Isekai fans get ready for some action; the Black Summoner Anime has started production! The light novel fans have been waiting for this anime series for 8 years. Although the series is an isekai in a market filled with fantasy series wannabes, Black Summoner has managed to set itself apart with its unique characters & interesting storyline. So as fans worldwide prepare for the release of the anime series, here is everything you need to know about the Black Summoner Anime.
Doufu Mayoi wrote the Japanese web novel series “Black Summoner” in 2014. Shosetsuka ni Naro began publishing it since then. Later, Overlap began adapting the web novel into a light novel series in 2016. As of now, there are 15 volumes of the series. Kurogin provided illustrations to accompany the series. Gin Ammo started to adapt the light novel into a manga series of the same name in 2018. Overlap’s Comic Gardo began publishing it from then on. There are 11 volumes as of now. Moreover, as of May 2021, there are over 1 million copies in circulation worldwide of the series. Recently, Satelight announced an anime adaptation of the light novel series.
Black Summoner Anime: Announcement & Cast
Overlap made an announcement recently about the developments in the Black Summoner Anime production. They released a visual from the anime. It shows the main character, Kelvin, with a smirk on his face and dressed in armor. He is also holding a weapon against his shoulder. The official Twitter account of the Black Summoner series also posted details of this news. Fans on the internet are excited over this news. They have been expressing their eagerness by replying to the postpositively. Along with the visual, the company also released details about the staff and the cast on the project.
Yoshimasa Hiraike will be directing this television anime series. After the “Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for An Otaku” anime series, this will be his next work. He will be working in the Satelight studio and will also be in charge of scriptwriting. Miwa Oshima will be the character designer of the series and will be in charge of designing the characters for the animation. She has worked before on the “Ao-chan Can’t Study!” anime series and, more famously, on “My Next Life As A Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!” In addition to this, Kouki Uchiyama has bagged the role of the main character. He will be voicing Kelvin. Joining him is Manaka Iwami as Efil.
The Black Summoner Anime will most likely follow the light novel series and the manga series. The story is about a guy called Kelvin. He wakes up without any of his past memories and learns that this is the case because he exchanged them for a few cool abilities. He is in a brand new world as a Summoner with a goddess following him. Soon, he learns that he has an addiction to battle and is a battle junkie. The story follows Kelvin as he fights enemy after enemy in an attempt to become stronger. Thus, he and his allies soon find themselves involved in huge things.
Black Summoner Anime: Release Details
The company did not confirm the release date of the Black Summoner Anime. However, it has asked the fans to expect the release in 2022. Since creating anime usually takes a long time, the anime will likely premiere in late 2022 or early 2023 if there are no delays in the production. There is also no information about where the anime series will air. So, keep an eye on this space for further updates as they come.