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Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Manga's Anime Adaptation Confirmed

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kanehito Yamada, Tsukasa Abe's manga follows elf mourning passing of companions after epic adventure

Shogakukan announced on Tuesday that Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe's Frieren: Beyond Journey's End (Sōsō no Frieren) manga is inspiring an anime adaptation. Shogakukan did not reveal the anime's format. Shogakukan revealed the below visual for the anime, and will announce more details at a later date.

The Animate retail shop listed the cover of the manga's ninth compiled book volume with an anime announcement. The volume will ship on Thursday.

Viz Media has licensed the manga, and it describes the story:

The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about. Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. But Frieren will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to understand what life means to the people around her? Decades after their victory, the funeral of one her friends confronts Frieren with her own near immortality. Frieren sets out to fulfill the last wishes of her comrades and finds herself beginning a new adventure…

Yamada and Abe launched the manga in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine in April 2020. The eighth volume shipped on June 17. The fantasy story follows the travels of Frieren, an elf who once journeyed on perilous adventures to defeat evil with stalwart comrades. When peace comes, she bears the burden of her long-lived race, and sees her friends pass away before her one by one. At the same time as she mourns the aging and passing of old relationships, she forms valuable new relationships in her travels.

The manga has won several awards, including the New Creator Prize for the 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2021 and the 14th Manga Taisho Award in 2021.

In addition, the manga was nominated for Best Shōnen Manga for Kodansha's 45th annual Manga Awards in 2021 and the 46th awards in May.

The manga also ranked at #6 for male readers in the 2022 edition of Takarajimasha's Kono Manga ga Sugoi! (This Manga Is Amazing!) guidebook, and ranked at #17 on the Da Vinci magazine's 21st annual "Book of the Year" list for manga in December 2021.

Source: Comic Natalie

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