The headband of the ninth compilation volume of the manga written by kanehito yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe, Sousou no Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End), confirmed the production of an anime adaptation of the project. The press release did not reveal production details or a premiere date, so a confirmation would be expected on the day of its launch, on September 15 in Japan.
On the other hand, Yamada and Abe started publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from the publisher Shogakukan in April 2020. The publisher published the eighth compilation volume in June 2022, and will publish the ninth on September 15 in Japan. It had previously been reported that the literary franchise has exceeded 5.6 million copies in circulation.
Sousou no Frieren Synopsis
The Demon King has been defeated, and the victorious group of heroes have returned to their respective homes after disbanding. The four of them (mage Frieren, hero Himmel, priest Heiter, and 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 her beloved companions slowly dying.
Before his death, Heiter manages to impose on Frieren a young human apprentice named Fern. Driven by the elf’s passion to collect a host of magical spells, the pair embark on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting the places that the heroes of old had visited. Throughout his travels, Frieren slowly comes to grips with his regret at missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with his now-deceased comrades.
© 山田鐘人 (原著), アベ ツカサ (イラスト) / SHOGAKUKAN 小学館