A Herbivorous Dragon of 5000 Years Gets Unfairly Villainized will be having a Japanese TV broadcast to premiere in January 2023. It is going to be the Japanese dub of Bilibili’s Chinese anime adaptation. The key visual is also revealed by its official Twitter account.
There are no announcements yet about the specific airing time and broadcast channels.
The story is about an evil dragon named Ravendia and a slave girl named Reiko. Reiko believed in the legend of an evil dragon as influenced by her fellow villagers. She offered herself as a sacrifice to Ravendia, in exchange for protecting her village from the Demon Lord. Yet Ravendia is a cowardly dragon and has a herbivore diet. He is actually a kind-hearted dragon who prefers peace and quiet. He decided to play along as the evil dragon for Reiko to get rid of her. Unexpectedly, Reiko managed to gain magical abilities mysteriously.
Check the announcing Tweet and the key visual below:
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Kaisei Enomoto is the author of the work, which was first published on an online website, Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) in 2017. Kadokawa Shouten published the work as a book under the Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko imprint in 2018. As of now, it has three volumes on sale. Shugao is the illustrator of the books.
Square Enix serialized the work into a manga in 2018 in their shounen magazine, Monthly Gangan JOKER. It has published the final 5 volumes in 2020. Kouichi Muro is the illustrator of the manga.
In 2021, Kadokawa Sneaker Twitter account announced an anime adaptation. Bilibili acquired this with LAN Studio as the producer of the series. The first episode premiered in July 2022 and it is ongoing with 6 episodes as of now.
Crunchyroll licensed the Bilibili anime series to be available in limited regions beyond Asia.
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