Written by: Nicole Castro
Published on: February 17, 2022 at 11:46 PHT (GMT+8)
Black Summoner (Kuro no Shoukanshi), the isekai fantasy novel written by Doufuyu Mayoi and illustrated by Kurogin (DIGS), has released a key visual announcing that a TV anime adaptation is scheduled within 2022.
The key visual features series protagonist Kelvin, the eponymous Black Summoner and S-Rank adventurer.
Seiyuu fans will be excited to know that the voice actor for Kelvin will be Kōki Uchiyama, who is famous for many roles including Takt Asahina from Takt Op. Destiny and Izumi Miyamura from Horimiya.
As indicated in the Tweet above, there is an ongoing campaign to follow the official Black Summoner Twitter account to get a chance to win Uchiyama's autograph. The campaign runs until March 2, 2022, 11:59 pm JST.
Manaka Iwami (石見舞菜香) as Efil
Reina Ueda (上田 麗奈) as Melfina
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
Animation production: Satelight
Synopsis from J-Novel Club:
Waking up in a strange new place with no memory of his past life, Kelvin learns that he’s bartered away those very memories in exchange for powerful new abilities during his recent transmigration. Heading out into a whole new world as a Summoner — with his first Follower being the very goddess who brought him over! — Kelvin begins his new life as an adventurer, and it isn’t long before he discovers his hidden disposition as a battle junkie. From the Black Knight of the Ancient Castle of Evil Spirits to the demon within the Hidden Cave of the Sage, he revels in the fight against one formidable foe after another. Join this OP adventurer in an exhilarating and epic saga as he and his allies carve their way into the annals of history!