The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World release date on Crunchyroll streaming in January 2023

Key visual for the upcoming anime The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World.
Key visual for the upcoming anime The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World anime release date is in January 2023, the Winter 2023 anime season.

On October 7, 2022, during the Crunchyroll NYCC Industry Panel it was announced that the anime adaptation of Nana Mikoshiba (story) and Riko Korie’s (illustrations) The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World (Hyouken no Majutsushi ga Sekai o Suberu: Saikyou no Majutsushi de Aru Shounen wa, Majutsu Gakuin ga Nyuugaku Suru) adventure, fantasy light novel series will be simulcast in January 2023 on the streaming service!

A key visual can be seen here:

Full-sized key visual for the upcoming anime The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, featuring the hero Ray White and his classmates Amelia Rose and Elisa Griffith.
Full-sized key visual for the upcoming anime The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World, featuring the hero Ray White and his classmates Amelia Rose and Elisa Griffith. Pic credit: @natalie.mu

You can watch the latest trailer for The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World with English subtitles on Crunchyroll’s official YouTube channel here:

Trailer for The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World.

What is the plot of The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World?

The story is set in a sword-and-sorcery world where the “Iceblade Sorcerer” is considered to be the most powerful and revered sorcerer in the world. Ray White inherits this title but struggles to deal with his own volatile and immense ice elemental power. Ray fought hard during the war in the Far East but afterward, he vanished from the battlefield due to emotional and psychological scarring.

Three years later, Ray decides to enroll in the Arnold Academy of Magic – a school attended by elite sorcerers from around the world. As the Academy’s first “Ordinary” to enroll in the academy since its founding the other noble-born students look down on him. Luckily, a few of the students don’t harbor such discrimination and befriend Ray. However, Ray and his friends are soon caught up in multiple schemes.

Who are the cast members?

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World cast members include:

  • Junya Enoki (Yuji Itadori in Jujutsu Kaisen) – Ray White
  • Iori Saeki (Vanilla in Nekopara) – Amelia Rose
  • Nana Harumura (Dryade in The Hidden Dungeon Only I Can Enter) – Elisa Griffith

Who are the production team members?

The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World production team members include:

  • Director, Scriptwriter, and Sound Director – Masahiro Takata
  • Animation – Cloud Hearts
  • Character Designer – Makoto Shimojima
  • Art Director – Ayumi Kojima (Studio Recess)
  • Director of Photography – Natsumi Uchida (animocaramel)
  • Music Composer – Tatsuhiko Saiki, Natsumi Tabuchi
  • Animation Production Supervision – Yokohama Animation Laboratory

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

On October 25, 2019, The Iceblade Sorcerer Shall Rule the World light novel series was launched by Nana Mikoshiba on the user-generated novel publishing website Shousetsuka ni Narou (Let’s Be Novelists!). On July 2, 2020 Kodansha began publishing the light novel series with illustrations by Riko Korie under their Kodansha Ranobe Bunko imprint, and five volumes have been released as of May 2022.

On June 24, 2020, a manga adaptation illustrated by Norihito Sasaki began serialization in Kodansha’s Magazine Pocket website and app. The manga’s chapters have been collected into nine tankoubon volumes as of July 2022. The manga’s digital English version has been licensed by Kodansha USA for release in North America.

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