Anime is supposed to push light novels
Even though the first season of »Classroom of the Elite« clearly fell short of expectations, the light novel has always enjoyed great popularity. Maybe that’s why another attempt was made and the fans of the franchise could look forward to a second season, which is currently being broadcast. But the animation quality of such leaves a lot to be desired so far.
While odd or fuzzy frames can still be dismissed as oversights, a scene in the sixth episode capped it all off. During the relay run, a character came to the fore when he was supposed to be in the background. A picture of this scene and other weaknesses in the animation quality can be found below.
The user @sakugabrasilwho had pointed out the errors, subsequently expressed his own suspicion as to why such a successful franchise as »Classroom of the Elite« being fobbed off with such poor animation quality:
Comment by @sakugabrasil
“The first season was heavily criticized by light novel fans for omitting or changing many things. It also sold poorly but pushed the light novel. So why not follow up and continue the anime as cheaply and superficially as possible?
Almost every episode has poor animation, much worse than the first season. The animation is inconsistent and poorly done. The movements are stiff and sometimes overlap. The whole second season is an expression of contempt.
The main investor (KADOKAWA) just wants to push the sales of the light novel through the anime. The animation producer of the anime studio (Lerche) has almost no experience. None of the people involved seem to be really engrossed in the anime.
Of course, that doesn’t mean the anime isn’t good or entertaining. I’m just saying that its production reflects the reasonable interests of those involved. An anime that has not been successful so far but will continue due to certain factors.«
The twelve-part first season of »Classroom of the Elite« is available in Germany on the Crunchyroll streaming service. The second season runs there in the original language with German subtitles in the simulcast. The anime is based on the light novel of the same name by Shougo Kinugasa.
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