Arisu Sakayanagi trick visual for upcoming Classroom of the Elite Season 3
Arisu Sakayanagi from Classroom of the Elite Season 3 (Studio Lerche)

Get Ready for ‘Classroom of the Elite’ Season 3

After a two-year hiatus, Classroom of The Elite season 3 will be released in January 2024. The anime was supposed to be released earlier, in 2023, following the show’s previous release schedule, but various complications delayed the release of the anime’s third season.

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Now, new episodes will air once a week in Japan and the following regions on Crunchyroll: North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and the Commonwealth of Independent States. This season will be chief-directed by Hiroyuki Hashimoto and Seiji Kishi and directed by Yoshihito Nishoji for Studio Lerche, where the anime’s prior seasons were produced.

Is there a release date for Classroom of the Elite season 3?

Unfortunately, a specific release date has yet to be provided for Classroom of the Elite season 3, although it was confirmed that it will debut in January 2024. You can, however, watch the teaser trailer here.

Classroom of the Elite‘s plot

Classroom of the Elite tackles the concept of meritocracy by examining school grading systems. The anime follows the story of Kiyotaka Ayanokoji, who recently got accepted into the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Nurturing High School. Although he’s not exactly sociable, Kiyotaka is highly intelligent, handsome, and athletic, which is why he got accepted.

In the school, sections range from A to D—A being the best section to be in, and D being the worst. Kiyotaka was placed in Class 1-D, and as early as the first episode, he realizes that the school largely reflects real life. Kiyotaka isn’t like his peers in 1-D and is diligent in spending his points on the first day, which is the currency they use inside the school. Life at Tokyo Metropolitan Nurturing High School isn’t comparable to your average high school, as students will have to survive strange exams in odd locations. Most importantly of all, they have to come out on top in the school’s ranking.

Classroom of the Elite‘s Japanese voice cast

The English cast for the dub is yet to be announced, but it appears that the Japanese cast hasn’t changed this coming season.

CharacterJapanese Voice Actor
Kiyotaka AyanokojiChiba Shōya
Sakanagi ArisuHidaka Rina
Kakeru RyūenMizunaka Masaaki
Horikata SuzuneKito Akari
Karuizawa Kei Taketatsu Ayana
Kouenji RokusukeIwasawa Toshiki
Ichinose HonamiTōyama Nao
Airi SakuraIchimichi Mao
Kushida KikyoKubo Yurika

(featured image: Studio Lerche)

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Vanessa Esguerra (She/They) has been a Contributing Writer for The Mary Sue since 2023. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy, she (happily) rejected law school in 2021 and has been a full-time content writer since. Vanessa is currently taking her Master's degree in Japanese Studies in hopes of deepening her understanding of the country's media culture in relation to pop culture, women, and queer people like herself. She speaks three languages but still manages to get lost in the subways of Tokyo with her clunky Japanese. Fueled by iced coffee brewed from local cafés in Metro Manila, she also regularly covers anime and video games while queuing for her next match in League of Legends.