‘Shokei Shoujo no Virgin Road’ is a light novel series written by Mato Sato, illustrated by Nilitsu, and published by SB Creative starting in 2019. A manga version was released in 2020 by Square Enix with Ryo Mitsuya illustrating. It was picked up for an English translation through Yen Press, which published it as ‘The Executioner and Her Way of Life.’
The Japanese animation production company J.C. Staff picked it up for an anime adaptation that was released in 2022. Sentai Filmworks acquired the rights to do an English dub to be released on the HiDive streaming service.
They released the cast list which includes Annie Wild (Day Off: The Web Series) as Menou, Melissa Molano (Golden Time) as Akari, Cat Thomas (7 Seeds) as Momo, Shelley Calene-Black (Majestic Prince) as Archbishop Orwell, Molly Searcy (Akame ga Kill) as Master Flare, Rachael Messer (Azur Lane) as Princess Ashuna, and Bryson Baugus (Attack on Titan) as Mitsuki.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“Average student Mutou Mitsuki suddenly finds himself transported to another realm. Summoned by the king of this world for the remarkable power he is supposed to possess, Mutou is thrown out when it appears that he lacks a “Special Concept.” Moping about, he encounters a priestess named Menou who explains that Japanese people like him are known as Lost Ones, and such individuals never fail to have Special Concepts.
Menou elaborates that she is part of a church that helps abandoned Lost Ones integrate into society. She invites him to spend the night at her church, where the two can probe the nature of his ability. Eventually, they discover that Mutou’s Special Concept is actually incredibly powerful and dangerous. But while Mutou celebrates, Menou shows her true colors and stabs him in the head, killing him instantly.
Menou’s goal is not to assist Lost Ones—rather, it is the opposite. Due to four infamous incidents where Lost Ones caused monumental damage, the church has ordered that the foreigners all be assassinated as soon as they are found. With Mutou eliminated, Menou must next dispatch the other Lost One summoned by the king: Akari Tokitou.”
The anime character designs are done by Keiko Tamaki with Michiru composing the series’ music.
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