‘Frieren’ Anime to Return with the “First Class Mage Exam” Arc in January 2024

‘Frieren’ Anime to Return with the “First Class Mage Exam” Arc in January 2024


  • Part 2 of ‘Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End’ will feature the “First Class Mage Exam” arc, starting January 5.
  • The trailer features new characters in part 2 and the opening theme song.
  • The manga won many awards and was a nominee for Best Shōnen Manga for Kodansha’s 45th and 46th annual Manga Awards.

‘Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End’ made a remarkable debut in the anime world. The story was captivating and had a deeper meaning beyond magic. Through the characters’ different perspectives and experiences, the anime explores themes of friendship, mortality, and regret. Both the manga and the anime drew the attention of enthusiasts.

Part 1 concludes with a cliffhanger after revealing the demon king’s potential son. Fans eagerly await what will be ahead. What’s even more exciting is that the franchise announced its plans for part 2, which will continue after a short hiatus.

A trailer for part 2 of ‘Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End’ was revealed. The show’s “First Class Mage Exam” arc will start with the 17th episode on January 5. Crunchyroll will stream the anime as it airs.

The new arc will also mark the start of the show’s second cour (a quarter of a year). The anime will run for two consecutive cours till March 2024.

『葬送のフリーレン』【一級魔法使い試験編】PV/2024年1月5日(金)第2クールスタート/OPテーマ:「晴る」ヨルシカ/Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

The trailer begins with an iconic moment between Frieren and Himmel the Hero. It transitions to the party arriving at the Auberst, where the Elven Mage must pass the First Class Mage Exam to obtain the Mage certificate necessary to enter the Northern Highlands.

It also features new characters who will appear in part 2. The attractive characters and their scintillating battle sequences set the mood for the upcoming season.

The renowned J-Rock duo Yorushika performs the opening song, “Hareru,” which was previewed in the latest trailer.

“Funeral Freelen”

The second season will start from January 5th (Friday)!

[First Class Wizard Exam Edition]

Key visual released

Focusing on #freelen

The appearance of a rich lineup of wizards!

New character/cast information also announced!



English Translation, Twitter Translate

The illustration depicts Frieren emitting magic, with characters such as Lawine, Sense, Wirbel, Denken, and other talented Mages displayed in the background. The latest image showcases the Frieren in a different aura than the previous key visuals.

The newly announced cast includes:

Character Cast Other Works
Kanne Azumi Waki Nagisa Minase (Girlfriend, Girlfriend)
Lawine Sayumi Suzushiro Kei Shirogane (Kaguya-sama: Love is War)
Wirbel Kishō Taniyama Jean Kirschtein (Attack on Titan)
Übel Ikumi Hasegawa Latla (Undead Unluck)
Denken Jiro Sato Kanzō Mogi (Death Note)
Land Shōhei Komatsu Haruto Ōtori (My Instant Death Ability Is So Overpowered)
Richter Eiji Hanawa Yosuke Endo (Ultraman (ONA))
Laufen Shizuka Ishigami Minami Kinoshita (Fruits Basket)
Ehre Kanae Itō Yui (Sword Art Online)
Sense Haruka Terui Anna Hanyū (Buddy Daddies)
Genau Tarusuke Shingaki Nathaniel H. (Bungo Stray Dogs)

Madhouse will continue with the production, and we will see the same staff reprising their roles.

Part 2 will mostly adapt volumes 4-7 (chapters 37- 60) from the ongoing manga, featuring various stages of the ‘First Class Mage Exam’ arc.

Yamada and Abe launched the manga in April 2020, which has won several awards: the New Creator Prize for the 25th Annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2021 and the 14th Manga Taisho Award in 2021.

In addition, the manga was nominated for Best Shōnen Manga for Kodansha’s 45th annual Manga Awards in 2021 and the 46th awards in May 2022.

In part 1 of the story, we learn about Frieren’s past and her adventures with Fern, Stark, and Sein. However, fans were left wondering about another demon and the potential for more fights in the next part. Stay tuned to find out as we get closer to the release date.

Watch Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End on:

  • Watch On Crunchyroll

About Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is a manga by Yamada and Tsukasa Abe. It was launched in April 2020, and went on to win several prizes.

The story starts when a group of heroes come back home after defeating a demon. Frieren, an elf mage, has hundreds of years ahead of her due to her long lifespan.

She is destined to lose all her friends and comrades eventually. However, at the funeral of one of her past comrades, she realizes that she has a new adventure ahead of her.

Source: Official Website

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