The anime adaptation based on the light novel series of the same name was produced by Lerche studio. It's also widely known by the English title Classroom of the Elite. It premiered on July 12, 2017 on AT-X and other channels.
In the not too distant future, the Japanese government has established the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School, dedicated to instruct and foster the generation of people that will support the country in the future. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire.
Our protagonist is Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, a quiet, unassuming boy who is not good at making friends and would rather keep his distance. He is a student of D-Class, which is where the school dumps its inferior students in order to ridicule them. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka's situation begins to change.
Main article: List of Animation Credits
On May 1, the press release for the anime series was announced with Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto serving as its directors. On the same day, the official anime website was opened. On May 8, list of TV anime staff was revealed, followed by list of full cast a week later. As of June 24, both theme songs were revealed: The opening theme "Caste Room" by ZAQ while the ending theme "Beautiful Soldier" performed by Minami. Later, the first official anime promotional video was on screen.
The 12-episode anime series is set to broadcast on AT-X and other anime television networks from July 12 to September 27, 2017. Crunchyroll is streaming the series. Funimation has licensed the series in North America.
Episode List Edit
|#||Episode Card||Episode Title [Note 1]||Japanese Airdate|
|1||"What is Evil? Whatever Springs From Weakness"||July 12, 2017|
|2||"It Takes a Great Deal 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||"A Genius Lives Only One Story Above Madness."||September 27, 2017|
BD/DVD Release Edit
|Volume||Release Date||Episode Inclusion||Stock Number|
|1||October 4, 2017||Episodes 1, 2, and 3||ZMXZ-11371 (BD)|
|2||November 8, 2017||Episodes 4, 5, and 6||ZMXZ-11372 (BD)|
|3||December 6, 2017||Episodes 7, 8, and 9||ZMXZ-11373 (BD)|
|4||January 10, 2018||Episodes 10, 11, and 12||ZMXZ-11374 (BD)|
Notes & References Edit
- ↑ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.
External Links Edit
|Light Novel||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 4.5 • Volume 5 • Volume 6 • Volume 7|
|Manga||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 5|
|Anime||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4|
|Spin-off||√Horikita (Volume 1) • Other School Days|
|Databooks||Character Profile (Volume 1 • Volume 2)|
|Art Books||Tomoseshunsaku Art Works|