Philippines' POPTV to Stream Filipino-Dubbed How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Anime

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Anime premiered in 2018, with 2nd season slated for this April

Philippine streaming service POPTV announced on Monday that it will produce a Filipino-dubbed version of the the television anime of Yukiya Murasaki's How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord light novel series. POPTV did not revealed a debut date for the dub.

The anime premiered in July 2018. J-Novel Club is releasing the original novel series in English, and it describes the story:

In the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Takuma Sakamoto is so powerful that he is lauded as the “Demon Lord” by other players. One day, he is summoned to another world – but with the same appearance he had in the game! There, he meets two girls who both proclaim themselves to be his Summoner. They had performed an Enslavement Ritual to turn him into their Summon... but that's when Takuma's passive ability "Magic Reflection" activated! Instead, it was the girls who had become enslaved! Though Takuma may have been the strongest Sorcerer there was, he had no idea how to talk with other people. That's when he makes his choice: to act based on his persona from the game!

“Amazing? But of course... I am Diablo, the being known and feared as the Demon Lord!”

So begins a tale of adventure with an earth-shakingly powerful Demon Lord (or at least someone who acts like one) taking on another world!

Yūta Murano (Brave Beats, Dream Festival!) directed the anime at Ajia-do. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu was in charge of the series scripts. Shizue Kaneko designed the characters. Yuki Nishioka served as chief animation director. Teppei Satō directed the photography at Asahi Production Shiraishi Studio, and Satoshi Motoyama directed the sound at Half HP Studio.

The anime will have a second season titled How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord Ω that will premiere in April this year.

Kodansha published the first novel with illustrations by Takahiro Tsurusaki in December 2014, and published the 13th volume in June 2020. Naoto Fukuda's manga launched on Kodansha's Suiyōbi no Sirius (Wednesday Sirius) section on the Niconico service in June 2015, and the 12th volume shipped in October 2020.

Source: POPTV's Facebook page via Anime Pilipinas

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