The Legendary Hero Is Dead! TV Anime Announces April 6 Start, New Cast
Undead fantasy action is coming your way in April!
The upcoming anime adaptation of Subaruichi‘s fantasy/comedy manga The Legendary Hero Is Dead! has just dropped a ton of fresh news. First up, a brand new trailer, featuring new cast members and the show’s opening theme, as well as confirming an April 6 start:
RELATED: Fantasy Is Farcical in The Legendary Hero is Dead! TV Anime Trailer
The new trailer gives us a taste of the show’s opening theme by Masayoshi Oishi, simply titled “Shin da!” (“Dead!”). We also hear from new cast members:
Belarco (CV Wataru Hatano)
Esel Borgnine (CV Sayaka Ohara)
Isaac Gardner (CV Takashi Aoki)
Leland Tallman (CV Chikahiro Kobayashi)
Friedrich Norstein (CV Kensho Ono)
Diego Valentine (CV Shintaro Asanuma)
RELATED: The Legendary Hero Is Dead! TV Anime Reveals ED Theme Song Performer
A new key visual has also dropped:
As a bonus, since 2/28 is “Knee-High Day” in Japan, there’s a special pinup of Esel Borgnine:
The original The Legendary Hero is Dead! manga by Subaruichi is serialized in Japan by Shogakukan in their Ura Sunday shonen manga magazine and on their Manga One digital manga app, and an English language version is also available from Shogakukan Asia. Crunchyroll describes the story of the series as follows:
Far to the north of the world lies Hell’s Gate, a portal formerly used by the Demon Lord to invade the human realm. Thanks to the legendary hero Shion Bladearts, wielder of Excalibur, and his loyal band of companions, the Gate was sealed off and the demonic threat was vanquished.
Unfortunately, the seal was incomplete and has begun to weaken, allowing the demons to once again begin their attack. Worried about the safety of his village, selfish and perverted farmer Touka Scott digs pitfalls to defend against the demons. But fear not, for Shion is on his way to reseal Hell’s Gate and save humanity!
Or at least he was, because the legendary hero is dead, having fallen into one of the pitfalls Touka dug. Luckily, dealing with the dead is the specialty of necromancer Anri Haynesworth. While she can’t revive him, Anri can at least salvage their quest by forcing Touka’s soul into Shion’s rotting body and dragging him along to Hell’s Gate in Shion’s place. Not wanting to be left behind, Touka’s childhood friend Yuna Yunis tags along. Together, the three of them set out as what just might be the most unsuitable party to ever try to save the world!
The Legendary Hero is Dead! TV anime is directed by Rion Kujo and features animation production by Liden Films. The series is scheduled to broadcast in Japan beginning April 6, 2023, and it will also stream on Crunchyroll as part of the spring 2023 anime simulcast lineup.
Source: Comic Natalie
© Subaruichi, Shokakukan/”The Legendary Hero Is Dead!” Production Committee
Kara Dennison is an author of fiction and non-fiction, avid tabletop gamer, and regular Otaku USA Magazine features writer. Follow her on Twitter @RubyCosmos, and read more at KaraDennison.com.