The Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) no Slow na Second Life series is getting an anime adaptation. It is set to premiere in January 2023. The light novel is written by Rokujuyon Okazawa and illustrated by Sage Jo. Shosetsuka ni Naro first serialized it from November 2018 to July 2020, before being acquired by Kodansha, who serialized it since August 2019 under the Kodansha Ranobe Bunko imprint.
“I’m so happy, this is my first anime adaptation! And this is all thanks to the delightful comic book artist, Rurekuchie. As I always thought, you’re very talented! I can’t wait to see Dariel and his friends in action! Please keep up the good work!Statement from author Rokujuyon Okazawa
The novel also received a manga adaptation by Rurekuchie, which began serialization in Kodansha’s Young Magazine the 3rd on August 6, 2019. It then moved to Monthly Young Magazine on May 20, 2021.
“The characters created by Okazawa-sensei are all energetic, human, and lovable, and I feel happy every day that I get to draw the children of the Dark Soldiers as the comic book artist! Now that the TV anime has been made, Dariel and her friends are moving, talking, and coming to life. It is all thanks to the help of our readers. Thank you so much for your love…!”Statement from manga author Rurekuchie.
The manga artist also drew a commemorative illustration about the announcement:
The novel follows the story of Dariel, a 30-year-old dark soldier who was fired from his position due to his inability to use magic while in an army of demons. In order to start again, he retires into a village where he uses his abilities ton accept requests for help.
Source: Comic Natalie