The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy TV anime key visual revealed by Studio Passione

Key visual for the upcoming anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy.
Key visual for the upcoming anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy. Pic credit: @SEIKEN_MAKEN/Twitter

On October 15, 2022, the official Twitter account for the anime adaptation of Yuu Shimizu (story) and Asagi Tousaka’s (illustrations) The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy (Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai) light novel series unveiled a new key visual featuring the character Riselia Ray Crystalia (also known as Selia) in a stunning red dress.

You can see the new key visual here:

Full-size key visual for the upcoming anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy.
Full-size key visual for the upcoming anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy. Pic credit: @SEIKEN_MAKEN/Twitter

The tweet also stated, “Make sure to pay close attention to Riselia in her crimson dress.” This could be hinting at the fact that Riselia eventually becomes a Vampire Queen, and the dress she is wearing is rather regal. Also, Riselia wears the same red dress on the cover of The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy light novel volume 3.

You can see the cover for volume 3 here:

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy light novel Volume 3 cover.
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy light novel Volume 3 cover. Pic credit: @novelphantasm.com

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy will be animated by Passione Studio – known for Harem in the Labyrinth of Another World.

You can watch a trailer for The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy on Kadokawa Anime’s official YouTube channel here:

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy trailer.

What is the plot of The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy?

A thousand years ago, the world was ravaged by a bloody war against Six Dark Lords that led humanity to the brink of extinction. However, Six Heroes became humanity’s only hope. The heroes managed to defeat the Six Dark Lords one by one, until finally only one remained.

In the year 447 of the Holy Calendar, the Undead King, Leonis Death Magnus, was also defeated, but not “killed”. Just before his capital, Necrozoa, was conquered he sealed his own body with a powerful barrier and cast a resurrection spell on himself. He left a message behind for the victors, “You may have won the battle, but I will win the war. 1,000 years from now I shall rise again and conquer humanity once and for all in the name of the Goddess of Rebellion!”

Our story begins in the present day, when a young girl named Riselia Ray Crystalia stumbles upon the ancient ruins of Leonis’s mausoleum and accidentally breaks the seal. However, Leonis awakens after his 1,000-year slumber to discover that he’s in the body of a ten-year-old human child. Riselia assumes Leonis is a refugee of the Voids and takes him into her care. Meanwhile, Leonis discreetly begins his mission to uncover what has happened to the world while he slept so that he can come up with a plan to conquer humanity.

Who are the cast members?

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy anime cast members include:

  • Mutsumi Tamura – Leonis Death Magnus, the undead king and strongest of the Dark Lords. He later comes to care for Riselia and grants her the nickname “Selia”.
  • Nao Toyama – Riselia Ray Crystalia the girl, who unwittingly breaks the seal on Leonis’s mausoleum, and nearly dies while protecting him from the Void. Leonis feels indebted to Riselia and decides to save her life and ends up casting a tenth-order spell called “Create Elder Undead”. The spell returns Riselia to life as the strongest undead being – a Vampire Queen.
  • Saori Onishi – Regina Mercedes, who is Riselia’s childhood friend and personal maid. Regina likes to tease Leonis much to his irritation. There’s more to this maid than first meets the eye, however, and she’s in fact the Fourth Princess of the Integrated Empire. Unfortunately, due to the fact that she was born under a superstitious star she was removed from the royal family and replaced by her younger sister Altiria Ray O’ltriese.

Who are some of the other characters in the story?

  • Sakuya Sieglinde – a sword warrior, who although she is known for being the youngest in the platoon was able to conquer the Void on her own.
  • Elfine Phillet – a caring senior, who serves as a telegraphist for the platoon that Riselia belongs to. She wields a support-specialized holy sword (Heavenly Eye Jewel). Due to the fact she lost many allies to the Void, she lost her confidence and changed her fighting style from being in charge of offensive firepower to being in charge of defensive support.
  • Arakael Degradios – the Archsage of the Six Heroes, who was considered to be the wisest of them all. Arakael somehow manages to live for 1,000 years in order to face off against Leonis again as a Void Lord. After they encounter each other and battle Arakael leaves Leonis with an eerie warning.

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

The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy is a Japanese light novel series written by Yuu Shimizu and illustrated by Asagi Tousaka. Since May 2019, Media Factory has published seven volumes of the light novel series under their MF Bunko J imprint. The novel’s English version has been licensed by Yen Press for release in North America.

Since November 2019, a manga adaptation with art by Asuka Keigen has been serialized in Kadokawa Shoten’s shonen manga magazine Monthly Shonen Ace and the manga’s chapters have been collected into five tankobon volumes. At Sakura Con 2022, Yen Press announced that they would publish the English version of the manga.

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