It was announced that an anime adaptation of Daigo Murasaki’s cyberpunk fantasy light book Demon Lord 2099, which was released under Kadokawa’s light novel imprint Fantasia Bunko, was in the works.
During the Aniplex booth at AnimeJapan 2023, the announcement was revealed at the ANIPLEX TIMES stage event. Aniplex released a key visual but provided no other information on the series.
Demon Lord 2099 Key Visual
A teaser image created by the novel’s artist Kureta was also made public along with the announcement.
Out of 1,056 submissions for the 33rd Fantasia Taisho, the novel was chosen as the Grand Prize winner. The imprint has so far published two volumes, and a third book is in the works.
Demon Lord 2099 Plot
Accordingly, the first volume of the book, which has been licensed by Yen Press for publication in English, is titled “The Cyberpunk Metropolis Shinjuku” and is described the story as:
“A vast city-state bedecked with neon signs, towering buildings, and the newest cutting-edge technology.” The fabled Demon Lord Veltol, whose second appearance has been five centuries in the making, is here in the year 2099 of the Fused Era.
Nevertheless, this environment is very different from the one he conquered all those years ago because magic and engineering have combined to bring civilization to astounding, unheard-of heights. Make no mistake, Veltol may have been relegated to a footnote in history. He will be the one to inherit this innovative planet!”
Demon Lord 2099 Manga
Daigo Murasaki is the author of Demon Lord 2099, which is distributed by the Fantasia Bunko imprint of KADOKAWA. There are presently two volumes, each of which was published in 2021. The film was named the winner in the Alternative Dimension category of the 33rd Fantasia Award.
In January 2021, Fujimi Shobo’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label released the first edition of The Demon Lord 2099 light novel. In November 2021, Kadokawa Shoten’s Shonen Ace Plus started serializing Kiiro Akashiro’s manga version of the story.
However, the novel’s author said “I am the one who is most surprised by the news of this anime adaptation, I hope you will share with me the happiness of having a world that I have written as I please made into an anime! I hope you will continue to support Veltol and his team on their journey, along with the original novel of ‘Demon Lord 2099’!”
Satoshi Hino (Ainz Ooal Gown in Overlord) and Miku Ito (Miku Nakano in The Quintessential Quintuplets) were cast as Demon Lord Veltol and Machina Soleige, respectively, in the novel’s trailer, which was published in January 2021.
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Frequently Asked Question
Although for now studio only revealed a particular key visual and there’s not a single piece of information available except it.