Is Classroom of the Elite Based on a Manga or Light Novel, and is it Finished?

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Is Classroom of the Elite Based on a Manga or Light Novel, and is it Finished?

Classroom of the Elite season 2 made its premiere in July 2022, as part of the 2022 summer anime line-up. It has been announced that the third season will be released in 2023. Is Classroom of the Elite based on a manga or light novel, and is it finished?

Unlike some school-themed anime, Classroom of the Elite intrigues its viewers with its interesting mysteries. There are a lot of questions that linger on each viewer's mind like is Ayanokoji a sociopath? Do the students reach Class A? Does Horikita like Ayanokoji?

Now in its second season, it appears that Ayanokoji and the rest of Class D will face another challenge that will test how deserving they are to stay at the prestigious school.

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Is Classroom of the Elite Based on a Manga or Light Novel?

Is Classroom of the Elite Based on a Manga or Light Novel?
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Classroom of the Elite is originally a light novel series illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose and written by Shogo Kinugasa. It was eventually adapted into a manga by Yuyu Ichino before it was transformed into an anime by Studio Lerche.

The light novel was published from May 2015 to September 2019 under the MF Bunko J imprint.

The sequel light novel, entitled, “Classroom of the Elite: Year 2”, was first released in January 2020 and is ongoing. As of this writing, there have been 7 volumes released.

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Which Classroom of the Elite is Better: Light Novel, Manga, or Anime?

Which Classroom of the Elite is Better: Light Novel, Manga, or Anime?
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It is important to note that the anime and manga might have made changes to the original content, which is the light novel. Some scenes might be removed or added to make the story more compelling for the viewers.

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For those who wish to know the authentic version of the story, then the light novel is the best version. The light novel also delves deeper into the personality of Ayanokoji and each situation he gets into.

However, if the preference is something that is animated with music, then the anime is the better choice.

Either way, Classroom of the Elite is a series that is loved by light novel and manga readers as well as anime viewers. The psychological thriller show is certainly a must-watch for those who prefer this genre.