We noted back in May 2020 that there’s a series that is shaping up to end relatively soon with the Seven Seas Entertainment manga The Dungeon of Black Company by Youhei Yasumura. Coming from the artist of the Anti-Magic Academy: The 35th Test Platoon manga, Seven Seas picked it up in 2017 but it’s been running since 2016 through the Mag Comi site. With five volumes out (and four in English), we learned that the property is entering its climax run, which usually signifies its ending storyline, but that hasn’t had a hard date set yet and could still go on for a bit.
The anime adaptation was announced in July 2020 but we had no details, at least not until now. The series is now scheduled for a July 2021 debut with a new key visual released below. The show is directed by Mirai Minato based on the series scripts from Deko Akao. Yuki Sawairi is on board with the character designs and Silver Link handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Katsuyuki Konishi as Kinji Ninomiya
- Misaki Kuno as as Rim
- Hiro Shimono as Wanibe
— TVアニメ「迷宮ブラックカンパニー」公式ツイッター (@meikyubc_anime) January 29, 2021
Plot Concept: Kinji, who lacks any kind of work ethic, is a layabout in his modern life. One day, he finds himself transported to another world–but not in a grand fantasy of a hero welcomed with open arms. He’s immediately shoved into a terrible job! Now enslaved by an evil mining company in a fantasy world, Kinji’s about to really learn the meaning of hard work!
Previous promos and key visuals: