Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary (female) Squire genderbend anime reveals Winter 2023 release date, trailer, and main cast

Screenshot from the trailer for Reborn to Master the Blade and volume 1 cover of Reborn to Master the Blade.
Screenshot from the trailer for Reborn to Master the Blade and volume 1 cover of Reborn to Master the Blade. Pic credit: Studio Comet and @global.bookwalker.jp

The Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire release date is in January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season.

On July 27, 2022, the staff for the upcoming anime TV series adaptation of Hayaken’s light novel series Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire released a trailer giving a glimpse of the main characters and fantasy world setting. The main cast members were also revealed on the anime’s official website.

You can watch the trailer on HJ Comics official YouTube channel here:

【TVアニメ】『英雄王、武を極めるため転生す』PV第1弾
The official trailer for Reborn to Master the Blade.
Character designs for Leone Olfa, Liselotte Arcia, Inglis Eucus, and Rafinha Bilford. Pic credit: Pic credit: @auo-anime.com

Who are the cast members?

Reborn to Master the Blade cast members include:

  • Tomori Kusunoki – Leone Olfa
  • Wakana Kuramochi – Liselotte Arcia
  • Akari Kito – Inglis Eucus
  • Ai Kakuma – Rafinha Bilford

Between November 7 and November 14, 2020, a two-episode mini anime adaptation was released on Comic Fire’s Twitter account and features the same cast members.

Key visual for the upcoming anime Reborn to Master the Blade.
Key visual for the upcoming anime Reborn to Master the Blade. Pic credit: @auo-anime.com

What is the plot of Reborn to Master the Blade?

In a sword-and-sorcery fantasy world, the Hero-King Inglis becomes a divine knight and slays the enemies of humanity and the dark gods in order to establish the Kingdom of Silvare. But he didn’t do this alone. The goddess Alistia aided Inglis in his quest for peace.

Inglis managed to reach a ripe old age and even though he managed to create a peaceful world, as he lay on his deathbed he realized he had one regret – that he had never mastered the sword.

As a last favor granted to Inglis, Alistia decides to reincarnate Inglis so he can have a second chance at life and fulfill his dream of becoming the most powerful swordsman in the world. Unexpectedly, he’s reborn as a woman (perhaps the jesting whims of the goddess). Inglis won’t let this unforeseen obstacle stop him from trying to reach his goal, however, and continues to work towards his goal while trying to get used to being a woman.

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Who are the production team members?

Reborn to Master the Blade production team members include:

  • Director – Naoyuki Kuzuya (Saiyuki Gaiden, Wild Adapter, Juza Engi Engetsu Sangokuden)
  • Animation – Studio Comet
  • Series composition – Mitsutaka Hirota (Rent-A-Girlfriend, Edens Zero, Anime-Gataris)
  • Character design – Reiichiro Ofuji (Fairy Ranmaru)
  • Sub-character designers – Tomoko Miyakawa, Rion Matsuda, Maki Fukui
  • Music composer – Kenta Higashiohji (Super Shiro, Pokemon the Movie: Secrets of the Jungle)
  • Sound director – Fumiyuki Go
  • Sound effects – Emi Takanashi

Where can I read the light novel series and manga adaptation?

Reborn to Master the Blade: From Hero-King to Extraordinary Squire (Eiyu-O, Bu o Kiwameru Tame Tensei-Su: Soshite, Sekai Saikyo no Minarai Kishi) is a Japanese fantasy light novel series written by Hayaken and illustrated by Nagu. In March 2019, it began serialization online on the user-generated novel publishing website Shosetsuka ni Naro (Let’s Be Novelists!). Since November 2019, Hobby Japan has published six volumes under their HJ Bunko imprint.

Since December 2019, a manga adaptation with art by Moto Kuromura was serialized online via Hobby Japan’s Comic Fire website and has been collected in three tankobon volumes.

J-Novel has licensed the light novel series and manga’s English versions for release in North America.

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