Join the epic journey of Will Serfort, a sword master who can’t use magic, in the TV anime adaptation of the manga Wistoria: Wand and Sword, directed by Tatsuya Yoshihara (Chainsaw Man, Black Clover)! The show has released a teaser visual and a short preview trailer, and it will debut this July.
ACTAS produces the anime. Sayaka Ono (Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Bastard‼ -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-) designs the characters. Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia) composes the music. Yoshihara also writes the series composition and scripts. The staff also includes:
- Monster and prop designers: Raita Sunaga (Bastard‼ -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-), Yoshirou Harada (Dairugger XV), and Ryou Akizuki (Princess Principal Crown Handler)
- Color designer: Naomi Nakano (Solo Leveling)
- Art director: Yuki Maeda (Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King)
- Composting director: Ayako Ootsuki (The Tale of Outcasts)
The main cast features Kouhei Amasaki as Will Serholt and Akira Sekine as Elfaria Alvis Serholt.
Fujino Oomori (Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) and Toshi Aoi created the manga. It started in 2020 in Bessatsu Shonen Magazine. It has eight volumes as of October 2023. The ninth volume will come out on February 9, 2024. Kodansha USA summarizes the story as:
The new, magical dungeon-adventure fantasy series from the author of Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Seeking to fulfill a promise to a childhood friend, Will Serfort enters Regarden Magical Academy with the goal of making it to the top of the magical world. There’s just one problem: he can’t use magic! Will his sword skills be the key to unlocking his true potential?