Along with a stunning teaser visual featuring the Demon Lord Varvatos who has been reincarnated as Ard, a villager in a world thousands of years in the future, the official website for the forthcoming TV anime adaptation of Myojin Katou’s fantasy light novel The Greatest Demon Lord Is Reborn as a Typical Nobody announced today that its broadcast will start in 2022. The anime project was revealed in March 2021.
It is also announced that Mirai Minato (The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) serves as director, alongside character designer Takayuki Noguchi (Higehiro: After Being Rejected, I Shaved and Took in a High School Runaway). SILVER LINK. and BLADE co-work on anime production.
— TVアニメ「史上最強の大魔王、村人Aに転生する」【公式】 (@murabitoA_anime) September 18, 2021
The novel was first serialized on the user-generated novel publishing website Shouetsuka ni Narou from August 2017 to April 2021. Its print edition featuring illustrations by Sao Mizuno has been release from KADOKAWA’s Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint since May 2018, and so far nine volumes, including one side story collection, have been available in Japan. Its English edition is licensed by Yen Press, and so far six volumes have been translated. The publisher introduces its synopsis as below:
As the most powerful entity of all time, the Demon Lord Varvatos thinks life is a big fat snore. When he takes matters into his own hands and decides to reincarnate, he calibrates his magical strength to be perfectly average. But there is no way he could have predicted that everyone in the modern world would be weak as hell, which means he is totally overpowered once again! Reborn under the name Ard, he has ladies fawning over him, the royal family begging him to become the next king, and an ex-minion insisting on killing him?! But Ard has a one-track mind, and he won’t stop at anything to achieve his ultimate goal!
Novel 1st and 8th volume covers:
©Myojin Katou, Sao Mizuno/KADOKAWA/Typical Nobody Production Committee