Classroom of The Elite Season 3 will finish the first year of this story, and it’s officially confirmed. So a new season is coming soon, so fans can look forward to the next season of this anime.
With two seasons, Classroom of The Elite is already one of the more popular Psychological thriller anime series. While its popularity is undeniable, fans hope the animation quality could be higher.
When will Classroom of The Elite Season 3 be coming out? What can fans expect from the plot of Season 3? These are questions we will answer about the next season in this post.
You will learn when Classroom of The Elite Season 3 will be released, what light novel volumes the new season will use, and all other relevant information about season 3.
So, if you want to learn more about Classroom of The Elite anime season 3 and the release date, keep reading.
When Is Season 3 Of Classroom of The Elite Coming Out?
To find out when Classroom of The Elite season 3 is coming out, we need to look at two things: if there is source material for the next season available and the success of the first and second seasons.
First, let’s talk about source material. It refers to the original content the anime is based on, such as a manga or light novel series. If there is enough material available, it’s more likely that the show will get a new season fast.
The second factor is the financial success of the first season. If the first and second seasons were popular and made a lot of money, it’s more likely that the production company will want the third season out as fast as possible.
So, by looking at these two factors, we can get a good idea of the Classroom of The Elite season 3 release date and whether a season 5 will follow.
Now let’s quickly look at both.
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Manga & Light Novel
The source material for the Classroom of The Elite anime is a light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa. As of January 2023, there have been 11 volumes published for the first year of COTE, and the second year has nine books so far.
There is also a Classroom of The Elite manga.
The first manga ended with volume 11, and it covered all of the first year. There is also a manga for the second year that started in early 2022. So both manga and the light novel is ongoing.
|Volume||Year||Covered in Anime|
|Volumes 1,2,3||First Year||Season 1|
|Volumes 4,4.5,5,6,7||First Year||Season 2|
|Volumes 8,9,10,11,11,5||First Year||Season 3|
|Volumes 1,2,3,4||Second Year||Season 4|
|Volumes 5,6,7,8||Second Year||Season 5|
The first and second seasons covered volumes 1 to 7 of the light novel. The third season will cover volumes 8 to 11,5 of the first year. the table shows what the fourth and fifth season of COTE will likely cover.
The third season of the series doesn’t need to wait for new volumes to be released, so The Classroom of the Elite Season 3 should come out soon. This series should have no problem with source material anytime soon.
Are you eager to find out what happens next to Kiyotaka Ayanokōji? Check out Classroom of The Elite light novel volume 8 in English. I recommend giving the light novel or manga a try.
Classroom of The Elite: An Analysis of Profit and Sales
The Classroom of The Elite Blu-ray had low sales, with each volume only selling around 1,300 copies. That was for the first season. The second season sold much better, with first volume selling more than 7,000 copies.
While Blu-ray sales are not as important as they used to be due to the popularity of streaming services, they can still help an anime secure additional seasons if the sales are strong.
The latest light novel volume of Classroom of The Elite, published on October 25, 2022, volume 8, sold more than 100,000 copies. This is a fantastic number. The light novels are doing really well, it’s one of the best selling series in Japan.
|Classroom of The Elite Sales and Profit|
|Blu-ray Copies||1,300 per volume first season, 7,000 for the second one|
|Light Novel||Around 100,000 copies per book|
|Number of Copies in Print||6,000,000 in 2022, now likely around 8,000,000|
|Merchandise||Around 300 after the second season|
The latest manga volume of Classroom of The Elite did not perform well. it didn’t rank on Oricon even once. It sold fewer than 25,000 copies. Well, everyone is buying the light novels, so the manga is just extra.
There was very little merchandise available for Classroom of the Elite, but now there is a little bit more with 300 pieces and 10 figures. It should be much more for such a popular series, but it’s improvement.
One thing I can tell you is that the second season of Classroom of The Elite is doing much better than the first one did, and if the third season will do even better, then a fourth and fifth seasons aren’t just a dream.
Classroom of The Elite Season 3 Release Date
Classroom of the Elite Season 2 is confirmed, and the Classroom of The Elite Season 2 official release date is July 2022. The third season of Classroom of The Elite is coming out in 2023.
I didn’t have high hopes that this series would get a second and third season, but I’m not that surprised about it. Classroom of The Elite is one of the best-selling light novels in Japan right now.
Also, studio Lerche is back, and most of the staff look the same for the second season, so I hope they learned from the first season, and this time we will get a good adaptation. I just hope they won’t adapt five volumes in 12-13 episodes.
While we wait for the new season of Classroom of The Elite, I highly recommend checking out Classroom of The Elite merchandise if you’re a fan of the COTE series. There is some fantastic stuff made for this franchise.
I will update this post as soon as there is any more information on the Classroom of The Elite Season 2 and when the Classroom of The Elite Season 2 Episode 1 is coming out on Crunchyroll or Netflix on the official Classroom of The Elite Twitter account.
Classroom of the Elite season 3 Trailer
The latest trailer for Classroom of The Elite season 2 is from March 2022, and you can watch it below. It’s only the first PV, and I will update this post when the next trailer is available online to watch.
Classroom of the Elite Characters, Cast & anime Staff
I. Characters & Cast
II. Anime Staff
|Anime Staff Position||Staff|
|Director||Hiroyuki Hashimoto, Seiji Kishi|
|Series Composition, Script||Aoi Akashiro|
|Character Design||Kazuaki Morita|
Hopefully, now you know the Classroom of The Elite Season 2 release date, and let’s hope that we will get a Classroom of The Elite season 3 release date soon as well.
I will update this post as soon as some official information about when the new season of Classroom of The Elite is coming out.
I also did this same analysis for hundreds of other anime series old and new, so check them out.