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Madhouse to Produce Sousou no Frieren Anime

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe, Sousou no Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End), a new promotional video for the project was revealed. The press release confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for the season of Fall-2023 (October-December)while production details were also revealed.

Besides, Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from the publisher shogakukan in April 2020. It had previously been reported that the literary franchise has exceeded 7.2 million copies in circulation.

Production team

  • Atsumi Tanezaki will play the character Frieren.
  • Keiichirou Saitou (Bocchi the Rock!, Wonder Egg Priority, Boogiepop wa Warawanai) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios Madhouse.
  • tomohiro suzuki (One Punch Man 2, Boogiepop wa Warawanai, DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Reiko Nagasawa (Takt Op. Destiny, Summer Time Render, Shika no Ou: Yuna to Yakusoku no Tabi) is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) is in charge of composing the soundtrack.
Sousou no Frieren

Synopsis of Sousou no Frieren

The Demon King has been defeated, and the victorious group of heroes have returned to their respective homes after disbanding. The four of them – the magician Frieren, the hero Himmel, the priest Heiter and the warrior Eisen – reminisce about their decade-long journey when it’s time to say goodbye. But the passage of time is different for elves, so Frieren witnesses how her beloved companions slowly die.

Before his death, Heiter manages to force a young human apprentice named Fern on Frieren. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a large number of magical spells, the pair embark on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting the places that heroes of old had visited. Throughout his travels, Frieren slowly comes to grips with his regret over missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with his now-deceased comrades.

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