Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime premieres this year

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

The upcoming anime adaptation of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End will premiere sometime this year.

Originally announced last year, the series follows the titular Frieren who was part of the Hero’s party to defeat the demon lord. However being an elf, Frieren outlives all of her friends.

When the hero Himmel finally dies of old age, Frieren goes on a journey to Aureole where spirits dwell to hopefully meet him once more.

Along the way she’s accompanied by Fern, a young mage who was raised by the priest Heiter, and Stark who was trained by the warrior Eisen; both Heiter and Eisen were part of the Hero’s party with Himmel and Frieren.

You can watch the latest trailer below:

The demon king has been defeated, and the victorious hero party returns home before disbanding. The four—mage Frieren, hero Himmel, priest Heiter, and warrior Eisen—reminisce about their decade-long journey as the moment to bid each other farewell arrives. But the passing of time is different for elves, thus Frieren witnesses her companions slowly pass away one by one.

Before his death, Heiter manages to foist a young human apprentice called Fern onto Frieren. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a myriad of magic spells, the pair embarks on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting the places that the heroes of yore had visited. Along their travels, Frieren slowly confronts her regrets of missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with her now-deceased comrades.


The series is the latest from both studio Madhouse who recently did the anime film Gold Kingdom and Water Kingdom alongside director Keiichiro Saitou who worked on the anime adaptation of Bocchi the Rock.



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