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Frieren Beyond Journey’s End Manga Is Getting An Anime Adaptation
The Frieren Beyond Journey’s End (Soso No Frieren) manga by Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe is officially getting an anime adaptation. The news was announced by Shogakukan (via Anime News Network), who also revealed the key visual for the anime (see below).
More details will be revealed at a later date.
According to Viz Media (who holds the manga license), the synopsis for Frieren Beyond Journey’s End reads:
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 Frieren Beyond Journey’s End 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. It was also recently nominated for Best Sh?nen Manga for Kodansha’s 45th annual Manga Awards in 2021 and the 46th awards in May.