Enthusiasts of the acclaimed anime “Classroom of the Elite” have been eagerly awaiting updates about the forthcoming third season. Following the second season’s debut almost a year ago, during the summer of 2022, fans are eager to know when they can anticipate the next chapter of this gripping saga. Let’s delve into what we’ve learned so far about Classroom of the Elite Season 3.
The second season of “Classroom of the Elite” encompassed 13 episodes, produced by Studio Lerche and aired between July and September 2022, leaving fans craving more. The anime has effectively adapted the first 7 volumes of the light novel series, concluding with the final episode’s adaptation of volume 7.5.
The ongoing light novel series, authored by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose, currently boasts over 20 volumes. In addition, there are various short story collections that accompany the main series.
The first-year light novel series spans 11 volumes and features three short story collections (4.5, 7.5, and 11.5), while the second-year series, still in progress, currently includes 9 volumes and one short story collection.
Given the abundance of source material, fans have good reason to anticipate a new season of the anime. Fortuitously, an official announcement for season 3 was made in March 2022, even before the second season’s release.
The official website declared, “The production of the third season of the TV anime ‘Classroom of the Elite’ has been decided. The Classroom of the Elite season 3 will be broadcast in Jan 2024. However, there have been no new updates regarding season 3 since the initial announcement.
Fans were optimistic that more details about the next season would be revealed following the conclusion of the second season, but, disappointingly, no trailers, visuals, or other details have yet been shared.
The only confirmed detail is that the third season of “Classroom of the Elite” will premiere sometime in 2024, as stated in the recent announcement.
As we approach the end of Spring 2023, the anime season for summer, starting in July is rapidly approaching. Given the official confirmation that season 3 will debut in 2024, fans are speculating that it will premiere in either the summer or fall.
【NEWS】Classroom of the Elite Season 3 broadcast date has been postponed to January 2024 due to various circumstances.
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However, if a summer 2023 release were planned, it’s likely that confirmation would have been given by now, as other upcoming summer anime such as “Jujutsu Kaisen Season 2,” “Mushoku Tensei Season 2,” and “Rent-a-Girlfriend Season 3” have already announced specific release dates, trailers, and other relevant details.
In contrast, “Classroom of the Elite” Season 3 remains enigmatic. Consequently, there’s a high likelihood that it will debut in Fall 2024, barring any unexpected delays. However, this is merely speculation, and fans will have to patiently await an official confirmation regarding the exact release date.
For those new to the series, “Classroom of the Elite” is a Japanese light novel series, published from May 2015 to September 2019 under Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprint. Its popularity led to a sequel light novel series, “Classroom of the Elite: Year 2,” beginning in January 2020.
Both the first and second seasons of the anime are available for streaming on Crunchyroll, the premier platform for anime enthusiasts.
Anticipated Plot Developments in Classroom of the Elite Season 3
Season 3 is expected to delve deeper into the past of Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, the show’s protagonist, and his connection to the mysterious “White Room.” Further developments in Ayanokōji’s relationships with his classmates, particularly Suzune Horikita, Kikyou Kushida, and Kei Karuizawa, are also expected to feature prominently.
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Coverage of Light Novel Volumes
The third season will likely cover volumes 8-11.5 of the light novel. This season marks the end of the first year at Kōdo Ikusei Senior High School for Ayanokōji and his classmates, setting the stage for some significant developments and potential plot twists.
New Special Test: Mixed Training Camp
The season will begin with a new Special Test, the “Mixed Training Camp,” which involves separating boys and girls and forcing them to create groups. Each group will need a leader who will earn double points, but will also bear the risk of expulsion from the school if their group fails the exam.
This test may provide an opportunity for Manabu, Suzune’s brother, to get closer to Ayanokōji, potentially creating more enemies for himself and new plot lines. After the Special Test, Arisu Sakayanagi’s plans begin to affect key characters, positioning herself as Ayanokōji’s biggest rival after Ryuen’s defeat. The newly appointed president of the Student Council, Miyabi Nagumo, will also play a significant role in the upcoming events.
End of the Year Exam and Character Backstories
The end-of-the-year exam and the events surrounding it will be the main focus of the season. Fans can expect to learn more about the pasts of both main and secondary characters. Ayanokōji’s father may try again to make him quit the school, and there will be a Bonus Exam designed to expel some first-years.
As dedicated followers of this enthralling series, we pledge to keep you updated with any official announcements and developments regarding “Classroom of the Elite” Season 3. Stay tuned for further news and get ready for another exhilarating chapter in the world of “Classroom of the Elite”!