Fans of isekai, it is time to rejoice because Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 has finally been renewed! It has been more than four years since the last episode of Classroom Of The Elite aired in September 2017. Ever since then, the demand for the second season has been on the rise. With the most distinct time travel story and brilliant animation, this series has made quite a name for itself. So, why has there been a delay in the production decision? All questions are answered in the following subheads. So, here is everything you need to know about the return of the series.
Classroom Of The Elite is a light novel series created by artist Shogo Kinugasa. Shunsaku Tomose is the illustrator of the text. One year after the light novel came out, the manga also launched in 2016. Later on, Studio Lerche adapted this storyline into an anime series. The first episode came out in July 2017. Even with a successful run, the production of the series remains under question. Keep reading further to find out more about it.
Classroom Of The Elite Season 2: Renewed!
On February 21, 2022, the official Twitter account of Classroom of the Elite put out a post confirming the returns of the second season. In addition, the tweet confirmed that more updates would come up in March 2022. The official YouTube channel of Kodakawa will air the Presentation Program of Season 2 announcement. It is notable that the makers also released the first-ever visual from Classroom Of The Elite Season 2. You can check out the visual right here:
Has The Production Started?
The first-ever renewal announcement has confirmed that the voice actors will come on board in the March 2022 presentation. Shoya Chiba and Yurika Kubo, who play the characters of Kiyotaka Ayanokōji and Kikyou Kushida, will be joining the panel of announcers next month. This gives us the confirmation that the sequel might already be in production. Also, if the voice cast has joined the team, then most of the animation work might be deemed complete. However, at the time of writing, there is no update from the side of the makers regarding the production of Season 2.
Is There Enough Source Material?
Surpassing the original light novel series, the anime draws its story from the manga. The source material has fourteen volumes in total. The 12-episode season ended up using only the first three volumes of the manga. Thus, the story has around nine more volumes to adapt for a sequel. In fact, the franchise might end up getting more than four seasons if the story is adapted till the end. On top of this, the franchise also has source material spare for spin-off and movie projects.
Aside from the original manga series, the franchise also covers another spin-off by the name of Classroom of the Elite: Year 2. Both a light novel and a manga of the franchise exist. So, fans can expect a lot more from the banner than just one anime adaptation.
What Will Happen In Season 2?
As mentioned earlier, Classroom of the Elite adapted the first three volumes of the manga. Thus, it is apparent that Season 2 will be following the fourth book. In the story so far, Kiyotaka ended up securing a good position at the Lord of the Flies-style test. But in the finale episode, Kiyotaka’s initial arc remains the same. Even with as many horrific instances, Kiyotaka still did not understand the true value of human life. He still considered humans to be mere creatures with no value attached to their life.
As the story picks up from the fourth book, the next arc of the storyline will deal with another inter-class mission. The students will be divided into groups on the basis of their zodiac signs. Then, these twelve groups will have to figure out who the VIP member in these groups is. As simple as the mission sounds, it involves a great deal of psychological analysis and chase.
As usual, the season will involve a lot of violence and bloodshed. Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 will also deal with the growing tension in the relationship between Kiyotaka and his father. After hearing about his parent, the protagonist is more fixated on continuing his year in this strange school.
Classroom Of The Elite Season 2: Release Date
Considering that the production of Season 2 has already begun, it is possible that a new trailer will be launched pretty soon. As per the first announcement, the makers will conduct a presentation event on March 6, 2022. Fans would be able to watch the event on Kodakawa’s official YouTube Channel. It is expected that the trailer will be launched on the day itself. Further, a Fall 2022 release seems appropriate for a return. Fans can expect to watch Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 in October 2022. In case there are more official updates from the side of the makers, we will be sure to update this space. Thus, keep an eye on this corner to get more updates.