I was appropriately unkind with the first The Slow Second Life of a Retired Dark Soldier in His 30s trailer as I asked whether an actual dark soldier deserved a slow second life.
Now, Crunchyroll will stream the show, and I’ve noticed they and other anime media like ANN are calling the show “Chillin’ in My 30s After Getting Fired from the Demon King’s Army”. I ran the Japanese blurb in the YouTube description through Google Translate, and, for me, it came out with the original title: The Slow Second Life of the Retired Dark Soldier.
Perhaps I’m not the only westerner who thought poorly of the main character?
Since I was toying around with translations, here’s what the YouTube synopsis says;
“Are you fired…?”
He is said to be a demon and incapable of using magic, Dariel (30s), a dark soldier of the Demon King’s Army who was suddenly dismissed.
After being banished from his hometown, he happened to meet a village girl, Marika, whom he helped in the forest.
He ends up in the human race Lacus village.
I passed the adventurer registration that I should not be able to pass as a demon.
The palm of his hand has an aura that can only be used by humans!? As a fledgling adventurer Dariel, a slapstick second life that can’t be taken care of begins now.
Yikes, that’s as messy as ever. Is Dariel human or not?
Here’s how Crunchyroll describe the show, citing Comic Natalie for now. The streaming page is not yet live.
Dariel is a soldier in the Demon King’s army who cannot use magic. Despite this, he has proven his skills and, thanks to his talent and ambition, has risen to become the assistant to the Four Generals. But as soon as the generals were replaced, Dariel was also dismissed from the army. Devastated, he arrives at a human village and finds that his skills, which are of no value against demons, have blossomed. Dariel decides to eke out a living in this village and the work orders are pouring in!
When’s it all due? It’ll air in Japan on the 7th, and Crunchyroll will stream on the same page. They had better get a wiggle on with getting that page live.
Oh, the trailer looks less fan-servicey than the thumbnail and poster provided.
Via Anime News Network.
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