Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End has released preview images and videos of episode 18 titled “First Class Mage Exam,” scheduled to premiere on Friday, January 12. The website describes the plot The story of the upcoming episode is as follows: Frieren and her group parted ways with Sein and went to the magical city of Äußerst. To continue their journey in the northern continent, they must have a first-class magician with them. The exam for first-class magicians was very difficult, some years no one passed, and some were even killed or injured. Frieren and Fern went to the exam room, where a group of skilled magicians had gathered.
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 scriptwriter, Evan Call (Violet Evergarden) as composer and Reiko Nagasawa (takt op. Destiny) is the character designer. The cast includes Atsumi Tanezaki (Anya Forger on Spy x Family) as main character Frieren, Kana Ichinose (Suletta Mercury on Mobile Suit Granada: The Witch from Mercury) as Fern, Chiaki Kobayashi (Gabimaru on Hell’s Paradise) as as Stark. The anime previously released a trailer of the new cast for the upcoming arc.
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Crunchyroll describes the story as follows: After the group of heroes defeated the Demon King, they restored peace to the land and returned to their lonely lives. Many generations pass and the elven mage Frieren must face the death of humanity. She takes on a new apprentice and promises to fulfill the dying wishes of her old friends. Can the elven mind make peace with the nature of life and death? Frieren embarked on a journey of understanding
Source: Official website© Yamada Kanehito, Abe Tsukasa /Shogakukan / “Sousou no Frieren” production committee