Another anime in the spy genre will premiere on January 2023. With how well the spy genre resonated with fans, there’s another entry coming in the next winter season of anime released in early 2023.
Spy Classroom is an action comedy anime emphasizing seven washout students and one teacher who doesn’t have the talent to teach. The objective of the class is to prepare the students for tackling an impossible mission with a 90% mortality rate.
The series will have a less-serious and more-comedic vibe, despite the setting of the anime being quite heavy. It’s almost the same as Princess Principal anime which consists of an all-girls squad.
What can you expect from this anime? Let’s dive in.
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Spy Classroom Release Date
Spy Classroom Release Date
Countdown to January 15, 2023 at 11:00 AM (UTC)
It is confirmed that the anime premieres on January 2023. Unfortunately, the exact date is still not revealed.
Spy Classroom was confirmed to get an anime adaptation at Fantasia Bunko Online Festival, which was held on March 13, 2022. At the same time, information regarding the staff, cast, visual teaser, and PV was also released.
It is such a rare event that the series came fully prepared to announce its adaptation in one day.
Studio Feel is in charge of animating Spy Classroom. With how well they did on the previous project, OreGairu and Hinamatsuri, fans expect a good visual animation for this series.
Spy Classroom Staff & Cast
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Higurashi, SKET Dance) is the series director. Shinichi Inotsume (Persona 5) is in charge of the series composition. Meanwhile, Sumie Kinoshita (Imouto sae Ireba Ii) will handle the character design.
There is an interesting fact about the cast. The series released PV one day before the first light novel was released in 2020. It was the first PV that used eight different VAs to promote a light novel.
Two years later, the rooster of VA is exactly the same as back then. They use all-star VAs for the anime. Each character in Spy Classroom also has a codename attached to them.
From October 2022 to November 2022, they released the PV of each character gradually.
- Yuichiro Umehara as Klaus codename Bonfire
- Sora Amamiya as Lily codename Flower Garden
- Miku Ito as Grete codename Dearest Daughter
- Nao taoyama as Sibylla codename Pandemonium
- Aoi Yuki as Monika codename Glint
- Sumire Uesaka as Thea codename Dreamspeaker
- Ayane Sakura as Sara codename Meadow
- Tomori Kusunoki as Annette codename Forgetter
Spy Classroom Trailer
They released the second PV for the anime on July 15, 2022. The first PV was released way before that, but it only shows sketches of the character and illustrations from the light novel.
Nonoc will provide the opening song with the title “Toka”. Unfortunately, there is no news about who will be in charge of the ending.
The animation, albeit short, has already achieved a passing grade based on the PV. With how the standard of the graphic as well as the VAs, it can be assumed Spy Classroom is going to be a top contender for the best anime in winter-slated anime 2023.
Can it live up to the fan’s expectations? Let’s wait for them.
Spy Classroom Story
The world is filled with war. Each country bears arms and destroys the other. One day, they realize that war doesn’t gain anything for them. Then they put down the guns, but peace is still far off.
To keep each other in check, they bring another type of war, the Shadow War. A war of deceit and deception with spies as its soldiers.
There is one particular spy named Klaus, hailed as the greatest spy. He finished every mission flawlessly. Then he decides to build a group whose mission is to tackle an impossible mission, one with a 90% chance of failure.
The catch is all seven students he accepts are washout students. They have no practical experience whatsoever. How will Klaus handle them?
Spy Classroom News
Spy Classroom is based on the light novel of the same name written by Takemichi and illustrated by Tomari.
The first volume was released on January 18, 2020. As of November 2022, there are 8 volumes and 3 short stories in circulation.
Yen Press licensed the light novel and short story for North America in January 2021. It has already published four English versions of the light novel.
HIDIVE already saves the spot for streaming the show for North America. They announced it on Anime NYC 2022.
With how the romance genre appears on the MAL tag, fans are worried that it will turn out to be a typical harem anime. But rest assured, the series will emphasize action and comedy in each episode. You can enjoy a wholesome spy genre with the action spice on it.