Classroom of the Elite (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ, Yōukoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e, lit. “Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine”) is a Japanese light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose. A manga adaptation by Yuyu Ichino began its serialization in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive on January 27, 2016. An anime television series adaptation by Lerche aired from July to September 2017.
Kōdo Ikusei Senior High School is 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. 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.