The anime adaptation of Kanehito Yamada’s and Tsukasa Abe’s Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End / Sousou no Frieren manga series released a new trailer unveiling more of the series’ cast members and staff, and that the anime’s debut season!
The trailer gives us a look at the backstory of Frieren, as it shows the beginning of the series where her party has completed their journey to defeat the demon king before she sets off on her own journey to learn more about life, and understand its value to those that aren’t gifted with immortality like her.
The trailer also previews Frieren’s voice actor, Atsumi Tanezaki who you might know for her recent small role as Spy x Family’s Anya Forger, Arknights’ Dobermann, and My Dress Up Darling’s Sajuna Inui, and Lady Nagant in season 6 of My Hero Academia! The anime is being directed by Keiichiro Saito who recently directed Bocchi the Rock! and the script is being handled by Tomohiro Suzuki, with Reiko Nagasawa on character design, and music by Evan Call. The anime’s production is being handled by Madhouse.
The Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime will premiere this fall.
▍Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Anime Trailer 1
▍About Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End
Frieren is an Elven Mage who was once part of the party that defeated the demon king. After defeating the demon king, she and her party, including the human hero Himmel, dwarven warrior Eisen, and the human priest Heiter observed a meteor shower that occurs once every 50 years and promised to meet them again to see the next meteor shower.
Fast forward 50 years and Himmel has passed away due to old age and regretting not being able to say goodbye properly to Himmel, sets out on a journey to pay respects to him, at his resting place far north in the continent. During this journey, she offers to teach a young child adopted by Heiter, and the pair set out on a journey to bid her farewells, and learn about magic, while she reminisces on her past.
The series has sold over 7.2 million copies of as September 2022, with the manga even receiving 2nd in the 2021 “Kono Manga ga Sukoi!” award 2021, being behind Tatsuki Fujimoto’s Chainsaw Man. The manga also won the New Creator Prize for the 25th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2021, and was nominated for Best Shonen Manga at Kodansha’s annual manga awards in 2021 and 2022.
As of writing the manga is currently on a hiatus.
▍Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Anime Staff
Original Work: Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe
Director: Keiichiro Saito
Series Script: Tomohiro Suzuki
Character Design: Reiko Nagasawa
Music: Evan Call
Animation Production: Madhouse
▍Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Anime Cast
■ Frieren – CV: Atsumi Tanezaki