'Maō-sama, Retry!' TV Anime's Teaser Visual Revealed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime adaptation of Kurone Kanzaki's Maō-sama, Retry! (Dark Lord, Retry!) light novel series revealed the show's first teaser visual on Friday.
The anime will premiere next year.
The story centers on Akira Ōno, a regular guy who works at a company that manages an online game. He often plays the game as his character "Maō" (Dark Lord). But one day, when he logs on, he is whisked into the game's fantasy world as his character. There, he meets a one-legged girl, and begins his adventures alongside her. But as he is a powerful "Dark Lord," various nations and holy maidens journey to defeat him, and he stirs up trouble everywhere he goes.
Kanzaki published the story on the "Shōsetsuka ni Narō" (Let's Become Novelists) and Hameln websites from October to December 2016. Kanzaki then published a new side story chapter unconnected to the main story in September.
Futabasha began publishing the story in light novel volumes with illustrations by Kōji Ogata in June 2017, and it published the third volume on March 30. Futabasha will reprint the novels in a large size through its M Novels label, with new illustrations by illustrator and animator Makoto Iino, starting on October 22. Amaru Minotake launched a manga adaptation of the story in October 2017 on Futabasha's Web Comic Action site, and Futabasha published the manga's second compiled book volume on August 30. Mintoake's manga version will get a full-color version in both digital and physical releases.