Classroom of the Elite Season 3 Release Date And More

Classroom of the Elite was released in 2017 and established a strong fandom. The anime is based on a light novel written by a successful novelist, Syougo Kinugasa. The promising school drama kept the audience on the edge of their seats.

Many elements made the adaptation of the light novel a huge success. Following a successful debut, the makers released the second season, which received the same traction. You will be happy to know that the third season of Classroom of the Elite is gracing the screens. 

Read this article till the end to find out everything about Classroom of the Elite season 3. 

Classroom of the Elite Season 3 Release Date

The makers announced Classroom of the Elite season 3 in February 2022 after receiving a positive response for the second season. The announcement came immediately after season 2 was wrapped up. Earlier, the plans to release the subsequent season were scheduled for 2023. However, it could not happen for some reasons, and the makers postponed the release to 2024. 

You will be happy to learn that the makers have already released the third season in the first week of January. Yes, you heard it right! 

The third season of Classroom of the Elite has already premiered on the 3rd of January, 2024. The premiere was made on the AT-X channel at 10:30 pm (8:30 EDT) before running to other channels like Tokyo MX, BS NTV, Sun TV, TC Aichi, and KBS Kyoto. 

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Classroom of the Elite Plot

Before we jump on the discussion of the third season, let us briefly describe the plot of this series. According to Crunchyroll:

“Kiyotaka Ayanokoji has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it’s said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school’s problem children. What’s more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. One month later, Ayanokoji, Horitika, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school.” 

This series is unique in itself and does not depend on fantasy clichés. On the contrary, it is a mind-game fest with many complicated ideas. A full-of-detail series keeps the viewers hooked at every instance. 

What will be Seen in the Classroom of the Elite Season 3? 

The third season is likely to address the core plot threads and would pick up from the finale of the second season. The official synopsis of the third season is as under: 

“Despite the existence of groups mixed from multiple classes, the test is graded on a group-by-group basis. The students are horrified by the fact that they cannot get a high score unless they cooperate with students from other classes who have been competing against them, and most of all, they are horrified by the rule that any group that fails to reach the borderline will be expelled.” 

The third season is likely to end the light novel’s first-year arc based on nine light novels and two manga volumes. The source material is plenty enough for the makers to take up more seasons and do justice to the story.

The anime has always remained loyal to the chapters of the light novel. Thus, the third installment will continue the ritual. By looking at the second season’s finale’s cliffhanger, the audience can expect to see Arisu Sakayanagi in a crucial role in the third season.

It is expected that the third installment will adapt the remaining five volumes from Volume 8 to Volume 11.5, completing the Year 1 arc of Kinugasa’s original light novel series.

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Classroom of the Elite Season 3 Have Episodes

The first episode of the third season has already been released and received attention from the viewers. Classroom of the Elite is likely to run for 13 episodes from the 3rd of January to the 27th of March, 2024, with the episode released on a weekly basis. 

Classroom of the Elite Season 3 Cast

Directors Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto have returned for the third season’s direction and so have the cast members from the previous two seasons. Here’s the complete list of the pivotal characters you will spot in the third season. 

  • Shouya Chiba as Kiyotaka Ayanokouj
  • Soma Saito as Miyabi Nagumo
  • Rina Hidaka as Alice Sakayanagi
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Kei Karuizawa
  • Yurika Kubo as Kikyou Kushida
  • Akari Kitou as Suzune Horikita
  • Yuichiro Umehara as Manabu Horikita
  • Rina Satou as Sae Chabashira
  • Ryota Ohsaka as Yōsuke Hirata
  • Satoshi Hino as Kōhei Katsuragi
  • Shunsuke Kawabe as Hideo Sotomura
  • Toshiki Iwasawa as Rokusuke Kōenji
  • Ayane Sakura as Masumi Kamuro
  • M.A.O as Airi Sakura
  • Masaaki Mizunaka as Kakeru Ryūen
  • Mikako Komatsu as Mio Ibuki
  • Mutsuki Iwanaka as Haruki Yamauchi
  • Nao Tōyama as Honami Ichinose

Where Can I Watch Classroom of the Elite Season 3? 

For the global audience, Crunchyroll has secured the licensing rights for the third season, solidifying its status as a beloved franchise on the platform. You can stream all the latest episodes of the third installment on this platform in English and other dubbed formats.

For those who haven’t watched this series, you can stream its previous seasons too. Other streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video have also made this series available in limited regions. 

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