MF Bunko J Summer Festival 2022 was an exciting day for Classroom of the Elite fans. Not only can we look forward to Classroom of the Elite Season 3 in 2023, but a prequel light novel volume is coming in October 2022!
Classroom of the Elite 0 will be available bundled with Volume 1 of the Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD box set.
It’s unknown if Classroom of the Elite Volume 0 will be animated at some point, but those of us watching the anime for Ayanokoji will. That’s worth the price of a hardcover!
What is Ayanokoji’s past and backstory?
One of the mysteries of Classroom of the Elite is Ayanokoji’s past. We know he’s smarter than he lets on because he scores 50 out of 100 on every test.
He is in great shape, knows how to fight and has no interest in sports. However, his facial expression hardly changes even when threatened, and he seems to have grown up in something called The White Room.
Which apparently uses the same principles as the Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nursing School to train the elite, and Ayanokoji is the only one to have made it through the program. Or is he?
Arisu Sakayanagi is also on the cover of Classroom of the Elite Volume 0, but anime-only fans may have to wait for Season 3 to find out why. In some ways, Sakayanagi is very similar to Ayanokoji.
Both manipulate those around them, but while Sakayanagi likes to be the queen, Ayanokoji prefers to take a backseat. Season 2 is still streaming every week on Crunchyroll, and the recent turn of events has shocked some fans.
I hate bullying passionately, but we’ll see if Ayanokoji turns into an anti-hero or a true villain.
When can we read Classroom of the Elite 0?
Classroom of the Elite Volume 0 will be available bundled with the limited edition Classroom of the Elite Season 2 Blu-Ray/DVD Volume 1 on October 26, 2022. Artwork and schedule are subject to change, but hopefully we’ll be reading COTE Volume 0 soon.
I think Ayanokoji is the first unreliable narrator I’ve encountered in an anime. I would stop watching after the first season but this last episode got my interest back.
The show doesn’t scream elite to me most of the time, and that’s a shame because there are school anime that can keep me guessing. Most students don’t do anything to advance the storyline, and Class C Ryuuen is a joker that I tend to hate.
Planning on picking up Classroom of the Elite Volume 0? Comment below and tell us what you think about it.