The official account of Dark Summoner The television anime released the series’ second key visual.
The key visual posted to Twitter features main character Kelvin and his companions Melfina, Efil, Sera, Rion, and Gerard. The text overlays highlight the new stage of the battle that Kelvin and his companions are expected to face as they enter the next phase of the anime.
Black Summoner has a light novel, manga, and anime
Dark Summoner is a Japanese light novel written by Doufu Mayoi. Originally published on the novel website Shōsetsuka ni Narō in October 2014, and was later picked up by the Overlap Bunko imprint in June 2016. The books featured works by artist Kurogin. Gin Ammo did the artwork for the serialized manga adaptation on the Comic Gardo website operated by Overlap. In July 2022, the anime series for Black Summoner, developed by animation studio SATELIGHT, premiered.
Announced in February 2022, the anime adaptation was produced by animation studio SATELIGHT. SATELIGHT has a long history of anime production, dating back to the 2001s. Virgin Earth Arjuna. Dark Summoner is their most recent production. The Dark Summoner The anime is directed and written by Yoshimasa Hiraike. It premiered in July 2022 on Tokyo MX and is ongoing.
About the Black Summoner anime
The voice cast for Dark Summoner is impressive in its Japanese and English iterations. Koki Uchiyama (Tomura Shigaraki in my hero academia) voices Kelvin in the original Japanese, and Van Barr handles the English dub. Manaka Iwami (Tohru Honda in 2019) Fruit basket) and Bev Megato bring Efil, a half-elf purchased by Kelvin, to life in the Japanese and English versions respectively. The goddess of reincarnation, Melfina, is Kelvin’s companion and serves as an interactive game menu until she creates an artificial body. Reina Ueda (Kisa Sohma in 2019 Fruit basket) voices her in the Japanese version, and Tia Ballard (Yashiro Nene in Hanako in the toilet) in the dubbing. Sera, the daughter of the former Demon King Gustav, is hosted by voice actors Minori Suzuki (Japanese) and Alexis Tipton (English). Rion, a reincarnated hero summoned by Kelvin, gets his voice from Yume Miyamoto in the original Japanese anime. Gerard, a Blackghost Knight, is a monster contracted by Kelvin, which Yōsuke Akimoto (Dokuroxy in Maho Girls PreCure!) voice in Japanese and Bruce Carey in English.
Dark Summoner is an isekai anime that tells the story of Kelvin, a young man reincarnated in a new place with the goddess Melfina serving as his guide and servant in the form of an interactive game menu. Kelvin has no memories of his previous life – the result of trading them for a Summoner’s advanced magic. Unfortunately, despite his skills, Kelvin has to start off as an ordinary adventurer to avoid drawing too much attention to himself. He discovers his hidden disposition as a fighting maniac during his adventures. Whether he’s battling the Dark Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits or the Demon of the Sage’s Hidden Cave, Kelvin finds he revels in battles against fearsome opponents.
Dark Summoner is available to stream on Crunchyroll, with new episodes airing Saturdays at noon PDT.