The upcoming Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End TV anime was voted as the most anticipated new (non-sequel) show of the Fall 2023 season ahead of its premiere today. It took 4.18% of the votes, and the first new anime shows behind it were The 100 Girlfriends Who Really, Really, Really, Really, Really Love You and The Apothecary Diaries. You can also see the full ranking featuring the sequels, where SPY x FAMILY Season 2 was voted the overall most anticipated show.
The Frieren anime was recently confirmed to run for 2 consecutive cours until March 24, and Crunchyroll will stream it outside Japan (you can also see their full Fall 2023 line-up). Studio MADHOUSE is animating, and the anime will premiere today with a 2-hour special episode. Check out the top 10 non-sequel anime for the upcoming season.
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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. 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.
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End definitely deserves the high praise, and here’s what you can expect from MADHOUSE’s anime adaptation!
Source: Anime Corner Ranking
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