Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End revealed the preview images and video of episode 20. It is titled “Necessary Killing,” and is set to premiere on Friday, January 26. The description of the upcoming episode from the anime’s website is as follows:
In the first round of the first-class mage exams, Fern faces Ehre, Wirbel faces Übel, and Land faces Scharf. Meanwhile, the Frieren team captures Stille, but then the Denken-Richter-Laufen team has their sights on them.
Keiichiro Saito (Bocchi the Rock!) is directing the series at studio Madhouse (A Place Further Than The Universe) with Tomohiro Suzuki (One Punch Man) as the scriptwriter, Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) as the music composer, and Reiko Nagasawa (takt op. Destiny) as the character designer. The cast includes Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya Forger from Spy x Family) as the titular character Frieren, Kana Ichinose (Suletta Mercury from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury) as Fern, Chiaki Kobayashi (Gabimaru from Hell’s Paradise) as Stark, Azumi Waki (Maika Sakuranomiya from Blend S) as Kanne, and Sayumi Suzushiro (Nijika Ijichi from Bocchi the Rock) as Lawine.
Crunchyroll streams the series and describes the story as follows:
After the party of heroes defeated the Demon King, they restored peace to the land and returned to lives of solitude. Generations pass, and the elven mage Frieren comes face to face with humanity’s mortality. She takes on a new apprentice and promises to fulfill old friends’ dying wishes. Can an elven mind make peace with the nature of life and death? Frieren embarks on her quest to find out.
Source: Official Website
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