The popular light novel series ”Be stronger, New Saga” or simply “New Saga Plus” will get an anime adaptation in July 2023.
A new poster and teaser have been released.
About the manga and Light Novel
Written by Masayuki Abe and illustrated by Ryuta Fuse. It was published on the Shousetsu-ka ni Narou site between May 2012 and 2013. The manga adaptation is being published by AlphaPolis. It is illustrated by Jun Miura and it’s been serialized online since February 2014. It has been collected in 10 volumes so far and It sold over 800,000 copies. It is available in English through Alpha Manga.
It tells the story of Kyle Lenard, a swordsman and the leader of an elite group. They’ll fight against the Demon King to stop the invasion of their land. But sadly, Kyle is the only survivor of the battle. With his last breath, he reaches for the Heart of the Dragon jewel and comes back to his world before it is invaded four years in the future. All his friends are still alive and his hometown is yet to be destroyed. But he is determined to change the future. He’ll use his previous experiences to overcome the challenges of his second life.
Details about the upcoming adaptation
This adaptation will be directed by Norikazu Ishigooka (Episode director in Boogiepop wa Warawanai (2019)) and produced by the Sotsu (Hataraku Maou-sama!), Makaria and Yokohama Animation Lab. (Lapis Re:LiGHTs) studios working together. The character design will be in charge of Nilitsu, and the soundtrack will be composed by Anazawa Horonori. It is scheduled to be released on July 2023.
What do we know about the cast?
Kyle Lenard will be played by Yuma Uchida:
Kyle lost his hometown in the “Great Invasion” war. He wins the battle against the Demon King but he loses his lover and allies in the process. Although he was very injured, after he touches the “Heart of the Dragon” jewel, he manages to come back to life and travels back in time to where the tragedy began. He’ll struggle trying to change the future.
Serang will be played by Shimono Hiro
Serang is Kyle’s childhood friend. They learn how to use the sword together. He self-proclaims as a frivolous womanizer but manages to surprise his allies when it’s necessary.
Liese will be played by Fairouz Ai
A martial arts expert with a strong personality. She could even defeat a bear with her bare hands! She’s another of Kyle’s childhood friends. She usually cooks for him, trying to show her domestic side. She lost her life in the “Great Invasion” war which caused Kyle to fight against the Demon King. After Kyle is reincarnated, she is worried about Kyle’s sudden change of behavior and decides to follow him.
Urza will be played by Asami Seto
Urza is an elf who can control spirits. In Kyle’s previous life, she was his lover. They had agreed to get married but she lost her life in the battle against the Demon King. In this life, she is wary of Kyle who knows her true name even though it’s supposed that only her parents should know it. She decides to join Kyle in his quest nevertheless.
Syldonia will be played by Minami Takahashi
He is a spirit who takes the form of Syldonia Zales, the former king of the ancient magical kingdom Zales he’s been waiting at the deepest corner of a labyrinth for someone worthy of his legacy, vast knowledge about magic. Even though he has a childish side, he is the only one who knows about Kyle’s past.
Lastly, Fuse Ryuta, the illustrator of the novel series, has shared with us an original picture celebrating the anime release.
And so did Jun Miura who illustrated the manga adaptation.
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