Prepare your stomach medication because your spring will be filled with a lot of laughs watching the zombie hero in The Legendary Hero is Dead!
The absurd adventure features knee socks fetishist villager-made-hero, Scott Touka, along with his childhood friend and the snot-nosed necromancer on saving the world from demon’s invasion.
If you like Konosuba! you will definitely like this anime. The joke will be thrown here and there through the journey, though the ecchi part is a stake higher than its peers.
We’ve listed everything we know about The Legendary Hero is Dead! below. Let’s dive in.
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The Legendary Hero is Dead! Release Date
The Legendary Hero is Dead! Release Date
Countdown to April 7, 2023 at 10:00 AM (UTC)
An ecchi-comedy anime, The Legendary Hero is Dead!, got a greenlit back on April 27, 2022. The staff actually spoiled the surprise a week before when they announced the sequel for the manga version of the series, The Legendary Hero is Dead! Kingdom of the Gods.
The cast and visual teaser featuring three heroines Anri, Yuna, and Marguerit were released on November 27, 2022. At the same time, they also scheduled a live broadcast on December 16, 2022.
On a live broadcast, they revealed a new PV, a visual trailer, and the release date of the anime. The Legendary Hero is Dead! will premiere in April 2023.
Later, the official website of the Legendary Hero is Dead! revealed six additional casts, an opening theme, a key visual, and a second PV. The anime is scheduled to premiere on April 7, 2023.
The Legendary Hero is Dead! Trailer
The final PV was released on February 27, 2023. The PV gives an insight into the setting of the world which is a run-of-a-mill fantasy world where demons emerge from the portal to invade the human world.
Unfortunately, the hero who is supposed to be the savior of humanity gets a silly death by falling into a pitfall filled with sharp bamboo. They also introduce the main character in the series as well as the list of VAs. They include:
- Toki Sunichi as Scott Touka and Bladearts Shion
- Wataru kato as Scott Touka
- Taketatsu Ayana as Haysworth Anri
- Yamamura Hibiku as Eunice Yuna
- Kubo Yurika as Farom Marguerit
- Nakamura Yuichi as Osment Kyle
- Shinfuku Sakura as Eunice Millie
- Sayaka Ohara as Esel Borgnine
- Wataru Hatano as Belarco
- Takashi Aoki as Isaac Gardner
- Chikahiro Kobayashi as Leland Tolman
- Ono Kensho as Friedrich Norstein
- Shintarou Asanuma as Diego Valentine
The anime is produced by Liden Films. Kujou Rion (Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero, 2012) will direct the series.
Character design is drawn by Yabumoto Yousuke (Duel Masters!!, 2019), while Satou Yuu will work on a series composition as his first project. The music will be the collaborative work of Utatane Kana, Yuki Nara, yamazo, and MOKA.
Masayoshi Oishi performs the opening theme “Shinda!”, which is previewed in the PV above, while the ending theme is performed by Yuriko Kubo entitled “Kawaikutte Ijiwaru Shichau”.
The Legendary Hero is Dead! Story
Far to the north, there lies Hell’s gate. It is a portal used by demons to invade the human world.
Thanks to the effort of the Shion Bladearts the hero, the portal was sealed. Thus peace is achieved.
Unfortunately, the seal is broken because it is not complete. A horde of demons come out from the portal once again and start over their invasion.
The attack even reaches as far as the village in the far south. Preparing for the attack, Touka, a villager who has a knee sock fetish, prepares pitfalls around his residence.
When a demon attacks the village, the hero comes to save the day. He goes around helping humans fight demons before resealing Hell’s gate again.
Or that is the objective before Shion falls into Touka’s pitfall and ends up dead. Touka doesn’t want to take the blame and blackmail the entire village to pretend that hero never comes to the village.
Unknown to him, the hero’s companion, Anri Heynesworth, observes the entire tragedy and decides to force Touka’s soul into Shion’s body.
Threatened by Anri, Touka must reseal Hell’s gate in Shion’s place. Doesn’t want to be left out, Touka’s childhood friend, Yuna Eunice, wants to tag along.
The mismatch party begins a journey to save the world. Can they reseal Hell’s gate?
The Legendary Hero is Dead! News
The Legendary Hero is Dead!, Yusha ga shinda! Murabito no ore ga hotta otoshina ni yusha ga ochita kekka in Japanese or The legendary hero is dead! The result of the hero falling into the pitfall I dug as a villager in English, is a Japanese manga created by Subaruichi.
It began the serialization from December 2014 to December 2020. The manga was released on Shogakukan’s Ura Sunday website and the MangaONE app.
It has 202 chapters which are compiled into twenty volumes of the manga. The release of the print version spans six years from May 2015 to March 2021.
Shogakukan Asia licensed the English version of the manga. Unfortunately, it is only available in Southeast Asia. Moreover, the latest manga release is the eighth volume which was released back in July 2018.
There is no official reason why they don’t continue the series. But a low sale is supposed to be the main reason.
Though this series somehow avoids the spotlight for years, fans still rate the ending as enjoyable.
The sequel was also released in May 2022 via the MangaONE app and follows the post-story after the ending of the original manga. The sequel announcement was made just a week before the anime adaptation notice.
Can this ecchi-comedy series become successful and achieve full adaptation or just a tool for Liden Films to make a quick buck? Let’s wait for the next spring of 2023!