Endro!

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ENDRO!
Endro~! promo art.jpg
Promotional art for the series.
えんどろ~!
(Endoro~!)
GenreSlice of life, fantasy[1]
Manga
Written byIzumi Minami
Published byHobby Japan
DemographicShōnen
ImprintHJ Comics
MagazineComic Fire
Original runAugust 9, 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed byKaori
Produced byEGG FIRM
Written byTakashi Aoshima
Music byYoshiaki Fujisawa
StudioStudio Gokumi
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11
Original run January 12, 2019 – present
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Endro! (Japanese: えんどろ~!, Hepburn: Endoro~!, lit. "End Roll~!") is a Japanese original anime television series by Studio Gokumi. The series began airing in Japan from January 12, 2019, while a manga adaptation began serialization on August 9, 2018. The anime series is licensed in North America under Crunchyroll-Funimation partnership.[2][3]

Plot[edit]

On Naral Island, a hero named Yulia "Yusha" Chardiet and her party of friends confront the Demon Lord plaguing the Kingdom of Lapanesta. However, their sealing spell goes wrong and the girls inadvertently send the Demon Lord back in time to before Yusha became a hero. Reverted to the size of a small girl, the Demon Lord, now known as Mao, becomes a teacher at Yusha's Adventure School with the aim of expelling Yusha so that she'll never become a hero in the future.

Characters[edit]

Yuusha (ユーシャ, Yūsha) / Yulia Chardiet (ユーリア・シャルデット, Yūria Sharudetto)
Voiced by: Hikaru Akao[4] (Japanese); Amanda Lee (English)[5]
An energetic girl who aspires to become a hero. While generally dim-witted, she has an incredible amount of luck and an unpredictable nature.
Seira (セイラ, Seira) / Ellenoar Seiran (エレノワール・セイラン, Erenowāru Seiran)
Voiced by: Shiina Natsukawa[6] (Japanese); Alexis Tipton (English)[5]
An elven priest who is quite knowledgeable.
Fai (ファイ) / Fai Fai (ファイ・ファイ)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa[7] (Japanese); Dani Chambers (English)[5]
A powerful warrior who loves to eat, occasionally nibbling on Seira's ears.
Mei (メイ) / Mather Enderstto (メイザ・エンダスト, Meiza Endasuto)
Voiced by: Inori Minase[8] (Japanese); Trina Nishimura (English)[5]
A mage who has an obsession with the magic cards known as Cartado.
Mao (マオ) / Demon Lord (魔王, Maō)
Voiced by: Misaki Kuno(Mao), Tesshō Genda (Demon Lord)[9] (Japanese); Alison Viktorin(Mao), Ray Hurd (Demon Lord) (English)[5]
The Demon Lord who was sent to the past after Yusha's sealing spell went awry. She becomes a teacher at Yusha's school in the hopes of preventing her from ever becoming a hero, but eventually gives up on the idea.
Princess Rona (ロ一ナ姫, Rona Hime) / Rona Pricipa O'Lapanesta (ロ一ナ・プリシパ・オ・ラパネスタ, Rona Purishipa O Rapanesuta)
Voiced by: Momo Asakura[9]
The princess of the Lapanesta kingdom who dreams of marrying a hero and soon develops feelings for Yusha, enrolling in her school.
Chibi Dragon
Voiced by: Asuka Nishi[10] (Japanese); Lindsay Seidel (English)[5]
A tiny dragon who assists Yusha and the others.
Female Knight (女騎士, Onna Kishi)
Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki
An unnamed knight who works as a teacher at Yusha's school and gave Mao her job. She is fascinated with young girls, especially Mao.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation by Izumi Minami began serialization on Hobby Japan's Comic Fire website on August 9, 2018.[11][4]

Anime[edit]

The anime series is directed by Kaori and written by Takashi Aoshima, with animation by Studio Gokumi.[11] The series' character designs are provided by Namori, and Haruko Iizuka is adapting the designs for animation.[11] EGG FIRM is producing the anime.[1] The series premiered on January 12, 2019 on Tokyo MX and BS11.[11] Hikaru Akao, Shiina Natsukawa, Ari Ozawa, and Inori Minase performed the series' opening theme song, "End Roll!" (えんどろ〜る!, Endoro~ru!) as their respective characters, and Minase performs the series' ending theme song, "Wonder Caravan!"[12]

Episode list[edit]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"It's Still Too Soon for the End Roll!"
Transcription: "Endorōru ni wa Mada Hayai〜!" (Japanese: エンドロールにはまだ早い〜!)
January 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)
On Naral Island, a wannabe hero named Yulia "Yusha" Chardiet and her friends, priest Ellenoar "Seira" Seiran, warrior Fai Fai, and mage Mather "Mei" Enderstto, are all studying at an adventurer school, where they receive a new teacher named Mao. Unbeknownst to everyone, Mao is actually a Demon Lord from the future who was defeated by Yusha and her friends but was inadvertantly sent back in time. Determined to prevent Yusha from ever becoming a hero, Mao manipulates an ancient ruin exploration challenge and sends Yusha's group the wrong way in the hopes of getting them expelled. Yusha ends up in a room where she finds a Hero's sword, only to end up activating a golem. Using the sword and their respective skills, Yusha and her friends manage to get back to their class and avoid expulsion.
2"Demon Lord, Vanish Into the Sunset!"
Transcription: "Maō, Yūhi ni Chiru〜!" (Japanese: 魔王、夕陽に散る~!)
January 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)
As Mao prepares to send the class to begin taking quests, Yusha and the others end up unable to decide who should be the group's leader. The girls take turns as the leader, but none of them prove to be fit for the job and decide to all be leaders instead. Fearing that history will just repeat itself, Mao decides to give up on being a Demon Lord and live a normal life.
3"Quest Practical!"
Transcription: "Kuesuto Jisshū~!" (Japanese: クエスト実習~!)
January 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)
The girls begin taking quests for their practical, but keep getting the same mundane task of searching for cats. They eventually get an actual quest, but end up deciding to search for a young girl's lost cat anyway. Their search brings them to the top floor of a tower, where they fight against a powerful spider monster before finding the lost cat.
4"Ocean, Swimsuits, and Slaying Evil Gods!"
Transcription: "Umi to Mizugi to Jashin Tōbatsu~!" (Japanese: 海と水着と邪神討伐~!)
February 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)
During summer break, the gang head to an island to investigate monsters as part of their summer homework while also playing around on the beach. While fishing for food, the girls come across a mackerelman who had accidentally released an evil god that has enslaved his friends. Offering to help, the girls face off against the evil god, who is defeated by Yusha's Hero's Sword before being eaten by their mascot Chibi Dragon.
5"My Hero!"
Transcription: "Watakushi no Yūsha-sama~!" (Japanese: 私の勇者様~!)
February 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)
Upon hearing word that a hero has appeared, Rona Pricipa O'Lapanesta, the princess of Lapanesta, comes to adventurer school and uses a cartado that officially recognises Yusha as a hero. Determined to make everyone appreciate Yusha, Rona holds a festival in her honor with the intention of marrying the hero. After Yusha steps in to save Mao after she inadvertantly riles up a monster, Rona starts to develop genuine feelings for Yusha and transfers into her class.
6"One Room, 100 Square Feet, Demon Lord Included!"
Transcription: "Rokujō Hitoma, Maō Tsuki~!" (Japanese: 六畳一間, 魔王付き~!)
February 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)
As Mao comes down with a fever, she reflects on how lonely her life as a Demon Lord was before she was sent back in time by Yusha. Yusha and her friends come over and decide to nurse Mao back to health. While being humbled by everyone's support, Mao recalls how she came to meet a knight who gave her a job at adventurer school.
7"Princess Rona, Fight On!"
Transcription: "Rōna-hime Faito~!" (Japanese: ローナ姫ファイと~!)
February 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Komatsu, Mikikazu (July 23, 2018). "YuruYuri Author Provides Original Character Designs for New Slice-of-Life Fantasy Anime Endro~!". Crunchyroll. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Funimation to Stream Dubs for Date A Live III, ENDRO!, The Quintessential Quintuplets Anime, More Star Blazers 2202". Anime News Network. January 9, 2018. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Funimation President: 'We Tried to Renew Deal with Crunchyroll'". Anime News Network. December 14, 2018. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Loo, Egan (August 9, 2018). "Endro~! Anime's 1st Character Video Reveals Voice Actress Hikaru Akao". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "ENDRO!". Funimation. Retrieved February 5, 2019.
  6. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (August 30, 2018). "Endro~! Anime's New Character Video Reveals Voice Actress Shiina Natsukawa". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
  7. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (September 7, 2018). "Endro~! Anime's 3rd Character Video Reveals Voice Actress Ari Ozawa". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  8. ^ Hodgkins, Crystalyn (September 21, 2018). "Endro~! Anime's 4th Character Video Reveals Voice Actress Inori Minase". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  9. ^ a b Hodgkins, Crystalyn (October 12, 2018). "Endro~! Anime's 5th Character Video Reveals 2 More Cast Members". Anime News Network. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (December 18, 2018). "Endro~! Anime Casts Asuka Nishi as Chibi Dragon". Anime News Network. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  11. ^ a b c d Pineda, Rafael Antonio (July 23, 2018). "Yuyushiki Anime's Kaori, Yuruyuri's Namori Work on Endro~! Original Anime". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  12. ^ Ressler, Karen (November 20, 2018). "Endro~! Anime's Promo Video Previews Theme Song, January 12 Premiere". Anime News Network. Retrieved November 20, 2018.

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