Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End reveals the preview for episode 22 titled “Future Enemies,” and the episode is scheduled to premiere on Friday, February 9. The anime’s website describes the story of the upcoming episode as follows:
Eighteen people passed the first exam including Frieren and Fern. The second exam is to be held in three days, and the successful parties have all disbanded. Frieren and Fern return to their lodgings, but something about Stark puts Fern in a bad mood, and the three of them explore the town to try to light up Fern’s mood. While going around, they happen to run into the other examinees…
Keiichiro Saito (Bocchi the Rock!) is directing the series at studio Madhouse (A Place Further Than The Universe) with Tomohiro Suzuki (One Punch Man) as the scriptwriter, Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) as the music composer, and Reiko Nagasawa (takt op. Destiny) as the character designer.
The cast includes Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya Forger from Spy x Family) as the titular character Frieren, Kana Ichinose (Suletta Mercury from Mobile Suit Gundam: The Witch from Mercury) as Fern, Chiaki Kobayashi (Gabimaru from Hell’s Paradise) as Stark, Azumi Waki (Maika Sakuranomiya from Blend S) as Kanne, and Sayumi Suzushiro (Nijika Ijichi from Bocchi the Rock) as Lawine.
The series is available to stream on Crunchyroll and they describe the story as follows:
After the party of heroes defeated the Demon King, they restored peace to the land and returned to lives of solitude. Generations pass, and the elven mage Frieren comes face to face with humanity’s mortality. She takes on a new apprentice and promises to fulfill old friends’ dying wishes. Can an elven mind make peace with the nature of life and death? Frieren embarks on her quest to find out.
Source: Official Website
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