The Legend of the Legendary Heroes

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The Legend of the Legendary Heroes
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Vol01 Cover.jpg
Cover of The Legend of the Legendary Heroes first volume as published by Fujimi Shobo
伝説の勇者の伝説
(Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu)
Genre Romance, Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Tragedy
Light novel
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Saori Toyota
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Male
Imprint 11
Magazine Dragon Magazine
Original run February 25, 2002October 25, 2006
Volumes 11
Light novel
The Legend of the Great Legendary Heroes
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Saori Toyota
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Male
Magazine Dragon Magazine
Original run October 25, 2007 – ongoing
Volumes 14
Light novel
The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Anyway
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Saori Toyota
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Male
Magazine Dragon Magazine
Original run December 20, 2002June 20, 2007
Volumes 11
Light novel
The Legend of the Black Fallen Hero
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Saori Toyota
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Male
Magazine Dragon Magazine
Original run December 25, 2007September 25, 2009
Volumes 6
Manga
Nantonaku Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Saori Toyota
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Dragon Magazine
Original run 20022009
Volumes 2
Manga
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Hiroko Chōzō
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Dragon Age
Original run July 9, 2008April 9, 2012
Volumes 9
Manga
Gakuen Denyūden
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by S.Kosugi
Published by Fujimi Shobo
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Monthly Dragon Age
Original run June 9, 2010 – ongoing
Anime television series
Directed by Itsuro Kawasaki
Studio Zexcs
Licensed by
Network TV Tokyo
Original run July 1, 2010December 16, 2010
Episodes 24 + 1 OVA (List of episodes)
Manga
Shin Denyūden Kakumei-hen Ochita Kuroi Yūsha no Densetsu
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Riya Hozumi
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Gangan Online
Original run July 29, 2010April 26, 2012
Volumes 4
Manga
Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu Revision
Written by Takaya Kagami
Illustrated by Taisei Yamachi
Published by Square Enix
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Young Gangan
Original run October 15, 2010August 5, 2011
Volumes 2
Anime and Manga portal

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes (Japanese: 伝説の勇者の伝説 Hepburn: Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu?) is a Japanese light novel series by Takaya Kagami, with illustrations by Saori Toyota which was published by Fujimi Shobo in Dragon Magazine from February 25, 2002 to October 25, 2006, and has 11 volumes. Its sequel, The Legend of the Great Legendary Heroes (大伝説の勇者の伝説 Dai Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu?) began publishing on October 25, 2007 and currently has 14 volumes. The series also has 2 spin-off series, The Legend of Legendary Heroes Anyway (とりあえず伝説の勇者の伝説 Toriaezu Densetsu no Yūsha no Densetsu?), a collection of short stories which ran from December 20, 2002 to June 20, 2007 and was compiled into 11 volumes, and The Legend of the Black Fallen Hero (堕ちた黒い勇者の伝説 Ochita Kuroi Yūsha no Densetsu?), which ran from December 25, 2007 to September 25, 2009 and was published in 6 volumes. The series has also spun off into other media including a Drama CD, a manga adaptation which currently has 3 bound volumes and a PSP video game which was released on February 18, 2010. A 24 episode anime adaptation was produced by Zexcs which premiered on July 1, 2010[1] and is licensed by Kadokawa in Japan and Funimation Entertainment[2] in North America.

Story[edit]

Ryner Lute is a lazy student who enjoys taking afternoon naps while enrolled in the Roland Empire Royal Magician's Academy. The Roland Empire goes to war against their neighboring country Estabul, and Ryner loses his classmates in the war. After the war, Ryner sets out on a journey to search for the relics of a "Legendary Hero" at King Sion Astal's command and finds out that a deadly curse is spreading throughout the continent.

Media[edit]

Light novels[edit]

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
01 February 20, 2002[3] ISBN 978-4-8291-1410-0
02 June 20, 2002[4] ISBN 978-4-8291-1439-1
03 May 20, 2003[5] ISBN 978-4-8291-1518-3
04 October 18, 2003[6] ISBN 978-4-8291-1564-0
05 April 20, 2004[7] ISBN 978-4-8291-1606-7
06 August 20, 2004[8] ISBN 978-4-8291-1640-1
07 October 20, 2004[9] ISBN 978-4-8291-1661-6
08 June 20, 2005[10] ISBN 978-4-8291-1729-3
09 October 20, 2005[11] ISBN 978-4-8291-1768-2
10 April 20, 2006[12] ISBN 978-4-8291-1817-7
11 October 20, 2006[13] ISBN 978-4-8291-1870-2

The Legend of the Great Legendary Heroes[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
01 October 20, 2007[14] ISBN 978-4-8291-1966-2
02 November 20, 2007[15] ISBN 978-4-8291-1981-5
03 May 20, 2008[16] ISBN 978-4-8291-3292-0
04 September 20, 2008[17] ISBN 978-4-8291-3327-9
05 February 20, 2009[18] ISBN 978-4-8291-3376-7
06 August 20, 2009[19] ISBN 978-4-8291-3429-0
07 January 20, 2010[20] ISBN 978-4-8291-3479-5
08 June 19, 2010[21] ISBN 978-4-8291-3530-3
09 December 18, 2010[22] ISBN 978-4-8291-3594-5
10 May 20, 2011[23] ISBN 978-4-8291-3638-6
11 ISBN 978-4-8291-3727-7
12 ISBN 978-4-8291-3799-4
13 ISBN 978-4-8291-3857-1
14 ISBN 978-4-0471-2914-6

The Legend of the Legendary Heroes Anyway[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
01 December 20, 2002[24] ISBN 978-4-8291-1483-4
02 June 20, 2003[25] ISBN 978-4-8291-1530-5
03 December 20, 2003[26] ISBN 978-4-8291-1576-3
04 June 19, 2004[27] ISBN 978-4-8291-1625-8
05 December 18, 2004[28] ISBN 978-4-8291-1676-0
06 August 20, 2005[29] ISBN 978-4-8291-1746-0
07 March 18, 2006[30] ISBN 978-4-8291-1809-2
08 August 19, 2006[31] ISBN 978-4-8291-1854-2
09 January 20, 2007[32] ISBN 978-4-8291-1890-0
10 March 20, 2007[33] ISBN 978-4-8291-1913-6
11 June 20, 2007[34] ISBN 978-4-8291-1939-6

The Legend of the Black Fallen Hero[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
01 December 20, 2007[35] ISBN 978-4-8291-1989-1
02 March 19, 2008[36] ISBN 978-4-8291-3271-5
03 December 20, 2008[37] ISBN 978-4-8291-3360-6
04 April 20, 2009[38] ISBN 978-4-8291-3393-4
05 October 20, 2009[39] ISBN 978-4-8291-3452-8
06 September 18, 2010[40] ISBN 978-4-8291-3563-1
07 June 20, 2012 ISBN 978-4-8291-3766-6
08 August 20, 2013 ISBN 978-4-8291-3922-6

Manga[edit]

No. Release date ISBN
01 March 9, 2009[41] ISBN 978-4-04-712594-0
02 July 9, 2009[42] ISBN 978-4-04-712616-9
03 November 9, 2009[43] ISBN 978-4-04-712636-7
04 July 9, 2010[44] ISBN 978-4-04-712675-6
05 October 9, 2010[45] ISBN 978-4-04-712690-9
06 January 8, 2011 ISBN 978-4-04-712708-1
07 June 9, 2011 ISBN 978-4-04-712731-9
08 February 8, 2012 ISBN 978-4-04-712778-4
09 June 7, 2012 ISBN 978-4-04-712804-0

Web radio[edit]

The web radio show, The Legendary Radio of the Legendary Heroes, was hosted on Onsen Internet Radio Station and Animate TV,[46][47] and starred Jun Fukuyama, Ayahi Takagaki, and Daisuke Ono acting as their fictional counterpart Ryner Lute, Ferris Eris, and Sion Astal respectively. The first episode aired on May 21, 2010 and last one on December 24, 2010, spanning 32 episodes and sub-divided into 8 chapters. Each chapter is accompanied by a theme and usually, with one or more special guests who are usually either another voice actor from the cast, the anime director or the author of the original series, Kagami Takaya.[46] Summary of each radio show episode can be found on Presepe.[48]

Video game[edit]

Legendary Saga, a PSP game based on the first 3 novels was released on February 18, 2010 in Japan.[49]

Anime[edit]

In January 2010, it was announced an anime adaption of the series.[50] The series was adapted into a 24-episode run by studio Zexcs, directed by Itsuro Kawasaki, the music confided to Miyu Nakamura and the character design done by Noriko Shimazawa.[51][52] The anime started broadcast on TV Tokyo on July 1, 2010, followed by TV Osaka, TV Aichi and AT-X.[53][54] The first Blu-ray and DVD of the anime was released on October 22, 2010.[55]

For episodes 1 to 12, the opening and ending theme singles are "Lament: Joy Soon" (LAMENT~やがて喜びを~"LAMENT ~Yagate Yorokobi wo~"?) performed by Aira Yuhki, produced by Lantis and released on July 21, 2010 with catalog number LACM-4732,[56] and "Truth Of My Destiny" performed by Ceui, produced by Lantis and released on August 11, 2010 with catalog number LACM-4734,[56] respectively. "Lament: Joy Soon" peak ranked 64th on Oricon singles charts,[57] and was an Oricon "Pick" on their 2010 Anime Theme Songs/Summer editorial.[58] "Truth Of My Destiny" peak ranked 75th on Oricon singles charts.[59]

For episodes 13 to 24, the opening and ending theme singles, are "Last Inferno" performed by Ceui and released on October 27, 2010,[60] and (光のフィルメント?) or "Hikari no Firumento" performed by Takagaki Ayahi and released on November 17, 2010, respectively.[60]

In English, the series is licensed by Funimation in North America and had a simulcast release.[61] Funimation has also dubbed this series and it can be found on many media; such as Netflix and Hulu.

Reception[edit]

As of January 28, 2011, the light novels have sold over 4,300,000 copies.[62]

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