Mariya Ise Joins Frieren’s Cast as Serie the Living Grimoire


The Frieren: Journey’s End anime’s X (formerly Twitter) account has revealed Mariya Ise to be voice of Serie, the powerful mage and “living grimoire” who was shown briefly last week in Episode 20. 

The announcement also mentioned that Serie will make her (proper) debut in the 21st episode, which airs on February 2. 

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End first premiered on September 29, 2023 with its first four episodes. The second cour premiered on January 5 and is currently covering the “First Class Mage Exam Arc.” The fantasy anime is based on the Shogakukan-published manga written by Kanehito Yamada and drawn by Tsukasa Abe, which was the grand prize winner of Manga Taisho 2021 and one of the winners of the 69th Shogakukan Manga Award.

Viz Media describes the manga as:

Decades after their victory, the funeral of one her friends confronts Frieren with her own near immortality. Frieren sets out to fulfill the last wishes of her comrades and finds herself beginning a new adventure…

The Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End manga began serialization in Weekly Shonen Sunday in 2020 and has 12 tankoubon volumes as of December 2023. Crunchyroll, Muse Asia, and Bilibili are streaming the anime.


• Director: Keiichirou Saitou (Bocchi the Rock!)
• Series composer: Tomohiro Suzuki (One-Punch Man
• Character designer: Reiko Nagasawa (takt op.Destiny)
• Music composer: Evan Call (Violet Evergarden
• Magical creature designer: Daiki Harashina (takt op.Destiny D2 designer) 
• Action director: Tooru Iwazawa (takt op.Destiny
• Art director: Sawako Takagi (Bleach
• Color designer: Harue Ohno (A Place Further Than the Universe
• Compositing director: Akane Fushihara (Spy x Family
• Animation production: MADHOUSE 


• Atsumi Tanezaki as Frieren
• Kana Ichinose as Fern
• Chiaki Kobayashi as Stark
Azumi Waki as Kanne
Sayumi Suzushiro as Lawine
• Kishou Taniyama as Wirbel
 Ikumi Hasegawa as Ubel
 Jirou Saitou as Denken
 Shouhei Komatsu as Land
 Eiji Hanawa as Richter 
• Izuka Ishigami as Laufen
 Kanae Itou as Ehre
• Haruka Terui as Sense
 Tarusuke Shingaki as Genau
• Nobuhiko Okamoto as Himmel
• Hiroki Touchi as Heiter
• Youji Ueda as Eisen

Source: @Anime_Frieren

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