Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End returns with a new installment, setting up a new storyline in episode #18. The new opening and build-up suggest a departure from the usual episodic format, allowing for a deeper exploration of the new characters. Episode #17 features significant character development and a month-long blizzard, while episode #18 will focus on the Mage Exams in the new city.
After a short hiatus, Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End is back with an excellent new season, setting up a new season starting from episode #18. Fantasy series are generally episodic and thus often do not have an overarching plot, but the show’s new opening and the amount of build-up put into the next location Frieren is traveling to make this possible. become an exception. This will allow the series to delve deeper into the new characters than usual.
What Time Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 18 released
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End episode #17 will be broadcast in Japan at 11 p.m. Japan Standard Time (JST) on January 12. It will air simultaneously on Crunchyroll on January 12 at 9 a.m. Pacific Time (PDT), 11 a.m. Central Time (CT), and 1 p.m. Eastern Time (EST). For Frieren fans in the UK, the episode will be released at 18:00 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). The release date for the dubbed version of the episode is currently unknown, but it will likely premiere on Crunchyroll or Funimation at a later date.
What happened in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode17?
Episode 17 tells about Sein’s decision to leave the group to search for his friend, which was set up in the previous episode. However, before leaving Frieren, Stark, Fern and Sein were all trapped together for a month by a sudden blizzard. Their time together was a nice send-off for Sein, who helped resolve the argument between Fern and Stark, which hinted at their growing feelings for each other. Sein’s passing was also incredibly poignant as he noticed how quiet traveling alone was compared to traveling with Frieren’s group. The rest of the episode features Frieren and Stark helping Fern recover from her illness before they leave for the city where Frieren will have to get her Mage certification.
The episode also has an excellent new OP and ED.
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Episode 18 Will Begin the Mage Exam
Episode 18 is titled “First Class Mage Exam”, implying that Frieren and her friends will finally reach the city they were heading towards since they defeated the intriguing demons that were threatening the land of Granat many episodes ago. Once there, they will have to pass an official exam upon arrival in the city, which is relatively easy to do for a mage of Frieren’s caliber. However, it might be a bit more difficult for Fern if she tries to pull it off, as she is a bit less proficient than her mentor. Frieren and Fern will also likely face judgment from the magicians who live in the city and take the test, which could open up another avenue of conflict.
With the chapter’s new prologue providing hints about the many characters ahead in Außerst, the promise of a new installment will be more exciting than ever. While Frieren was revolutionary for its more episodic structure, its longer arcs were also excellent. When Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End episode #18 airing on Crunchyroll on Friday, January 12, it will hopefully prove that this upcoming storyline is no exception.
Do not miss Freezing: Beyond Journey’s End episode #18 when it airs on Crunchyroll on January 12, 2024.
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