Classroom of the Elite Anime's Promo Video Previews ZAQ's Theme Song (Updated)
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The official website for Classroom of the Elite, the television anime adaptation of author Syohgo Kinugasa and illustrator Shunsaku Tomose's Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e (Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine or "Yō Jitsu") light novel series, began streaming the show's promotional video on Saturday. The video previews ZAQ's opening theme song "Caste Room."
The official website also revealed a new key visual for the anime.
The series will premiere on AT-X on July 12 at 11:30 p.m. before premiering later that evening on Tokyo MX, TV Aichi, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, and TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting. The series will premiere on BS11 on July 14.
The anime's 21 cast members include:
- Shōya Chiba as Kiyotaka Ayanokōji
- Akari Kitō as Suzune Horikita
- Yurika Kubo as Kikyō Kujita
- M.A.O as AiRI Sakura
- Ayana Taketatsu as Kei Karuizawa
- Ryota Ohsaka as Yōsuke Hirata
- Toshiki Iwasawa as Rokusuke Kōenji
- Eiji Takeuchi as Ken Sudō
- Daiki Abe as Kenji Ike
- Mutsuki Iwanaka as Haruki Yamauchi
- Tsubasa Gōda as Teruhiko Yukimura
Seiji Kishi (Assassination Classroom, Persona 4 The Animation, Yuki Yuna Is a Hero) and Hiroyuki Hashimoto (Magical Girl Raising Project, both seasons of Is the order a rabbit?) are directing the series at studio Lerche. Aoi Akashiro (Fuuka, KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!!) is handling the series composition, and Kazuaki Morita (Tsuki ga Kirei, Danganronpa The Animation, Assassination Classroom) is designing the characters. Minami (Infinite Stratos, Medaka Box) is performing the show's ending theme song "Beautiful Soldier."
Kadokawa's Media Factory Bunko J imprint published the first light novel in May 2015. Kadokawa created two animated ads for the novel to commemorate the release (the videos are no longer available). Kadokawa published the novel's sixth volume on May 25.
The story of the light novels takes place at Kōdo Ikusei Senior High School, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Kōdo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.
The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokōji is a student of D-class, which is where the school dumps its "inferior" students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination, and was put in D-class. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyō Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka's situation begins to change.
Yuyu Ichino began publishing a manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in early 2016, and Kadokawa published the manga's third volume on March 23.
Update: Embedded new key visual. Source: MoCa News
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