10 Smartest Classroom of the Elite Characters

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This list of 10 Classroom of the Elite Characters Contains Spoilers form the Light Novel. Classroom of the Elite is one of the best high school anime that amazed a lot of fans with its interesting story. The series was based on a light novel that was written by Syougo Kinugasa and was illustrated by Shunsaku Tomose.

The series revolves around a school filled with elite students fighting for the rank of Class-A which the most capable students belong.

There are a lot of amazing scenes that the anime didn’t adapt from the light novel and many details are didn’t stated. Because of that who doesn’t curious who are the smartest students throughout the whole series?

Smartest Classroom of the Elite Characters

10. Horikita Suzune

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Horikita Suzune is one of the supporting characters or might be the deuteragonist of the series and she was belong to Class-D along with Ayanokojie. She was known as aloof girl and doesn’t want to rely on others making her classmates despise her attitude.

With her intimidating aura, Horikita was always on her own knowing the fact that she doesn’t trust anyone but only herself which was her defect based on Ayanokojie that results of her being in Class-D. She’s also the younger sister of former Student Council President, Horikita Manabu that was one of the most respected and dignified students to the whole campus. Knowing their past as a siblings, Manabu, her brother truly detest her because of the fact that for him, she’s a incompetent person who always followed his own brother’s path and can’t do things on her own.

Because of that, Horikita wanted to be acknowledge by her own brother by being on the top which is by beating all the Classes especially Class-A.

Horikita became the leader of Class-D in spite of her bad attitude she had shown back then and she also can be considered as one of the smartest on her class. According to Ayanokojie, Horikita is a good leader that still evolving. If Horikita has the capability to have good communication skill, she’s a formidable leader for every classes.

9. Ichinose Honami

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Ichinose Honami is also one of the characters in the series and the central figure of Class-B. Unlike any other students, Ichinose is popular even in higher classes because of the fact that she’s an approachable by every person.

Compare to other leaders in every classes, Ichinose doesn’t typically wants to destroy other class in order for them to be on top. She’s known as Pacifist person(a person who believes that war and violence are unreasonable) and wants to make every classes as her friends whi h made her really popular.

Is spite of her friendly attitude to her rivals, Ichinose truly a smart student that was also acknowledged by Ayanokojie knowing that she’s the only student throughout the series who saw through his plans once during the Zodiac Special Exam on Cruise Ship(Volume 4). Among all the classes, Class-B under the leadership of Ichinose is the most united and most cooperative class making her class a tough opponent.

8. Katsuragi Kohei

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Katsuragi Kohei is one of the supporting characters and belong to Class-A, the highest rank among the classes. He is sharp and cunning person and could be considered as the 2nd smartest student in Class-A.

During the Uninhabited Island Exam,(Volume 3)Katsuragi led the Class-A for a magnificent plan that could beat any classes but unfortunately, it was countered by Ayanokojie without him knowing. Ayanokojie admitted that Katsuragi is a sharp person compare to normal student and he wasn’t reckless enough to do things that could harm his class.

Many people are wondering why Katsuragi looks old despite of him being a high school student. It was stated that Katsuragi had a certain illness back then that affected his body and one of the effect was hair loss. In spite of that, Katsuragi didn’t ashamed of it instead he gets a lot of respect and followers because of his intellect.

Regardless of being Class-A, Katsuragi having a trouble leading the class knowing that Sakayanagi, one of the students in Class-A wants to be the leader believing that Katsuragi isn’t capable enough to do it. Because of that, half of Class-A was on Katsuragi’s side and also the Half was on Sakayanagi’s side making the Class-A divided.

7. Ryuen Kakeru

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Ryuen Kakeru is one of the supporting characters and the leader of Class-D. Unlike any other leaders, Ryuen leads the class through terror and dictatorship which no one can even defies him. Among the class leader, he is one of the most dangerous of all.

He is a living ‘Rule Breaker’ which rules doesn’t exist for him. Ryuen will do anything in order to do what he wants regardless of the process. He always use cruelty and brutality to his actions making everyone afraid of him.

In spite of him being inhumane, Ryuen is one of the smartest characters in the series knowing that he is just in Class-C. Even though he used dirty tactics as his plans, he doesn’t caught because of his flawless schemes that only Ayanokojie or perhaps Sakayanagi can beat him among their years.

He wasn’t scared about the consequences of his actions because he said that there is nothing which can frighten him.

6. Ichika Amasawa

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Ichika Amasawa is one of the junior and one of the supporting characters in the series. She’s the character who’s obsess with Ayanokojie knowing that she knows him at the very young age.

She is one of the few people who knows the true identity of Ayanokojie that he is extraordinary smart and far from what one can imagine. Ichika and Ayanokojie came from the same place where Ayanokojie studied before he enrolled Advanced Nurturing High School but she’s younger by a year.

Just like Ayanokojie, her abilities was shown but only a glimpse of it yet far from what a young person is capable of knowing that she’s just like mini version of Ayanokojie. She tried to test Ayanokojie by trying to expell him with other juniors but Ayanokojie realized it and countered her.

During the special exam(Volume 15) with all students in different years, Ichika beaten Horikita and Ibuki in hand-to-hand combat with ease in order for her to stop them approaching Ayanokojie knowing that they would become a hindrance to him. She even possess such tremendous strength just like Ayanokojie which makes her physically and intellectually superior just like hoe she overpowered Kushida on the special exam.

5. Koenji Rokusuke

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Koenji Rokusuke is one of the most mysterious characters in the series knowing that he is far capable just like Ayanokojie. Unlike Ayanokojie, Koenji doesn’t hide his capabilities but chose to ignore and use it unless it is necessary for him.

He is the second physically strongest when it comes to physique and much more superior than Horikita when it comes to intellect. In spite of that, he doesn’t care about others especially for his class knowing that he can reach Class-A without the help of anyone from them.

During the Special Exam(Volume 15), Koenji showed his true abilities knowing the fact that he had a deal with Horikita to give him freedom in exchange of him winning the 1st place to the incoming special exam. Koenji won overall in spite of having higher years as enemy that he even defeated the president of student council with a lot of allies.

Koenji truly is a genius and strong at the same time proving it after he shown his true colors as a capable person of Class-D.

4. Miyabi Nagumo

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Miyabi Nagumo is the current Student Council President after Manabu Horikita had graduated making him as his successor.

Compare to Manabu, Nagumo is completely opposite of him knowing that he used his power in order to throw out those students who are incompetent within his scope. Unlike other class who has a good leader, Nagumo is the leader of not just by one class but the whole 3rd year curriculum making him very influencial.

Just like Ryuen, Nagumo played his tactics in a dirty way regardless of the process of his actions. He decided to become th Student Council President in order to change the systems which was Manabu had built for the school. Nagumo truly respect Manabu that’s why he wants to destroy him and prove that he is better than him. He considered Manabu as his rival yet Manabu doesn’t care about him.

The only person that Manabu had recognized because of abilities was Ayanokojie that made Nagumo focus his hatred against him after Horikita Manabu had graduated.

3. Horikita Manabu

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Horikita Manabu was the former Student Council President of Advanced Nurturing High School and the older brother of Horikita Suzune.

He is indeed one of the smartest characters throughout the whole series knowing that he was chosen as president of the most prestigious school on the whole country. Manabu is one of the few people who’s aware of Ayanokojie’s capabilities since the time when Ayanokojie sabotaged his own entrance exams.

Just like his little sister, Manabu is also capable enough to beat almost everyone through hand-to-hand combat to the way that not even Ryuen can beat him. He is the only person that Nagumo admire yet wanted to destroy him completely in order to prove that he’s more capable than him. Her little sister admired her since they were a kids and the only reason why Suzune enrolled in Advanced Nurturing High School was because of him. She wants to follow her brother’s path and get his acknowledgement.

2. Sakayanagi Arisu

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Sakayanagi Arisu is one of the smartest characters in the series that knew Ayanokojie the most in the series. She’s belong to Class-A and the leader of it after she dethroned Katsuragi.

Sakayanagi wasn’t fully introduced in anime but she has a lot of impact to the story. She knows Ayanokojie since she was a child but Ayanokojie doesn’t completely know her. When she realized that Ayanokojie is currently studying with her in the same school, her boring student life has come to an end knowing that she found someone that could be her contender thinking that she’s the most powerful in the school without him.

She always have cane on her hand knowing the fact that she has crippled leg since she was a child. In spite of that, it doesn’t affect ger mentality. She often have a body guards around her which some students in her own class that always be there to protect her.

No matter what the process of her actions are, she will also do what she wants if necessary just like Ryuen and Nagumo. Her one and only wish was to beat Ayanokojie to show that the true genius is better than artificial genius knowing Ayanokojie’s past.

1. Ayanokoji Kiyotaka

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Ayanokojie Kiyotaka is the protagonist of the series. He’s belong to Class-D where the most defective students lies. He enrolled Advanced Nurturing High School in order to experienced freedom that he doesn’t have before because of his past.

His intellect is far superior that any other humans in every aspects knowing that he was educated to do anything at the very young age. In spite of his capabilities, Ayanokojie doesn’t want to attract unnecessary attentions so he chose to hid it and live a life like a normal student.

Chabashira Sae, his teacher blackmailed him in order to help the class to rank up knowing that he is a superior from any other students. So he chose to act out of his will behind the scenes knowing the fact that he doesn’t want to attract any attentions and furthermore, give the credit to Horikita for all the things he had done.

He is the hero and villain at the same time throughout the series, he will help the class if necessary and he will sabotage it if he needs to in order to protect himself from predicaments. He used people in order to achieve what he wants to the way that he considered humans just as a tool for him to manipulate. Humans are shield for him to protect himself and sword to attack others no matter what method he use in order to make anyone obey him which makes him the most defective and dangerous student in the whole school.

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