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Love These Anime? Pick up the Original Light Novels!

Follow all the adventures of Spy Classroom in the light novels!

Amidst the many anime coming out this season, many come from the same source: books. More than ever, light novels are bringing us stories that become our favorite anime. And, also more than ever, we’re getting great translations we can pick up and read!

If you’re in love with any of the series below and wish you could have more, you’re in luck. Each is being published in English as we speak. So once you’re caught up, you can continue the story!


The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady

Where there are light novels, there’s reincarnation isekai. The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady is one of several isekai titles this season. But rather than finding herself magically enabled in a new world, Anisphia is the exact opposite. This lover of magic can’t use magic. But she can use her memories of her past life to develop technomancy: magic-powered tech that levels the playing field.

With the help of the talented Euphyllia, Princess Anis can make her dreams a reality. And if you’re enjoying their adventures, you can grab them in book form and keep reading! Four volumes are currently available in English.


The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten

Despite the heavenly title, The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten is one of the more down-to-earth titles this season. The series, about a gorgeous girl who looks after a self-professed slob, is also one of the more popular light novels on this list. So if you can’t get enough of Mahiru, there’s plenty more.

The English translation is currently five volumes along. That’s plenty of TLC and slow-burn romance to enjoy once you’re caught up to the streaming anime!


Spy Classroom

Spy Classroom

A highlight of the season, Spy Classroom pits a group of washed-up spies-in-training against their mentor, the inimitable Klaus. But these girls are more than they seem—in more ways than one. While the anime is busy playing long games with its foes (and its audience), the light novels are also available for you to enjoy!

At present, four volumes are available in English. This means you can dive deep into Lamplight’s missions, and their personal pasts, while the anime is still ongoing. How much will you be able to figure out before their enemies?

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Kara Dennison

Kara Dennison is a writer, editor, and presenter with bylines at Crunchyroll, Sci-Fi Magazine, Sartorial Geek, and many others. She is a contributor to the celebrated Black Archive line, with many other books, short stories, and critical works to her name.