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The Legendary Hero is Dead! Gets Anime Adaptation

By Samona Punjabi / April 28, 2022

An anime adaptation for "The Legendary Hero is Dead!" manga has just been announced. The upcoming anime series is based on Subaruichi's official manga series of the same name. The news comes via the series' official website, now live.

In addition to the announcement, the upcoming anime has also revealed a teaser promo and visual for fans. Moreover, some cast and main staff members have also been revealed. Read everything we know about the upcoming anime adaptation of "The Legendary Hero is Dead!"

The Legendary Hero is Dead! anime visual
The Legendary Hero is Dead! anime visual

The Legendary Hero is Dead! Manga Gets Anime; Reveals Cast, Staff, and More

According to the latest reports, "The Legendary Hero is Dead!" manga is being adapted into an anime. The upcoming series will debut sometime in 2023, with LIDENFILMS producing. The series will star Wataru Kato (Kokufu in ID: INVADED) and Shunichi Toki (Kazutora Hanemiya in Tokyo Revengers) as the protagonist, Touka Scott. However, Shunichi Toki will voice another character named Sion, the true hero who died at the hands of Touka. Rion Kujo is directing the anime.

The author, Subaruichi, also shared a celebratory illustration for the series anime adaptation on Twitter. Check it out:

Subaruichi first launched the series in the pages of Shogakukan's Ura Sunday magazine back in December 2014. In English, Southeast Asia's Shogakukan Asia publishes the "The Legendary Hero is Dead!" manga. Fans looking to read it can find it on their official website. The platform describes the story of the series as:

"Touka is just your average (slightly perverted) farmer in the village of Cheza. While he daydreams about being a hero and getting the girl, the real hero, Sion, is out battling demons that threaten to invade the world! But one day, Touka accidentally kills the hero…?! With the Legendary Hero dead, who's going to save the world now?! Touka quickly buries Sion's body to hide the evidence, but wakes up the next day to discover he is no longer in his own body…!!"

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