Header image, taken from the cover of the Japanese "Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru" light novel.

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“The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious” Anime Gets First Visual & Main Staff


Earlier today, an official website and Twitter account opened their doors to promote the upcoming The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious (Kono Yūsha ga Ore TUEEE Kuse ni Shinchō Sugiru) anime TV series. The site includes a key visual and the main staff attached to the project, as well as a planned October 2019 premiere window.

We break the details down below.

Key Visual

The image features the titular hero swinging his sword gallantly at the front, as he decimates a googly-eyed slime. Behind him, Goddess Lisa stands in utter shock.

"The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious" Anime Visual

Staff

Masayuki Sakoi (Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online, Celestial Method) will direct the project at White Fox, with Mai Toda (Girls’ Last Tour, Matoi the Sacred Slayer) providing character designs. Kenta Ihara (Saga of Tanya the Evil) is in charge of series composition, and is writing the screenplay for the project.

Light Tuchihi and illustrator Saori Toyota’s The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious light novels launched under Kadokawa’s Kadokawa Books imprint in February 2017. The series currently spans five volumes, with the latest shipping to stores on November 10, 2018. A manga adaptation by Tuchihi and illustrator Koyuki launched in Fujimi Shobo’s Monthly Dragon Age magazine on November 9, 2018.

Yen Press currently distributes the The Hero Is Overpowered But Overly Cautious light novels in North America. They describe the title as:

The goddess Lista summons a hero who excels in every area to assist her. He’s everything she expected him to be except for one, tiny thing: this anxious hero can’t do anything unless he’s absolutely sure nothing can go wrong!

Source: Comic Natalie

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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