On the official Twitter account for the manga written by Kanehito Yamada and illustrated by Tsukasa Abe, Sousou no Frieren (Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End), it was announced that the franchise has surpassed 17 million cumulative copies in circulation. According to the report, This represents an increase of 7 million copies since the anime adaptation was released, that is, in just two months!
The account thanked fans for their support, which will surely continue to be reflected in the coming months, considering that the anime adaptation of Sousou no Frieren is scheduled to continue without interruptions until March 2024. How many copies will be in circulation on that date?
And of course, this achievement did not go unnoticed in the comment forums in Japan:
- «It is certainly one of the most successful anime of this year».
- «7 million copies in just two months? That’s something to celebrate!».
- «It is important to dream of 100 million copies, it is never impossible for a good work!».
- «It’s a good rhythm, we must continue supporting the franchise!».
- «After all, the influence of a good anime adaptation is always noticeable».
- «The effect of the anime adaptation is undeniable, we finally witness the return of Madhouse».
Besides, Kanehito Yamada and Tsukasa Abe They began publishing the manga in the magazine Weekly Shonen Sunday from the publisher Shogakukan in April 2020. An anime adaptation produced by the studios madhouseunder the direction of Keiichirou Saitou and scripts written by Tomohiro Suzukihas been broadcast since last October.
Synopsis of Sousou no Frieren
The Demon King has been defeated, and the victorious group of heroes has returned to their respective homes after disbanding. The four—the mage Frieren, the hero Himmel, the priest Heiter, and the warrior Eisen—remember their decade-long journey when it comes time to say goodbye. But the passage of time is different for elves, so Frieren witnesses how her beloved companions slowly die.
Before his death, Heiter manages to impose on Frieren a young human apprentice named Fern. Driven by the elf’s passion for collecting a wealth of magical spells, the pair embark on a seemingly aimless journey, revisiting places the heroes of old had visited. Throughout his travels, Frieren slowly comes to grips with his regret for the missed opportunities to form deeper bonds with his now-deceased comrades.