On August 6, 2022, during Crunchyroll Expo 2022, Crunchyroll announced that it will stream Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 2 as it airs in Japan.
Crunchyroll released a new trailer on its official YouTube channel and Twitter account.
The trailer highlights the unusual, star-crossed “relationship” between Iska and Aliceliese. Iska still wants to end the war while Alice wishes for the peace that the neutral cities have obtained.
We see Iska fighting a female mage, but warning her that her methods are self-destructive following the trend where Iska is always worrying about his supposed “enemies”.
A wise woman comments on the relationship between Iska and Alice, “These cards are a pair of two. He is always close by. You two are connected by a strong bond that no ill-fate can break.”
Meanwhile, Salinger is plotting for power and absorbing Astral Spirits. Salinger’s goal is to combine humans with Astral Spirits. Alice asks Iska for his help and together they team up. Alice and Iska are also seen fighting the past hero of the Sovereignty together.
However, when Alice asks Iska, “Then, what do you think of me?” His response is, “A rival on the battlefield.” Iska and Alice shippers will apparently have to be patient before their ship truly sails.
You can watch the trailer on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube channel here:
A new key visual for Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World was also released and can be seen here:
What is the plot of Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World?
For decades, a war has raged between the technologically advanced Heavenly Empire and the country of powerful magic users known as the Nebulis Sovereignty. The story centers on a master swordsman named Iska, who is from the Empire, and his secret ambition to end the war between the Heavenly Empire and the Nebulis Sovereignty. It is only by chance that he encounters Aliceliese, also known as the “Ice Calamity Witch”, who happens to be a part of the Nebulis’ ruling family on the battlefield where they try to kill each other.
However, both harbor a secret desire to peacefully end the war between their two nations without further bloodshed, and as they fight each other they begin to realize that neither of their hearts are really in the fight. Realizing they are in fact kindred spirits Iska and Alice begin to help each other in various situations that arise despite their precarious positions. As their friendship deepens they begin to wonder if they can find peace with each other first and together create a path to bring the war to an end.
Where can I watch Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 1?
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World aired from October 7 to December 23, 2022, on AT-X and other channels in Japan.
Later, Funimation acquired the series and streamed it on its website in North America, Britain, Ireland, and on the AnimeLab website in Australia and New Zealand. On October 27, 2020, Funimation announced that the series would get an English dub, which premiered the following day.
After Sony acquired Crunchyroll the series was moved there and Season 1 is currently available for streaming.
The romance, fantasy anime Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World Season 1 was animated by Silver Link Studio, and directed by Shin Onuma and Mirai Minato. Kento Shimoyama wrote the series’ script and Kaori Sato was in charge of character design and served as chief animation director. Seima Iwahashi, Ryota Tomura, and Ryuichiro Fujinaga of Elements Garden composed the music.
The opening theme song “Against” was performed by Kaori Ishihara while the ending theme song “Koori no Torikago” was performed by Amamiya.
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