When the self-proclaimed “Greatest Spy in the World” sets out to build a team specializing in the impossible, the only logical choice would be to recruit… seven washouts with zero practical experience?!
Spy Classroom is an ongoing light novel series written by Takemachi and illustrated by Tomari, published under the Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint since January 18th, 2020. In an age where wars are no longer fought in the open, countries now fight by deploying masters of deception like spies instead of weapons of mass destruction. After the spy team Inferno is wiped out, their sole surviving member, Klaus, a top spy with a 100 percent mission success rate, sets out to create a new spy team. This new team, Lamplight, is expected to specialize in “Impossible Missions” with at least a 90 percent chance of failure—in other words, death.
Unfortunately, the seven members he recruits for his team are all bottom-of-the-barrel misfits with no practical experience whatsoever. With only one month until their first Impossible Mission, Klaus must teach the girls everything he knows and, in turn, the girls must employ every trick up their sleeves to survive and prove their worth as spies.
The series currently has ten volumes, as well as four short story volumes, and has been adapted into a manga and anime. The first season of the anime aired from January to March 2023 and the second season from July to September 2023. You can also listen to the audiobook versions for volumes 1 to 5 on dwango.jp’s audiobook service.
If you enjoy light action comedy with some slice-of-life moments, this collection of illustrations highlighting the characters of Spy Classroom is perfect for you!