Jul 3, 2022
I am going to keep this very simple, as a big fan of Classroom Of The Elite. I absolutely love the light novel. (tl;dr at the bottom)
I then watched the anime, I thought it was an "ok" show, but a terrible adaptation of what it was. Our male lead basically turned into a robot in the anime, I don't have huge problems with it, but it really takes the spirit of Classroom Of The Elite out, we can't see his expressions and thoughts as much in the light novel, this character development will be very hard, so I am looking forward on how they are
even going to adapt season 2(Which is going to air on July 4th).
So, even with the lackluster of the anime, what happened to the manga? I'll just say the opposite of what happened in the anime happened to the manga. Instead of being a smart lead who hides his emotions to fool others and strategically takes actions depending on the situation, he becomes very emotional and expressive. Even though it also does happen in the light novel, it's because he needs to blend it, it wasn't over-the-top "I need a girl".
This review isn't complete, as I haven't gotten to the future volumes yet, but I wish it does stick to the light novel more, and hope it doesn't ruin Classroom Of The Elite with the weird decisions.
Story (3/10) - Weaker writing than the LN, just read the light novel
Art (8/10) - The artwork is beautiful most of the time, but don't expect anything more than what you've seen from the cover. Sometimes the proportions of characters are messed up, and I don't think it's for the cinematic purpose to emphasize the story even more deeply.
Character (2/10) - Didn't know why many changes for the male lead happened, but it didn't feel like reading Classroom Of The Elite, it became a generic school manga
Enjoyment (2/10) - Enjoyed watching the animations and music in the anime more. And enjoyed the plot writing and character development in the light novel way more
Overall (3/10) - Overall is a 1 due to the light novel existing, overall I think the anime season 1 is also better, even if the anime was a poor adaptation
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