BLADE & BASTARD: Warm ash, Dusky dungeon light novel announced on Sunday a simultaneous English digital release for the first volume by J-Novel Club. Kumo Kagyu known as the Goblin Slayer author is writing the series with art by so-bin, the Overlord illustrator. Along with the announcement, they released the first trailer on YouTube. Both pieces of information were first revealed at this year’s Anime NYC The series’ title and release date were announced in October 2022.
The BLADE & BASTARD: Warm ash, Dusky dungeon is being published under DRECOM’s light novel label DRE Novels. In collaboration with J-Novel Club, the brand is planning to release its light novels simultaneously in English as e-books, and BLADE & BASTARD: Warm ash, Dusky dungeon is the first work, set to come on December 9, 2022.
The physical copy’s first print of the Japanese edition will compile “insert voice code”, which enables you to listen to voice actors’ playing with the light novel’s illustrations. You can check the trailer on DRECOM’s official DRECOM MEDIA YouTube channel. The trailer features the voice cast which includes:
- Iarumas: Makoto Furukawa (Miyuki Shirogane in Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
- Ainikki: Saori Hayami (Yor in Spy x Family)
- Garbage: Tomori Kusunoki (Makima in Chainsaw Man)
- Raraja: Daiki Yamashita (Izuku Midoriya in My Hero Academia)
The prologue and the first chapter for the first volume of BLADE & BASTARD: Warm ash, Dusky dungeon light novel are currently open for preview in English on J-Novel Club. The official website describes the plot in English as:
Deep in the unexplored reaches of the dungeon, a corpse is discovered—one that shouldn’t exist. After Iarumas is resurrected, his memories of life before death are gone, and he spends his days delving into the dungeon to retrieve the bodies of dead adventurers. Can they be revived as well? Or will God reduce them to piles of ash on the altar? Either way, Iarumas collects his finder’s fee. And though his skills earn him some grudging respect, he’s also scorned for this cold, utilitarian attitude. The living keep their distance—Iarumas consorts primarily with the dead. That is, until he meets Garbage, a feral young swordswoman who’s the sole survivor of a massacred party. With Garbage by his side, Iarumas ventures deeper, scouring the dungeon for clues to his past, avoiding monsters, traps, and the inevitability of a permanent ashen demise.
Kumo Kagyu’s Goblin Slayer light novel with art by Noboru Kannatsuki is being published under SB Creative’s light novel label GA Bunko since February 2016 and released the newest, 16th volume in July 2022. The series’ first anime adaptation by WHITE FOX aired from October to December 2018 with a total of 12 episodes. The anime is receiving a second season.
Kugane Maruyama’s Overlord light novel illustrated by so-bin is being published under KADOKAWA’s Enterbrain. The series released the newest, sixteenth volume in July 2022 with an announcement that the light novel will end in two volumes. Studio Madhouse animated the adaptation with four seasons, and Overlord: Holy Kingdom Arc movie is currently in the works.
Source: PR TIMES
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