The anime adaptation of Doctor Elise: The Royal Lady With the Lamp has been on the radar of every comic book fan, but a recent announcement has made it one of the most anticipated films of the year. 2024.
The film has just released key visuals of the central characters, as well as announced the voice actors who will play them. At least the talent pool is impressive, led by Yui Ishikawa, best known for playing Mikasa in Attack on Titan, who will star as Elise. The role of Linden has gone to Yōhei Azakami, known for his recent work on Bungo Stray Dogs and Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury. The two are joined by a familiar face in Yoshimasa Hosoya, who will reprise the role of Graham, and who has worked with both of his co-stars Reiner in Attack on Titan and Doppo Kunikida in Bungo Stray Dogs.
A bright future for the Manhwa adaptation
Comic book animations have become more frequent and on a larger scale in recent years, and the ability of Doctor Elise to strike such popular voice actors seems to indicate that this trend will continue. customary. Elise will also be the first manga adaptation produced by Japanese studio Maho Film, known for its recent hit series I’m Standing on a Million Lives, and I’m the Villainess , So I’m Taming the Final Boss. While that hasn’t always been the case, Japanese animation studios have become more interested in producing manhwa adaptations, with Aniplus’ upcoming Solo Leveling adaptation being another example. about this. The growing popularity of manhwas and Korean webtoons can only benefit the anime industry, with some fans noticing the repetitive gimmicks, and Doctor Elise could provide a breath of air new that isekai audiences are looking for.
Originally based on the web novel by author Yuin, Doctor Elise focuses on Jihyun Song, a talented surgeon and respected professor who is hiding a big secret. The benevolent Doctor is actually the reincarnation of a woman named Elise de Clarence, who was burned alive for her evil crimes. Aware of her past and seeking redemption, Jihyun devotes herself to saving others, only to have a plane crash send her back to her previous life. Reincarnated as Elise again, she is determined to do things right this time and become a surgeon, using her knowledge of modern medicine to become a famous doctor. In the process, she attracts the potentially dangerous attention of Prince Linden, heir to the royal empire.