The main cast for the upcoming television anime adaptation of Yū Shimizu and Asagi Tōsaka’s light novel series, The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy (Seiken Gakuin no Maken Tsukai), was announced on the official Twitter account on Saturday.
The main cast includes (pictured above from left to right):
- Honoka Kuroki as Sakuya
- Aya Suzaki as Regina
- Marina Inoue as Leonis
- Yui Ishikawa as Riselia
- Arisa Nakada as Shary
- Hiromi Igarashi as Elfiné
Passione will be producing an anime that is scheduled to have an exhibit at this year’s AnimeJapan event on March 25-26. The event’s official account has hinted at the possibility of unveiling new information related to the series during the exhibition.
Yen Press is publishing the light novels in English, and it describes the story:
Awakening from magical stasis after a thousand years, the Dark Lord Leonis suddenly finds himself in the body of a ten-year-old boy! He quickly meets Riselia, a girl confronting the Voids, creatures that have nearly exterminated humanity. Determined to uncover the mysteries of this strange new era, Leonis enrolls in Excalibur Academy, a school that trains students to fight back against these enigmatic monsters. Could the Voids hold some connection to Leonis’s past?
Kadokawa published the first volume of Shimizu’s novel series with illustrations by Tōsaka in May 2019. The series is ongoing. Asuka Keigen launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Kadokawa’s Shōnen Ace magazine in November 2019, and the manga is also ongoing.
Shimizu previously authored the Bladedance of Elementalers (Seirei Tsukai no Blade Dance) light novel series. The series began in 2010 and concluded with its 20th volume in March 2019. Artist Issei Hyōju (MM!) illustrated the manga adaptation, which was serialized in Media Factory’s Monthly Comic Alive magazine from 2012 to January 2017.
The Bladedance of Elementalers light novel series was adapted into a television anime in 2014.