The official website for the anime adaptation of Myōjin Katō‘s The Greatest Demon Lord is Reborn as a Typical Nobody (Shijō Saikyō no Daimaō, Murabito A ni Tensei Suru) novels began streaming the first promotional video on Thursday, and it reveals cast, staff, and April 2022 premiere. The video reveals and previews the opening theme song “Be My Friend!!!” by Ayaka Ohashi, who also voices the character Sylphy.
The website also unveiled a visual:
The cast includes:
Toshinari Fukamachi as Ard Meteor
Wakana Maruoka as Ireena Litz de Olhyde
Hina Yomiya as Ginny Fin de Salvan
Ayaka Ohashi as Sylphy Marheaven
Mie Sonozaki as Olivia vel Vine
Rie Takahashi will play young Ard.
Mirai Minato (Masamune-kun’s Revenge, The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) is directing the anime at studios SILVER LINK and BLADE. Takayuki Noguchi (Higehiro, Cinderella Nine) is adapting Sao Mizuno‘s character designs for animation.
Yūshi Ibe (Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya: Prisma Phantasm) is the assistant director. Michiko Yokote (The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!, ReLIFE) is handling series composition. Yoshihiro Watanabe (Interspecies Reviewers) is handling sub-character design. Mahiru Shinya (My First Girlfriend is a Gal) and Azusa Gasai (The Slime Diaries) are in charge of design works. Yūya Yoshiyama is the art director. Hiroshi Yoshikawa (Aria the Animation) is handling the art setting. Haruko Nobori is in charge of color design. Atsushi Satō (BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense.) is the cinematographer. Makoto Endo (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex) is the 3D director. Yūji Kondо̄ (Sword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld) is the editor. Takeshi Nakatsuka (Brothers Conflict) is composing the music at Lantis. Noriyoshi Konuma is the sound director.
Yen Press is publishing the “school heroic fantasy” novel series in English, and it describes the story.
In his past life, he was known as Demon Lord Varvatos, an all-powerful magic user and ruler. But he was lonely after the loss of his friends and loved ones during his rise to power, so in his dying moments, Varvatos cast a reincarnation spell so that he’d get a second chance at just being a normal guy. At first it looks like that’s going to work – he’s reborn thousands of years later as villager Ard. Unfortunately for him, his memories are still intact and he’s not aware just how much has been lost over the time he spent not existing, and it looks like that’s going to cost him his normal life.
Katō launched the novel series in 2017 with illustrations by Sao Mizuno.