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EiyuuKyoushitsu
Genre Comedy, Action, Fantasy, School Life, Ecchi
Information
Written by Shin Araki
Published by Shueisha
Demographic Seinen
Magazine Ultra Jump
Original run February 19th, 2015 – ongoing (Light Novel)
January 23rd, 2015 – September 28th, 2015 (Manga)
Volumes 1 (8 Chapters)

Classroom for Heroes英雄教室 Eiyū Kyōshitsu」 is a light novel written by Shin Araki and illustrated by Haruyuki Morisawa. It has three volumes, with the first being released on February 19, 2015, the second on May 22, 2015 and the third on September 25, 2015.[1] It was adapted into a Manga series written by Araki as well and illustrated by Minakuchi Takashi based off the original light novel. It has 8 chapters and 1 released volume. The manga version ended with chapter 7 but the story continues in the light novel.

PlotEdit

A long time ago, there existed a Demon Lord who terrorized throughout the world until a Hero stepped up to the stage and challenged the Demon Lord, ultimately defeating him and ending his reign. The Hero then created Rosewood Academy, an academy made to help heroes-in-training achieve supremacy and help defend the world when needed that enrolls only the best of the best.

Enter Arnest Flaming, a girl with a high sense of duty and the top student at the academy, receiving hence the alias Empress of Flames 炎の皇后 Honō no Kōgō」 who one day encounters the lively, carefree new transfer student Blade, a boy who seems to equal her in power, something that she finds really irritating. Arnest was then personally requested by The King to supervise, and show Blade around the academy during his stay.

The story follows the students' struggles in their quest to become heroes.

StyleEdit

Light NovelEdit

The Eiyū Kyōshitsu light novel follows a classic Japanese writing style, with the characters read vertically and the inter-pages graphics. Every light novel volume includes special associated graphics related to the series including scenes, color spreads and data graphics.

MangaEdit

Eiyū Kyōshitsu's Manga art style is very complicated, it follows the typical Seinen manga art style however, March chose a more cartoon-ish design for the characters expressions.

Cultural LinksEdit

The series includes many references and inspirations from mythical creators, mainly Demons.

MythologyEdit

The manga features many aspects that seem to have mythical inspiration, such as the name Asmodeus that is taken directly from the mythical King of demons Asmodeus in many books.

The name Leonard is also a demon or spirit in the Dictionnaire Infernal book.

ReceptionEdit

Light NovelEdit

The light novel of the series has met great success. It was credited for its characters and art style by many reviewers. It was also a great success among fans as the novel's third volume ranked first on TSUTAYA's daily light novel rankings on September 26th, 2015.[2][3]

TriviaEdit

  • Classroom for Heroes is Araki's first serialized manga.[4]
  • Classroom for Heroes is March's third serialized illustration.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Eiyū Kyōshitsu Light NovelVol. 1 (p. 2-3).
  2. "TSUTAYA daily Japanese light novel ranking". Retrieved on September 28th, 2015
  3. Shin Araki's Official Twitter Account.
  4. Shin Araki's Official Twitter Account.

External LinksEdit

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