The Slow Second Life of a Dismissed Dark Soldier manga is getting an anime in Winter 2023.
The TV show was confirmed by the cover of Monthly Young Magazine 8/2022, which states that the Kaiko Saret Ankoku Heishi (30-dai) no Slow on Second Life anime release date will be in January 2023.
This announcement is also included in a unique wrap-around jacket on the 7th volume of the manga. Unfortunately, there’s no official English translation for the series, but the Japanese name is Kaiko Saret Ankoku Heishi (30-dai) no Slow on Second Life.
What’s so slow about Dariel’s second life?
Dariel is in his 30’s, the lowest rank in the Demon King’s army, and cannot use magic. When a new Demon King takes over, Dariel is dismissed from the army.
Despite being close to the previous Demon King, Dariel accepts this and heads into a forest. Without taking any supplies even though he’s dismissed from his post, not banished?
He gets lost and saves a human girl from a giant monkey. She takes him back to her village to give him a meal as thanks for saving her, then she invites him to live with her.
In front of her parents… who are okay with a stranger living in their house!? At first, Dariel refuses because he doesn’t want them to find out he’s a demon and thus their enemy. But that’s when Marika, the girl he saved, takes his hand, and he finds himself staring at her chest.
And realizes he’s powerless against it, but the next day Maika’s father tricks Dariel into becoming an Adventurer. How different his life will be from now on is not clear, but I love that we have an older protagonist who uses his brain!
Who is Rokujuuyon Okazawa?
Rokujuuyon Okazawa is the creator of The Slow Second Life of a Dismissed Dark Soldier (age 30), and this will mark their first anime adaptation. But Okazawa has made several light novels, and two have manga adaptations.
Okazawa’s other works are Isekai de Tochi wo Katte Noujou wo Tsukurou, Yonaoshi Ankokushin no Honsou: Ningen Sukisugite Ningen ni Tensei shita, Aku ni Ochitara Bishoujo Mamirede Dasihouri!!, and Boukokuou no Ken to Spy Hip.