The upcoming Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End TV anime has officially been confirmed to run for two consecutive cours, meaning it will air from this September until March 2024. Crunchyroll will stream the anime outside Japan (you can also see their full Fall 2023 line-up). Studio MADHOUSE is animating, and the anime will premiere September 29 with a 2-hour special episode. The announcement came with a combined visual:
Atsumi Tanezaki will be voicing the titular protagonist Frieren, while Kana Ichinose and Chiaki Kobayashi will be voicing Fern and Stark, respectively. Nobuhiko Okamoto will voice Himmel, Hiroki Tochi will voice Heiter, and Yoji Ueda will voice Eisen. The newest cast additions were Atsuko Tanaka as Flamme and Hiroki Yasumoto as Qual, and the designs for their characters were also revealed.
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. The opening theme is performed by YOASOBI titled “Yuusha,” while the ending theme “Anytime Anywhere” is performed by milet. Both are featured in the latest trailer, which you can watch below:
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: Official Website
© Yamada Kanehito, Abe Tsukasa /Shogakukan / “Sousou no Freiren” Production Committee