The official website for the television anime of Syougo Kinugasa‘s Classroom of the Elite (Yōko so Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyō shitsu e) light novel series revealed on Monday a promotional video, visual, and two cast members for the show’s second season. The video previews ZAQ‘s opening theme song “Dance in the Game.”
The website also streamed a commercial:
The newly announced cast includes:
Sōma Saitō as Miyabi Nagumo
Rie Takahashi as Hiyori Shiina
The second season will premiere on AT-X on July 4 at 9:00 p.m. JST. Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs under the title Classroom of the Elite II. The company will also stream an English dub.
The first season’s directors Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto are returning as chief directors, with Yoshihito Nishōji (first season’s opening sequence, Maji de Otaku na English! Ribbon-chan: Eigo de Tatakau Mahō Shōjo, Seven Senses of the Re’Union) as the credited director at Lerche. Hayato Kazano (first season’s episode scripts, Killing Bites, Rumble Garanndoll) is now overseeing the series scripts, and Kazuaki Morita is back to design the characters. Masaru Yokoyama is now composing the music, joined by Kana Hashiguchi (A3! Season Autumn & Winter, A3! Season Spring & Summer, Black Fox).
Singer ZAQ is returning from the first season to perform the new opening theme song “Dance in the Game.” Mai Fuchigami is singing the new ending theme song “Hito Jibai.”
The first season premiered in July 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series, and Funimation streamed an English dub. The anime is also getting a third season in 2023. The second and third seasons will adapt the original story’s complete first-year-student arc.
Crunchyroll describes the first season:
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji has just enrolled at Tokyo Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, where it’s said that 100% of students go on to college or find employment. But he ends up in Class 1-D, which is full of all the school’s problem children. What’s more, every month, the school awards students points with a cash value of 100,000 yen, and the classes employ a laissez-faire policy in which talking, sleeping, and even sabotage are permitted during class. One month later, Ayanokoji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school…
Kadokawa published the first volume of the original light novel series in May 2015. Seven Seas is releasing the novel series and its manga adaptation in English. The Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 (Yōko so Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyō shitsu e: 2-nen Sei Hen) light novels are a sequel to the main light novel series. The first novel volume of the new second year series debuted in Japan in January 2020 as the 15th overall book in the series (the series has three “in-between” short story anthology volumes prior to the start of the second year arc). Seven Seas is also releasing the sequel novels in English.
Source: Classroom of the Elite anime’s website