We’ve got some news about the upcoming season 2 of the TV anime Sousou no Frieren, as a new visual and some fresh cast are being revealed.
The new cast for the anime includes Azumi Waki as Kanne, Sayumi Suzushiro as Lavigne, Kisho Taniyama as Viabel, Ikumi Hasegawa as Yubel, Jiro Saito as Denken, Shohei Komatsu as Runt, Eiji Hanawa as Richter, and Shizuka Ishigami as Laofen. Additionally, Kanae Ito will play the role of Ere, Haruka Terui will play the role of Zenze, and Tarusuke Aragaki will play the role of Genau.
Inspired by the original work created by Yamada Kanehito and Abe Tsukasa, the TV anime Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End (Sousou no Frieren) is set to run for two consecutive cours. Madhouse is producing it, and Keiichirō Saitō is directing. The scripts are supervised by Tomohiro Suzuki, character designs are by Reiko Nagasawa, and Evan Call is the music composer. The opening theme song, Yūsha (Hero), is performed by Yoasobi, while Milet sings the ending theme song “Anytime Anywhere.” Milet also performs the first episode’s ending theme song Bliss.
Crunchyroll has licensed the series outside of Asia, and Muse Communication has licensed it in Southeast Asia.
The show revolves around the hero’s party—Himmel, the priest Heiter, the dwarf warrior Eisen, and the elven mage Frieren—on their decade-long quest to defeat the Demon King. They forge bonds through adventures, creating unforgettable memories. However, Frieren, with a life spanning over a thousand years, spends only a fraction of it with her comrades. After the party disbands, she casually returns to collecting spells across the continent. Over time, Frieren realizes the profound impact her days in the hero’s party had on her. Witnessing the deaths of two former companions, she regrets taking their presence for granted. Now, she vows to better understand humans and form real connections. Although the once memorable journey has ended, a new tale is about to begin.
In September 2022, the manga’s ninth volume announced that it would get an anime adaptation. It’s a television series produced by Madhouse and directed by Keiichirō Saitō. The scripts are supervised by Tomohiro Suzuki, character designs are by Reiko Nagasawa, and Evan Call is the music composer. The series premiered with a two-hour special on September 29, 2023, on Nippon TV’s Kin’yō Road Show block, a first for an anime series. Later episodes air on the network’s new Friday Anime Night block.
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 twelve tankōbon volumes as of December 2023.
As of December 2023, the manga had over 17 million copies in circulation. In 2021, it won the 14th Manga Taishō and the New Creator Prize of the 25th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize.