5 Light Novels Getting an Anime in 2023

From the pages straight to the screen—there’s never been a better time for light novels to get anime adaptations. We might be in the middle of a great anime season, but it’s only going to get better with the 2023 anime lineup!

We’re light novel addicts over here at Honey’s Anime, and we’re really excited about some of the adaptations debuting next year. From shoujo reincarnations to heartwarming romances, there’s a little something for everybody.

Join us today on Honey’s Anime as we discuss 5 Light Novels Getting an Anime in 2023!

5. Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari (Tearmoon Empire)

  • Authors: Mochitsuki Nozomu
  • Genres: Comedy, Shoujo, Fantasy, Romance, School Life
  • Volumes: 8+
  • Published: September 2021—present

Kicking off our list today is an excellent villainess reincarnation story with a darkly comedic undertone.

Tearmoon Teikoku Monogatari (Tearmoon Empire) follows Mia, a Princess who endured a torturous end thanks to the flames of revolution, and finally met her demise with the guillotine. But after her death, she awakens in the body of her twelve-year-old self, carrying a blood-stained diary and the knowledge of the terrifying future ahead.

Determined to avoid the guillotine, Mia sets about gathering allies to change her fate! Despite the gory setup, Tearmoon Empire is surprisingly light-hearted at times, and is absolutely perfect for fans of Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shite shimatta… (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!).

The superb Silver Link—Bofuri, My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!, The Misfit of Demon King Academy—will be producing Tearmoon Empire in 2023.

4. Sugar Apple Fairy Tale

  • Authors: Mikawa Miri
  • Genres: Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
  • Volumes: 2+
  • Published: October 2022—present

Don’t let the title throw you off—Sugar Apple Fairy Tale is more than just sugar and fluff.

In a fantasy world where faeries are slaves to humans, one candymaker decides to hire a faerie as her bodyguard to make a dangerous journey to the royal capital. Anne is following in her mother’s footsteps to become a “Silver Sugar Master” by winning the Royal Candy Fair—but her new bodyguard, Challe, is a foul-mouthed man with a deep hatred for humans. And little does Anne know that politics run as deeply in the faerie world as her own…

The excellent J.C. Staff—Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Toradora!, One-Punch Man Season 2—will be adapting Sugar Apple Fairy Tale in 2023.

3. Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei (The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady)

  • Authors: Karasu Piero
  • Genres: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Romance, Seinen, Yuri
  • Volumes: 2+
  • Published: April 2022—present

Did someone say “yuri isekai”? Yes, we have a bonafide girl’s love yuri fantasy coming our way in the form of Tensei Oujo to Tensai Reijou no Mahou Kakumei (The Magical Revolution of the Reincarnated Princess and the Genius Young Lady).

Anisphia is a princess who remembered her previous life at a young age, and sets about living her truest fantasy life in a world filled with magic. When her brother, the crown prince, breaks his engagement to his fianceé, Euphyllia, Anisphia offers the broken-hearted girl an opportunity: to join her in researching magic and restoring Euphyllia’s honor!

There’s plenty of light-hearted adventure to be had when diomedéa (formerly Studio Barcelona)—The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent, Parallel World Pharmacy—brings this magical revolution to our screens in January 2023.

2. Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten)

  • Authors: Saekisan
  • Genres: Romance, School Life, Slice of Life
  • Volumes: 3+
  • Published: December 2020—present

In the last two years, there’s one rom-com light novel that’s been on every reader’s lips: Otonari no Tenshi-sama ni Itsu no Ma ni ka Dame Ningen ni Sareteita Ken (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten).

This sugary-sweet romance stars the reclusive bookworm Amane and the beautiful and untouchable Mahiru, both first-year high schoolers living out of home. By chance, they become acquainted, then become friends, and are soon almost dating? The gentle growth of feelings between Amane and Mahiru is genuine and heart-warming, reveling in every awkward moment and gesture. This is sure to be one of the biggest hits of the 2023 anime calendar, and we can’t wait to see our favorite couple come to life.

Project No.9—My Stepmom’s Daughter is My Ex, Bottom-tier Character Tomozaki, Higehiro—are producing The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten, set to air in January 2023.

1. Spy Kyoushitsu (Spy Classroom)

  • Authors: Takemachi
  • Genres: Action, Comedy, School Life
  • Volumes: 4+
  • Published: August 2021—present

We called it, folks. Earlier in the year, we gave a firm prediction that Spy Kyoushitsu (Spy Classroom) would get an anime adaptation, and we were proven right.

Following on the heels of other successful Cold War-era action stories like Spy x Family and Tsuki to Laika to Nosferatu (Irina: The Vampire Cosmonaut), Spy Classroom plunges us into a world of tense espionage and thrilling action.

The series follows a group of seven young girls who all possess an extraordinary talent for spycraft, led by their eclectic master Klaus. Together, they undertake dangerous missions for the benefit of their country—but first, they’ll need to beat Klaus at his own game to prove their worth as spies. Can these girls put aside their differences and team up to beat one of the world’s best spymasters?!

We can’t wait for January 2023, when studio Feel—The Yakuza’s Guide to Babysitting, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax—brings Spy Classroom to our screens.

Final Thoughts

These are just five of the light novels that’ll be getting adaptations in 2023! There are plenty more that we didn’t have time to cover, and that’s not including the next seasons of popular series like Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation.

What anime are you looking forward to in 2023? Let us know down in the comments below, and as always, thank you for reading!

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Author: Brett Michael Orr

I'm a writer, gamer, and reviewer of manga & light novels, from Melbourne, Australia. When I'm not creating a new world, I'll be absorbed in a good JRPG, watching some anime, or reading up a storm!

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