The highly-anticipated anime series, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, has dropped a trailer, setting the stage for the film’s upcoming adventures.
Based on the manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe, the adaptation will be produced by Madhouse. This will mark the return of the treasured animation studio and further increase the excitement surrounding the series. Shared on YouTube by Rotten Tomatoes, the trailer shows the aging elven mage, Frieren, winning a 10-year battle against the fearsome demon king and embarking on a new journey of emotions. profound human touch, along with her new companions.
Frieren’s life spanned thousands of years, and she assured Himmel’s companions that she would return before embarking on a solitary adventure. Fifty years later, Frieren returns to visit them and discovers that the passage of time has aged Himmel’s group while she remains the same. This left her feeling grief and mourning for the lost time. However, this led her to try to make more meaningful connections. Her path is sure to meet many individuals and events, promising new encounters and experiences.
Frieden: Beyond Journey’s End will highlight the aftermath of the protagonist’s solo adventure. This unconventional direction will allow the series to focus on Frieren’s immortality and the aging world around her. The themes of mortality, relationships and time will allow her to grow and explore the complexities of life.
The voice actors behind the Frieren, Fern, and Stark characters put their heart and soul into the newly revealed designs. As shared through the official Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End website, Atsumi Tanezaki, the voice actor of Frieren, admitted to bursting into laughter when he saw that the characters looked uncanny like their respective actors.
Kana Ichinose, voice of Fern, shared: “While I was excited to see what their adventure days would be like, I was also impressed by the detailed photographs. The atmosphere is completely different so I want you to enjoy. that difference.” Meanwhile, Chiaki Kobayashi, who plays Stark, emphasizes the distinct perspectives each character brings to the story. This further piqued his curiosity about what the characters were thinking. In addition, he expressed his desire to witness Fern and Stark grow up.
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End will premiere on Crunchyroll with a two-hour special on September 29, 2023.