The official website for “The Great Cleric,” the anime adaptation of Broccoli Lion’s “Seija Musō: Salaryman, Isekai de Ikiru Tame ni Ayumu Michi” (The Great Cleric The Path a Salaryman Must Walk to Survive in a Fantasy World) novels, has unveiled fresh cast members and a captivating new key visual for its upcoming “Meikyū Kōryaku-hen” (Labyrinth Conquest Arc).
This eagerly anticipated arc is slated to commence with the anime’s seventh episode, which is set to premiere in advance on Japan’s ABEMA streaming service on August 24. Subsequently, the seventh episode will officially air on the TBS channel on August 31.
Among the newly introduced cast members (with character name romanizations pending), the anime premiered in Japan on July 6, with Crunchyroll offering real-time streaming both in its original Japanese form and in English dub.
- Eriko Matsui as the Pope
- Yōko Hikasa as Cattleya
- Masaki Terasoma as Granhart
- Kentarō Kumagai as Geordo
Guided by the deft direction of Masato Tamagawa (known for “The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt”), the anime comes to life under the creative collaboration of Yokohama Animation Lab and Cloud Hearts.
Overseeing the intricate narrative is Keiichirō Ōchi (renowned for “Peach Boy Riverside”), while the characters take shape thanks to the artistic prowess of Guonian Wang (acclaimed for “Prince of Stride: Alternative”). The vibrant opening theme, “Bagu-chan,” is performed by Nasuo☆, while the soulful ending theme, “A New Day,” is brought to life by Yuki Nakashima.
Notably, Kodansha USA Publishing is spearheading the publication of the novels’ manga adaptation. The series weaves a captivating tale around an ordinary salaryman who defies death’s grasp, navigating a newfound existence in a fantastical realm as a formidable healer.
The inception of this enthralling saga dates back to October 2015, when Broccoli Lion commenced serialization on the “Shōsetsuka ni Narō” (Let’s Become Novelists) website. It wasn’t until August 2016 that Micro Magazine bestowed the tales with physical form, enriched by the illustrations of sime.
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Eager fans can delve into the English rendition of the light novels, courtesy of J-Novel Club. Simultaneously, the captivating manga adaptation, an ongoing creation by Hiiro Akikaze, first saw the light of day in 2017, captivating readers with its vivid storytelling and compelling artwork.