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    Source: HIDIVE press release
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    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ⒸYū Shimizu, Asagi Tohsaka/KADOKAWA/Excalibur Academy Project

    Ahead of the kick-off of its Fall 2023 season, HIDIVE revealed that it has acquired the new action fantasy TV series THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY (聖剣学院の魔剣使い, Seiken Gakuin no Makentsukai, 2023) based on the popular shōnen light novel series written by Yū Shimizu, illustrated by Asagi Tōsaka and adapted into manga by Keigen Asuka. The long-awaited THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY series premieres October 2 and joins the recently announced title THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS as an exclusive simulcast series during HIDIVE’s upcoming Fall 2023 season.

    “We’re excited to bring THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY to fans as an exclusive simulcast series on HIDIVE this fall,” said John Ledford, President of HIDIVE. “Together with THE VEXATIONS OF A SHUT-IN VAMPIRE PRINCESS we’re thrilled to feature these two new highly anticipated series on next season’s line-up. Fans will not want to miss either of them!”

    One thousand years ago, Leonis Death Magnus, undead sorcerer and the greatest of the Dark Lords, entered magical stasis during a climactic battle. When he awakens, he finds a beautiful silver-haired young woman named Riselia standing before him. More shockingly, Leonis has been transformed into a ten-year-old boy! Now he'll have to adapt to this strange era and deal with the twisted monsters called Voids—all while keeping his true powers a secret from his lovely new guardian.

    Launched in May 2019, The Demon Sword Master of Excalibur Academy light novel series is published by Kadokawa’s MF Bunko J and currently spans 13 volumes. The now 6-volume manga adaptation debuted in November 2019 and is serialized in Kadokawa’s Monthly Shōnen Ace. The English language editions of both the light novel and manga series are published by Yen Press.

    THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY is produced by Passione with direction by Hiroyuki Morita and writing by Kunihiko Okada. The series stars Honoka Kuroki as Sakuya, Aya Suzaki as Regina, Marina Inoue as Leonis, Yui Ishikawa as Riselia, Arisa Nakada as Shary and Hiromi Igarashi as Elfiné.

    For the latest announcements regarding THE DEMON SWORD MASTER OF EXCALIBUR ACADEMY, follow HIDIVE on Facebook, X, Instagram and YouTube.

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