Spy Kyoushitsu or Spy Classroom is finally getting a TV anime adaptation after almost 3 years of the first light novel release.
The announcement for the anime came during the Fantasia Bunko Online Festival 2022 in March. The news, while not entirely unexpected, was certainly welcomed.
Sugio Art Online, a Twitter user famous for Anime leaks confirmed the news before the official release through a tweet in February.
— Sugoi Art Online 😎 (@SugoiLITE) February 4, 2022
Fans were excited to hear the news and it did not take long for the Spy Classroom subreddit to be overtaken by anime enthusiasts.
Feel, the Japanese animation studio, is producing the new anime while Keiichiro Kawaguchi is directing it.
Spy Classroom Release Date Speculation
The new Spy Classroom anime will premiere in January 2023 in Japan. Unfortunately, we do not have a specific release date as of yet.
We do have the official Twitter account providing us with the latest news regarding the upcoming anime.
Since the anime was announced in March, it is reasonable to think that the studio did not rush the project and took its time to make the anime the best it can, as it seemed to be a common complaint among the fans.
One comment on a subreddit mentioned, “As we know, the anime might not make justice to the LN”.
Spy Classroom Cast
The official website for Spy Classroom announced the cast for the new anime.
The cast includes:
The cast was also announced in the official anime trailer released by Kadokawa.
As far as the rest of the staff for the anime is concerned, we have:
- Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi
- Series Configurator: Shinichi Inotsume
- Character Design: Kinoshita Sumie
- Anime Production: Feel
- Original Illustration: Tomari
Where Will Spy Classroom Be Available?
The series will air in January on Japanese TV. As far as the rest of the world is concerned, we do not have any official information but we can assume that Crunchyroll will simulcast the series in the United States and other Western countries.
As for the dubbing, since Crunchyroll and Funimation merged, we can expect to see the dubs in various languages shortly afterward.
It is not clear as of yet if Crunchyroll has exclusive streaming rights in certain countries. If not, we will likely see popular streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video pick the series up soon.
Music For Spy Classroom
Nonoc wrote the opening theme song “灯火”, which translates into Light. Nonoc is also popular for writing the opening theme song for Astra Lost In Space and Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka.
Character Reveal For The Spy Classroom
Kadokawa’s official YouTube channel has been releasing a Character Reveal video/Visuals every week.
It started on the 14th of October, 2022 with Lily’s character reveal.
Second, on the 21st of October was Grete.
Then, on the 27th of October, Kadokawa revealed that Nonoc will be releasing the official opening theme song for the anime.
The very next day, 28th October was when Kadokawa revealed the character of Sibylla.
Most recently, we got the character reveal of Monica.
Kadokawa also revealed a visual for Monika and announced it on their official Twitter account as well.
— TVアニメ『スパイ教室』公式⚜️2023.01 ONAIR (@spyroom_anime) November 4, 2022
Spy Classroom Plot Speculation
Since the producers have not yet announced otherwise, we can safely assume the anime is going to be following the light novels very closely.
The story will follow Klaus, the lone survivor of the spy team Inferno as he sets out to train 7 misfits and teach them everything he knows within a month to prepare them for “Impossible Missions”.
How Successful Were The Spy Classroom Light Novels?
The Spy Classroom light novels are fairly popular and highly rated. The 1st Volume has a 4.8 out of 5 on Amazon with almost a 100 ratings. The top reviewer commented:
“It’s refreshing , fun and interesting. I would recommend it to anyone as a solid read. My only gripe is that characters could be explored more. I imagine that will change in future and it doesn’t detract from the story.”
The light novels have a 7.76 out of 10 on myanimelist while being number 5000 in terms of popularity. Not the best, but certainly not the worst. The top reviewer recommended the novels while commenting:
“A refreshing, wonderful and entertaining light novel. For all of you who are fed up of fantasy or school’s setting, give a try to this novel!”
The light novels have 6 volumes with 2 short stories.
|Volume 1||January 18, 2020|
|Volume 2||April 17, 2020|
|Volume 3||August 20, 2020|
|Volume 4||December 19, 2020|
|Short Story 1||March 19, 2021|
|Volume 5||May 20, 2021|
|Volume 6||September 18, 2021|
|Short Story 2||December 18, 2021|