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The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy is written by Yū Shimizu (author of the popular series Bladedance of Elementalers, with over 2 million copies sold), and original character concepts by Asagi Tohsaka (known for illustrating Girly Air Force). Together, they make an unbeatable duo! The series takes place in a fantasy school setting, centered around an ancient Dark Lord who awakens in the form of a 10 year-old child and meets a host of lovely heroines.
The broadcast start date for TV anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy is slated for October 2 (Wed)! ABEMA will also exclusively distribute the anime in advance on September 25 (Mon).
Prior to the broadcast, the first episode’s synopsis, scene previews, and the third PV have been released.
[Broadcast & Streaming Date Decided!]
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy anime will be airing from the following networks starting October 2nd (Mon):
<TV Tokyo> From October 2, every Monday at 1:30 after midnight
<BS Fuji> From October 5, every Thursday from 12:30 after midnight
<ATX> From October 3, every Tuesday from 9:30 PM
(Reruns: Every Thursday at 9:30 AM / Every Monday at 3:30 PM)
■Streaming first exclusively via ABEMA on September 25 (Mon)
ABEMA will exclusively distribute the anime first on September 25 (Mon). If you want to see Leonis and the others in action earlier than anywhere else, make sure to check it out via ABEMA!
<ABEMA Premium Exclusive Advance Distribution> From September 25, every Monday after midnight at 1:30
<Free Distribution for One Week> From October 2, every Monday after midnight at 2:00
*Please visit ABEMA for more details.
■Additional Streaming Site
<Nico Nico Channel> From October 9, streaming every Monday after midnight at 2:00:
Streaming episodes sequentially from October 2, every Monday after midnight at 2:00:
DMM TV / d Anime Store / FOD / Happy! Douga / Hulu Store / J:COM On Demand
milplus / Prime Video / TELASA / Bandai Channel
[3rd PV Released]
To commemorate the start of the anime’s broadcast, the third PV has been released.
The third PV focuses on the heroine Riselia and gives the audience a taste of the world of The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy.
<Check Out the PV Below>
[Synopsis and Scene Previews Released]
■Episode 1: “The Dark Lord’s Revival”
In ancient times of myth, the Undead King Leonis Death Magnus was driven to the brink of defeat by the legendary heroes of humanity. The Dark Lord went into a deep sleep, determined to regain his strength and return with a vengeance.
One thousand years pass. Awakening and finding himself in an unexpected state, Leonis is met and taken care of by a girl named Riselia, who had come to investigate the ruins. However, they are attacked by the Voids–the enemy of humanity. Regina, a friend of Riselia, fights back using “Excalibur”, an ability unknown to Leonis. Thrown into a world that has utterly changed since his deep sleep began, Leonis is forced to make a decision.
Scenario: Kunihiko Okada / Storyboard: Hiroyuki Morita / Unit Directors: Takahide Ejiri, Midori Yui
[Comments from Yu Shimizu (Original Creator), Asagi Tōsaka (Original Character Concept), and Asuka Keigen (Original Character Concept) have been received!]
■Original Creator: Yū Shimizu
It’s finally almost time for The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy to air!
I can’t wait to see all the action unfold with Leo, Riselia, and the rest of the eighteenth platoon in my living room (?).
The series began back in 2019, and as the author it’s truly a blessing to have received this much love for the series from the fans, even to the point of it receiving its own manga and anime adaptations!
Regarding the anime adaptation, I was able to have several in-depth meetings with the director and scriptwriters so we could maximize the strengths of the original work while also seeking to create the unique fun that only an anime can give.
As the author of the original work, I am confident that the director and the many others who worked together on this project have truly created a wonderful anime, and I’m certain the fans will be pleased! I hope you will all look forward to it!
■Original Character Concept: Asagi Tohsaka
I’m Asagi Tohsaka, and I do the illustrations that appear in the original work.
At long last, The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy anime is about to air!
I’m very happy and deeply moved to see Leonis, Riselia and the others all talking and moving around.
The animation staff worked very hard to create the beautiful visuals and the voice talents gave wonderful, passionate performances as well, so please look forward to all of it!
■Original Character Concept: Asuka Keigen
The anime is finally about to air!!!
I’ve been looking forward to it as much as everyone else!!!
The teaser visuals and PVs have definitely been teasing me, but I just can’t take it much longer.
As the anime airs, let’s all watch it in real time with expectations overflowing in our hearts!
Please also look forward to upcoming comments from the main cast, which will be released via the series’ official X (formerly Twitter) account!
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Official Account: @SEIKEN_MAKEN
New TV Anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy
As the most powerful of the Dark Lords, Leonis sealed his body away to one day exact his revenge. However, when he is awakened after 1000 years of slumber, he finds that his body has reverted to that of a 10 year-old boy!
“How could this be?!” He wonders to himself, when a young woman discovers him.
“How’d you get stuck in here, little guy? Don’t worry, I’ll protect you,” the young woman says, trying to comfort the awakened Dark Lord.
This girl, Riselia, is a student at Excalibur Academy, and Leonis is astonished when he finds out how drastically his world has changed. Hearing about such things as the unknown and hostile Voids, the Seventh Assault Garden, and the absurdly powerful Excalibur, Leonis is totally lost in his new surroundings but ultimately enrolls in Excalibur Academy.
In a future world that has lost its connection to magic, the mightiest Dark Lord joins forces with beautiful heroines in this fantasy school story!
Leonis: Marina Inoue
Riselia: Yui Ishikawa
Regina: Aya Suzaki
Elfiné: Hiromi Igarashi
Sakuya: Honoka Kuroki
Shary: Arisa Nakada
Blackas: Tomofumi Ikezoe
Roselia: Ai Kakuma
Dark Lord Leonis: Daisuke Hirakawa
Original Creator: Yū Shimizu (MF Bunko J’s The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy / published by KADOKAWA)
Original Character Concept: Asagi Tohsaka, Asuka Keigen
Director: Hiroyuki Morita
Music: Yūji Nomi
Series Composition, Scenario: Kunihiko Okada
Art Director: Nozomu Koga
Production Designer: Shūjirō Hamakawa
Concept Art: Ley Yumeno
Character Designers: Takayuki Noguchi, Satsuki Hayasaka
Creature Design: Takaaki Izumo
Background Art: Satoshi Ōkubo (Goofy)
Color Design: Sakie Suzuki (C&S)
Camera Directors: Kōji Hayashi(C&S), Masaki Satake(C&S)
Editor: Ayako Tan(Graphinica)
Sound Director: Hisayoshi Hirasawa
Opening Theme: “Sen-nen Ai” Chiai Fujikawa
Ending Theme: “Yururi” Kaho
Animation Production: Passione
Production: The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Production Committee
Published by MF Bunko J, The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy volumes 1~13 are now available!
Published by Kadokawa Comics Ace, The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Volumes 1~6 are now available!
The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Volume 7, published by Kadokawa Comics Ace
Manga: Asuka Keigen / Original: Yū Shimizu / Character Concept: Asagi Tohsaka
Release date: September 26, 2023 (Tues)
▼TV Anime The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Official Site
▼The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Special Page
▼The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy List of Volumes
▼The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Manga Adaptation Page
▼The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Official Twitter
(c) Yū Shimizu, Asagi Tohsaka / KADOKAWA / The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy Production Committee
(c) Yū Shimizu Illustration: Asagi Tohsaka
(c) Yū Shimizu (c) Asuka Keigen