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The official logo of the light novel series.

Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ, Literally meaning "Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine"), abbreviated as Yō-Jitsu (よう実) or more commonly, its alternative romanization, You-Zitsu, is a light novel series written by Shōgo Kinugasa and illustrated by Tomoseshunsaku.

Synopsis

Kiyotaka Ayanokōji has enrolled at Advanced Nurturing 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, Ayanokōji, Horikita, and the students of D-Class learn the truth of the system in place within their school...

Releases

The series has been published under Media Factory's MF Bunko J imprint since 2015; as of September 2019, fourteen volumes (including three short story collections) have been released.

1st Year

The 1st Year Arc of the series contains 14 volumes, with 3 short story collections.

2nd Year

You-Zitsu 2nd Year logo

Official logo for the 2nd Year Arc.

On October 25, 2019, it is announced that the series will begin its 2nd Year Arc and will be renamed as Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e 2-Nensei-Hen (ようこそ実力至上主義の教室へ 2年生編, Literally meaning "Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine, 2nd Year"). The first volume, 2nd Year Volume 1, will be released on January 25, 2020.[1]

English release

You-Zitsu EN logo banner

Official logo banner of the English release.

On July 8, 2018, it is announced that the light novel has been officially licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment, with the digital and print version of the first volume to be released in February and May 2019 respectively.[2]

Manga

Main article: Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e (Manga)

The manga adaptation of the series by Yuyu Ichino began serialization in Monthly Comic Alive in March 2016. Thus far, eight volumes has been published.

Anime

Main article: Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e (Anime)

The light novel receives a 12-episode anime adaptation of the same name produced by Lerche and directed by Seiji Kishi and Hiroyuki Hashimoto. It's aired from July 12 to September 27, 2017.

Spin-offs

Main articles: Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e: √Horikita and Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e: Other School Days

A spin-off manga titled Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e: √Horikita by Sakagaki has been serialized in the same magazine since June 27, 2017; as of November 22, 2017, one volume has been released. An official spin-off anthology book titled Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e: Other School Days which mainly covered short stories manga by various artists was released on September 23, 2017.

Web Radio

A web radio show Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Radio e (ようこそ実力至上主義のラジオへ, Literally meaning "Welcome to the Radio of the Supreme Ability Doctrine") began broadcasting on July 11, 2017, and aired every Tuesday until October 10, 2017. The show was hosted by Akari Kitō and Yurika Kubo, who voiced Suzune and Kikyō in the anime adaptation.[3]

Reception

As of May 2017, at least 500,000 copies of the light novel have been sold over. Thanks to the TV anime broadcast, the series reaches 1 million sales in total and gets a large reprint on August 17, 2017.[4][5] In the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! guidebook, the series ranks #19 in bunkobon category, followed by #9 in 2019 and #4 in 2020 editions.[6]

References

  1. Official website for 2nd Year Arc
  2. Official tweet by Seven Seas
  3. Official Web Radio
  4. Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e Reaches 1 Milion Sales in Light Novel with New TV Commercial
  5. Light Novel Reaches 1 Milion Sales Twitter Announcement
  6. Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2018 Edition

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