The upcoming Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime revealed a new character visual featuring Stark (voiced by Chiaki Kobayashi). The official website describes him as Eisen’s apprentice who traveled with Frieren and Fern. He is a timid but highly skilled fighter and serves as the vanguard of the team.
Studio Madhouse (A Place Further Than The Universe) is animating the series and Keiichirou Saito (Bocchi the Rock!) is directing. Tomohiro Suzuki (One Punch Man) is in charge of writing the scripts while Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) is composing the music, and Reiko Nagasawa (takt op. Destiny) is designing the characters. Atsumi Tanezaki is voicing the titular character Frieren and the rest of the cast includes Nobuhiko Okamoto as Himmel, Hiroki Tochi as Heiter, Yoji Ueda as Eisen, Kana Ichinose as Fern, and Chiaki Kobayashi as Stark. The anime is slated to premiere on September 29 with a 2-hour special and unveiled a Fern visual yesterday.
The anime is based on the Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe. The manga has been serialized in Shogakukan’s Shonen magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since April 2020. Viz Media is licensing the manga in English and describes the plot as follows:
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.