Classroom Of The Elite Franchise Has Over 9 Million Copies In Circulation Worldwide

The figures include light novels, manga, and spin-offs, both physical and digital copies. 

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Twitter’s manga expert, @MangaMoguraRE, posted on Feb 15, 2024, that the Classroom of the Elite franchise is standing strong worldwide in terms of sales.

It has sold over 9 million copies overall, and that includes light novels, manga, and spin-offs, both physical and digital copies.

Fans cannot wait for the franchise to hit the 10 million mark!

About Classroom of the Elite:

Classroom of the Elite is a light novel series written by Shougo Kinugasa and illustrated by Tomose Shunsaku.

The light novel was published in Media Factory’s MF Bunko J imprints from May 2015 to September 2019.

In January 2020, a sequel to the light novel titled Classroom of the Elite: Year 2 began publishing and the original story also received a manga adaptation by Yuyu Ichino in January 2016.

Yuyu started the serialization of the manga in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive.

Later in December 2021, Shia Sasane illustrated the manga adaptation of Classroom of the Elite: Year 2.

The TV anime adaptation was made on July 12, 2017, by Studio Lerche and aired for 12 episodes.

On July 4, 2022, Lerche released the second season of the anime, finishing on September 26 with 13 episodes.

Crunchyroll describes the anime’s first season as:

Kiyotaka Ayanokoji 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.

One month later, Ayanokoji, Horikita, and the students of Class D learn the truth of the system in place within their school…

Source: Twitter