A bet decides your fate

let’s see if Class of the Elite season 2 episode 8 continues the mid-season revival that seems to be trending in this show in this review!

Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Episode 8 Preview

Classroom of the Elite Season 2 is a drama and thriller series developed by Studio Lerche. Lerche is a well-known studio for developing popular anime such as Assassination Classroom, Givenand monster music. It is based on a light novel illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose and written by Shougo Kinugasa. The series is also known as Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu and Season 2 in original Japanese.

The series is directed by Seiji Kishi, Yoshihito Nishouji, and Hiroyuki Hashimoto. They are known for doing projects like Angel Beats, Assassination Classroom and the first season of this show released in 2017. This episode is also called Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu and Season 2 Episode 8 in Japanese. Click here to read our review of the previous episode of the series.

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Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Episode 8 Review – It Continues

Ayanokoji Horikita Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Episode 8

It was a fantastic episode, the kind this show has always been capable of but never tried hard enough to achieve. It’s the kind of release that does justice to the adaptation of one of the most popular and highest-rated manga of all time. One wonders if the showrunners are capable of doing something this good, so why don’t they do it every week? Why do they just make a bad adaptation when they can do something that appeals to even the most ardent manga readers?

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This episode featured an exhilarating look into the past of Kikyo Kushida, who inadvertently but deservedly became this season’s main antagonist. After sabotaging Class D’s effort throughout testing this session, now is the time to address his betrayal and the reasoning behind it. She was a fairly unique, if a bit annoying, character before this plotline came to the forefront of the series, especially since Ayanokoji never seemed too bothered by any of her antics despite the fact that her neck was hanging down after these sexual assault allegations.

Kushida Past Classroom Of The Elite Season 2 Episode 8

However, there was a method to the madness that wasn’t exactly unexpected but still deserved all the intrigue it generated. In a show full of unrealistic personalities and bizarre goals, Kushida’s story was hyper-realistic in today’s landscape where people make entire careers exploiting the attention they receive from others. In this perpetually attention-hungry world, Kikyo Kushida’s story isn’t terribly far-fetched and hits harder because of it. So much about her makes sense now, which also explains why she’s a real and dangerous threat.

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It also got the best out of Ayanokoji and Horikita, who thrive under pressure. Horikita has shown initiative after so long, and Ayanokoji finally seems to have his head back in the game after all this time not caring what happens to everyone around him. Ryuu finding out his true nature was an interesting twist and made perfect sense based on the story the show is trying to tell. How long could he act behind everyone’s back anyway, especially Horikita’s?

The manufacturing in Class of the Elite season 2 episode 8 was also a step up from the regular series, as the music for this episode was excellent and suited the Kushida reveal perfectly. The different animation styles that came with the flashbacks suited him just fine and made Kishida look just the right amount of sinister. The show is getting good again, just like it did last time. It’s funny how easily opinions can change sometimes.

Verdict

Class of the Elite season 2 episode 8 was a fantastic episode that tackled a very real topic in today’s landscape and made it fascinating in the grand scheme.