Fans of the psychological thriller anime ‘Classroom of the Elite’ got some welcomed news with the announcement that the series is being renewed for a second season.
“Take your seats, everyone, one of the most-wanted anime sequels is finally happening! ‘Classroom of the Elite’ just revealed that a new sequel project is in the works with a visual by illustrator Shunsaku Tomose,” Funimation announced on their website. “Additional details are set to be revealed in a livestream event on March 6, featuring voice actors Shōya Chiba and Yurika Kubo.” They added, “Staff and cast for the sequel are yet to be confirmed.”
‘Classroom of the Elite’ is based on a manga written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. It was published through Media Factory’s imprint MF Bunko J with Seven Seas Entertainment publishing it in English. The anime adaption is produced by the Japanese animation studio Lerche with Crunchyroll and Funimation handling North American distribution.
They also released a promo visual for the sequel announcement:
"Classroom of the Elite" Sequel has been announced! pic.twitter.com/AYSyQlZmXF
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Wikipedia describes the synopsis as follows,
“In the distant future, the Japanese government has established the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School, dedicated to instruct and foster the generation of people that will support the country in the future. The students are given a high degree of freedom in order to closely mimic real life.
The story follows the perspective of Kiyotaka Ayanokōji, a quiet and unassuming boy who is not good at making friends and would rather keep his distance, but possesses unrivaled intelligence. He is a student of Class-D, which is where the school dumps its inferior students. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change and he starts to get involved in many affairs, and his thought of ideal normal high school life begins to get scattered.”
The first season of ‘Classroom of the Elite’ was directed by Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto.