Frieren Anime Gets A Mini Spin-Off Series Featuring Chibi Versions Of Main Characters

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The official website of the currently airing Sousou No Frieren anime announced a new spin-off mini anime project on Oct 11, 2023, featuring the chibi versions of the main characters designed by the illustrator Mebachi.

The mini anime, titled “Frieren’s Mini Anime Magic of ??,” released its first episode on Oct 11 on TOHO animation’s official YouTube channel. It is also being distributed on anime’s official Twitter account and Tik Tok channel.

The title of the first episode translates to “The Magic Of Saying What You’re Thinking“.

Frieren’s Mini Anime Magic of ?? will be be streamed irregularly.

The plot of the mini anime series revolves around Frieren characters as they embark on a journey, testing various magic. It explores the magic featured in Sousou No Frieren, including unique aspects such as everyday magic that can be used in daily life and seemingly useless and silly magic.

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 Sousou No Frieren anime started airing on Sep 29, 2023, with a 2-hour special episode.

Cast includes:

  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Frieren
  • Hiroki Touchi as Heiter
  • Nobuhiko Okamoto as Himmel
  • Yōji Ueda as Eisen

Staff includes:

  • Director: Keiichirō Saitō
  • Series Composition: Tomohiro Suzuki
  • Music: Evan Call
  • Character Design: Reiko Nagasawa
  • Art Director: Sawako Takagi
  • Chief Animation Director: Reiko Nagasawa

The anime adaptation of Sousou No Frieren was announced in the manga’s 9th volume, which was shipped on Sep 15, 2022.

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is a Japanese manga series 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, with its chapters collected in nine tankobon volumes as of September 2022.

The series is licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media.

As of September 2022, the manga had over 7.2 million copies in circulation. In 2021, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End won the 14th Manga Taisho and the New Creator Prize of the 25th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.

MyAnimeList describes the plot of Sousou no Frieren as:

The demon king has been defeated, and the victorious hero party returns home before disbanding. The four—mage Frieren, hero Himmel, priest Heiter, and warrior Eisen—reminisce about their decade-long journey as the moment to bid each other farewell arrives. But the passing of time is different for elves, thus Frieren witnesses her companions slowly pass away one by one.

Before his death, Heiter manages to foist a young human apprentice called Fern onto Frieren. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a myriad of magic spells, the pair embarks on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting the places that the heroes of yore had visited. Along their travels, Frieren slowly confronts her regrets of missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with her now-deceased comrades.

Source: Official Website

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