The Black Summoner release date is confirmed for July 2022. The main cast includes Kouki Uchiyama as Kelvin, Manaka Iwami as Efil, Reina Ueda as Melfina, Randhi as Clotho, Yousuke Akimoto as Geral, and Minori Suzuki as Sera.
Satelight will be the studio handling the animation with Yoshimasa Hiraike as director, Miwa Ooshima doing the character designs, Satoshi Motoyama as the sound director, and MICHIRU and Yuri Miyazono are the music composers.
We only have a couple of trailers and two tweets with solid confirmation, but the hype has been building since February 17, 2022. The anime looks like it’ll be paying attention to its action scenes.
While also making room for the romantic side of things. If you love Black Clover and Sword Art Online, then this is one anime that shouldn’t be missed.
What do we know about the Black Summoner anime
Yume Miyamoto will be voicing Rion (a reincarnated adventurer), and Konomi Inagaki will be Ange (adventurer’s guild guide). Though Ange and Rion are not in the trailer, fans can still meet Ange in episode 1.
The plot is about a young man who wakes up in an unknown place. With only general knowledge of being born in Japan and deciding that the field he’s in isn’t on Earth.
Things start to pick up as he finds a transparent screen that welcomes him to his new world. A voice then proceeds to explain the situation to him.
His name is Kelvin, and he chose to give up his memories to gain the skills he wanted. The light novel and the manga have different versions of how this started.
In the manga, Melfina tells Kelvin that he won via a lottery system. At first, the light novel says he was chosen through a rigorous and thorough process.
But Menu-San/Melfina later says a god killed him and asked her to bring Kelvin back to life. Melfina is the goddess of Reincarnation and Transmigration. She’s also Kelvin’s first Follower, but he can’t summon her at his current level.
We learn a lot of things from Melfina. First, she tells Kelvin that she’s his Follower because he confessed his love to her and didn’t need his memories.
He knew he would fall in love with her again. Naturally, this makes Kelvin cringe, but he chooses to put that aside and focus on other things. Such as registering as an adventurer, completing his first mission, testing his abilities, forming his first contract, and finding a place to spend the night.
What else does Black Summoner have to offer?
The magic looks fantastic in the trailer! Kelvin is OP due to him having two S-Rank skills. Summoning and Appraisal. Kelvin does have more skills, but Green Magic is F-Rank while Double Growth Rate, Double Skill Points, and Share Experience are unranked.
Kelvin takes things in stride, but he also questions what his previous self was thinking when he agreed to this. I think this will be touched on more later on in the series.
Since Kelvin only has Melfina’s word to rely on. In chapter 1, her word has been good. She gives Kelvin advice and answers his questions.
The game aspects check out with what Kelvin remembers, but is he a trustworthy source of information? Will this be a straight-up play of a guy gets sent to a new world, becomes a hero, and gets the girl(s)?
Or will we find out that Kelvin isn’t what he appears to be? Is that his real name? Nickname/Gamer Handle? Did he choose it or, did someone else?
Either way, I intend to do some binge reading. This will be easy since the light novel is available in English up to Black Summoner Volume 8, and Volume 9 is coming out June 24, 2022. In Japanese, Volume 16 came out on February 25, 2022.
The manga isn’t far behind, with 6 volumes available in English as of May 11, 2022. The 12th manga volume came out in Japan on February 25, 2022.
Gin Ammo is the manga illustrator, and the series has sold over 1 million copies since May 2021.