Excitement buzzes through the anime community as the latest update for "Sousou no Frieren" (Frieren: Beyond Journey's End) emerges. A riveting new promotional video has surfaced, heralding the saga's progression into the "Magical Exam Arc – Second Stage" slated for February 16.

The renowned streaming service Crunchyroll takes the helm for Western distribution, promising dub. The anime, a visual feast, is set for a twenty-eight episode run. The creative minds behind the manga, Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe, launched their brainchild in Weekly Shonen Sunday under the Shogakukan banner in April 2020, though the journey has seen its share of pauses.

Production Ensemble

  • Keiichirou Saitou, known for Bocchi the Rock! and Wonder Egg Priority, takes the director's seat at madhouse studios.
  • Scriptwriting and supervision fall under the expertise of Tomohiro Suzuki, whose portfolio includes One Punch Man 2 and DOUBLE DECKER! Doug & Kirill.
  • Reiko Nagasawa brings characters to life, having previously worked on Takt Op. Destiny and Summer Time Render.
  • The auditory experience is crafted by Evan Call, the maestro behind the Violet Evergarden soundtrack.

Unveiling the Tale of Sousou no Frieren

Post the Demon King's fall, the band of heroes disbands, returning to whence they came. The quartet—mage Frieren, hero Himmel, priest Heiter, and warrior Eisen—reflect on their shared decade of adventures at their parting. For Frieren, an elf, time's passage bears a different weight, witnessing the mortal lives of companions ebb away.

In his twilight, Heiter entrusts a human apprentice, Fern, to Frieren. With a thirst for magical lore, the duo sets forth on a journey revisiting the haunts of yesteryear's heroes. It's a path of introspection for Frieren, confronting the ghosts of unseized moments to forge deeper ties with those now lost.

Source: Comic Natalie

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