On Friday, the staff of the light novel adaptation for Bokuto Uno’s “Reign of the Seven Spellblades” series, announced the release of the first promotional video, key visual, main cast, staff, and the premiere month of July.
Atsushi Tamaru as Oliver Horn
Yuka Nukui as Nanao Hibiya
Misuzu Yamada as Michela McFarlane
Hitomi Ohwada as Katie Aalto
Riho Sugiyama as Pete Reston
Shinsuke Sugawara as Guy Greenwood
The series is being directed by Masato Matsune (known for directing “Chronos Ruler”) under the production studio J.C. Staff. Shogo Yasukawa, who previously worked on “Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma,” is handling the series composition, while character design is being undertaken by Sōta Suwa (who worked on “Combatants Will Be Dispatched!”). The music for the series is being composed by Kujira Yumemi, who is also known for their work on “In the Land of Leadale.”
In the world of magic, there exist deadly irreversible techniques commonly known as spellblades. These sparse and elusive spells, along with their casters, are shrouded in mystery and only their absolute lethality is known to the masses. Every year, the spring blossom signifies a new intake of students to the prestigious magic school Kimberly. With reactions of awe and bewilderment, a ceremonious parade complete with magical beasts welcomes the newcomers to the institution. Among them is the mysterious Oliver Horn, whose indifference changes to fascination as he notices a peculiar figure—a girl wearing strange attire equipped with a Japanese sword. From the entrance ceremony onward, Oliver realizes that not all is as it seems at Kimberly, as the emergence of labyrinths, monsters, and other threats endanger the new student body. Nanatsu no Maken ga Shihai suru explores the intertwined fates of two warriors as they uncover the dark truths that lurk within the walls of the academy.
The first volume of “Reign of the Seven Spellblades” was published in September 2018 by Bokuto Uno, with illustrations by Ruria Miyuki. The eighth volume was released on September 10 by Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko imprint. The series ranked #1 in the 2020 edition of Takarajimasha’s “Kono Light Novel ga Sugoi!” guidebook.
Additionally, a manga adaptation of the “Reign of the Seven Spellblades” novels was launched by Sakae Esuno in Kadokawa’s Shōnen Ace magazine in May 2019.