The Executioner and Her Way of Life Anime Teased in English-Subtitled Trailer
The official Twitter account for the television anime of Mato Satō and Nilitsu's The Executioner and Her Way of Life (Shokei Shōjo no Virgin Road) light novel series posted an English-subtitled teaser trailer with the first animated footage on Friday. The same trailer is also playing at the Anime NYC convention this weekend.
Yen Press is releasing the novels in English, and it describes the story:
The Lost Ones are wanderers who come here from a distant world known as "Japan." No one knows how or why they leave their homes. The only thing that is certain is that they bring disaster and calamity. The duty of exterminating them without remorse falls to Menou, a young Executioner. When she meets Akari, it seems like just another job...until she discovers it's impossible to kill this girl! And when Menou begins to search for a way to defeat this immortality, Akari is more than happy to tag along! So begins a journey that will change Menou forever... In addition to being an intriguing addition to the ever popular isekai genre of light novels, Virgin Road is an intriguing release due to the fact that it includes elements not commonly seen in light novels released in English—a female protagonist and a yuri storyline.
The main cast members are:
Iori Saeki as Menou, the Executioner. A young executioner girl who has exceptional magical talent. She is strongly dedicated to her mission and tries to finish off Akari before her power gets out of hands. She gets close to her targets with friendly manner to grasp their ability before killing them. Her main weapons are short blade and sacred scripture.
Moe Kahara as Akari, the Lost One. She is affectionate and easy-going. Menou is unable to kill her because of her ability even though she is not aware of it herself. She begins her journey with Menou, without knowing her true intentions. (Kahara was credited under her previous name in the entertainment industry, Moeka Kishimoto, but changed her name in July.)
Yoshiki Kawasaki (Ascendance of a Bookworm assistant director) is directing the anime at J.C. Staff, and Shogo Yasukawa (Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma, Hyperdimension Neptunia) is supervising the series scripts. Keiko Tamaki (Cells at Work! sub-character designs) is designing the characters. Jin Aketagawa is directing the sound, and MICHIRU (Ascendance of a Bookworm, Given) is composing the music. EGG FIRM and SB Creative are producing.
SB Creative published the novels' first volume in July 2019, and the sixth volume shipped on August 15. The novels won the grand prize at the GA Bunko Awards in 2018. Ryō Mitsuya launched a manga adaptation of the novels in Square Enix's Young Gangan magazine in June 2020.