Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime unveiled a new visual featuring the recently announced character Fern (voiced by Kana Ichinose) on Tuesday. Fern was an orphan raised by Hither and now is a wizard who travels with Frieren as her apprentice. She is a calm girl who occasionally acts like a mother to Frieren, who is sloppy in her daily life.
Studio Madhouse (A Place Further Than The Universe) is animating the series with Keiichirou Saito (Bocchi the Rock!) as director. Tomohiro Suzuki (One Punch Man) is writing the scripts, Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) is composing the music, and Reiko Nagasawa (takt op. Destiny) is designing the characters. The anime is slated to premiere on September 29 with a 2-hour special. 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 based on the 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.