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

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Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ
English: Classroom of the Elite
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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: 8.871 (scored by 3012430,124 users)
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Ranked: #232
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Popularity: #175
Members: 80,849
Favorites: 7,896

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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 was published digitally in English as Classroom of the Elite by Seven Seas Entertainment from February 7, 2019 to May 12, 2022, and in print from May 7, 2019 to June 28, 2022.

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Sep 17, 2023
The score speaks for itself. I've never had the feeling of "I can't stop now! I have to know what happens next" with a light novel, to be honest I didn't think it possible for some reason, thought you could only get this hooked to animated products, this novel openend my eyes in that regard. The plot is pretty interesting, it's the perfect high school setting that every boy would love to be in, full autonomy and no parents in sight, kept in a somewhat realistic way too, and of course seeing how the MC slowly reveals his powers while humiliating his enemies and manipulating ...
Feb 4, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Welcome to Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School where we take in the most competent among the elite students for the sake of Japan's future. Or at least that was what the story was supposed to do. Instead, we are left with an incoherent group of students who competes for the title of Edge Lord.

Honestly, I enjoyed Classroom of the Elite. This light novel series intrigued me enough to complete two volumes a day. I don't usually find stories set in school enjoyable, but this was indeed a page-turner. But although engaging, is the story in its ...
May 2, 2022
This novel does not really deserve the score that I decided to give. However the amount of people that consider this a masterpiece is unreal so I'm trying to do my thing to make it more balanced. Normally I would give it a 4/10.

I got into this novel because of the pretentious quotes in the anime. Well the anime turned out to be nothing more than a clickbait. However that doesn't make the novel any better. Right in the first volume, our main character has a monologue in which he talks about society and equality. He also mentions a quote from the Japanese author Yukichi ...

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