Lily poses with a gun in the main visual revealed alongside the anime’s announcement. Photo credit: spyroom_anime

Spy Classroom’s anime adaptation was announced today, with an exclusive key visual and trailer released alongside the announcement.

Spy Classroom is a light novel series with a manga adaptation, set in a world where espionage is everything. Wars fought by traditional means were considered inefficient after the events of the world war, with the world’s politicians deciding to wage information wars instead. This change in tactics meant that a larger supply of spies was needed, and so the spies were trained in various facilities across the country.

Ten years after World War II, Klaus, a super-skilled spy with a 100% mission success, is tasked with an impossible mission, one with a 99% chance of death. And to help him achieve this mission, he has eight girls, near flunkies, from various spy facilities to aid him in his mission. With only a month to train them to be respectable cops, Klaus’ quest might be easier said than done, especially considering he’s, well, not the best teacher.

Yen Press has translated Spy Classroom into English, with two volumes currently on sale.

You can check out the full-size key visual used for the announcement in the announcement post below:

The series tends to be a bit of a comedy despite its serious aesthetic, so it’ll be interesting to see how they manage to balance the two sides of the anime.

When is the Spy Classroom anime coming out?

No date has yet been confirmed for the release of the Spy Classroom anime. However, due to the typical development period of an anime project, it is believed that the series will take place in 2023 or later. The series is far from over, with six installments and two special editions released, and the series reached number two of the light novel in KonoRano in 2021.

You can watch the preview trailer for the anime here:

Who is working on the anime?

The studio feeling covers the anime adaptation of the light novel series, with Sora Amamiya playing Lily, the series’ titular character, and Yuichiro Umehara Klaus, the aloof instructor in charge of the mission. Keiichiro Kawaguchi, known for his work on the new season of Higurashi and Hayate the Combat Butler, will direct the series. It will be interesting to see if he can get all the pieces together and make the series something to remember.

This isn’t the only spy-themed anime set to gain notoriety either – the upcoming Spy x Family adaptation is long awaited, with a release slated for next month.


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