Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World


Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World is a Japanese light novel series written by Kei Sazane and illustrated by Ao Nekonabe. Fujimi Shobo, under Kadokawa Corporation, has published seven volumes since May 2017 under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko label. A manga adaptation by okama began serialization in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine in May 2018. Both the light novel and manga have been licensed in North America by Yen Press. An anime television series adaptation by Silver Link is set to premiere in October 2020.

Plot

For centuries, the world had been torn between the Empire, the Mechanical Utopia, and the Nebulis Sovereignty, the Paradise for Witches.
With no end in sight, it seems that the war will continue on for a few more centuries. However, a chance meeting between Iska, the "Successor of Black Steel", and Aliceliese, the "Ice Calamity Witch", changes history.
The "Successor of Black Steel" is a peace-loving war nut who only knows how to fight. However, he wishes to end the war with the twin astral swords, white and black, he had inherited from his master.
The "Ice Calamity Witch" wants to destroy the Empire and unite the world under the banner of the Nebulis Sovereignty.
This story is the tale of the collision of ideals between a young man and a young woman as they try to change the world in their own special ways.

Characters

Main characters

;Iska
;Aliceliese Lou Nebulis IX

Empire

;Jhin Syulargun
;Mismis Klass
;Nene Alkastone

Imperial Household Agency

;Rin Vispose

Media

Light novel

Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World is written by Kei Sazane and illustrated by Ao Nekonabe. The first light novel volume was published on May 20, 2017 by Fujimi Shobo under their Fujimi Fantasia Bunko imprint. As of September 2019, seven volumes have been published. Yen Press has acquired the license for the series in North America and published the first volume on September 24, 2019.

Manga

launched a manga adaptation of the series in Hakusensha's Young Animal magazine on May 11, 2018. Two tankōbon volumes have been released so far. Yen Press also licensed the manga for North American release, and the first volume was released on November 5, 2019.

Anime

An anime television series adaptation was announced at the "Fantasia Bunko Dai Kanshasai 2019" event on October 20, 2019. The series is animated by Silver Link and directed by Shin Ōnuma and Mirai Minato, with Kento Shimoyama handling series composition and Kaori Sato as character designer and chief animation director. Elements Garden is composing the series' music. Funimation acquired the series, and will stream the series on its website in North America and the British Isles, and on AnimeLab in Australia and New Zealand. The series will premiere in October 2020. Kaori Ishihara will perform the series' opening theme song "Against", while Sora Amamiya will perform the series' ending theme song "Koori no Torikago".