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The anime Sousou no Frieren dates its premiere for 2023

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), it was announced that the project has dated its premiere for the year 2023 in Japan and that it is a series for television. However, production details have not yet been announced, so the studio in charge of the project is unknown.

Sousou no Frieren

In commemoration of this announcement, the illustrator Tsukasa Abe shared a special image:

On the other hand, Yamada and Abe began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from the publisher Sousou no Frieren in April 2020. The publisher published the eighth compiled volume in June 2022, and followed by the ninth on September 15 in Japan. It had previously been reported that the literary franchise has exceeded 7.2 million copies in circulation.

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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