Classroom of the Elite

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)

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On the surface, Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a utopia. The students enjoy an unparalleled amount of freedom, and it is ranked highly in Japan. However, the reality is less than ideal. Four classes, A through D, are ranked in order of merit, and only the top classes receive favorable treatment. Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of Class D, where the school dumps its worst. There he meets the unsociable Suzune Horikita, who believes she was placed in Class D by mistake and desires to climb all the way to Class A, and the seemingly amicable class idol Kikyou Kushida, whose aim is to make as many friends as possible. While class membership is permanent, class rankings are not; students in lower ranked classes can rise in rankings if they score better than those in the top ones. Additionally, in Class D, there are no bars on what methods can be used to get ahead. In this cutthroat school, can they prevail against the odds and reach the top?

User Rating: 4.47 ( 27 votes)


English: Classroom of the Elite
Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2017 to Sep 27, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Producers: Studio Hibari, Lantis, Media Factory, AT-X, Sony Music Communications, Toranoana, Kadokawa Media House, AKABEiSOFT2
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Light novel
Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Drama, School
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p, 1080p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Hiroyuki Hashimoto – Director
Seiji Kishi – Director
Satoki Iida – Sound Director
Aoi Akashiro – Script, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Caste Room (カーストルーム)” by ZAQ (eps 2-8, 10-11)
ED1: “Caste Room (カーストルーム)” by ZAQ (ep 1)
ED2: “Beautiful Soldier” by Minami (eps 2-11)

Episode List

01: What is evil? Whatever springs from weakness.
02: It takes a great talent and skill to conceal one’s talent and skill.
03: Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this—no dog exchanges bones with another.
04: We should not be upset that others hide the truth from us, when we hide it so often from ourselves.
05: Hell is other people.
06: There are two kinds of lies; one concerns an accomplished fact, the other concerns a future duty.
07: Nothing is as dangerous as an ignorant friend; a wise enemy is to be preferred
08: Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.
09: Man is condemned to be free.
10: Every man has in himself the most dangerous traitor of all
11: What people commonly call fate is mostly their own stupidity.
12: Genius lives only one story above madness.



This show gave me trust issues….. FUCK


A hidden gem. It has nice characters and plot twists to it.


More interesting that I thought it would be, judging from the description.


They have the eyes of demons.


The anime of the season for me
I really want another season of this


Convoluted setting reminiscent of Baka to Test with characters resembling the cast of OreGairu with much the same forced drama.


This was well below average. Just kind of threw a buncha shit at a wall to see what would stick. Nothing did.


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    “When do you think people die? When they are shot through the heart by the bullet of a pistol? No. When they are ravaged by an incurable disease? No. When they drink a soup made from a poisonous mushroom? No! It’s when… they are forgotten.” – Dr Hiruluk, One Piece