The anime adaptation of the manga Frieren will premiere in Japan in Fall 2023. The announcement came along with a new trailer and details about its staff and cast. [Thanks, Numan!]
Check out the trailer below.
Frieren (also known as Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End or Sousou no Frieren) is based on a manga by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe. The manga originally debuted in April 2020, and has nine volumes as of late 2022. The anime series is being produced by Studio Madhouse (Death Note, One-Punch Man Season 1, Overlord), with Bocchi the Rock! Director Keiichiro Saito at the helm. The screenplays will come from Tomohiro Suzuki, who worked on ACCA: 13-Territory Inspection Dept. and Boogiepop and Others. Character designs will be adapted by Reiko Nagasawa, who worked on takt op. Destiny. Violet Evergarden and Muv-Luv Alternative composer Evan Call will work on the show’s music. Atsumi Tanezaki, who played Anya Forger in Spy x Family and Rio Futaba in Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai, will play Frieren.
The story of Frieren follows the eponymous elven mage, who was once part of a party that defeated the Demon King and restored peace to the land. However, that victory was just the beginning, as Frieren is a nearly immortal elf. She realizes at a funeral for one of her friends that she’s destined to outlive most of her comrades, and goes on a journey to fulfill their last wishes, as well as form new connections.
Frieren premieres in the Fall 2023 anime season. Details on an international release have not yet been announced. The manga is published in English by Viz Media. Check out Jenni’s impressions of the manga.