The first look of The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime can be seen in their first teaser and visuals! The staff and cast were also announced in the teaser. Cloud Hearts will be the animation producer, with supervision from Yokohama Animation Lab.
It is set to premiere in January 2023, to be aired by Japanese broadcast channels, TBS and BS11. There are no announcements yet about the specific date and time of broadcast. The anime’s official website and Twitter account will be giving the updates. Hoping that it will be available on streaming platforms too!
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World is about a famed soldier, the Iceblade Sorcerer, who had led the country to victory three years ago. However, his true identity is not known. No one would have expected that an ordinary guy named Ray White could be the powerful hero everyone admired.
Ray White is a student at Arnold Academy of Magic. He is a klutz and does not seem particularly talented at all. Ray actually does not mind this, as he had always desired to have a normal life. Thus, he keeps his Iceblade Sorcerer identity a secret. He befriends Amelia Rose, Evy Armstrong, and Elisa Griffith – whose safety got threatened when there’s a conspiracy in the academy. Ray has no choice but to return to his hero identity… and confront his past scars.
Watch the teaser here:
The teaser showed Ray White’s past as the Iceblade Sorcerer and the traumatic events he has experienced. He then became a klutz student in the Arnold Academy of Magic, fulfilling a normal life that he had wanted. He became particularly close to Amelia Rose and Elisa Griffith. However, there will come a day where he has to become an Iceblade Sorcerer again, as a threat looms over Arnold Academy.
The teaser also revealed the cast and staff of the anime series, as well as the premiere date: January 2023. The broadcast channels were also shown at the end: TBS and BS11.
Check out the visuals below:
Their character visuals were revealed, alongside their respective voice actors. Check it below:
Here are the voice actors and their notable roles:
- Ray White – voiced by Junya Enoki, known for playing Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen and Nasa Yuzaki from TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You
- Amelia Rose – voiced by Iori Saeki, known for playing Moe Yanagida in Tokyo Mew Mew and Julia in How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom
- Elisa Griffith – voiced by Nana Hanamura, known for playing Dori-chan in The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter and Onaka Peko in Hitori Bocchi’s OO Lifestyle.
The first visual in its full form depicted the three main characters (from left to right): Elisa Griffith, Ray White, and Amelia Rose can be seen below:
The Iceblade Sorcerer Light Novel Background
Nana Mikoshiba wrote The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World on the Shousetsuka ni Narou! (Let’s Become Novelists!) website in 2019. In 2020, Kodansha released the 1st volume of the light novel under their Ranobe Bunko imprint. Riko Korie served as the illustrator for the light novels. As of May 2022, there are 5 volumes. The 6th volume will be released in October 3, 2022.
The Iceblade Sorcerer Manga Background
Norihito Sasaki is the manga creator of The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World and it started serialization on Kodansha’s Shounen Pocket Magazine website in 2020. It was also subsequently published into a book and e-book in that same year. There have been a total of 9 volumes as of July 2022, with the 10th volume coming in October 7, 2022.
Kodansha USA is also digitally publishing the manga into English, with 2 volumes released last 2021. There have been no recent releases currently.