anime which won’t help the sequel.
Light novel sales
Unlike Blu-ray sales, light novel sales of the anime are very pleasing. The latest volume of the 2nd year was sold around 95,000 copies. And it’s increasing the chance of season 2. Even these light novels are competing with big series like Konsuba.
The publisher of Classroom Of The Elite, Mf Bunko J, is convinced with the sale. It has already beaten the publisher’s best-selling Re: Zero.
There are only 4 figures and 100 goods available for this franchise which is sad though. Because this series has so many interesting pretty characters. It may mean that companies are not willing to make figures for this franchise.
Other anime has a few hundred goods in the market. So the number is not ensured for the sequel.
And from the sales and profit section, we have only light novel sales that we can depend on. Other than this there’s no satisfactory information. Even if it didn’t lose money, the substantial profit is not enough.
Here we will see how much popularity it has gained when being aired in 2017. For this, we will look into social media, google trends, and light novels.
The official website of the anime was last updated in 2019. The official Twitter account has 119,000 followers and the last tweet was in August 2020. It was about the publisher’s summer festa.
In 2017, it has got peak popularity and after the ending, it kept dropping. And now it has only 20% of its peak popularity.
The anime has 3,800,000 copies in print and also the sale is good. The release speed of novels is fine.
The franchise’s popular for light novels but there’s a low demand for merchandise.
Story of Classroom Of The Elite
The Japanese government established a school, Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School. There they instructed children who would support the country in the future. The students survived the tough academic curriculum in the classroom and got through challenges outside the classroom.
The story runs with a boy Kiyotaka Ayanokoji who couldn’t make friends easily. He was a student of D-class where the school dumped only inferior students. He met Suzune Horikita and Kikyo Kushida in the class.
Characters of Classroom of the Elite
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji – who’s not good at communicating and intentionally kept his grades low. He could have joined A-class but keeping his grades low joined D-class. It’s shown that he was part of an experiment by his father where children had gone through tests to have superhuman-like abilities.
Suzune Horikita – she was a cold-hearted and unfriendly student sitting next to Kiyotaka. She knew martial arts like Kiyotaka. After she realized her hypocrisy, her attitude improved a lot.
Kikyou Kushida – she had a nice, cheerful, and friendly but also a cold-blooded and violent personality. She didn’t like Horikita but also wanted to get close to her.
Airi Sakura – a girl who had fear and nervousness, loved photography, and was a student of Kiyotaka’s class. He once saved her from being assaulted and she felt indebted to him since then.
Horami Ichinose – she was a B-class student and friendly with down-class students like Kushida and Kiyotaka. She obtained a lot of private points and Kiyotaka spread rumors about it to trap Kakeru Ryuen of Class C.
Arisu Sakayanagi – she was highly intelligent. She demanded to know Kiyotaka well though he denied it. She knew about the “White Room” too.
Manabu Horikita – who was Suzune Horikita’s older brother and student council president. He resented Suzune as her presence threatened his reputation as she was in D-class. He had skills in martial arts.
Animes are always mind-relieving for people like me. And I really like the Classroom of the Elite because of its concept and fun. So if you haven’t watched it yet, I will suggest you watch this anime. And also I can assure you that it is something which can come to you as relaxation.
Well, the fans of the anime are waiting for the Classroom Of The Elite season 2 including me. As I discussed already, the merchandise and Blu-ray sales don’t give us hope. Though looking at other information we can have good hope for the sequel. Now what we can do is wait for an announcement from the franchise.