After first being reported on back in April, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World TV anime today unveiled a brand new trailer and teaser visual showing off the world of The Arnold Academy of Magic alongside the main staff and cast for the ice-cold magical fantasy series based on the light novels by Nana Mikoshiba.
The main staff and cast include:
- Director, Series Composition, Sound Director: Masahiro Takata
- Character Design: Makoto Shimojima
- Art Director: Ayumi Kojima (Studio Recess)
- Director of Photography: Natsumi Uchida (animocaramel)
- Music: Tatsuhiko Saiki, Natsumi Tabuchi
- Animation Production Supervision: Yokohama Animation Laboratory
- Animation Production: Cloud Hearts
- Junya Enoki (Yuji Itadori in JUJUTSU KAISEN) as Ray White
- Iori Saeki (Vanilla in Nekopara) as Amelia Rose
- Nana Harumura (Dryade in The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter) as Elisa Griffith
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World novel was first published on the user-generated publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou back in October 2019, with the physical edition featuring illustrations by Riko Korie (Unlimited Fafnir) being picked up by Kodansha’s Light Novel Bunko imprint and publishing from June 2020.
The manga adaptation of the novel is illustrated by Norihito Sasaki and has been serialized on Kodansha’s free manga app Magazine Pocket since June 2020, with the English edition released by Kodansha USA. Kodansha USA describes the story as such:
The Arnold Academy of Magic is a school for the elite…and Ray White is just your ordinary guy. In fact, he doesn’t seem particularly skilled with magic at all, and is a bit of a klutz. Which is why he has nothing to do with the rumor that one of the great magicians, the Iceblade Sorcerer, is a member of the incoming class…right?
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