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Fantasy light novel 'Hero Classroom' releases teaser visual for TV anime in 2023

The series stars the Flame Empress Arnest Flaming and the low-key-but-powerful hero Blade.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 20, 2022 at 11:27 PHT

Official accounts have released the first batch of information for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of fantasy light novel Hero Classroom (Romaji: Eiyū Kyōshitsu).

Below is the first teaser visual. The anime is slated for 2023 and will be produced by studio Actus.

Hero Classroom (英雄教室) is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Shin Araki and illustrated by Haruyuki Morisawa. Shueisha has been publishing the series since January 2015 under their Dash X Bunko imprint.

As the title suggests, aspiring heroes-to-be train at the prestigious Rosewood Academy. The series stars Arnest Flaming (nicknamed "Empress of Flame") who is the top student of her school. One day, she meets a boy who simply introduces himself as Blade, only for Arnest to find out Blade is transferring to the school as a new student and rivals her in power.

A manga adaptation with art by Takashi Minakuchi titled Eiyū Kyōshitsu: Honoo no Empress was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Ultra Jump from February to August 2015 and was collected in one tankōbon volume.

A second manga adaptation with art by Koara Kishida with the same title as the original light novel has been serialized in Square Enix's shōnen manga magazine Monthly Shōnen Gangan since September 2016. The second manga is licensed digitally in North America by Comikey.


  • Original work: Shin Araki

  • Original illustration: Haruyuki Morisawa (serialized in Shueisha's Dash X Bunko)

  • Director: Keiichiro Kawaguchi

  • Series composition, Script: Naoki Hayashi

  • Character design, Chief animation director: Kosuke Kawamura

  • Animation production: Actus

Source: Hero Classroom official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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