Hayaken’s Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (Eiyū-Ō, Bu o Kiwameru Tame Tensei-Su: Shoshite, Sekai Saikyō no Minarai Kishi) light novel series revealed the tv anime’s promotional video, opening and ending songs, more cast and staff members on their official website. The series is set to premiere January 9.
The anime will premiere on January 10 at 1:45 a.m. in Japan (January 9 at 11:45 a.m. EST) on TV Tokyo. It will then be broadcasted on BS TV Tokyo and AT-X. It will first be available on the dAnime Store in Japan, and thereafter on additional Japanese services. Crunchyroll will stream the anime live as it airs. Muse Asia also obtained distribution rights for the anime.
On January 8, the anime will have an advance screening at the United Cinemas Toyosu in Tokyo. The first two episodes of the anime will be shown at the event. The new PV features an excerpt from the anime’s opening song “DAY1” by AUO feat. MORISAKI WIN, and Yui Nishio will sing the last song, “Self Hug Big Love.”
The previously announced cast members include:
Akari Kitō as Inglis Eucus.
Ai Kakuma as Rafinha Bilford.
Tomori Kusunoki as Leone Olfa.
Wakama Kuramochi as Liselotte Arcia.
Haruka Shiraishi as Eris.
Eri Kitamura as Sistia Rouge.
Naomi Ōzora as Ripple.
The additional cast members are:
Atsushi Tamaru as Rafael Billford.
Yūichhi Nakamura as Leon Olfer.
Katsuyuki Konishi as The Black Masked man.
Mugihito as Old King Inglis.
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The previously announced staff are:
- Director: Naoyuki Kuzuya
- Script: Mitsutaka Hirota
- Character Design: Reiichirō Ōfuji
- Sub-character Design: Tomoko Miyakawa, Rion Matsuda, and Maki Fukui
- Chief Animation Directors: Tomoko Miyakawa, Rion Matsuda, Reiichirō Ōfuji, and Masayuki Nomoto.
- Music: Kenta Higashioji
- Sound Director: Fumiyuki Go
- Sound Effects: Emi Takanashi
- Production: Studio Comet
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Additional staff includes:
- Color Design: Eiko Nishi
- Art Directors: Hiroshi Gouraku, Atsushi Satomi, and Mame
- Director of Photography: Kenji Takehara
- CG Director: Hayato Numajiri
- Editing: Kiyotaka Miyake
- Magic Stone Beast Design: Yoshiki Kuga
- Music Production: Nippon Columbia
- Sound Production: Bit Groove Promotion
The light novel series was licensed by J-Novel Club, and described it as follows:
Hero-King Inglis’s last wish is to live again as a warrior. Though when he awakens, he realizes he’s been reborn as a girl to a noble family! Even when rejected from the knighthood, she sets out to be the most extraordinary squire there ever was.
Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire started as a fantasy light novel series written by Hayaken and illustrated by Nagu. It began serialization on the user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) in March 2019. It was eventually purchased by Hobby Japan, which has released eight volumes under their HJ Bunko banner since November 2019.
Since December 2019, a manga adaptation with art by Moto Kuroura has been serialized on Hobby Japan’s Comic Fire website and collected four tankōbon volumes. J-Novel Club has licensed the light novel and manga in North America. A two-episode mini anime adaptation was broadcasted on Comic Fire’s Twitter account between November 7 and November 14, 2020.