Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

Classroom of the Elite

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Synonyms: Welcome to the Classroom of the Elite, You-jitsu
Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ
English: Classroom of the Elite
German: Classroom of the Elite
Spanish: Classroom of the Elite
French: Classroom of the Elite
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2017 to Sep 27, 2017
Premiered: Summer 2017
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 23:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.861 (scored by 807592807,592 users)
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Ranked: #8712
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Popularity: #104
Members: 1,277,945
Favorites: 18,852

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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?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Tanaka, Shou


Opening Theme

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"Caste Room (カーストルーム)" by ZAQ (eps 2-8, 10-11)

Ending Theme

1: "Caste Room (カーストルーム)" by ZAQ (eps 1)
2: "Beautiful Soldier" by Minami (eps 2-11)

Episode Videos


Sep 27, 2017
Please note this review assumes that you have already finished watching Youkoso and while care has been taken to minimize story spoilers there may be spoilers in character analysis

In Society are humans really treated equally or are they treated according to the standards in society

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Oct 1, 2017
Mixed Feelings
I think that this anime isn't very newbie friendly. The story is pretty confusing, there is no the usual "OP character" or main stream background like magic,etc.

Story. I think they really miss this one. Usually the Story revolve around the MC, but they only scratch it. They tease about each MC backstory but give a full story about it. I hope they wait for enough material from the LN to make it a 25 episode/2 season. It's like watching the first SAO and end it at Aincrad Arc.

Art. Tomose Shunsaku, if you play some VN or eromanga you might know this person. I got to ...
Sep 27, 2017
I'm not claiming to be a veteran when it comes to watching anime, but I've seen enough where viewing shows with a typical high school setting just doesn't cut it for me anymore. Of course a lot of the shows in this genre come with a twist or two, and Classroom of the Elite is no exception. However just because an anime uses the classic school life formula doesn't mean that it will be successful. While it's true that some shows are able to effectively pull off the school life setting, lesser anime, like Classroom of the Elite, fail right from the get go. ...

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