Alternative Titles: Sousou no Frieren, Frieren at the Funeral, 葬送のフリーレン
Author: Yamada Kanehito
Artist: Abe Tsukasa
Publisher: Viz Media (English)
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Drama, Slice of Life
“The adventure is over but life goes on for an elf mage just beginning to learn what living is all about. Elf mage Frieren and her courageous fellow adventurers have defeated the Demon King and brought peace to the land. With the great struggle over, they all go their separate ways to live a quiet life. But as an elf, Frieren, nearly immortal, will long outlive the rest of her former party. How will she come to terms with the mortality of her friends? How can she find fulfillment in her own life, and can she learn to understand what life means to the humans around her? Frieren begins a new journey to find the answer.”
This wonderful new Manga that brings you, the reader into a bittersweet adventure of the near immortal and powerful elf mage, Frieran as retraces her steps that she and her former party once took in a journey to uncover the rumor which allowed one to speak to the deceased. The stories you’ll find within each character Frieran meets, although some are short, leaves a huge impact on the reader and Frieran as she learns that although their lives may be ephemeral compared to hers, their stories still matter even after death. Despite all this existential exploration many of the chapters feature cute and humorous elements between Frieran and her new companions, especially due to Frieran’s impassiveness to situations and contrasting sense of scale regarding time.
Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End isn’t a manga filled with action and epic sagas of heroes like many fantasy series seen nowadays… it’s a manga which evokes a feeling of melancholy, self-reflection and morality with a beautiful story.
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