Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) no Slow na Second Life Anime's 1st Promo Video Reveals January 7 Premiere
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The official website for the television anime of Rokujūyon Okazawa's Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) no Slow na Second Life (The Slow Second Life of the Retired Dark Soldier in His 30s) novel series revealed the show's January 7 premiere, first promo video, new visual, and six more cast members on Friday. The website also revealed that Hinano will perform the opening theme song "Changemaker."
The new cast includes: (character name romanizations not confirmed)
- Mai Nakahara as Droyes
- Satoshi Tsuruoka as Beseria
- Shinnosuke Tachibana as Lizette
- Kenji Hamada as Enbil
- Keiko Watanabe as Erica
- Hiroshi Iwasaki as Smith
The anime's main cast includes:
- Tomokazu Sugita as Dariel
- Akane Fujita as Marika
- Atsushi Abe as Bashvaza
- Tetsuya Kakihara as Gashita
- Rumi Okubo as Zeviantes
- Akari Kitō as Lady
Fumitoshi Oizaki (Romeo × Juliet) is directing the series at Encourage Films. Yoshihide Yuuzumi (Onee-chan ga Kita) is the assistant director. Hitomi Amamiya (Merc Storia: The Apathetic Boy and the Girl in a Bottle) is handling the script and series composition. Satomi Yonezawa is designing the characters. Tsubasa Ito (I'm Standing on 1,000,000 Lives.) is composing the music. Akari Kitō is performing the anime's ending theme song "Dear Doze Days."
The story centers on Dariel, a soldier in the Dark Lord's army who cannot use magic. Instead, he wields his intellect and initiative as an assistant to one of the Dark Lord's most trusted captains. But when the captain is summarily replaced, Dariel also loses his privileged position and is fired. In disappointment, he retires in a village of humans, getting a new start in life by using his abilities to accept requests for help.
Rurekuchie launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kodansha's Young Magazine the 3rd in August 2019, but moved it to Monthly Young Magazine in April 2021 when Young Magazine the 3rd ceased publication.