The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Announces Premiere Date

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The TV anime adaptation of The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy light novels will begin airing in Japan on October 2 (effectively October 3 at 1:30 AM JST), it has been announced.

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur light novels follow a Dark Lord who awakens to find himself a ten-year old. The series, which is published under KADOKAWA’s MF Bunko J label, began in 2019 and has 13 volumes as of July 2023. Yuu Shimizu penned the story while Asagi Toosaka provided the illustrations.

Yen Press describes the books’ plot as:

Battles for ancient kingdoms are nothing compared to the battles of a classroom!

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?

Hiroyuki Morita (Bokurano) is directing the anime at Passione with Takayuki Noguchi (The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten) and Satsuki Hayasaka as character designers, Kunihiko Okada (The Eminence in Shadow scriptwriter) as series composer and scriptwriter, and Yuuji Nomi (Bokurano) as music composer. Meanwhile, the cast includes Marina Inoue as Leonis, Yui Ishikawa as Riselia, Aya Suzaki as Regina, Hiromi Igarashi as Elfiné, Honoka Kuroki as Sakuya, Arisa Nakada as Shary, Tomofumi Ikezoe as Blackas, Ai Kakuma as Roselia, and Daisuke Hirakawa as Leonis’s demon king form.

The light novels have also inspired a manga adaptation by Asuka Keigen.


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