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'Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) No Slow Na Second Life' announces TV anime for January 2023

The series stars dark soldier Dariel (30 years old), who is out to live a peaceful second life after being dismissed from the Demon Army.

By: Nicole S. Castro on July 20, 2022 at 11:54 PHT

A TV anime adaptation has been confirmed for Rokujuuyon Okazawa's fantasy light novel series Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) No Slow Na Second Life.

The anime is slated to broadcast in January 2023. Below is a commemorative visual by illustrator Rurekuchie.

Commemorative visual by illustrator Rurekuchie | PHOTO COURTESY: Comic Natalie

The series' protagonist is dark soldier Dariel (30 years old), who has been dismissed from the demon army for being unable to use magic. He now aims for a more peaceful life in a village full of humans.

Kaiko Sareta Ankoku Heishi (30-Dai) No Slow Na Second Life (Japanese: 解雇された暗黒兵士(30代)のスローなセカンドライフ; English: The Slow Second Life of a Dismissed Dark Soldier in His 30s) is a fantasy light novel series written by Rokujuuyon Okazawa, conceptualized by Sage Joh, and illustrated by Rurekuchie.

A manga adaptation with art by Rurekuchie is ongoing serialization in Kodansha's Monthly Young Magazine. The latest tankobon volume, Volume 7, goes on sale in Japan today, July 20.

Source: Kodansha 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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