A new anime adaptation is in the wings as production is underway on the light novel series The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody. Originally announced in March 2021, it’s planned for a 2022 debut and now some overseas distribution has been set for it. Crunchyroll has revealed their pickup for it back in January and they’ll stream it to audiences in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Oceania, the Middle East, and CIS.
With an April 6th, 2022 premiere getting the show underway, the official site has now dropped the first preview of the ninth episode coming up on June 1st, 2022 below.
Mirai Minato is directing it while Michiko Yokoto is handling the series composition. Takayuki Noguchi is handling the character designs with Silver Link and Blade handling the animation production.
The Japanese cast includes Toshinari Fukamachi as Ard Meteor, Wakana Maruoka as Ireena Litz de Olhyde, Hina Yomiya as Ginny Fin de Salvan, Ayaka Ohashi as Sylphy Marheaven, Mie Sonozaki as Olivia vel Vine, Kōhei Amasaki as Varvatos, Yuki Kaida as Lydia Beginsgate, Yui Ogura as Verda El Hazard, Takehito Koyasu as Alvarto Exex, and Kenta Miyake as Lizer Bellphoenix.
The opening theme song is “Be My Friend!!!” by Ayaka Ohashi. ChouCho will perform the song “reincarnation” for the ending sequence.
The light novel series comes from writer Miyojin Kato and artist Sao Mizuno which began in 2017 and has seven volumes so far. Yen Press has been releasing the series in English.
Plot Concept: The most powerful Demon Lord in history, Varvatos, felt that he had accomplished everything he could as a king. Because he was so alone due to how powerful he was, he longed for a much simpler life. A few millennia later, he is reborn as the villager, Ard Meteor. But in the future where he was reborn, magical civilization had declined and magic itself had become weaker.
Ard enrolls into the Academy of Magic with his childhood friend Ireena and no matter how much he tries not to stand out, he can’t hide the fact that he is not ordinary.
He is constantly surrounded by people awestruck by him, and many try to approach him. Meanwhile, the demons of the world who once struck fear into the hearts of the people have also gone into hiding…
Will the former Demon Lord be able to achieve the peaceful and mundane life he’s always dreamed of? A heroic academy-life fantasy filled with chaos is about to begin!
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