Based on one of the most popular light novels written and illustrated by Doufu Mayoi and Kurogin, Dark Summoner is now getting an animated adaptation by Satelight Studios. The novel began publication in Shōsetsuka ni Narō, a famous Japanese user-generated novel publishing website.
However, in 2016, Overlap picked up the series and began publishing it under the Overlap Bunko label. Dark Summoner is one of Isekai’s best fantasy series since 2014, but fans never expected an anime adaptation.
All about Dark Summoner
On February 17, 2022, an anime adaptation of Dark Summoner was announced by Satelight Studios. The production house is famous for some of its notable works like Fairy talethe somali and the spirit of the forest, and Ultimate Hellsing. So fans of Dark Summoner can be reassured about the quality of the animation.
Moreover, the anime is going to be directed and scripted by Yoshimasa Hiraike, who is renowned for his impeccable work in anime like Wotakoi: Love is hard for an Otaku and Aria: nature.
Dark Summoner released an official trailer along with a new key visual featuring protagonist Kelvin and other key characters.
Expected release date
Although the production house announced Dark Summonerin July 2022, the exact date of its release is still unknown. Incidentally, the most popular streaming platforms, Crunchyroll and Funimation, have shown particular interest in Black Summoner.
One would assume they’ll be teaming up with the production house, and fans will soon get a release date.
What will be the plot of Dark Summoner?
J-Novel Club is a popular light novel publishing company that specializes in Japanese to English translations. The publishing house licensed both light novels as well as manga adaptations for English publications, and it took Dark Summoner under his wing.
Here is a brief introduction to the story that J-Novel Club describes in its own words:
Waking up in a strange new place with no memories of his past life, Kelvin learns that he traded those same memories in exchange for powerful new abilities during his recent transmigration. Head into a whole new world as a summoner – with his first disciple being the very goddess who brought him! — Kelvin begins his new life as an adventurer, and it doesn’t take long for him to discover his hidden temperament as a combat junkie.
He also hints at what fans can expect:
From the Dark Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits to the Demon of the Sage’s Hidden Cave, he revels in combat against one fearsome foe after another. Join this OP adventurer in an exhilarating and epic saga as he and his allies fight their way through the annals of history!
Dark Summoner became one of the most anticipated Isekai anime of the year due to its immense popularity. Since the series belongs to the fantasy genre, it is going to introduce many fierce monsters, and only individuals who hold special magic abilities at their disposal could defeat them.
Anime fans are well aware of how the fight between heroes and villains plays out. So, the new addition to the fantasy anime genre will bring thrilling action sequences that will take everyone’s breath away.
With eleven volumes, the series has enough source material for the anime. If it adapts from the original script, fans should be prepared for some real magical adventures.