On the official site for the anime adaptation of the manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe, Sousou no freezing (Freeze: Beyond the end of the journey), it was announced that the project has dated its premiere for the year 2023 in Japan and that it's a television series. However, production details have not yet been announced, leaving the studio responsible for the project unknown.

Sousou no freezing

To commemorate this announcement, the illustrator Tsukasa Abe shared a special picture:

On the other hand, Yamada and Abe started publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday from the publisher Sousou no freezing in April 2020. The publisher released the eighth anthology in June 2022, followed by the ninth on September 15 in Japan. It was previously reported that the literary franchise has surpassed 7.2 million copies in circulation.

Summary of Sousou no Freeze

The Demon King has been defeated and the victorious band of heroes have returned to their respective homes after being disbanded. The four of them – the magician Freeze, the hero Heaven, the priest Heiter and the warrior Iron – reminisce about their decades-long journey as they say goodbye. But the passage of time is different for elves, so Freeze witnesses his beloved companions slowly die.

Before his death, Heiter manages to force a young human apprentice named Fern to freeze. Fueled by the elf's passion to collect a large number of magical spells, the two embark on a seemingly aimless journey, visiting the places that ancient heroes have visited. During his travels, Freeze slowly processes his regrets at missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with his now-deceased comrades.

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