All About Classroom Of The Elite Season 3: Release Date, Trailer And Story

The announcement of the season 2 follow-up by Studio Lechre surprised the industry by dropping the announcement for season 3 two weeks later. Kadokawa announced the return during the stream of a season 2 trailer.

After the cliffhanger at the end of season two, many are left dreaming about how the third season will work. As two of the main villains that were set up in season one have been defeated, the third season will focus on building new and stronger villains.

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With a huge fanbase behind the series, the return of the anime for a third season was bound to happen, but no one expected the announcement to come this soon. In this post, we are going to discuss the details of the release of season three, the story it’s going to cover, and the details about the studio set for the production of season three.

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What Is The Expected Release Date For Classroom Of The Elite Season 3?

Classroom of the Elite was confirmed and greenlit in 2022 and might air mid or late 2023. As of now, no confirmed date for the next season has been confirmed but if Studio Lerche follows a good animation schedule the anime should be expected to air around July 2023.

Classroom Of The Elite Season 3 Trailer

Even a year after being announced, no official trailer for the third season has been released yet, but the confirmation of the third season is tucked into a small promotional video for the second season.

Classroom Of The Elite Season Story

The story follows Kiyotaka Ayanokouji, our main character in the series. We are shown very short flashbacks of his past throughout all the episodes. Kiyotaka enrolls in a government-sponsored elite high school. As he attends the first day, he realizes how the school is heavily merit-based.

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From the outside, Koudo Ikusei Senior High School is a state-of-the-art establishment that has the student’s best interests in mind, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth as only the top section of every year get this treatment, while the rest of the sections have to fight for their survival in the school. Kiyotaka is put in the D-class, the lowest of the low, but in a flashback, he intentionally sabotages his entrance test to get into the lower divisions. After meeting his classmates, Horikita Suzune and Kushida Kikyou, Kiyotaka gets a good grip on what kind of a school year he is about to spend there.

The first two seasons focus on setting up the characters and putting them through the tests that all the first years go through. Kiyotaka puts his mind to use to outsmart the other classes through all the exams.

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With the first two seasons adapting seven and a half volumes of the light novel, we can expect season three to cover the story from the 8th volume right up until the 11th one. As for the story, season three will start with a special new test. The test is named Mixed Training Camp, where the girls and boys are separated and instructed to form teams.

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Each team will choose a leader who will earn double points for every task completed but will also be expelled from the school if they lose. To avoid being expelled, the students must cooperate for a week and pass many exams, but as usual, many things will take place behind the scenes to plan against particular characters.

Many fans are worried that the anime might not follow the light novel like the first season, and go off on an anime original storyline where the characters act very differently than how they were originally written. This was one of the reasons why the second season was delayed, and fans don’t want it happening again.

Classroom Of The Elite Season 3 Expectations

Just like the last season, Classroom Of The Elite Season 3 will contain a total of 13 episodes, with the anime adapting nearly 3 to 4 volumes of the light novels. You can expect to see the Mixed Training Camp Arc adapted into the anime, and we might also get to see Class-D graduating from their first year, as not much content for them as first years are left. We can also expect to see some new faces like Sakanayagi Arisu and Miyabi Nagumo will be more present in the upcoming seasons.

Which Studio Is Making Classroom of the Elite: Season 3?

The third season, just like the previous two, will be produced by Studio Lerche with Yoshihito Nishouji joining in on the production as animation director. The past two seasons have set quite a high standard for anime, so the same can be expected from the new season.

Where Will Classroom of the Elite: Season 3 Be Aired?

Classroom of the Elite Season One and Two are already available on Crunchyroll, and the third season will also be simulcast there. Just like the previous two seasons, The episodes will be released on a weekly basis.


It was expected that Shogo Kinugasa and Studio Lerche will shock viewers with information about season 3 following the airing of the season 2 finale. Unfortunately, neither provided any information on the third installment nor provided a definite release date other than 2023 as the year of release. As of now, the second season has concluded airing leaving the audience to wonder if Kiyotaka can actually develop feelings for someone or does he still think of everyone as a pawn. In the final minutes of the last episode, we finally get to see the confrontation between Kiyotaka and Sakanayagi, with Sakanayagi saying that she has known about Kiyotaka for a long time but, Kiyotaka’s reply reflects that he doesn’t remember her.

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Packed with action sequences, emotional drama, and a bucket load of mind-boggling plots which will keep any reader stuck to the books, it is evident why the series has gotten so popular. With many eagerly waiting for the characters to graduate their third year, the next season cannot come soon enough. Hold onto your excitement for a little while and keep coming back for any new updates regarding the official announcement and news for Classroom Of The Elite Season 3.


Will There Be a Season 3 for Classroom of the Elite?

A third season for the anime “Classroom of the Elite” has been confirmed. The confirmation was made in a promotional video for the second season released in 2022.

Where Can I Watch Season 3 Of Classroom Of The Elite?

Classroom of the Elite Season 3 will be simulcast on Crunchyroll and the previous season is available there too. The episodes will be released on a weekly basis.

Did Ayanokoji Ever Smile?

Throughout the story of the anime and the light novel, Ayanokoji has never smiled even once. Fans theorize that this is because he was brought up in the white room.

How Many Episodes Are In Season 3 Of Classroom Of The Elite?

As of now, the episode count for the third season has not been confirmed, but it is expected to be a 13-episode-long season.

Kierra Rowsey
Kierra Rowsey

Kierra Rowsey is a freelance TV, Film and anime critic for over 12 years, living in Arkansas with her husband and three kids. She graduated from NYU College of Arts & Science in 2008.

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