An anime adaptation was announced for Shin Araki’s Hero Classroom (AKA Classroom for Heroes) light novel series way back in September 2023, and now its release is finally on the horizon. The official accounts revealed plans for a July 2023 premiere along with the first key visual and trailer, so let’s take a look at what’s in the works below.
The opening theme will be performed by NIJISANJI VTuber Kaede Higuchi and the ending theme will be performed by Akane Kumada. Cast members revealed thus far include Reiji Kawashima as Blade, Misuzu Yamada as Arnest Flaming, Nao Toyama as Sophitia and Hina Kino as Kufurin.
Keiichiro Kawaguchi (Spy Classroom) is directing the Hero Classroom anime, with Naoki Hayashi (Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU) on series composition and Kosuke Kawamura on character designs and chief animation direction at anime studio ACTAS.
The Classroom for Heroes novels, by Shin Araki, follow Arnest Fleming, a girl who holds the top record at hero-training school Rosewood Academy. Her latest assignment has her tasked with guiding a mysterious but cheery new student named Blade, whose power might just rival her own.
The series made its debut as part of Shueisha’s Dash X Bunko imprint back in January 2015, with Haruyuki Morisawa providing illustrations. Classroom for Heroes has also inspired a manga adaptation by Koara Kishida, which runs in Ultra Jump magazine.
Via Crunchyroll News