The upcoming Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire anime released a preview trailer for episode 1 along with a synopsis. The premiere date is set for January 9, 2023. STUDIO COMET is animating the adaptation, which was announced in November 2021.
The protagonist, Hero-King Inglis (Mugihito), receives is respected for creating a huge kingdom during his lifetime. In the first episode, at his last breath, he wishes to goddess Alistia: to be reborn and devote his entire new life solely to himself as a soldier. It brings him to a distant future with a new life, however, as a woman. (S)he (Akari Kito) begins to train as a baby, and a magicite monster, which doesn’t exist in his former life, appears. Facing the monster, Inglis exerts extraordinary power to the fullest.
Hayaken has been running the light novel on Shosetsuka ni Naro web novel service since March 2019 and Hobby Japan has been publishing the light novel series with art by Nagu under its novel label HJ Bunko since November 2019. The light novel released the 8th volume in August 2022. Moto Kuromura is drawing the manga adaptation and the 4th volume was published in November 2022. J-Novel Club licensed the light novel for English and describes the plot as:
From his deathbed, Hero-King Inglis, the divine knight and master of all he surveys, gazes down on the empire he built with his mighty hand. Having devoted his life to statecraft and his subjects’ well-being, his one unfulfilled wish is to live again, for himself this time: a warrior’s life he’d devoted himself to before his rise to power. His patron goddess, Alistia, hears his plea and smiles upon him, flinging his soul into the far future. Goddesses work in mysterious ways—not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family, but at her first coming-of-age ceremony at 6, she’s found ineligible to begin her knighthood! However, for a lady of Inglis’s ambition, this is less a setback and more the challenge she was (re)born to overcome. “It’s not the blood that runs through your veins that makes a knight; it’s the blood you shed on the battlefield!” The curtain rises on the legend of an extraordinary lady squire reborn to master the blade!
Source: Official YouTube
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