Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e


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Kōdo Ikusei Senior 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. Kōdo Ikusei 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.

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Classroom of the Elite
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10/07/18 Confused Translations v2c3 part8
07/30/18 OneHallyu v3 epilogue 2
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07/08/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part9
07/01/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part8
06/19/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part7b
06/11/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part7
06/06/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part6
06/02/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part5
05/27/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part4
05/20/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part3
05/13/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part2
05/04/18 OneHallyu v3c5 part1
04/15/18 OneHallyu v3c5 intro
04/08/18 OneHallyu v3c4 part2
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New ResidentialPsycho rated it
October 7, 2018
Status: v3 epilogue 2
If I didn't know about the MC's true personality from watching the anime first, I probably would have dropped this series during the first few chapters. Since I've watched the anime first, which covers the first three volumes, it's put an interesting twist on the MC's internal dialogue in the light novels. Although he pretends to be a normal guy, he actually doesn't feel any connection with the other characters and is only using them for his own ends, manipulating them every step of the way. His thoughts about friendship... more>> and feeling things toward other characters are actually 100% fake. In the light novels, he gives off a pretty sleazy impression, but it comes off as quite cunning in the anime. If I had read the light novels first, then I would have rated this series as a 2/5 stars. Since I have higher expectations about reveals based on the anime, I'm giving it 3/5 stars for now.

The most interesting volume thus far is the third one. That said, I would recommend watching the anime over reading the light novels. There are some small differences but nothing that would change the storyline.

Supporting characters include a tsundere nadeshiko and a green tea bitch. Nothing special in particular. <<less
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denverdrage rated it
June 20, 2017
Status: v6
This is a short review for up to volume 6, or more like my impression of it.

For those who expected BakaTest, this may be a nice novel to read if you wanted more. The premise of a school where they compete for the top position is pretty standard, but the thing that makes it more interesting is how they compete. They get points for outstanding achievements at school which they can use to buy stuff with. The plot is pretty interesting and shows how our MC and his class are... more>> tackling the tests and challenges the school throws at every class. They compete with the other classes in an almost zero-sum game and the mind-games they have between each other are fairly entertaining to read.

I am very glad that not only the MC gets development, but other students also get their time to shine. The rivalry between them are some of the more entertaining parts of this series. I can absolutely recommend this series for those willing to dive into a story of the underdogs overcoming trials, mind games, betrayals, blackmailing, lies, love, friendship, rivalries, and growing up. With a main character who isn't what he seems to be. <<less
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reas rated it
September 29, 2017
Status: --
I couldn't recommend this novel enough. It's truly a good read, and the plot is so intense. Don't be fooled with the laid back atmosphere of the first few volumes, I can only say, Ayanokouji is definitely not the type of guy you think he is.

Everything is within his plan, yes, EVERYTHING. And everyone is just dancing in the palm of his hands. Btw, he's never been dragged around by Horikita, ever.

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ZONGO rated it
March 18, 2017
Status: v1c6 part2
I'm still only at the beginning of the novel but it seems to be interesting. I would prefer to give it 3.5 stars but that's not really possible. It is fairly easy going with something bubbling underneath.

The MC does not have much of a personality but it seems that he is trying to be as neutral as possible. There seems to be some circumstances behind his past that we had not been privy to yet. There is also a plot point with Horikita whose brother is the student council president. The classes are ranked by merit and not just academics.

Overall the novel is not very intense but has an intriguing concept. Give it a chance if your looking to get into something without a big commitment.
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Aria rated it
January 20, 2018
Status: v3c1
So we have an inferior class filled with inferior students in which "inferior" is derived from overall assessment (intelligence + personality + physical ability + etc)

Because of that, enjoy a story filled with characters who are short-sighted, egoistical, socially incompetent, and other "inferior" personality traits...
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November 6, 2017
Status: --
From what I can see from the anime, it’s a version of BakaTest but more of a darker undertone. It’s a similar class ranking and school rivalry but points are as people have said, granted based on merits, behaviors, and grades. In what lies rivalry though, is a mix of lies, threats, manipulation, and violence. It’s a big mind game, or more precise a mystery game. The characters are not who they appeared to be, thematically meaning that everyone has another side. Everyone has their own dreams, purpose, and ambitions... more>> but they mix together to accomplish the same goal, essentially being reaching the A class. The main character is as op as he can be but his personality is a wonder. Nobody knows what he really is thinking. He has a mysterious past and mysterious abilities. His outward appearance and attitude is the opposite of his capabilities. In the entire anime of 12 episodes, on the very last minute of the last episode, there was only one single quote that I felt like it came from the heart. Search up on his character fandom wiki and it’ll show up. That quote thoroughly destroyed a lot of the assumptions to be had about him. It was a signal of realization. So I look forward for 2nd season. When I finished the anime, I immediately ran to the novel to start reading because it seems like this sh*t is the one I’m looking for. <<less
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Alec157 rated it
August 18, 2017
Status: v2c3
Great read if you like school life anime, haven't seen any romance yet tho 😭😭. The start may be sloppy and cliche but if you tag along long enough the story should hook you and you'll want to read it to the end. Most characters get great development in due time so don't decide your opinion of someone before you ve seen everything about them.

Warning: if you just want to read a cliche school novel dont read this.
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summers rated it
July 14, 2017
Status: v2
Very good read. We have seen the so-called uninterested MC before, sharp tongued girl duo before but usually it breaks down and becomes another cliche. So far they are sticking with it. Probably because the reason MC is in school is not to pass but to find an answer to A question, so he is not all bluster.

Only problem is I have a hard time suspending my disbelief about this school system. They dont let people into the school just on grades; reason being that japan not in a good... more>> situation and hereditary system is bad. But class D keeps getting trolled. Its one thing to keep info from students about how the system works, but the teach lied to their face about what to study; and played it off as an accident. I hope they explains this sooner rather than later or I might loose interest in the school aspect. Only excuse so far is that life is not fair and they are simulating real work conditions, but the point of the school is to change that system not encourage a bunch of kids to be pessimistic untrusting jerks. <<less
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November 5, 2017
Status: v1
i finished reading up to volume 1 and watched the anime, so this review is somewhat a comparison.

what I like from the novel is of course you got a lot of detail about everything that happening, it's for story and world building, but if you compare it with the anime (which is pretty good) it seems to be a lot of unnecessary information is distracting you in the novel.

with the anime we can see how our MC looks, he's by no means your usual and normal guy, he looks like... more>> doesn't even care about what other people do but is still observant about his surrounding and can plan ahead, and in the anime they potray our MC to be a mysterious guy with a dark past.
and if you plan to read the novel after watching the anime just prepare for the big difference, novel author potray MC to be somewhat gloomy, unsocial guy but still a normal teen, with a lot of detail reader can know a lot of what his thoughts are and what he feels at the moments, and this detail make MC to be potrayed as a normal (cliche) or rather a bland character that somewhat have a mysterious past.

maybe to enjoy this novel is to read it without comparing it with the anime, but with the anime already finished airing and it's still somewhat new it seems to be hard. <<less
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Owloid rated it
April 26, 2017
Status: v1 epilogue
This story is worth looking at. The MC gives off a feeling like "I could solve all these problems if I just put in some effort" but coasts along instead, satisfied with his current place. He's dragged along by an abusive, prideful hot girl who is all tsun, no dere for now. For the first volume so far, it's set up so that it feels like a bunch of stuff is going on in the background, but really they just talked and studied. It feels interesting even though nothing really... more>> has happened so far. I'd give it a chance if you like the main two characters. <<less
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Pyushis rated it
July 9, 2018
Status: v2c1
I honestly think this doesn’t deserve 5 stars from me.

Others might say I gave the novel too quickly but I digress. If the novel couldnt be up to par within a volume then it doesn't deserve a second glance (is my motto). I tried giving it more chance but all I’m seeing is MC wiping the ass of his classmates.
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RedLinesBurn rated it
June 18, 2018
Status: v3c5 part4

This is a story about a guy we know next to nothing about. He's starting a new school where the classes must compete to become class A and Earn money to live off, all while the students of other classes try to stop him (doing anything from playing dirty, and smack talk to Cheating lying and betraying one own class. Ayanokouji my seem like a nobody but there's more to him then meets the eye.
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