Doufu Mayoi and Kurogin’s Black Summoner light novel series—AKA Kuro no Shoukanshi—is officially getting the anime treatment. Overlap made the announcement in Japan on Thursday, lining the TV anime series up for a premiere sometime in 2022.
Cast members revealed thus far include Kouki Uchiyama as Kelvin, Manaka Iwami as Efil and Reina Ueda as Melfina. The series is being directed by Yoshimasa Hiraike (Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku), with Miwa Oshima (My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!) adapting character designs for the Satelight production.
J-Novel Club publishes the light novels and manga adaptation digitally in English and sums up the story like so:
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!