Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End premiered on streaming services today with a 2-hour special split into four “episodes”.
The unique premiere format was announced previously and consists of episodes 1-4.
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.
For those worried that this will mean a shorter season, don’t worry. Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is expected to consist of two cour, and these first four episodes may not even count towards the 24 episode count of both cour.
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is available to watch now on Crunchyroll.