A new anime adaptation was recently revealed with the manga series Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End getting the nod back in September 2022. The series is set for a fall 2023 premiere and a new update has come in that’s definitely interesting. It’s been set with a premiere date of September 29th, 2023, and will clock in at two hours, presumably with a lot of behind-the-scenes material and information along with cast and creative.
Crunchyroll previously announced their pickup of the series for the fall season with plans for it to be available worldwide excluding Asia. With the show underway, Crunchyroll is now bringing out clips for it and has this one from the fifth episode. Fern and Frieren come face-to-face with the ghosts of their past…or do they?
The project has Keiichiro Saito directing it from the scripts overseen by Tomohiro Suzuki. Reiko Nagasawa is handling the character designs with Madhouse handling the animation production
The Japanese cast includes:
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Frieren
- Nobuhiko Okamoto as Himmel
- Hiroki Touchi as Heiter
- Yōji Ueda as Eisen
- Kana Ichinose as Fern
- Chiaki Kobayashi as Stark
- Atsuko Tanaka as Flamme Hiroki Yasumoto as Qua
The manga comes from creators Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe which began in Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in April 2020 and has ten volumes out as of this March 2023. Viz Media is releasing it in English.
Plot Concept: The mage Frieren defeated the Demon King alongside the hero Himmel’s party after a 10-year quest. Peace was restored to the kingdom. Because she is an elf, she is able to live over a thousand years. She promises Himmel and the others that she will be back to see them and then sets out on a journey by herself. Fifty years later, Frieren goes to visit Himmel and the others. She remained unchanged, but Himmel and the others have aged and only a little of their lives remain. Later, she witnesses Himmel’s death. Frieren is pained by her desire to have spent more time getting to know people. With that regret in her heart, she then goes on a journey to do just that. On her journey, she meets many people and many events await her.