Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV)

Classroom of the Elite

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Alternative Titles

English: Classroom of the Elite
Synonyms: Welcome to the 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)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Lerche
Source: Light novel
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.841 (scored by 466987466,987 users)
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Ranked: #7832
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Popularity: #156
Members: 759,968
Favorites: 10,463

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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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Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (TV) adapts volumes 1-3 of Syougo Kinugasa's light novel series.

Episode Videos

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iida, Satoki
Sound Director
Itou, Fumio
Episode Director


Opening Theme

"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 (ep 1)
#2: "Beautiful Soldier" by Minami (eps 2-11)

Sep 27, 2017
Pitzer (All reviews)
“Are human beings truly equal?”

Using a pretentious question as an opener is common in Light Novel adaptations. It's a fast way to both grab the attention of the inexperienced viewer and to introduce the general intentions of the show. However, questioning the equality of the entire human race is a comical idea. The question itself only functions as a rhetorical question and even then, you gain nothing from the inevitable “no” as an answer. It is a question that serves no purpose, a problem that is reflected throughout the show’s entire runtime. Unfortunately, the problems don’t end there. Welcome to the Classroom of the Elite read more
Sep 27, 2017
Shingster (All reviews)
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

Based off a well-known light novel series of the same name Youkoso gives us the opportunity to ask one of the fundamental questions that most teenagers would ask as they enter High school. In society are all human beings treated equally and does this by introducing us to a prestigious high school that has an impressive record read more
Sep 27, 2017
HellLyter (All reviews)
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. read more
Sep 27, 2017
Stark700 (All reviews)
When you think of the word ‘school’, the first words that come to mind might be textbooks, lecture, exams, and careers. Schools are designed to prepare for students for their future after all. However, that’s not entirely the case for Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, a school that tests their students beyond the academic level. Youkoso Jitsuroku Shinjou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e (also known as “Classroom of the Elite”) is an anime that explores how survival in the outside world depends much more than just your academic skills.

From my early impressions, this anime stood out from some light novel adaptations as it deconstructs the educational read more

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