The anime adaptation of the light novel series Spy Classroom (a.k.a. Spy Kyōshitsu or Spy Room) is coming out next year, and in the meantime a trailer has dropped thanks to Kadokawa. Members of the cast have also been announced, but we don’t yet know the day or month of 2023 that the anime will premiere.
Actors involved in the light novels’ promotional video and bonus voice drama are returning to voice their characters in the anime. Sora Amamiya plays Lily, Yuichiro Umehara plays Klaus, Miku Itō plays Grete, Nao Tōyama plays Sibylla, Aoi Yūki plays Monika, Sumire Uesaka plays Thea, Ayane Sakura plays Sara, and Tomori Kusunoki plays Annett.
The anime is being made at studio feel. Looking toward the crew, Keiichiro Kawaguchi of Hayate the Combat Butler and Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU is helming as the director. The job of series script supervision goes to Shinichi Inotsume, who previously worked on Gangsta. and PERSONA 5 the Animation. Character design has been tasked to Sumie Kinoshita of Dropout Idol Fruit Tart.
Yen Press is releasing both the light novel series and its manga adaptation in English. They gave this description of the story:
“Following a devastating military conflict, countries fight their wars in the shadows. One unusual spy, Klaus, has never failed on the job despite his quirks, and he is building a team to take on an Impossible Mission—one with over a 90 percent chance of failure. However, his chosen members are all washouts with no practical experience. They’ll have to use every trick in the book (and some that aren’t) to prove they’re up to the task!”
The light novels made their debut in early 2020, written by Takemachi and illustrated by tomari. The manga adaptation by Kaname Seu followed a few months later in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine.
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