Classroom of the Elite Spinoff Manga Focusing on Suzune Ends
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
This year's July issue of Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine published the final chapter on Saturday of Sakagaki's Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e √Horikita (pronounced "root Horikita") manga. The manga is a spinoff of Syougo Kinugasa's Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e light novel series. The manga focuses on the character Suzune Horikita and tells a "what if" story. Shunsaku Tomose is credited with the original character designs.
Sakagaki launched the spinoff manga in June 2017. Kadokawa published the first volume on November 22, and will publish the second and final compiled volume on June 23.
Kinugasa's original light novel series inspired a 12-episode television anime series that premiered in July 2017. Crunchyroll streamed the series with subtitles under the English title Classroom of the Elite, and Funimation streamed an English dub.
Crunchryroll describes the story:
Ayanokouji Kiyotaka 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. But among all the students who lead such self-indulgent lives, there is one who disagrees with it all and chooses to remain solitary, avoiding contact with others: the beautiful Horikita Suzune. She has figured out that, even though the school gives students huge amounts of money, it also offers many means of "assistance for students with no money." One month later, Ayanokouji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school...
Kadokawa's Media Factory Bunko J imprint published the first light novel in May 2015, and published the eighth novel on May 25.
Yuyu Ichino began publishing a main manga adaptation in Kadokawa's Monthly Comic Alive magazine in early 2016, and Kadokawa published the manga's sixth volume on April 23.
Source: Monthly Comic Alive July Issue