The first season of Classroom of the Elite was a hit with fans around the world, but has a release date for season 2 been officially announced?
Anime fans are used to long hiatus’ between seasons of their favourite shows, but it does get to a certain stage when hope and expectation turns into doubt and uncertainty.
Classroom of the Elite was arguably one of the best anime series of 2017, but it’s been three long years since that first season concluded.
Recently there have been a series of articles and rumours circulating social media that the second season would be coming out soon, but what do we officially know about season 2?
Will there be a season 2 of Classroom of the Elite?
At the time of writing, Classroom of the Elite has not been renewed for a second season by Studio Lerche and remains unlikely to return.
There was a lot of confusion about season 2 of Classroom of the Elite when an official trailer for part 2 of the light novel series was released. The video was shared across social media under the false assumption that this trailer was for season 2 of the anime – building expectation from the fanbase that the series would be returning soon.
However, the chances that the anime will actually be renewed for a second season remains extremely slim and the reason for this is the reception it got from fans. Whilst the first season did perform well in the western world, the series was poorly received in Japan and experienced severe criticism for how it adapted the light novel series.
We will update this article as soon as any new information on the future of Classroom of the Elite is officially revealed.
Classroom of the Elite season 2 release date…
- As Classroom of the Elite has not been officially renewed for a second season, a potential release date remains unknown – but if season 2 is announced, we expect a 2022 premiere.
Production on a second season of Classroom of the Elite (if renewed) depends on two factors; when the series gets the green light and how much resources it is given.
Whilst there may be enough source material from the light novel series to adapt into a second season, Classroom of the Elite may not be a high priority from a production standpoint, i.e. there are more valuable series that Lerche can be working on.
For this reason, the studio may wait until they have a relatively free production window before they even consider making a second season. This means that the most realistic release date for season 2 if renewed within the next six months, will be 2022 at the very earliest.
Hopefully, we will get an official announcement concerning the future of Classroom of the Elite by the end of the year.