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'Black Summoner' releases 2nd PV, OP&ED themes for July 2022 broadcast

The 2nd PV features opening theme DEAD END in the head by retbear (unknown Vo : 10fu), and the ending theme Wherever by Minori Suzuki.

By: Nicole S. Castro on June 17, 2022 at 17:35 PHT

A second promotional video has been released for the TV anime adaptation of fantasy light novel series Black Summoner (Kuro no Shoukanshi).

The anime is scheduled to air on July 9, 2022 and is animated by studio Satelight.

©Black Summoner PROJECT

Black Summoner began as a fantasy light novel series written by Doufu Mayoi. It tells the story of protagonist Kelvin (CV: Koki Uchiyama) who wakes up with no memory of his past life, after which he realizes he bartered his memories away in exchange for powerful new abilities. In his new life, he now works as a Summoner and sets out on adventures to take down strong opponents.

In this second PV, the featured opening theme is DEAD END in the head (頭ん中DEAD END), sung by retbear (unknown Vo : 10fu), with lyrics and arrangement by Kairiki Bear.

The ending theme Wherever is also featured. It is sung by Minori Suzuki, with lyrics and composition by MALIYA, and with arrangement by Island State Music.


  • Kelvin (CV: Koki Uchiyama)

  • Efil (CV: Manaka Iwami)

  • Melfina (CV: Reina Ueda)

  • Clotho (CV: Randhi)

  • Geral (CV: Yōsuke Akimoto)

  • Sera (CV: Minori Suzuki)

  • Rion (CV: Yume Miyamoto)

  • Ange (CV: Konomi Inagaki)


  • Original story: Doufuyu Mayoi (serialized in Overlap Bunko)

  • Original character designs: Kurogin (DIGS), DAI-XT

  • Original manga: Silver Ammo (serialized in Comic Gardo)

  • Director, Series composition: Yoshimasa Hiraike

  • Character designs: Miwa Ooshima

  • Sub-character design: Sachiko Ohashi

  • Monster and Props design: Koh Inada

  • Art setting: Kenji Kato (Studio Pine Wood)

  • Color design: Eri Suzuki

  • Cinematographer: Natsumi Uchida

  • Editor: Shuji Matsumoto

  • CGI supervisor: Hiroyuki Goto

  • CGI director: Reina Nakamura

  • Sound director: Satoshi Motoyama

  • Music: Michiru, Yuria Miyazono

  • Music production: Flying Dog

  • Sound production: Bushiroad Move

  • Animation production: Satelight

  • Production: Black Summoner Production Committee

About Black Summoner

Black Summoner (Japanese: 黒の召喚士, Romaji: Kuro no Shōkanshi) is a Japanese light novel series written by Doufu Mayoi. It began publication online on the Shōsetsuka ni Narō novel posting website in October 2014. Overlap began publishing the series with illustrations by Kurogin under their Overlap Bunko imprint in June 2016. A manga adaptation with illustrations by Gin Ammo began serialization in Overlap's Comic Gardo website in January 2018.

Source: Black Summoner official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie




Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.


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