Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e 3rd Season

Classroom of the Elite III

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Synonyms: Welcome to the Classroom of the Elite, You-jitsu 3rd Season, You-zitsu 3rd Season
Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ 3rd Season
English: Classroom of the Elite III
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2024 to Mar 27, 2024
Premiered: Winter 2024
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Lerche
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: PsychologicalPsychological, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.991 (scored by 162726162,726 users)
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Ranked: #6522
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Popularity: #640
Members: 370,095
Favorites: 3,965

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Preliminary Spoiler
Jan 18, 2024
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
“Within these truths it is evident that I am truly me; the watcher of bad anime, the sniffer of glue, and the pooper of mine own pants.” - Me, five minutes ago

(Reviews CotE seasons one, two, and the first three episodes of season three; TLDR at the bottom)

Classroom of the Elite is the biggest pile of abject garbage that I can’t stop watching. On almost every front, I consider the show to be a complete failure. It’s pretentious, tonally inconsistent, and borderline unwatchable at points—and yet, here I am, back for my third song and dance with this series. I’ve tried to figure out why ...
Mar 27, 2024
Classroom of the Elite, Round 3 - We have now arrived at the end point of this excruciatingly fascinating psychological battle. But this is only just a year in relation to 2 more years in school, and the battle of the greatest minds...has only just begun.

An arduous 6.5 years and 38 heavily compressed episodes later, the adaptation of novelist Shougo Kinugasa's Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e a.k.a Classroom of the Elite, has finally reached its ending consensus. Not gonna lie, it's sad to see a high-profile and prized series like this come to an end, but Year 2 of the LN has already ...
Jan 18, 2024
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
The 3rd season of "Classroom of the Elite" elevates the suspense and strategy of the previous seasons, adapting volumes 8 to 11.5 (maybe 11.75) of the light novel. The plot delves deeper into Ayanokouji's complexity and explores even more intriguing challenges at the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing School.

This season stands out for its character development and heightened tension in intellectual and strategic conflicts. With an unpredictable narrative and surprising twists, each episode keeps the viewer thoroughly engaged.

Visually captivating and with a soundtrack that enhances the drama, this season is a must-watch for fans of the genre looking for a smart, critical story. "Classroom of the ...
Mar 27, 2024
Mixed Feelings
By this point you know what you’re going to get with these You Zitsu seasons. Good to great experience for anime onlies and an awful experience for fans of the source material. YZ season 3 is more of the same. If you’ve enjoyed the series to this point and are presumably anime only, you’ll love season 3. It covers the climax and conclusion of the first school year and has some of the hypest moments in the story. If you’re like me, a LN reader you’ll find this to be another abomination from Lerche and at this point are probably just watching to see ...
Mar 27, 2024
Hello my dear readers! The following review contains jokes that may be offensive, so if you are a fan of "Rebite Cleberson" you can skip the entire review and give me a confused face, it even helps me to give it relevance.

Starting off, when it comes to ANIME, Rebite Cleberson can certainly be one of the worst in history, it's not an exaggeration to say that you have to work hard to produce such a bad anime. Bad is not enough, to be bad you have to improve a lot. So as not to say that I'm just spreading hate about the anime, I'll start ...
Jan 17, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
Well, after last season let's get something very, very clear, there is no point comparing the Anime to the Light Novel. Clearly both are their own separate entities. For instance, one of the most hype moments in the first part of the light novel was the rooftop scene, which as you'd expect DOESN'T exist in the Anime. So does many many many, and I can't emphasize this enough many key and hype moments. As for purely a standalone Anime, it's quite decent though. Anime onlys will probably find it much more enjoyable. Let's just not compare this to the source though.

Plot and Characters: There is ...
Jan 31, 2024
Preliminary (5/13 eps)
This anime is one of my favorites
The animation is great, taking into account that this anime is not action or supernatural, which does not require a lot of work to move and animate
One of this anime strength is its characters building, and design. It is amazing how the interaction among all of them.
In my opinion, story is a masterpiece, and the writer was able to create all these different types of interactions among all these people.
I am not a LN reader, and I see many saying that there are differences from the anime.
Although I think the anime is doing great ...
Feb 5, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/13 eps)
The tangled web of academic intrigue and psychological gymnastics—a saga where the classroom becomes a battleground, and the stakes are as high as the Himalayas. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu 3 beckons us once more into its labyrinth of schemes and secrets, leaving us grappling for meaning amidst the chaos.

The premise is as convoluted as a Rubik's Cube in a hurricane—an intricate dance of wits where high schoolers engage in mind games that would leave Sherlock Holmes scratching his head. Our protagonist, the MC, stands as the beacon of reason in this tumultuous sea of adolescent machinations, his intellect a lighthouse guiding his classmates ...
Mar 28, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Both individual growth and personal relationships develop through frequent communication and interaction with others. The primary focus of Classroom Of The Elite III explores action, or the lack of it, and the effect it has on people. As such, the foundation heavily relies on the character writing to carry the weight. However, the adequate quality of writing does not fully justify the mediocre standard set by other categories, such as animation, art, and music, despite having some genuinely interesting themes. Expect a good understanding of interpersonal connections and relatable character struggles, hindered by the lack of expected enhancements in the presentation from the source material.
Jan 17, 2024
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
tldr: good. If you liked season 1 and 2, you'll like this one. But as an ln reader, I'm a little disappointed. Read the ln for a better experience

Purely from an average anime watcher's perspective, this show is still pretty great. The plot is quite intriguing and the way the anime portrays the main character makes him seem completely unpredicable, which increases enjoyment. This show really forces you to think, or if you don't want to, wait for it to reveal everything to you. The characters in the show are very unique and complex, not exactly what you would find in a show about high ...
Mar 30, 2024
To start off my 100th review ever on myanimelist, this season was very good. I'm glad we didn't have to wait 5 years for another season. It started off a bit slow at first but started building later. Like the previous season, we get the usual game aspects with even tougher challenges, but I can feel a sort of shift in the overall story as the games aren't as long anymore, and they're leaning more and more into Ayanokoji's backstory as the episodes progress. This season's ultimate focus was his relationship with Sakayanagi, the class rep of class A, and how he would triumph against ...
Jan 17, 2024
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
✵Synopsis and Background Story✵

This show focuses on struggles between characters, in different school classes, aspiring to enter the highest class in Japanese society, some classes scheming against each other. It's truly amazing how it manages to keep you on your toes, wondering what might be next. This anime is truly unlike any other that I've seen before, especially being set from a teenager's perspective who wants to hide his true indentity and act like normal highschool student. The Drama, mysterious characters and psychological elements makes classroom of the elite lovers to keep coming back and watch the anime again to understand this amazing but complex ...
Mar 27, 2024
The anime is great. It's one of the most unique anime one would be curious and would consider watching it. First of all, it has great art style. Second of all, the plot is awesome. It leaves people who watched it with curiousity and excitement. The anime has a mix of mind games,bits of action and slice of life parts(just a bit though). It is definitely an anime one would not regret watching. It feels sad but also kind of happy that this season is done. The fact that viewers realize something they don't for every episode definitely adds up the greatness of this anime. ...
Mar 28, 2024
The production is consistent and reasonable, but it's in the plot that this season stands out, maintaining a constant intrigue throughout all episodes, surpassing by far the previous seasons. Although the first season has an excellent first half and a disastrous second half, except for the last episode, and the second season presents an exciting final arc, along with some sporadic episodes or scenes, it's in the third season that the quality remains consistently high. However, the climaxes don't reach the same elevated levels as in the other seasons. Nonetheless, there are excellent character and relationship developments, along with the best hook of the work, ...
Jan 17, 2024
Preliminary (3/13 eps)
Synopsis and Background Story

In this school, students are judged not only on their academic abilities but also on their social and psychological skills. The main attractions are the drama, school life, and psychological elements that keep fans coming back to see the character development and complex plot.

Visuals and Animation

With Lerche as its animation studio, Classroom of the Elite 3rd Season features stunning visuals and good animation. The character designs stay true to the light novel version, with an improved animation quality that viewers can enjoy.
In every scene, we can feel the attention to detail given by the animation studio to visualize this intriguing school world. ...
Jan 17, 2024
Preliminary (13/13 eps)
As the first review I must say, this is the best of Classroom of the Elite because there is more Arisu Sakayanagi, it makes me so happy, here in the disabled fandom we get very little recognition but it makes me so happy that the people behind Classroom of The Elite know what they are doing, the story follows s2

One thing I find strange is how some characters can be so dumb and the others can be so smart in the same place, but each personality is unique and reflects the psychological behaviour of how someone with their personality would react.
Feb 25, 2024
Preliminary (8/13 eps)
Having binged all seasons and available episodes of Classroom of the Elite, I can safely say that this is one of the more entertaining mainstream light novel adaptations out there.

Now don't get me wrong, Classroom of the Elite certainly has glaring problems. Namely the lack of development of some of its previously focused on side characters (Airi Sakura comes to mind), its sociopathic genius of an MC that stomps through almost all conflicts as if its an Ocean's 11 movie (the anime's structure brings that movie to mind... mind boggling things occur, we get a flashback and bam! Ayanokoji set it all up), and ...
Mar 15, 2024
Preliminary (8/13 eps)
There are some anime that hit in a different way so much so that when another season comes out you feel like; ''Oh I had almost forgotten about X. I can't put my finger on why, but I'm hype af to see this being conjured in my world.''

Legitimately I've been surprised with season 3 of Youkoso, how entertained and satisfied it leaves me when finishing any episode. Especially when comparing to seasons 1 and 2 who both of them imo where not really well thought out, nor executed. I still adore them as entertainment, but the plots in 1 and 2 felt forced and unproperly ...
Apr 21, 2024
The 3rd season of Classroom of the Elite was nothing short of amazing, and has maintained its standards after its first and second season. It has met the expectations I had set for this season, in terms of the drama, plots, twists, and of course, the main character, Kiyotaka Ayanakoji (and his persuit to learn more about human behavoiur and his intricit plans to climb up to class A and stay in the High School). More and more students are beginning to uncover Ayanakoji's true abilities, so it will be exciting to see how he goes about getting his class to class A in the ...
Feb 11, 2024
Preliminary (6/13 eps)
Well, it's evident that the anime revolves around intellectual showdowns among prodigies in a school setting. These duels consistently deliver unforeseeable twists, keeping viewers on the edge of their seats. The protagonist skillfully sidesteps common character clichés, harboring a captivating past that promises further exploration down the line. However, this season seems to be progressing rather sluggishly. Whether it's my eagerness to witness the antics of our favorite psychopath, Ayanokouji, or a genuinely slower narrative pace, it's hard to pinpoint. I yearn for the return of that tense atmosphere lingering in the air after each scene cut; everything currently feels a bit too passive-aggressive. Here's ...