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Madman Schedules ‘Black Summoner’ Anime Blu-ray Release

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With his stats maxed out and a goddess guiding him, Kelvin is becoming this world's most unorthodox hero.

The summer 2022 anime adaptation of the Black Summoner light novels saw a July 9th, 2022 premiere with Crunchyroll streaming it. Now, Australian distributor Madman Entertainment has scheduled a Blu-ray release on October 4th, 2023. The bilingual set is priced at $64.95 and will be Blu-ray only across two discs. The extras at the moment list the clean theme songs only.

A formal solicitation to retailers will come later that will confirm the details.

The series has Yoshimasa Hiraike directing it and overseeing the scripts. Miwa Oshima is handling the character designs while Satelight is handling the animation production.

The Japanese cast includes Kouki Uchiyama as Kelvin, Manaka Iwami as Efil, Reina Ueda as Melfina, Randhi as Clotho, Yousuke Akimoto as Geral, Minori Suzuki as Sera, Yume Miyamoto as Rion, and Konomi Inagaki as Ange.

The English dub got underway on July 23rd, 2022 and it has Jason Lord as the ADR director with Aaron Roberts assisting with Clayton Browning handling the scripts. The English cast includes Van Barr Jr. as Kelvin, Tia Ballard  as Melfina, Bev Mageto as Efil, Bruce Carey as Gerard, Alexis Tipton as Sera, Mary Morgan as Clotho, Brittney Karbowski as Ange, Molly Zhang as Beth, and Sara Ragsdale as Carol. Additional voices include Kristian Eros, Matthew David Rudd, Kayla Parker, and Danielle Phillips.

The manga from Mayoia began in 2014 and is ongoing. Overlap began the print distribution of the property in 2016 and has sixteen volumes out as of the announcement. A manga adaptation from Gin Ammo began in 2018 with twelve volumes out so far. J-Novel Club releases the light novels and manga in English.

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Plot Concept: Waking up in a strange new place with no memory of his past life, Kelvin learns that he’s bartered away those very memories in exchange for powerful new abilities during his recent transmigration. Heading out into a whole new world as a Summoner — with his first Follower being the very goddess who brought him over! — Kelvin begins his new life as an adventurer, and it isn’t long before he discovers his hidden disposition as a battle junkie. From the Black Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits to the demon within the Hidden Cave of the Sage, he revels in the fight against one formidable foe after another. Join this OP adventurer in an exhilarating and epic saga as he and his allies carve their way into the annals of history!

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