The first point we'd like to discuss is that there is more than enough source material for another season of Classroom of the Elite. One may argue that many anime adaptations are nothing but an attempt to boost the sale of a light novel. Nonetheless, we don't think that this statement relates to Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e. Without a doubt, we agree that there could be just one season. However, the current installment consists of only twelve episodes aka one cour. As a result, there is so little amount of television chapters to cover the full set of seven light novels.
Of course, you may object that Lerche borrowed several pieces from the different books for their television adaptation. But you'd have to admit that there remained lots of source material for another round of episodes (at least for one more cour). By the way, the original set of light novels is still ongoing. More source material thereby would appear soon.
Another key feature of Classroom of the Elite is the BD/DVD sales of the anime. About 800-1500 items have been sold each week in 2017-2018. Is it a good result? Of course, yes. This amount of sales is enough to cover the expenses for the production of the television adaptation. As for the light novel, over one million copies have been sold by the end of 2017. As a result, the franchise looks very promising. To date, over 1.5 million books sold worldwide.
One more factor in favor of renewal is the studio which produced the television adaptation of Classroom of the Elite. Yeah, we are talking about Lerche. This studio, as a rule, is accustomed to creating the 2nd installment for their projects. For instance, Lerche has picked up Assassination Classroom and Danganronpa for a sophomore season.
Finally, let's take a look at the reception by the target audience. It was excellent by the way. On MyAnimeList, Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e has a score of 7.92/10 > 105,000 votes. In the meantime, the viewers of Crunchyroll have evaluated the anime at 4.4 stars out of 5. So, as you may see, most of the viewers are satisfied to a greater extent by watching the first season of Classroom of the Elite.
Summing up, we estimate the odds of Classroom of the Elite to return for Season 2 very possible. There is enough source material for another round of episodes; the sales were excellent; the viewers were impressed. We believe thereby that Classroom of the Elite will return for Season 2. We just need to wait for a while before the official confirmation of this forecast.
Classroom of the Elite premiered on July 12, 2017, on AT-X. Later, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS, and other Japanese network picked up the anime for broadcasting. The studio Lerche served as a developer of the television adaptation. Funimation acted as a licensor of the series in North America. Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e Season 1 came to an end on September 27, 2017. Since then, there has been no official data regarding the renewal of the series for another installment.
What Is Classroom of the Elite About?The story takes place in the foreseeable future in Japan and is set at the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced High School. This institution serves as a way into the future for the gifted students. The Japanese government regards this high school as an opportunity to raise the next generation of elite students who will be able to represent the country in the future. The students there possess the incredible amount of freedom since they can wear what they want and to behave as they desire. But, in fact, there is a bit of injustice at the school since there are four grades of classes, from A to D. As you may have guessed, the D class is the worst one.
The storyline focuses on Kiyotaka Ayanokouji, a shy boy who was unlucky to be among the students of D-class. He is not successful at making friends. However, when Kiyotaka encounters Suzune Horikita, who believes that she has been mistakenly placed in D-class, his life begins to improve.