In Season 2 of Classroom of the Elite, many are beginning to question Ayanokoji’s relationship with Kei. Does he actually like her? Or is he just using her as part of his scheme?
A pivotal scene at the end of Season 2’s finale gives away a very distinct clue as to the answer. In the last moments of the episode, Ayanokoji says to himself, “Will my perception of others as nothing but pawns… Will this relationship of ours… ever change?”
In this scene, Ayanokoji is referring to Kei. This scene takes place moments after he gives her a Christmas gift.
This thought by Ayanokoji seems to imply he desires a relationship with Kei. After all, he asks, will the relationship “ever change”. He also revealed earlier in the episode that he does not feel affection toward anyone when he turned down Maya Sato’s love confession. So we know he doesn’t recognize any feelings yet.
Kiyotaka Ayanokoji expressed in this scene his desire for affection, for a new relationship, which has not yet materialized. He even references the white room, and questions whether he has the capacity to feel affection toward anyone.
What he does reveal is that he knows Kei trusts him completely. And in a way, this also shows that Ayanokoji trusts her completely. He has no doubts in his mind about her devotion.
Based on what we’ve seen in the first two seasons of the anime, Ayanokoji likes Kei as far as he has the capacity to, but not in the way a typical couple would.
Will Anyakoji and Kei End Up Together in Classroom of the Elite
SPOILER WARNING, don’t read on if you don’t want to be spoiled! In the anime, we don’t know if Anyakoji and Kei end up together, but the answer is revealed in the light novel. What the anime did reveal in the final moments of Season 2 is that Kei has feelings for Anyakoji.
In Volume 11.5 Kiyotaka confesses his love for Kei. Kei of course, feels the same way and they officially enter a relationship. So yes, Anyakoji and Kei end up together.
Will the anime follow in the footsteps of the light novel? We will have to wait to find out!