Sentai Filmworks Licenses 'I'm Quitting Heroing' Anime
Sentai Filmworks announced on Tuesday that it has acquired exclusive rights to the television anime of Quantum and Hana Amano's I'm Quitting Heroing: Next Gig Is at the Demon Queen's Castle (Yūsha, Yamemasu: Tsugi no Shokuba wa Maōjō) fantasy light novel series in North America, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, the Netherlands, Scandinavian countries, Nordic Countries, Spain, Portugal, Central and South America, the Middle East, and North Africa. HIDIVE will stream the anime, and Sentai Filmworks will release the series on home video.
The anime will premiere on AT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, and MBS on April 5, starting with AT-X at 10:30 p.m.
The cast includes:
- Kensho Ono as Leo Demonheart
- Kaede Hondo as Echidna
- Shizuka Itou as Steiner
- Hitomi Ohwada as Lily
- Yumi Uchiyama as Mernes
- Tetsu Inada as Edvard
- Minori Suzuki as Dianette
- Misato Matsuoka as Jerietta
The story centers on Leo, a hero who once saved the world from a demon army's invasion. However, he was feared and ostracized by people afterward, and ended up with no job. Feeling that his skills would be better appreciated elsewhere, he joins the demon lord's army that he once fought. Now in a new work environment, Leo strives to use his skills and revive the demon army that is on the brink of collapse.
Yuu Nobuta (High School Fleet, Maesetsu! Opening Act, The Faraway Paladin) is credited as chief director, while Hisashi Ishii (Rainy Cocoa side G, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear) is directing the series at EMT Squared. Shigeru Murakoshi (Zombie Land Saga, to the abandoned Sacred Beasts, The Gymnastics Samurai) is in charge of the series scripts. Yuki Nakano (A Destructive God Sits Next to Me, Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear) is designing the characters.
Nao Tōyama will perform the ending theme song "Growing."
Kuontamu published the story on the Kakuyomu story website in 2017. Kadokawa is publishing the story in print with illustrations by Amano, and it released the third volume in October 2018.
Nori Kazato launched a manga adaptation of the novels on Kadokawa's Young Ace Up web manga site in May 2018. Kadokawa published the manga's fifth volume in May 2021.
Source: Sentai Filmworks