Black Summoner to Stream on Ani-One Asia

Image source: Ani-One Asia Facebook page

Ani-One Asia has announced that the Black Summoner anime will be simulcasted on its YouTube channel. The show will premiere on July 9 at 9 PM (UTC+8) with new episodes on Saturdays.

Black Summoner is based on the light novel series by Doufu Mayoi with illustrations from Kurogin, which began in 2016 and has 17 volumes as of June 2022. It is published under the OVERLAP Bunko label.

J Novel Club describes the story as:

Waking up in a strange new place with no memory of his past life, Kelvin learns that he’s bartered away those very memories in exchange for powerful new abilities during his recent transmigration. Heading out into a whole new world as a Summoner — with his first Follower being the very goddess who brought him over! — Kelvin begins his new life as an adventurer, and it isn’t long before he discovers his hidden disposition as a battle junkie. From the Black Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits to the demon within the Hidden Cave of the Sage, he revels in the fight against one formidable foe after another. Join this OP adventurer in an exhilarating and epic saga as he and his allies carve their way into the annals of history!

The staff includes Yoshimasa Hiraike (Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for OtakuAmagami SS) as director and series composer, Miwa Ooshima (My Next Life As a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! X) as character designer, Sachiko Oohashi (Heaven’s Design Team character designer) as sub-character designer, and Kou Inaba (Gekijouban Macross Zetai Live!!!!!! co-mechanical designer) as monster and prop designer. 

Other staff include Eri Suzuki (Ensemble Stars!! Road to Show!!) as color designer, Natsumi Uchida (The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt) as photography director, Reina Nakamura (Symphogear XV CG Live Lead Designer) as CGI director, and Michiru (Dance Dance Danseur) and Yuria Miyazono as music composers. Satelight is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Kouki Uchiyama as Kelvin, Manaka Iwami as Efil, Reina Ueda as Melfina, Saku as Clot, Yousuke Akimoto as Jellal, and Minori Suzuki as Sera. 

The Black Summoner light novels inspired a manga adaptation by Gin Amou (also published by OVERLAP) that released its first tankoubon volume in 2018. The story originally began as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2014. 

Source: Ani-One Asia Facebook page

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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