Publisher Shogakukan opened an official website for an anime adaptation of Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe‘s Sousou no Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End) manga on Tuesday, revealing an announcement visual (pictured).
Yamada and Abe began serializing the fantasy adventure manga in Shounen Sunday magazine in April 2020. Shogakukan shipped the eighth volume on June 17, with the ninth volume scheduled to release on September 15. The series has a cumulative of over 7.2 million copies of its volumes.
VIZ Media licensed the manga in English in February 2021 and published the fifth volume on July 19. The sixth volume is slated for an October 18 release.
Sousou no Frieren placed second and sixth in the male readers category in the 2021 and 2022 editions of Kono Manga ga Sugoi! rankings and won the 14th Manga Taisho award. The manga was also nominated for the 45th and 46th Kodansha Manga Awards.
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. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Source: Comic Natalie
Sousou no Frieren on MAL