Numerous series included in this season's line-up is under the isekai genre, which is always a delight to watch for any anime fan who prefers watching fantasy shows involving magic and the like. Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles is one Summer 2021 title that's worth checking out if you haven't seen it yet.
Based on the light novel series of the same title written by Yuri Kitayama and illustrated by Riv, Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles' anime adaptation by TMS Entertainment aired last July 6, 2021. Crunchyroll describes the plot as:
"His past life and current life are intersecting—a boy with memories of two lives faces his destiny! After his mother was killed at an early age, the orphaned Rio fought his hardest to survive in the slums. One day, he awakens to the memories of Haruto Amakawa, who died in an accident while dreaming of being reunited with his childhood friend, and Rio realizing he has reincarnated in a world of swords and sorcery."
Rio is still trying to make sense of things—but he's using Haruto's memories to his advantage. He also seems to have a special power that's linked to Haruto. After saving one of the princesses of the kingdom, he is admitted to the Royal Academy as a scholarship student. Things aren't exactly going smooth for him, being the only commoner in a school filled with elites and royals.
Spirit Chronicles currently has 3 episodes out. For fans who prefer watching dub over sub, some of you might be wondering when an English dub is coming out. The series is currently being simulcasted on Crunchyroll, which generally has various dubs of shows available on their platform. So when should we expect an English dub release?
Last July 14, 2021, Crunchyroll posted an announcement regarding upcoming dubs for Summer 2021 shows. Unfortunately, Spirit Chronicles was not part of the roster in this announcement just yet.
The series is pretty popular, so an English dub may be coming our way. However, this is probably happening only after all 12 episodes have been aired. The production process will also take time—so an English dub might not arrive until 2022 or 2023.
Stay tuned for updates regarding further announcements!