Helck is an action, fantasy anime series set to premiere in the Summer of 2023, the series will be animated by studio Satelight and will be released in July, an exact release date is yet to be announced.
The official announcement of the series adaptation was made on February 10th, 2023, via the newly created Twitter account of the franchise: @Helck_anime, the announcement came with two special key visuals and a fantastic series trailer.
The newly created official website for the series also revealed the entire list of cast members for the characters, and the complete list of staff working on the series.
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You can see the key visual below:
There were two key visuals initially revealed on the Twitter profile, one that featured Helck, and the other featuring Vamirio.
The list of characters was revealed along with their voice actors including Mikako Komatsu as Vamirio, Katsuyuk Konishi as Helck, Shiori Izawa as Piwi, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Azudora, Shiki Aoki as Asuta, Reina Kondou as Alicia, Rena Maeda as Hyura, Sora Tokui as Rococo, and Haruka Shiraishi as Isuta.
And the list of staff members was also revealed which featured Tatsuo Satou as the series director, Shinji Takamatsu as the sound director, Mitsutaka and Toshizou in charge of the script, Yoshinori Deno for character designs, and Yoshihisa Hirano in charge of the music.
Helck TV Anime Promotional Video
You can almost feel the impact this show is going to have in the Summer of 2023, the series showcases a gladiator-like setting with some incredible animation.
The short preview did reveal the fluent animation, the choreography seems interesting and the character designs were also good.
The plot of Helck
The series definitely has a very interesting plot, it seems quite simple on the surface; however, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.
After the defeat of the previous demon lord, the humans of the world celebrate while the demons organize a competition to decide who should become the demon king and rule the demons.
After a couple months of the tournament going smoothly, there has been a problem the top contender for this tournament is a human, Helck. He continues to defeat any demon who stands in his path and openly admits his hatred toward the humans.
While he may have won the hearts of the low-level demons, the Four Heavenly Kings are doubtful of his intentions and seek to uncover what he’s hiding.
One of the four kings, Vamirio takes it upon herself to uncover the truth of whether Helck hates humans or he’s trying to trick them. She can’t possibly rest when the title of Demon King is at stake.
The characters of Helck
Helck is a hero who has come to the demon domain to attain the title of the Demon Lord and destroy the humans; however, no one truly believes that are his true intentions. He’s extremely powerful and easily bests any demon that comes his way.
Red Vamirio is one of the Four Heavenly Kings, she takes her duties seriously and oversees the realm of demons with utmost certainty, she’s suspicious of Helck from the get-go and wants to uncover his true intentions behind wanting to become the demon lord.
Frequently Asked Questions
Helck has come to the demon realm to partake in the competition and become the next demon lord, he claims that he hates humans and wants to destroy them.
Helck is an extremely powerful individual, his current combat level is 99, and he takes out any demon with relative ease.
Source: helck-anime.com, Twitter via @Helck_anime