Subaruichi’s Yuusha ga Shinda! manga is all set to get a TV anime adaptation.
The Legendary Hero is Dead! anime release date will be in 2023.
A promotional video for the new 2023 anime has been released.
The Legendary Hero is Dead! anime cast, studio, and staff
The Legendary Hero is Dead! anime will be directed by Rion Kujo at LIDENFILMS, the studio that produced Tokyo Revengers. The Tokyo Revengers Season 2: Christmas Showdown anime sequel is confirmed to be in production. Rion Kujo is also directing Shin Ikki Tousen, which is set to premiere on May 17, 2022.
The voice cast for the series stars Wataru Katou, known for playing Shirou Kokufu in ID: Invaded, and Shunichi Toki, known for playing Hanemiya Kazutora in Tokyo Revengers. They will both voice the main character Touka Scott. Shunichi Toki will also voice Sion Bladan, the hero who died at the hands of Touka.
Kayo Konishi & Yukio Kondo of MOKA☆ will be composing the music for the anime. They are best known for composing Lilium, the Opening theme for the hit anime Elfen Lied. The sound production and music production will be handled by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation and Pony Canyon respectively. WOWMAX is producing the anime.
To commemorate the release of the anime, Subaruichi shared an illustration:
About The Legendary Hero is Dead! story
The Legendary Hero is Dead! manga is written and illustrated by Subaruichi, who launched the manga in Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday web comic magazine in December 2014. The manga ended after six years in December 2020, ending with 202 chapters compiled into 20 volumes. The manga has been published in English by Shogakukan Asia since 2015.
Shogakukan Asia describes the story of the manga as:
Touka is just your average (slightly perverted) farmer in the village of Cheza. While he daydreams about being a hero and getting the girl, the real hero, Sion, is out battling demons that threaten to invade the world! But one day, Touka accidentally kills the hero…?! With the Legendary Hero dead, who’s going to save the world now?! Touka quickly buries Sion’s body to hide the evidence, but wakes up the next day to discover he is no longer in his own body…!!
The series has also announced a spinoff titled Yuusha ga Shinda! Kami no Kuni-hen or The Legendary Hero is Dead! The Kingdom of God arc. The spinoff is set to be launched in Shogakukan’s MangaONE on May 9, 2022.
You can find more information related to the anime release on their new official website.