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The Slow Second Life of the Retired Dark Soldier story releases its first visual

On the official site for the anime adaptation of the light novels written by Rokujuuyon Okazawa and illustrated by sage john, The Slow Second Life of the Retired Dark Soldier in His 30s (Kaiko sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-dai) no Slow in Second Life), the first promotional image of the project was published. The press release confirmed that the premiere is scheduled for January 2023 in Japan, and revealed the production details.

The Slow Second Life of the Retired Dark Soldier in His 30s

Okazawa began publishing the story through the independent service Shousetsuka ni Narou in November 2018, and finished it in July 2020. The publisher Kodansha began its paper publication in August 2019, with illustrations by sage john. The manga adaptation by Rurekuchie is published in the magazine Young Magazine the 3rd of Kodansha since August 2019.

Production team

  • Fumitoshi Oizaki (Acchi Kocchi, Romeo x Juliet, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm) is in charge of directing the anime at the studios Encourage Films.
  • Hitomi Amemiya (Astarotte no Omocha!, Tokyo Majin Gakuen Kenpucho: Tou, Merc Storia: Mukiryoku no Shounen to Bin no Naka no Shoujo) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
  • Reimi Yonezawa is in charge of character design and animation direction.
  • Tsubasa Itō (Princess Connect! Re:Dive, Gaikotsu Kishi-sama, Tadaima Isekai e Odekakechuu, Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls) is responsible for the composition of the soundtrack.

Synopsis for The Slow Second Life of the Retired Dark Soldier in His 30s

Dariel, a dark soldier from the demon king’s army who cannot use magic, has risen to the position of assistant to the Four Generals thanks to his talent and energy, and has been exercising his skill. However, as soon as the Four Generals are replaced, Dariel is fired from the army. Dariel is devastated, but when he arrives at a human village, he discovers that his adventurer skills, supposedly useless to demons, have blossomed! “I was… human?” Dariel decides to spend his second life in this village, and his requests begin to rain down! Issues! False accusation! Duel! With his natural abilities and the adjusting power he developed in his former place, the former dark soldier solves them all!

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