Classroom of the Elite (Manga) Vol. 1
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Rest of the characters can be grouped together. Why have I singled out Ayanokouji and Chabashira? Because those two are the only ones whose names I remember without looking up if I’m right. And for Chabashira it’s only because I think her name sounds funny. Yes, lot of the characters just kind of… merge together. Multiple times I had to look up a name to find out who is the novel even talking about. Now, I won’t lie, I’m usually bad with remembering names, but usually I can still differ between the characters. Here, most of the characters don’t have personality interesting or individual enough to be able to be identified by different means other then their names. That is not something that’s supposed to happen. Even if the reader is bad with names (and I’m hardly the only one who is), they should still be able to tell the characters apart. Pineda, Rafael Antonio (June 29, 2021). "Seven Seas Licenses Classroom of the Elite, My Next Life as a Villainess Side Story Manga". Anime News Network . Retrieved September 24, 2021.
Same School, Second Year: Seven Seas Licenses CLASSROOM OF THE ELITE: YEAR 2 Light Novel Series". Seven Seas Entertainment. 22 September 2021 . Retrieved 24 September 2021.
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.
Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 (Light Novel) Vol. 8". Seven Seas Entertainment . Retrieved August 17, 2023.
Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of Class D, where the school dumps its worst. There he meets the unsociable Suzune Horikita, who believes she was placed in Class D by mistake and desires to climb all the way to Class A, and the seemingly amicable class idol Kikyou Kushida, whose aim is to make as many friends as possible.
Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 (Light Novel) Vol. 4.5". Seven Seas Entertainment . Retrieved September 11, 2022. Classroom of the Elite (Light Novel) Vol. 9". Seven Seas Entertainment . Retrieved February 16, 2022.
Classroom of the Elite ( Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ, Hepburn: Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e, lit. 'Welcome to Classroom of the Real Ability Supremacy') is a Japanese light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa, with illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. The novel published from May 2015 to September 2019 under Media Factory's MF Bunko J imprint, a sequel Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 ( Japanese: ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ 2年生編, Hepburn: Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e Ninensē Hen, lit. 'Welcome to Classroom of the Real Ability Supremacy Second-year Students Edition') began publishing in January 2020. A manga adaptation by Yuyu Ichino began its serialization in Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive on January 27, 2016. A manga adaptation of the sequel light novel series illustrated by Shia Sasane began serialization in the same magazine in December 2021. An anime television series adaptation produced by Lerche aired with the first season in 2017. A second season aired from July to September 2022, and a third season is set to premiere in January 2024. As the series goes on and as Kiyotaka and the members of his class deal with one crisis after another it becomes clear that beneath his normal self Kiyotaka also has a personality that he hides and conceals from the others including his friends. In this personality which is perhaps his true one Kiyotaka’s personality is drastically different from the one that he normally exhibits. In this personality Kiyotaka is shown to be a calculating and manipulative person and also a smart one that is not above using people for his own ends. In this personality Kiyotaka’s strong intelligence and observational skills that he had to keep hidden in his default personality is now much more visible and more readily used when Kiyotaka gets serious. As a character, I felt that Kiyotaka was an interesting character whose dual nature in the form of his two different personalities are what actually define him. The contrast between the two different personalities I felt were well done and while some of the traits of the two do pass between the two personalities from time to time like his fast thinking nature it’s when we see Kiyotaka in his true personality that his character truly shines. While Kiyotaka may have villainous tendencies due to his manipulative personality it’s important to note that this is a result of having an in-depth knowledge and understanding of how the real world actually works. Overall the character of Kiyotaka I felt was a well-designed one that showed that careful observation and rational decisions along with a little manipulation can ensure that what they all hold dear can be protected. I felt that Shouya Chiba actually did an excellent job in his first main roles for me.