UPDATE: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War Anime Reveals New Trailer, Story Details & Cast

Tatsunoko Pro has shared a new trailer for the upcoming anime set in the Trails (Kiseki) universe, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel – Northern War. Funimation, or now Crunchyroll rather, UserJoy, SYOU, and NADA have been previously confirmed to be handling production.

UPDATE 12/3/2022: The anime’s Twitter account has teased news for tomorrow.

This anime will take place between Trails of Cold Steel II and Trails of Cold Steel III with a new set of characters: Lavian “Lavie” Winslet, Martin S. Robinson, Iseria Frost, and Tallion Drake. Additionally, it takes place during Septian Calendar 1205.

The confirmed cast is as follows:

  • Makato Koichi
  • Yuichi Nakamura
  • Sarah Emi Bridcutt
  • Yūki Ono

The official website provides the following story description, translated by community member Hansuke:

Lavian is the granddaughter of a deeply respected North Ambria hero-turned-traitor named Vlad, who joins the Northern Jaegers to prove that she is different from her grandfather. After multiple and constant disciplinary violations, Lavie is then ordered to form a platoon alongside with Martin, Iseria, and Tallion to infiltrate the Erebonian Empire and to investigate more about the “Civil War Hero of the Empire” who is threatening North Ambria.

The official poster for the anime is viewable below:

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The city of Haliask has been shown, viewable below:

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You can view the latest trailer below:

Famitsu has shared official screenshots of the anime, viewable below:

UPDATE 11/17/2022: More of the cast is as follows:

  • Rean Schwarzer (Voiced by Koki Uchiyama)
  • Altina Orion(Voiced by Inori Minase)
  • Jayna Storm(Voiced by Mie Sonozaki)
  • Glark Grommash(Voiced by Haruhiko Jo)
  • Rohan Mugart(Voiced by Takayuki Kondo)

The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero is releasing for Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store and Steam on September 27, 2022. Check out our review.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails to Azure is releasing for Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via the Epic Games Store, GOG, and Steam in early 2023. The game recently received a character-focused trailer.

The Legend of Heroes: Kuro no Kiseki II Crimson Sin is releasing for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 in Japan on September 29, 2022.


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