Wand and Sword Highlights Protagonist Will Serfort in 1st Key Visual

The first action key visual has been released for the upcoming Wistoria: Wand and Sword TV anime series, highlighting the magic skills of main protagonist Will Serfort. The anime is set to premiere in Japan sometime in July 2024. 

Tatsuya Yoshihara (Chainsaw Man action director, Black Clover director [until Episode 152] and chief director [Episode 153 onwards]) is credited as the anime’s director, series screenwriter, and scriptwriter. Other staff include Sayaka Ono (Cross Ange Rondo of Angel and Dragon, Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-) as character designer, Naomi Nakano (Solo Leveling) as color designer, Yuki Maeda (Black Clover: Sword of the Wizard King) as art director, Ayako Ootsuki (The Tale of Outcasts) as composting director, and Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia) as music composer. ACTAS and Bandai Namco Pictures are in charge of the animation production. 

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© Fujino Omori, Toshi Aoi, Kodansha/ Wistoria: Wand and Sword Production Committee.

Raita Sunaga (Bastard!! -Heavy Metal, Dark Fantasy-), Yoshiro Harada (Dairugger XV mechanical designer), Ryo Akizuki (Princess Principal Crown Handler prop designer) are involved in the series as monster designers. Akizuki is also credited as a prop designer.

Meanwhile, the main voice cast includes: 

  • • Kohei Amasaki as Will Serholt 
  • • Akira Sekine as Elfaria Alvis Serholt
  • • Satomi Amano as Colette Loire
  • • Masaaki Mizunaka as Zion Alster
  • • Aoi Inase as Kiki

The anime is based on the adventure fantasy manga written by Danmachi‘s Fujino Oomori and illustration by Toshi Aoi, which has run in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shonen Magazine since December 9, 2020. Nine tankobon volumes have been released as of February 2024. Kodansha USA releases the manga in English after licensing it in 2021. 

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© Fujino Omori, Toshi Aoi, Kodansha/ Wistoria: Wand and Sword Production Committee.

Crunchyroll will stream Wistoria: Wand and Sword worldwide, outside of Japan. It describes the synopsis as: 

A hard-working boy named Will enters a magic academy in hopes of becoming a great sorcerer. Unfortunately, there’s a fatal flaw in his plan: he lacks the ability to use magic. Amid the cold stares of his classmates and instructors, Will feels discouraged at times, but he presses forward with unwavering determination. He can’t use a wand, but he can wield a sword in his battle to reach the top of a magic-dominated world. He just needs to believe in his own unique strengths and remember the promise he made with someone precious to him…

Source: Wistoria: Wand and Sword Official Anime Twitter