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: 8.841 (scored by 3307133,071 users)
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Ranked: #302
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Popularity: #174
Members: 86,645
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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.



Oct 7, 2020
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 ...
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 ...
Jul 14, 2023
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. I'm not being hyperbolic, I'm not writing that as just some clickbait introduction sentence, that is very much my honest opinion.

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 ...

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