A new teaser trailer has been released alongside the anime character art
After previously being scheduled for July 2021, it was announced that The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat TV anime adaptation of the light novel of the same name will now premiere in October 2021. Alongside the news, a new teaser trailer was released as well as the main anime character art.
In a statement, the production committee for The World's Finest Assassin Gets Reincarnated in Another World as an Aristocrat explained that “due to various circumstances, we have decided to postpone the broadcast and distribution of the TV anime.” They apologized to fans who were looking for the series in July and will confirm the full details of the October broadcast at a later stage.
The new character art includes:
Kenji Akabane (The Producer in The Idol Master) as Lugh
Reina Ueda (Ruri in Dr. STONE) as Dia
Yuki Takada (Aoba in NEW GAME!) as Tarte
Shino Shimoji (Akari Ozora in Aikatsu!) as Maaha
Masafumi Tamura (The Misfit of Demon King Academy) will be directing the series at SILVER LINK and Studio Palette with Katsuhiko Takayama (ALDNOAH.ZERO) on the scripts and series composition, and Eri Nagata (Blade and Soul) adapting the character designs by light novel illustrator Reia for animation, as well as being the animation director.
The light novel, written by Rui Tsukiyo and illustrated by Reia, has been published by KADOKAWA since February 2019 after first being 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?
Previous key visual:
Source: Press Release
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