I just finished The Classroom of the Elite. There was a bit more fan service than I would have liked but whatever. Minor details… The anime was great.
What I really want to talk about is the last minute of the last episode. It made me question everything I saw on the show. What the heck did I even watch? What!?
That was so awesome! It was a bit chilling, which is exactly the kind of thing I like. The one minute changed everything.
I’ve liked Kiyotaka Ayanokoji since episode 1. He is the most unfazed character I’ve seen. In the sub version, he sounds very bored with life. In the English dub, he sounds kind of sad. Although I think both are good, I prefer the Japanese –> sounding bored. You don’t see a character like Ayanokoji often, which was refreshing to watch.
The last episode though… I am shocked but feel quite happy at the same time. It’s been a while since I’ve watched something this interesting. I won’t spoil what exactly happened but I think that this anime is worth your time.
So I started watching The Classroom of the Elite and I am hooked. It’s from 2017, so I am surprised I didn’t know about the anime earlier. They present a quote at the beginning of every episode. I thought that the quote for episode 4 was very interesting.
I also have other quotes that support this thought.
Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves.” – Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements
No one is truly honest…Even if we don’t lie to others, we often lie to ourselves. And the word good means different things to different people.”
Lastly, my favourite anime character, Izaya Orihara from Durarara!! talks about this in episode 2.
In regard to “Everyone’s the same” I do not believe he is referring to equality. The Classroom of the Elite talks about equality. I do not believe that humans are equal, nor do I think that humans are born equal. What I believe Izaya is talking about is specific to the context (see next screenshot).
OK, but why am I even writing about this?? Let’s just say that I think a lot, so much that my head might explode if I don’t write things down. I’m joking, of course.
To see a show talk about the things I think about is pretty sweet, as if my thoughts are being validated.