The Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire anime adaptation has received its first full-length trailer, which provides a look at the main cast, their voices, and a taste of their fighting abilities.
It was also announced that Tomori Kusunoki and Wakana Kuramochi are playing the roles of Leons Olfa and Liselotte Arcia respectively. Visuals for their characters have been released.
Reborn to Master the Blade is set to premiere in January 2023. The anime stars Akari Kitou as protagonist Inglis Eucus and Ai Kakuma as Rafinha Bilford.
BookWalker Global describes the story as:
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.
From his deathbed, Hero-King Inglis, the divine knight and master of all he surveys, gazes down on the empire he built with his mighty hand. Having devoted his life to statecraft and his subjects’ well-being, his one unfulfilled wish is to live again, for himself this time: a warrior’s life he’d devoted himself to before his rise to power.
His patron goddess, Alistia, hears his plea and smiles upon him, flinging his soul into the far future. Goddesses work in mysterious ways—not only is Inglis now the daughter of a minor noble family, but at her first coming-of-age ceremony at 6, she’s found ineligible to begin her knighthood!
However, for a lady of Inglis’s ambition, this is less a setback and more the challenge she was (re)born to overcome. “It’s not the blood that runs through your veins that makes a knight; it’s the blood you shed on the battlefield!” The curtain rises on the legend of an extraordinary lady squire reborn to master the blade!
The staff of Reborn to Master the Blade includes Naoyuki Kuzuya (Bikini Warriors) as director, Mitsutaka Hirota (EDENS ZERO) as series composer, Reiichirou Oofuji (Angel’s 3Piece! weapon designer, The Illustration Guide Book of Military Uniforms illustrator) as character designer, and Kenta Higashiooji (Princess Connect! Re: Dive Season 2 co-music composer) as music composer. Chiko Miyagawa (Fairy Ranmaru), Lion Matsuda (Fairy Ranmaru Ep 9 Heavens Space animation assistant animation director), and Maki Fukui (Selection Project animation director) are the co-sub-character designers. Studio Comet is the animation production company.
Additionally, Oofuji, Miyagawa, Masayuki Nomoto (Fairy Ranmaru main animator), and Matsuda are serving as chief animation directors.
Reborn to Master the Blade is based on the Hobby Japan-published light novels written by Hayaken and illustrated by Nagu. The first volume was released in November 2019, while the sixth and latest volume was released in December 2021. The light novels are published under the HJ Bunko label.
The story began as a web novel on Shousetsuka ni Narou in March 2019. A manga adaptation by Moto Kuromura began in 2019.