Frieren Manga Sales Doubled After the Anime Adaptation

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End announced that the manga sales have doubled since the anime adaptation premiered. The announcement was made at the show’s Anime Japan 2024 stage, where the main cast was shocked to hear the information. Prior to the anime, the manga had 10 million copies in circulation, while the number has now exceeded 20 million.

The anime is based on the manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe. It has been serialized in Shogakukan’s shonen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday since April 2020. A prequel novel titled Shosetsu Soso no Frieren ~Zenso~ and written by Mei Hachimoku (author of The Tunnel to Summer, the Exit of Goodbyes light novels) will release on April 17. The novel will feature 5 original stories, revolving around Frieren, Fern, Stark, Kanne/Lawine and Aura. The manga’s 13th volume will release on April 17 a well.

Viz Media licensed the original manga in English, and they describe the story:
Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.

The Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime was voted as the Best Anime of Fall 2023, and it also took the Best Boy (Stark)Best Girl (Fern), Best Adaptation, Best Drama, and Best Opening (“Yuusha” by YOASOBI) awards. In our 2023 Anime of the Year Awards, Frieren won Best New Anime, Best Adaptation, Best Fantasy, Best Adventure, and it was 2nd in Best Drama and 3rd in Best Animation.

With the huge success of the Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End anime, it’s no wonder the manga sales have doubled. In case you’re also not ready to wait for the sequel, here’s where to continue the manga right after the anime!

Source: Anime Japan 2024
© Yamada Kanehito, Abe Tsukasa /Shogakukan / “Sousou no Frieren” Production Committee

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