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The legendary hero is dead! TV Anime Reveals Key Visual, Staff, and PV Trailer

The production team of The legendary hero is dead! announced that the next fantasy television anime will premiere in 2023. They also shared a new visual trailer and key PV for the show, along with staff and voice cast information.

Original manga creator Subaruichi shared a special illustration to commemorate anime production news.

The voice cast is headlined by Wataru Kato and Shunichi Toki as Touka, the latter also voicing a character named Sion.

The animated series will be directed by Rion Kujou (Shin Ikki Tousen). Kayo Konishi and Yukio Kondo of musical duo MOKA☆ compose the musical score. Touhoku Shinsha handles the anime’s sound production while Pony Canyon helps with overall music production. LIDENFILMS will be in charge of producing the animation.

Subaruichi first published the manga in Shogakukan’s webcomic magazine Ura Sunday in December 2014 before concluding it in December 2020. Shogakukan published the 20th and final tankoubon volume for The legendary hero is dead! in March 2021. A spin-off series will launch in May.


Shogakukan Asia has licensed the manga for Southeast Asia and describes the series as follows:

Touka is just your average (slightly perverted) farmer in Cheza Village. While he dreams of being a hero and having the daughter, the real hero, Sion, battles demons that threaten to take over the world! But one day, Touka accidentally kills the hero…?! Now that the legendary hero is dead, who will save the world? ! Touka quickly buries Sion’s body to hide the evidence, but wakes up the next day to find he is no longer in his own body…!!

Source: The legendary hero is dead! Official Japanese Twitter