©Kei Sazane, Ao Nekonabe / KADOKAWA / Kimisen Project

Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Monday that they will simulcast the upcoming anime Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World this Autumn 2020.

The upcoming series is set to premiere on October 7, but details regarding its airing will be announced in the coming days.


©Kei Sazane, Ao Nekonabe / KADOKAWA / Kimisen Project

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World is an upcoming anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel series, written by Kei Sazane and illustrated by Ao Nekonabe, which is being published by Kadokawa’s Fujimi Shobo since May 2017, under their Fujimi Fantasia Shobo imprint, and currently has nine volumes.

The light novel was also adapted into a manga series, illustrated by okama, which being published in Hakuensha’s Young Animal magazine since May 2018. The manga adaptation’s fifth volume is set to be released on Tuesday, September 29.


Yen Press, which distributes the light novel and manga series in North America, describes the story:

For years, a great war has raged on between the scientifically advanced Empire and a paradise of witches known as the Nebulis Sovereignty. This age-old battle sets the scene for a fateful encounter between two young combatants: an imperial swordsman, Iska, and the witch princess, Aliceliese. As sworn enemies, they vow to cut each other down in order to unite their worlds, and yet Iska finds himself entranced by her beauty and righteousness, while Aliceliese is moved by his strength and resolve. In the midst of a never-ending war that forbids them from being together, they have no choice but to destroy each other-or can they find another way?


The upcoming anime series will be directed by Shin Oonuma and Mirai Minato, who both previously worked in the popular sci-fi adventure anime BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense, while Gintama anime scriptwriter Kento Shimoyama handles the series composition.

Kaori Sato, who previously was the animation director in several episodes of Masamune-kun’s Revenge, will adapt Ao Nekonabe’s original character designs, which will be produced by SILVER LINK.

The main voice cast will be lead by Yusuke Kobayashi (“Subaru Natsuki”, Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World-) as “Iska” and Sora Amamiya (“Aqua”, KonoSuba – God’s blessing on this wonderful world!) as “Aliceliese Lou Nebulis IX”.


Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World will be ANIPLUS Asia’s fourth simulcast anime title for the Autumn 2020 season, after D4DJ First Mix, Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? III and HYPNOSIS MIC-Division Rap Battle- Rhyme Anima.

The anime channel is set to announce more simulcast titles in the coming days.


ANIPLUS Asia is available in the Philippines on SKYcable Channel 139 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna, as well as select provincial cable providers around the country.

For more details on the channel and program schedule, please visit aniplus-asia.com.