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Ayanokoji’s Plan Comes Together In This 3rd ‘Classroom of the Elite’ Anime Season Clip

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© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners

The anime adaptation of the light novel series Classroom of the Elite back in August 2018 went over generally well and it saw both streaming and home video releases in North America and beyond. We learned back in February 2022 that a sequel season has gotten the green light and then in March 2022 that a third season was in the works as well.

While the plan originally was for the third season to land in 2023, it ended up being rescheduled for a January 2024 debut and Crunchyroll picked it up for viewers in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS when it arrives.

With the series making a January 3rd, 2024 premiere, the latest update brings us a new clip from the eighth episode of the season. The votes are in and Ayanokoji wins the positive votes, leaving Yamauchi the lowest!

The new season features the opening theme song “Minor Piece” from ZAQ and the ending theme song “Konsei dai Kakumei” from Yui Ninomiya below.

Check out our review of the series.

The show set Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto to direct it based on the series composition by Aoi Akashiro. Kazuaki Morita is on board to work on the character designs with studio Lerche handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Akari Kitō as Suzune Horikita, Shōya Chiba as Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, Yurika Kubo as Kikyō Kushida, Akihisa Wakayama as Ryūji Kanzaki, Amisa Sakuragi as Mei-Yu Wang, Ayana Taketatsu as Kei Karuizawa, Daiki Abe as Kanji Ike, Eiji Takeuchi as Ken Sudō, Hisako Kanemoto as Chie Hoshinomiya, Konomi Kohara as Akane Tachibana, Lynn as Maya Sato, M.A.O as Airi Sakura, Masaaki Mizunaka as Kakeru Ryūen, Masumi Tazawa as Chiaki Matsushita, Mikako Komatsu as Mio Ibuki, Mutsuki Iwanaka as Haruki Yamauchi, Nao Shiraki as Chihiro Shiranami, Nao Tōyama as Honami Ichinose, Rina Hidaka as Alice Sakayanagi, Rina Satou as Sae Chabashira, Ryota Ohsaka as Yōsuke Hirata, Satoshi Hino as Kōhei Katsuragi, Shino Shimoji as Kokoro Inogashira, Shunsuke Kawabe as Hideo Sotomura, Toshiki Iwasawa as Rokusuke Kōenji, Tsubasa Gōda as Teruhiko Yukimura, and Yuichiro Umehara as Manabu Horikita.

The series comes from writer Shougo Kinugasa and artist Shunsaku Tomose which began in May 2015 with new volumes hitting regularly.

Apphia Yu served as the ADR director and worked from scripts by Emily Neves. The main cast includes Justin Briner as Kiyotaka Ayanokoji, Felecia Angelle as Suzune Horikita, Sarah Wiedenheft as Kikyo Kushida, David Matranga as Manabu Horikita, Brandon McInnis as Ken Sudo, Travis Mullenix as Haruki Yamauchi, Aaron Dismuke as Kanji Ike, Christopher Wehkamp as Rokusuke Koenji, Dallas Reid as Yosuke Hirata, Bryn Apprill as Kei Karuizawa, Matt Shipman as Hideo Sotomura, Michelle Rojas as Maya Sato, Brittney Karbowski as Chiaki Matsushita, and Jennifer Alyx as Sae Chabashira.

Plot concept: Kōdo Ikusei Senior High School, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Kōdo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment. The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination and was put in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.

Previous promos and visuals:

© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners
© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners
© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners
© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners
© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners
© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners
© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners

Original series promos:

© Syougo Kinugasa / Published by Kadokawa Corporation / Youzitsu Partners