LN Vol 01 cover

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You-Zitsu Light Novel Volume 1
Book Data
 Authors Shōgo Kinugasa (Story)
Tomoseshunsaku (Illustration)
 Volume No. 1
 Series You-Zitsu
 Pages 327 (JP)
320 (EN)
 Cover Suzune Horikita
Kiyotaka Ayanokōji
 Release Date May 25, 2015 (JP)
May 7, 2019 (EN)
February 7, 2019 (EN, Digital)
 ISBN 978-4-0406-7657-9 (JP)
978-1-64275-137-6 (EN)
 Manga Room 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
 Anime Episode 1, 2, 3
 Next Volume 2
Character Debut

This is the first volume of the You-Zitsu light novel series.



What is real ability――? What is equality――?

Advanced Nurturing 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. Advanced Nurturing 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.

From the super popular creator duo comes the new school revelation?![1]

English (Seven Seas version)

The cutthroat school drama light novels that inspired an anime!

Students of the prestigious Tokyo Metropolitan Advanced Nurturing High School are given remarkable freedom—if they can win, barter, or save enough points to work their way up the ranks! Kiyotaka Ayanokōji has landed at the bottom in the scorned Class 1-D, where he meets Suzune Horikita, who’s determined to rise up the ladder to Class A. Can they beat the system in a school where cutthroat competition is the name of the game?[2]

List of Chapters

  • Prologue: "The Structure of Japanese Society" (日本社会の仕組み, Nippon Shakai no Shikumi)
  • Chapter 1: "Welcome to the School Life of your Dreams" (ようこそ、夢のような学校生活へ, Yōkoso, Yume no Yōna Gakkō Seikatsu e)
  • Chapter 2: "The Students of Class D" (Dクラスの皆様方, Dī Kurasu no Minasamakata)
  • Chapter 3: "Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank You for Waiting!" (男性諸君、お待たせしました, Dansei Shokun, Omatase Shimashita)
  • Chapter 4: "Friends" (友達, Tomodachi)
  • Chapter 5: "The End of Everyday Life" (終わる日常, Owaru Nichijō)
  • Chapter 6: "Classroom of the Elite" (ようこそ、実力至上主義の世界へ, Yōkoso, Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Sekai e)
  • Chapter 7: "The Association of Failures" (集え赤点組, Tsudoe Akaten-gumi)
  • Chapter 8: "The Failures Mobilize Once Again (再結集・赤点組, Sai Kesshū・Akaten-gumi)
  • Chapter 9: "Midterm Exam" (中間テスト, Chūkan Tesuto)
  • Chapter 10: "The Beginning" (始まり, Hajimari)
  • Epilogue: "Victory Celebration" (祝勝会, Shukushōkai)


In order of appearance:

List of Short Stories


  1. MF Bunko J's Official Website
  2. Seven Seas Entertainment's Official Website

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