The light novel adaptation takes aim at July 2021 premiere
At a live-streamed stage for Rui Tsukiyo's light novel series, The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat, at KADOKAWA's Light Novel Expo 2020 tonight, the first key visual for the upcoming TV anime adaptation for said series was released.
Masafumi Tamura (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) will be directing the series at SILVER LINK and Studio Palette, with Kenji Akabane (The Producer in The Idol Master) voicing the main character Lugh, Reina Ueda (Ruri in Dr. STONE) voicing Dia, Yuki Takada (Aoba in NEW GAME!) voicing Tarte, and Shino Shimoji (Akari Ozora in Aikatsu!) voicing Maaha.
The light novel, written by Rui Tsukiyo and illustrated by Reia, has been published by KADOKAWA since February 2019 after it was first released as a web novel. Yen Press is releasing the series in English, with the first volume of five having been released in December 2020. They describe the story as such:
The greatest assassin on Earth knew only how to live as a tool for his employers—until they stopped letting him live. Reborn by the grace of a goddess into a world of swords and sorcery, he’s offered a chance to do things differently this time around, but there’s a catch...He has to eliminate a super-powerful hero who will bring about the end of the world unless he is stopped. Now known as Lugh Tuatha Dé, the master assassin certainly has his hands full, particularly because of all the beautiful girls who constantly surround him. Lugh may have been an incomparable killer, but how will he fare against foes with powerful magic?
The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat is scheduled to air this July.
Source: The World's Finest Assassin on Twitter, KADOKAWA Light Novel Expo 2020 Livestream
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