Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Manga Gets Prequel Novel Adaptation

Publisher Shogakukan announced a prequel novel adaptation for Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End manga. Titled Shosetsu Soso no Frieren ~Zenso~ (Novel: Soso no Frieren ~Prelude~), it is scheduled for release on April 17, 2024.

Written by Mei Hachimoku, known for her works “The Mimosa Confessions” and “The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbye,” the prequel will delve into the past of the series’ central characters. It will be a collection of five short stories not featured in the original manga, focusing on Frieren, Fern, Stark, Lawine, Kanne, and Aura before their now-familiar journey begins.

Manga author Kanehito Yamada will be supervising the novel adaptation.

Sousou No Frieren

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 12 tankobon volumes as of December 2023.

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

An anime television series adaptation produced by Madhouse premiered in September 2023.

Source: ANN