Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
Classroom of the Elite
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Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e

Alternative Titles

English: Classroom of the Elite
Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ


Volumes: 14
Chapters: 110
Status: Finished
Published: May 25, 2015 to Sep 25, 2019
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Psychological Psychological, School School
Serialization: None
Authors: Tomose, Shunsaku (Art), Kinugasa, Shougo (Story)


Score: 8.851 (scored by 1492814,928 users)
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Ranked: #232
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Popularity: #224
Members: 50,166
Favorites: 4,150

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Receiving funding from the government to nurture the next generation's hopefuls, Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School brings together the brightest youth of Japan onto a single campus. At this seemingly perfect institution, the reserved Kiyotaka Ayanokouji arrives as an incoming member of class 1-D, where he befriends one of his classmates, the antisocial Suzune Horikita.

At first, his peers revel in the academy's leisurely lifestyle, taking advantage of all of its state-of-the-art facilities. Soon enough, however, the facade of Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School gives way to its true nature—only the top scoring classes can fully utilize the school's offerings, and Class D is the furthest from such a status. Standing at the bottom of the hierarchy, Class D houses all of the school's "worst" students.

Following this rude awakening, Ayanokouji, Horikita, and the rest of Class D must overcome their differences and clash against other classes in order to climb to the coveted position of Class A by any means necessary.

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Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e has been published digitally in English as Classroom of the Elite by Seven Seas Entertainment since February 7, 2019, and in print since May 7, 2019.

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Feb 4, 2021
Loudas (All reviews)
Welcome to Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School where we take in the most competent among the elites for the sake of Japan's future. Or at least that was what the author tried to do. Instead, we're left with an incoherent group of students who competes for the title of Edge Lord. Classroom of the Elite is the first-ever light novel series that made me read two volumes a day. I don't usually enjoy the type of atmosphere this story gives, but the first volumes were page-turners. Although engaging for a lot of people in the light novel community - is the story as a read more
Oct 7, 2020
Kamijou13 (All reviews)
You-Zitsu, otherwise known as Classroom of the Elite in english is a novel series that I had heard about for awhile (mainly because of the anime), but didn't read until recently last year. The reason that I even started reading this novel was because I noticed it at Barnes and Noble and decided might as well give it a try. I am so glad that I did because CotE has become easily my favorite light novel of all time and I will try to attempt to tell you and convince you why. (This is my first review so my bad if it is not up read more
Feb 11, 2021
abystoma2 (All reviews)
Classroom of the Elite peaked at the first chapter. Yep, you’ve read that right, literally the first chapter is the best this novel has to offer, and it only goes downhill afterwards.

It offered interesting points about ethics and morality, piquing my interest in the series. Commendably so, as it managed to have meaningful content in a scene that’s just about whether to offer your seat in public transport or not. The problem is that this chapter is set in real world, while rest of the novel isn’t. Not to be misunderstood, Classroom of the Elite isn’t some sort of isekai, what I mean read more
Oct 19, 2020
Kaizoku-Otaku (All reviews)
I've always wished for a story that paints school life in a more realistic take. Everything from all the hurdles you'll go through, such as adapting from zero to making friends, forming groups. Experiencing love-life, the sweetness it brings, and the bitterness it might lead to, and the list goes on. You-Zitsu (Classroom of the Elite) is just that. However, there is one big exception: our main protagonist is surrounded by waifus from every corner. That being said, it is not a harem by any means, but it does get a tinge of elements for it. Nevertheless, sweet and sugar is just what sells best read more

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