The cover of the 9th volume of Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe’s Sousou No Frieren manga revealed that the series is receiving an anime adaptation.
An visual was released to commemorate the announcement.
Cast and staff information about the anime will be revealed soon. The 9th volume of the manga will be shipped on Sep 15, 2022.
The eighth volume of the manga released on June 17, 2022, in Japan.
Sousou no Frieren aka 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 Weekly Shōnen Sunday since April 2020, with its chapters collected in eight tankōbon volumes as of June 2022.
The series is licensed for English release in North America by Viz Media.
As of June 2022, the manga had over 6 million copies in circulation. In 2021, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End won the 14th Manga Taishō 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.