In a captivating glimpse behind the scenes, the artistic process behind the cover illustration of “Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End,” a manga based on the original work of Yamada Kanehito and illustrated by Abe Tsukasa, has been unveiled.
Serialized in Shogakukan’s popular manga magazine “Weekly Shonen Sunday”, Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End delves into the “aftermath” of a group of heroes who defeated the demon king, painting a vivid fantasy tale.
On August 18th, the first volume of the series was released, gaining significant attention after Abe Tsukasa, the illustrator, shared the first and second episodes on their Twitter account (@abetsukasa).
As of August 21st, these posts garnered an astounding 39,000 retweets and 88,000 likes, showcasing the immense impact of the series on its audience.
The recently released video showcases the meticulous process behind creating the illustration that graced the cover of Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 35. From initial sketches to the final colouring, every step of Abetsukasa’s artistic journey is meticulously documented in the video. Three versions, namely the “Short ver.,” “Long ver.,” and “Extended ver.,” have been made accessible to the public, allowing enthusiasts to delve deeply into the creative process.
“Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End” stands as a testament to the fusion of storytelling and artistic prowess, captivating readers with its post-heroic narrative.
Aspiring artists and manga enthusiasts be sure to watch the video and immerse yourself in the world of creativity and inspiration meticulously brought to life by the talented hands of Abetsukasa!
More about “Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End”
“Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End,” also known as “Frieren: Oath Under Snow,” is a unique and heartfelt manga series set in a fantasy world. The story follows Frieren, an experienced and powerful elf mage, who embarks on an extraordinary journey with a group of adventurers to defeat the Demon King.
However, what sets this manga apart is its focus on the aftermath of the heroes’ victory. Unlike traditional fantasy tales that end with the defeat of the main antagonist, “Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End” delves into the lives of these heroes after their triumph. Frieren, along with her companions, discovers the bittersweet reality of immortality. While they do not age, the world around them does, and their human companions gradually pass away, leaving them behind.
The series explores deep themes of friendship, loss, and the passage of time as Frieren and her friends navigate the complexities of eternal life. Frieren, despite her magical abilities, faces emotional challenges and existential questions about the purpose of their existence. Through beautifully crafted storytelling and well-developed characters, the anime delves into the emotional struggles of immortality, making it a poignant and thought-provoking watch for viewers.