Kadokawa made an exciting announcement during the “Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai Online 2023” livestream event on Saturday, revealing that the popular light novel series “Spy Classroom,” authored by Takemachi, is set to hit the stage in a thrilling new production premiering in January 2024.
Mark your calendars for this remarkable event, as the play is scheduled to grace the stage for 13 spectacular performances, spanning from January 20 to January 28.
The venue is none other than Tokyo’s Ginza Hakuhinkan Theater, where the captivating drama will unfold. For eager fans, the opportunity to secure tickets begins through a lottery system starting this Saturday.
Spearheading the artistic direction of this theatrical endeavor is Satoshi Oogita, ensuring a seamless transition from page to stage, while the talented Watashiomu takes charge of crafting the script.
The play stars:
- Fuyuna Asakura as Grete
- Sena as Sibylla
- Ui Sakura as Erna
- Haruna Ishii as Thea
- Saki Kitazawa as Annett
- Yui Yokoyama as Lily
- Sana Hoshimori as Monika
- Jun Takada as Guido
- Kaoru Takaoka as Sara
- Makoto Renjō as Klaus
The source material for this stage adaptation, “Spy Classroom,” has already made waves with a successful television anime, which made its debut in Japan on January 5. The anime’s second season followed on July 13, with HIDIVE providing streaming services throughout its airtime.
For those who wish to delve deeper into the world of espionage, Yen Press has brought the light novel series and its manga adaptation to an English-speaking audience.
The story unfolds in a post-conflict world where nations wage covert wars. Meet Klaus, an unorthodox but highly successful spy, who assembles an unlikely team of inexperienced individuals for a mission deemed nearly impossible.
With a success rate of just over 90 percent, they must rely on every trick in the book, and some that aren’t, to prove themselves worthy of the task.
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This captivating journey began with Takemachi’s light novel series, featuring illustrations by the talented artist tomari, back in January 2020. Additionally, a manga adaptation by Kaname Seu found its home in Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine in May 2020.
Sources | Press release, Fantasia Bunko Daikanshasai 2023 Online livestream