Youkoso Jitsuryoku

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e
English names: Welcome to the Classroom of the Supreme Ability Doctrine
(Classroom of the Elite)

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Koudo Ikusei Senior High School, a leading prestigious school with state-of-the-art facilities where nearly 100% of students go on to university or find employment. The students there have the freedom to wear any hairstyle and bring any personal effects they desire. Koudo Ikusei is a paradise-like school, but the truth is that only the most superior of students receive favorable treatment.

The protagonist Kiyotaka Ayanokouji is a student of Class D, which is where the school dumps its “inferior” students in order to ridicule them. For a certain reason, Kiyotaka was careless on his entrance examination and was put in Class D. After meeting Suzune Horikita and Kikyou Kushida, two other students in his class, Kiyotaka’s situation begins to change.

Volumes 1, 2, 3, 4, 4.5, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 (Official Version Released)

These volumes have been officially translated by Seven Seas. Please go purchase and read the official version.

Volume 7.5 and 8 (Complete)

Translated by: Anonymous 4chan Translator

Not Hosted. These translations can easily be found with a bit of googling. If you still can’t find them, please message me over discord. I may choose to host these volumes at a later date. Hint: Search through pastebin.

Volume 10 (Completed)v10cover

Illustrations
Prologue: The Monologue of Yousuke Hirata
Chapter 1: The Calm Before the Storm
Intro
Part 1
Chapter 2: The Class Vote
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Chapter 3: The Difficulty of Salvation
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Chapter 4: Brother and Sister
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Chapter 5: Good and Evil
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Chapter 6: The Other Classes’ Ideas
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Epilogue: The Dropouts
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Afterword

Full EPUB with Short Stories.

Volume 11 (Complete)

Prologue: The Monologue of Sakayanagi Arisu
Chapter 1: The Teachers’ Battle
Intro
Part 1
Chapter 2: The First Years’ Final Battle
Intro
Part 1
Chapter 3: Opponents
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Chapter 4: What the Class Lacks
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Chapter 5: A Trap, A Home-Cooked Meal, and A Favor
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Part 10
Part 11
Part 12
Chapter 6: A Man’s Tears
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Chapter 7: Ayanokōji Vs. Sakayanagi
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Chapter 8: Class B Vs. Class D
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Epilogue: The Line Between Winner and Loser
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Afterword

Full EPUB with Side Stories (Google Drive Download Link)

Volume 11.5 (Complete)

Volume 11.5 was translated by my friends over at TLG Translations. You can read the full volume here. Be sure to thank them for their hard work.

Volume 12 (Complete)

Illustrations
Prologue: Operating Behind the Scenes
Chapter 1: True Ability
Chapter 2: A New Stage
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Chapter 3: The Problematic Group of First-Years
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Chapter 4: Ichika’s Test
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Chapter 5: Class D and Class D
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8
Part 9
Chapter 6: The Sound of Expulsion
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Epilogue: An Intensifying Mystery
Intro
Part 1
Afterword

Full EPUB with Side Stories (Google Drive Download Link)

Volume 13 (Complete)

Volume 13 (Year 2 Volume 2) was translated by my friends over at TLG Translations. You can read the volume here. Be sure to thank them for their hard work.

Volume 14 (Complete)

Prologue: The Monologue of Nanase Tsubasa
Chapter 1: Different Strategies Amidst Different People
Intro
Part 1
Chapter 2: The Curtain Rises on the Uninhabited Island Exam
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Chapter 3: Travel Companion
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Chapter 4: What it Means to Like Someone
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Chapter 5: The Invisible Enemy
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Chapter 6: The Aloof Wunderkind of Class 2-D
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Chapter 7: The First-Years Begin to Move
Intro
Part 1
Chapter 8: True Colors Revealed
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Epilogue: The Seeds of Unrest
Intro
Part 1
Afterword

Full EPUB with Side Stories (Google Drive Download Link)

Volume 15 (In Progress)

Prologue: The Monologue of Amasawa Ichika
Chapter 1: Secret Maneuvers
Intro
Part 1
Chapter 2: Simple, Single-Minded Silence
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Chapter 3: A Fight Against Solitude
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Chapter 4: Surrounded on All Sides – Kōenji Vs. The Free Group
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Chapter 5: Conflicting, Intertwining Agendas
Intro
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
• Part 6
• Part 7
• Part 8
Chapter 6: TBA
Epilogue: TBA

Side Stories

Side Stories are mostly translated by my friend Alice over on his own website. Find them here!

710 thoughts on “Youkoso Jitsuryoku

  1. I will just be honest. And I’m not trying to be rude here.

    I used to check back on every 2 or 3 days or so a year ago and get excited for a new chapter or part to come out.
    It really used to excite me waiting for a new part to translate. But now these days the progress has been soo slow that I have forgotten what even happens in this book. My excitement has dried down too and now I just check occasionally per month only to still see no progress at all
    I know you are doing this for free and I know you have a life too but I still wanted to let you know about my feelings.And im pretty sure most of others feel that way too even tho they don’t say it out loud out of trying not to sound rude. But at the same time there is no one else. Most of us can’t read Japanese and can’t buy the real books
    My suggestion is why don’t you let someone else translate for you instead. I seen other names in the TL credits too.

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    • I think this is fair, but honestly I do this for myself more than I do it for all of you. I really don’t want to frustrate my readers but I have to be practical and find a balance. It’s just how it goes.

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      • Dude don’t even stress about it. You’re really helping us out, and I hope that us enjoying and appreciating your work is at least something. Besides, I follow another translator team that works on Majikoi, and thos guys take 4 years to finish one game. Compared to them, you work at lightning speed.

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    • I think it also because this volume is quite boring, there is 400 people fighting on island and I think a lot of space is wasted on boring encounters. Also there is this whole thing with unreliable narrator combined author who tries to come everytime with more complicated, even incomprehensible, exam rules where everything is explained magically at the end kills whole enjoyment from reading.

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  2. Hey @Graze, Just asking… are you planning to translate next volume as well i.e Y2V4.5? Don’t want to pressure you or anything, its just your translations are really good and I am happy to wait as long as it takes… if you yourself are going to translate the next volume as well. Otherwise, I will just read edited MTL.

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  3. “This part is boring, I just can’t keep up with this” – My former self as a translator

    I couldn’t help that you have already lost your passion to translate this Light Novel.
    I would say that if the content is good, although the pacing of the translation is slow, I feel nothing whatsoever when I read when a new part is released. I hope that the future content will be better especially toward the end of this volume or everything will fall apart. It is not surprising at all that Graze can’t keep up.

    Youkoso sparked me up with volume 7 especially the interaction between class C and class D.
    Ryuen is very remarkable and attractive, his way of fighting and how the plot conveys through Kei was amazing.

    Volume 9 was quite good, although, I would say Nagumo and Ichinose are not the same levels as Ryuen. However, daily activity as well as an interaction to those two including Horikita’s brother is refreshing to me.

    Sakayanagi’s battle during volumes 10-11 is okay I guess. She does not live up to my expectation at all as a mastermind, but her interaction and past background with Kiyo make up for it.

    2nd year? Bruh.
    Other than Ichika Amasawa that intrude Kiyo’s room several times. Every character that has been introduced is heavily disappointing. Hosen is a child compared to Ryuen. Tsubasa Nanase’s fight with Kiyo is a mere childish play. I would say the plot related to the white room is quite weak up until this point.

    Exam formation
    I wouldn’t complain much about the exam formation of Youkoso as it never impress me even once.
    For instance, Volume 11 makes me curious about how each sport and math team will perform and how each character will plan according to their classmate. Volumes 4 makes me try to guess who is the one that secretly hides their identity on the ship.

    This volume is even worse than the Volume 3 format on the island. Whoever run faster win, we got some spontaneous events that randomly happen without any proper story. Swim? Oh, this girl is good at it she wins. Math? Oh, this guy is good at it, he wins. No strategy, Just try to go for an early bird.

    If you have any disagreement, feel free to reply and debate with me politely. I would like to have a proper conversation with any men or women of culture anyway.
    However, We can only hope for Graze would sustain a status quo of at least 2 chapters a month.

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    • Hard to disagree, Ryuen class lost all teeth when Kiyo tamed Ruyen and Ishizaki.

      Exam rules are illogical sometimes, but that doesn’t matter when MC is performing all actions literally behind the scenes (and pages). Knowing this pattern spoils enjoyment a little, I think it wouldn’t hurt if MC would share some of his real thoughts. It shows especially in this exam, I’m not editor but I think a lot of pages could be used more effectively.

      Even romance part was killed almost instantly, which is a thing community seems to overlook, when Kiyo foreshadowed in ending of 11.5 that he’s merely manipulating Kei and have plans already to break up with her in order to help her growth. Kinda expected from kid raised in lab but still it’s a downer.

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    • I feel like the bounty on Ayanokouji ruined a lot of the good things this story had going for it. Before there was always a focus on the face-off against one particular character (max three), which made the entire thing more intimate. Right now first year, second year & third year all have their eyes on Ayanokouji which just forces the author to reduce the amount of attention he gives to each character. It doesn’t give the author the time anymore to give us the pov of how a character is gradually laying the foundation for their plan. Strategies and tactics get smeared out more thinly which makes them feel hollow compared to the strategies of the earlier volumes.

      It’s also clear the charm of the first year characters is their strong personalities. Author went with strong flavors here, but not with a meal that is fulfilling. Getting to class A is THE aim of third years and second years, but that one unbending drive has completely evaporated (in my eyes) within the first year. Students fought for the leader position which, as we know from examples as Arisu & Nagumo, at least took them a year to oust all the opposition. Meanwhile all first-years are docile girls & boys that do everything the main first-year characters want them to do. In the meantime we’re seeing how some classmates of Ryuen still can’t accept him and jump on every possibility to oppose him. But I should believe all first-years are of one mind in their actions… It just feels too staged with times.

      The intimate psychological clashes between characters have been getting more superficial as well.

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  4. Thank you so much for your beautiful translations Graze. I have binged read from vol 11 to 14 and I must say l, your translations are one of the best among other fan translations. I am not going read vol 15 yet just to binge read when you have completed it. So I am very much looking forward to your return. Much appreciated Graze.

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  5. I know I have no right to talk about something provided free of cost. But, as a loyal fan of yours, I believe I can demand a weekly update on discord, right? I have been waiting for a complete translation from you for a long time. I didn’t even start reading. I know you have a life, but please consider your fans’ feelings as well.

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      • I think its perfectly reasonable to ask for a progression update since you are not telling graze to hurry up but instead an update on how much progress was made

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  6. Graze you absolute machine, sorry I’ve not been around much – new job! Hope you’re well, thanks for keeping up with all this mate. B)

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