Visuals, character visuals revealed
Kadokawa announced on Sunday that storywriter Keiso and artist Kureta‘s Ishura light novel series is getting a television anime adaptation.
Kadokawa also revealed two cast members and two visuals.
Yuuki Kaji stars in the anime as Soujiro the Willow-Sword (first image below), and Reina Ueda plays Yuno the Distant Talon (second image).
Kureta drew a celebration image to commemorate the announcement.
Yen Press is releasing the novels in English, and it describes the series:
In a world where the Demon King has died, a host of demigods capable of felling him have inherited the world: a master fencer who can figure out how to take out their opponent with a single glance; a lancer so swift they can break the sound barrier; a wyvern rogue who fights with three legendary weapons at once; an all-powerful wizard who can speak thoughts into being; and an angelic assassin who deals instant death. Eager to attain the title of “One True Hero,” these champions each pursue challenges against formidable foes and spark conflicts themselves. The battle to determine the mightiest of the mighty begins.
The novel began serialization on both the Shōsetsuka ni Narō and Kakuyomu websites in 2017. Kadokawa published the first volume of the series in September 2019, and the seventh volume will ship on February 17. The novel series topped the tankōbon, novel, and new title categories of the 2021 edition of Takarajimasha‘s Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! (This Light Novel Is Amazing!) guidebook with the most number of votes ever recorded for a light novel series in the guidebook’s history.
Meguri launched a manga adaptation in Kodansha‘s Monthly Shonen Magazine in March 2021. The manga’s second volume shipped in December 2021.
Source: Press release
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