The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime release date is confirmed to be scheduled for January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season.
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World is a mouthful in English, but the manga has me excited for the anime. On April 28, 2022, Kodansha announced the anime project but hasn’t revealed anything except that we can expect the anime to premiere in early 2023.
What is The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World about?
The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World is set in Arnold Academy. A prestigious school for training the elite in magic.
But Ray White isn’t a noble, he’s the first commoner to be admitted to Arnold Academy, and he’s a klutz with little magic skills.
But most of the students can’t be bothered with Ray because rumor has it that the Iceblade Sorcerer is attending Arnold Academy.
Why would anyone waste time on Ray when they could find the strongest sorcerer instead, right? I’ve read the first three chapters of the manga, and I’m hooked.
What else do we know about The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World?
Nana Mikoshiba is the novel’s author and the light novels, which are still ongoing. Unfortunately, they’re only available in Japan, so I can’t compare the mediums.
But English readers are in luck because Kodonasha USA has translated the first two volumes of the manga. The manga’s seventh volume came out in Japan on January 7, 2022.
Norihito Sasaki is illustrating the manga. There are four light novels available, and Riko Korie is illustrating them.
Kodansha began publishing the light novels on July 2, 2020, under their Kodansha Ranobe Bunko imprint. The fifth light novel is coming out on May 2, 2022.
Should you read the manga before watching the anime?
I will since I can’t read the novels yet. This is a series that feels familiar but fresh. We have a main character who comes with a complicated past.
He’s in the best school, yet his skills are all over the place. The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World’s first three chapters have a lot of heart.
If you like school/training stories, then this is for you. I hope they translate the novels/light novels. I need to immerse myself into Ray’s mind and figure out what’s going on in chapter 1.
Because two volumes of the manga aren’t enough for me, and there shall be no spoilers this time!