Popular light novel series Ishura is finally getting a TV anime adaptation! The big news was revealed by Kadokawa on Sunday, Feb 12, alongside a teaser trailer, two visuals, and a special illustration from the light novel artist Kureta. The two main leads for the upcoming series were also revealed.
Check out the amazing teaser, visuals, and colorful illustration below!
Voice actor Yuki Kaji (Eren Yeager in Attack on Titan) will be leading the upcoming series as Soujiro the Willow-Sword. He will be joined by Reina Ueda (Kanao Tsuyuri in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba) as Yuno the Distant Talon.
See their character designs below:
Launched in 2017, Ishura first appeared on Kakuyomu and Shōsetsuka ni Narō websites as a light novel series. Kadokawa later on published its first volume in 2019.
Yen Press, its publisher in English, describes its story as such:
In a world where the Demon King has died, a host of demigods capable of felling him have inherited the world. A master fencer who can figure out how to take out their opponents with a single glance; a lancer so swift they can break the sound barrier; a wyvern rogue who fights with three legendary weapons at once; an all-powerful wizard who can speak thoughts into being; an angelic assassin who deals instant death. Eager to attain the title of “True Hero,” these champions each pursue challenges against formidable foes and spark conflicts among themselves. The battle to determine the mightiest of the mighty begins.
The novel became so well-received it inspired a manga adaptation with illustrations by Meguri in 2021. The series also topped the Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi! guidebook in the same year.
Details about the staff and release date of the anime are yet to be announced.