The Best Girl of the Season ranking results for Fall 2023 are also out, and Fern from Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End won first place to join Stark on the throne. Frieren’s adorable apprentice took 7.11% of the votes from a total of 32,090 respondents. That’s only 0.49% more than Frieren, while Shino Kiryu from Girlfriend, Girlfriend was third. Fern has been a joy to watch so far, and we’ll be seeing a lot more of her in winter. Check out the full results, or you can look at the top 10 graphic below:
Top 10 Best Girl of the Season of Fall 2023 – Fern Wins First Place
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End returned today with episode 17, titled “Take Care.” It’s the first episode of the show’s 2nd cour, which is set to run until March 24. Studio MADHOUSE is animating, while Crunchyroll is streaming it outside Japan.
The main anime staff consists of Keiichiro Saito as the director, Tomohiro Suzuki as the scriptwriter, Reiko Nagasawa as the character designer and Evan Call as the music composer. Atsumi Tanezaki will be voicing the titular protagonist Frieren.
The anime is based on the manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since April 2020. Viz Media licensed the manga in English, and they describe the story:
Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.
Source: Anime Corner Ranking
© Yamada Kanehito, Abe Tsukasa / Shogakukan / “Sousou no Freiren” Production Committee