On the official site for the manga written by Kanehito yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe, Sousou no Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End), the cover of the fifth compilation volume was revealed, which will be released in Japan on July 16.
On the other hand, Yamada and Abe began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday from the publisher Shogakukan in April 2020. The publisher published the third compiled volume on December 18, followed by the fourth on March 17 in Japan. The literary franchise recently surpassed 2.5 million cumulative circulating copies.
Synopsis of Sousou no Frieren
The Demon King has been defeated, and the victorious group of heroes have returned to their respective homes after disbanding. All four – the magician Frieren, the hero Himmel, the priest Heiter, and the warrior Eisen – look back on their decade-long journey when it comes time to say goodbye. But the passage of time is different for elves, so Frieren witnesses his beloved companions slowly dying.
Before his death, Heiter manages to impose on Frieren a young human apprentice named Fern. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a plethora of magical spells, the pair embark on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting places that had been visited by heroes of yore. Throughout his travels, Frieren slowly copes with his grief over missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with his now deceased comrades.
Source: Official site
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