The Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime is continuing to live up to its status of the most anticipated new (non-sequel) show of Fall 2023 as it topped the week 5 ranking poll of the season after its Frieren the Slayer episode. It took 5.76% of the votes, and it was followed by two other new anime – Undead Unluck and The Vexations of the Shut-In Vampire Princess. The latter made the biggest jump this week, rising 20 spots to place third. You can also see the full ranking.
Fall 2023 – Top 10 Anime of the Week 5 | Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Ranks First
The Frieren anime was confirmed to run for 2 consecutive cours until March 24, and Crunchyroll is streaming it outside Japan (you can also see their full Fall 2023 line-up). Studio MADHOUSE is animating. The Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End 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 opening theme is performed by YOASOBI titled “Yuusha,” while the ending theme “Anytime Anywhere” is performed by milet.
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.
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End definitely deserves the high praise, and you can vote for episode 9 in the sixth Fall 2023 weekly poll!
Source: Anime Corner Ranking
© Yamada Kanehito, Abe Tsukasa / Shogakukan / “Sousou no Freiren” Production Committee