The Legendary Hero Is Dead! — anime announcement about a farmer who accidentally killed a legendary hero

The Legendary Hero Is Dead! — anime announcement about a farmer who accidentally killed a legendary hero

An official website for ‘Yuusha ga Shinda!: Murabito no Ore ga Hotta Otoshiana ni Yuusha ga Ochita Kekka.’ (The Legendary Hero Is Dead!) television anime adaptation project has been published. A teaser video and key visual were also posted, as well as information about the main cast and staff. The anime is set to premiere in 2023.

A teaser promotional video was published to highlight the project’s announcement:

Subaruichi, the author of the original manga, commemorated the announcement of the anime adaptation with a special illustration on Twitter:

The anime series will be directed by Rion Kujou. Kayo Konishi and Yukio Kondo are in charge of the musical theme. Pony Canyon leads the overall development of music production, while Tohokushinsha is in charge of the anime’s sound production. The animation production will be managed by LIDENFILMS.

Wataru Katou and Shunichi Toki as Touka lead the voice cast, with the latter additionally voicing a character named Sion.

'The Legendary Hero Is Dead!' tv anime visual

The anime is based on Subaruichi’s manga series, which serialized from 2014 to 2020. It is compiled into 19 volumes and contains 202 chapters. The manga was published in English by Shogakukan Asian, who describes the plot as follows:

Touka is just your average (slightly perverted) farmer in the village of Cheza. While he daydreams about being a hero and getting the girl, the real hero, Sion, is out battling demons that threaten to invade the world! But one day, Touka accidentally kills the hero…?! With the Legendary Hero dead, who’s going to save the world now?! Touka quickly buries Sion’s body to hide the evidence, but wakes up the next day to discover he is no longer in his own body…!!

MyAnimeList’s description of the Yuusha ga Shinda! anime is mentioned below:

Far to the north of the world lies Hell’s Gate, a portal formerly used by the Demon Lord to invade the human realm. Thanks to the legendary hero Shion Bladearts, wielder of Excalibur, and his loyal band of companions, the Gate was sealed off and the demonic threat was vanquished.

Unfortunately, the seal was incomplete and has begun to weaken, allowing the demons to once again begin their attack. Worried about the safety of his village, selfish and perverted farmer Touka Scott dig pitfalls to defend against the demons. But fear not, for Shion is on his way to reseal Hell’s Gate and save humanity!

Or at least he was, because the legendary hero is dead, having fallen into one of the pitfalls Touka dug. Luckily, dealing with the dead is the specialty of necromancer Anri Haynesworth. While she can’t revive him, Anri can at least salvage their quest by forcing Touka’s soul into Shion’s rotting body and dragging him along to Hell’s Gate in Shion’s place. Not wanting to be left behind, Touka’s childhood friend Yuna Yunis tags along. Together, the three of them set out as what just might be the most unsuitable party to ever try to save the world! [Written by MAL Rewrite]

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The Legendary Hero Is Dead! — anime announcement about a farmer who accidentally killed a legendary hero


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