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"; official English translation: "Classroom of the Elite"), 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.
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...
Ayanokōji is finally moving up to his second year of the Advanced Nurturing High School, after having safely evaded the last exam of the first year along with Tsukishiro's schemes. The entry ceremony is soon held after the short spring vacation. The new first year students are finally arriving, as if to greet the coming of April. Standing neck to neck with the second years, the new first years have unique personalities full of ups and down.
What's more— There is an enforcer from the White Room among them.
The 1st Year Arc of the series consists of 14 volumes, with 3 short story collections.
On October 25, 2019, it was announced that the series would begin its "2nd Year Arc" and be renamed as Yōkoso Jitsuryoku Shijō Shugi no Kyōshitsu e: Ni-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"; official English translation: "Classroom of the Elite: Year 2"). The first volume was released on January 24, 2020.
On July 8, 2018, it was announced that the light novel has been officially licensed by Seven Seas Entertainment and would be published in both digital and paperback format, starting with the first volume on February 7 (digital) and May 7 (paperback), 2019.
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. As of July 2021, 11 volumes have been published.
In June 2021, Seven Seas Entertainment announced the English licensing of the manga adaptation, with the first volume set to be released in February 2022.
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.
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.
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.
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. In the 2018 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! guidebook, the series ranks #19 in bunkobon category, followed by #9 (2019) and #4 (2020, 2021) in the following years.
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- Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! 2018 Edition
- Official Light Novel Website
- Official Website for 2nd Year Arc
- Official Twitter
|Light Novel||1st Year||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 4.5 • Volume 5 • Volume 6 • Volume 7 • Volume 7.5 • Volume 8 • Volume 9 • Volume 10 • Volume 11 • Volume 11.5|
|2nd Year||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 4.5 • Volume 5|
|Manga||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4 • Volume 5 • Volume 6 • Volume 7 • Volume 8 • Volume 9 • Volume 10 • Volume 11|
|Anime||Volume 1 • Volume 2 • Volume 3 • Volume 4|
|Spin-off||√Horikita (Volume 1 • Volume 2) • Other School Days|
|Databooks||Character Profile (Volume 1 • Volume 2) • Starter Book • Akihabara Posters|
|Art Books||Tomoseshunsaku Special Art Works • Tomoseshunsaku Art Works • Art Fan Book Winter 2017 • The End: First Year Arc Box — Tomoseshunsaku Art Works|