Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Season 2 Release Date, Plot, Cast, Latest News and More!

Key Takeaways:

  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End is confirmed to have a total of 28 episodes, divided into two cours. The final Blu-Ray & DVD volume is set to release on July 17, 2024, ensuring that all episodes will be broadcast before that date. While Cour 1 is expected to have around 16 episodes, Cour 2 is likely to start between January and February 2024.
  • The anime follows Frieren, an elf on a quest to understand human emotions after the loss of her friends. Season 1 has seen her journey through various challenges.
  • The anime closely follows the manga written by Yamada Kanehito, which began in April 2020 and is still ongoing with 11 volumes. Season 1 is expected to cover up to Chapter 36, concluding the “Journey with Sein Arc.” Season 2 will likely kick off with the adaptation of the “First Class Mage Arc,” featuring new challenges and characters.
  • Frieren: Beyond Journey’s Season 2 will usher in a fresh arc where Frieren and Fern aim to clear the First Class Mage Examination. This arc will include various stages, such as Frieren and Fren working in different parties, a dungeon battle, and the introduction of The Great Mage Serie. The focus on examinations and the introduction of new characters promise an engaging continuation.
  • The anime features a notable cast, including Tanezaki Atsumi as Frieren, Ichinose Kana as Fern, Kobayashi Chiaki as Stark, and other talented voice actors. Directed by Saitou Keiichirou and animated by Madhouse, known for their work on Death Note and One Punch Man.

The second highest-rated anime of 2023, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, has caught many eyes. This ongoing anime just released its 9th episode and the ongoing arc is about to come to an end. This has made fans wonder, is Season 1 about to end? and, Will there be a Season 2?

Well, take a seat because we have the answers to these questions. Frieren’s story still has many mysteries to be answered and battles to be fought.

In this article, we’ll talk in detail about the status of Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Season 2 and what you can expect from it. We’ll also look into the story so far and other interesting details!

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Season 2 Release Date

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Season 2 Expected Release Date

An announcement made on October 12, 2023, confirmed that Frieren will have a total of 28 episodes. These episodes will likely be divided into two cours. Luckily for the fans, they don’t have to wait too long for the second cour!

The final volume of the Blu-Ray & DVD is set to release on July 17, 2024. This assures that the 28 episodes will end broadcast before that!

Though it is not confirmed how many episodes will cour 1 have, sources like IMDb suggest that it’ll include 16 episodes. If the show follows the ongoing weekly schedule, Episode 16 will be broadcast on December 22, 2023.

So we can expect cour 2 to start somewhere between January and February 2024! 

What is Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End About?

What is Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Series about

Frieren, an elf, has lived for a thousand years but fails to understand human emotions. The loss of her friends awakens her urge to form deeper bonds. This urge leads her on a journey to find the true meaning of life.

Accompanied by her student, Fern, she travels while collecting spells and helping towns. 

What has happened so far in Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End?

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End anime Story So Far

After defeating the demon lord, the party of heroes go their separate ways. Frieren returns after fifty years, but to her surprise, everyone has turned much older. The death of Himmel fills Frieren with regret. She wishes that she tried to get to know him better.

Heiter, who is also reaching old age, requests Frieren to tutor Fern. After Heiter’s death, Fern joins Frieren on her journey. Frieren finds notes written by Flamme the Legendary Mage. The notes talk about Aureole, a place where souls rest. Frieren decides to travel to Aureole to meet Himmel. 

After Stark joins them, the party visits a fortified city. Frieren senses demons and tries to attack them but is arrested instead. These demons are introduced as “peace envoys”. Eventually, the demons disclose their true plans of attacking the city.

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In the 9th episode, Frieren confronts Aura the Guillotine, and her undead army. Fren and Stark battle with the demons left in town. The episode comes to an end as both of them manage to defeat the demons.

Episode 10 will be released on 10th November and will feature the battle between Frieren and Aura.

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Manga

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Manga

The anime series follows the manga written by Yamada Kanehito. The manga series started on April 28, 2020, and is still ongoing. As of now, the manga has a total of 11 volumes consisting of 116 chapters.

It is being serialized in Weekly Shōnen Sunday, Chapter 117 will be released around November 15, 2023.

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The anime has adapted the manga accurately so far, Episode 9 ended in Chapter 21. Cour 1 is expected to cover up till Chapter 36 which will be the conclusion of “Journey with Sein Arc”. Cour 2 will probably start with the adaptation of “First Class Mage Arc”. 

What to Expect from Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Season 2?

What to Expect from Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Season 2

Season 2 will start off fresh with a new arc. The party will continue their journey to Aureole but their journey will be put on hold. Frieren and Fern will attempt to clear the First Class Mage Examination. The said examination will be split into three stages hence we can see a majority of the season covering this arc.

The examinations will include Frieren and Fren working in different parties, a dungeon battle, and the introduction of The Great Mage Serie.

The Cast Behind Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End Anime Voice actors
  • Frieren  – 
    • Voiced by – Tanezaki Atsumi
    • Notable Roles – Anya Forger from Spy x Family, Futaba Rio from Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Fern – 
    • Voiced by – Ichinose Kana
    • Notable Roles – Ichigo from Darling in the FranXX, Ogiwara Sayu from Higehiro
  • Stark – 
    • Voiced by – Kobayashi Chiaki
    • Notable Roles – Askeladd from Vinland Saga, Gabimaru from Hell’s Paradise
  • Himmel – 
    • Voiced by – Okamoto Nobuhiko
    • Notable Roles – Bakugou Katsuki from My Hero Academia, Okumura Rin from Blue Exorcist
  • Flamme – 
    • Voiced by – Tanaka Atsuko
    • Notable Roles – Kusanagi Motoko from Ghost in the Shell, Konan from Naruto: Shippuden
  • Aura – 
    • Voiced by – Taketatsu Ayana
    • Notable Roles – Nakano Nino from The Quintessential Quintuplets, Nakano Azusa from K-On!
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The show has been directed by Saitou Keiichirou. He has also directed Bocchi the Rock!, and worked on shows like Oshi no Ko, and Little Witch Academia.

Who is Animating Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End?

Frieren: Beyond Journey's End studio

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End has been animated by Madhouse. Madhouse has also animated popular shows like Death Note, One Punch Man, and No Game No Life. It is highly unlikely that a studio change will take place because the show is set to complete its broadcast of 28 episodes by early 2024.

Who will Enjoy Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End?

Who will enjoy Frieren: Beyond Journey's End

Fans who enjoy adventure shows like Fairy Tail, and That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime will like Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End. Though the show is focused on magic and fantasy, it still manages to center around Frieren and her urge to create bonds.

Violet Evergarden fans will like this aspect of the show as Violet follows a similar journey. Additionally shows like Mushishi, and Kino’s Journey share a very similar atmosphere to Frieren. 

But even if viewers have not watched any of the mentioned shows, they’ll still find Frieren interesting. The show is full of emotions and also includes instances of good combat. 

Anime Ratings

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Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End has been received overwhelmingly well by both fans and critics. With only 9 episodes out, the show has already become one of the highest-rated anime of all time. 

IMDb: 8.8/10 

MyAnimeList: 9/10

AniList: 87/100

AnimePlanet: 4.4/5 

Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End FAQ

How many seasons will Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End have?

As of now, only 28 episodes have been announced. The episodes will probably be divided into two cours. But even after the adaptation of these 28 episodes, a large portion of the manga will remain untouched. The show’s positive reviews and popularity might lead to further sequels.

How many episodes will Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End Season 2 have?

According to IMDb, Season 1 (cour 1) will have 16 episodes, so Season 2 will have 12 episodes.

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