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Twenty-nine-year-old programmer Ichrio Suzuki was only taking a nap, but somehow he wakes up in another world as Satou Pendragon only to realize it’s the fantasy RPG he was working on beforehand! Without warning, he’s confronted by an army of lizardmen. In order to survive, he uses the powerful ability “Meteor Shower,” completely eradicating them and jumping up in level from 1 to 310, becoming ultra powerful and wealthy in the process. In order to live peacefully in this new world, Satou decides to hide his level and continues to adventure while meeting new people. But even though all Satou wants is a peaceful existence, the return of the demon king may throw a wrench in his plans...


Written by Hiro Ainana, Death March Kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku began as a web novel in 2013 on the user-generated content site Shosetsuka ni Naro before being published as a light novel with illustrations by Shri in March 2014 under the Fujimi Shobo Novels imprint. As of January 2018, 11 volumes have been published. A manga adaptation by Ayamegumu published by Fujimi Shobo is currently serialized in Monthly Dragon Age, and the prequel manga Arisa’s Otherworldly Struggle by Akira Segami launched in the February 2018 issue of Monthly Dragon Age. Both the light novel and manga have been licensed for publication in North America by Yen Press.

An anime adaptation directed by Shin Oonuma (WataMote, A Sister’s All You Need, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya) with animation by Silver Link and Connect began airing on Jan. 11, 2018 in Japan on AT-X, with additional broadcasts on Tokyo MX and BS11. The anime features a script written by Kento Shimoyama, characters designed by Shoko Takimoto, and music composed by Monaca at DIVE II Entertainment. It will run for 12 episodes. The opening theme is “Slide Ride” by The Run Girls, Run! and the ending theme is “Suki no Skill” by Wake Up, Girls!. The series is available to stream internationally on Crunchyroll, with FUNimation streaming the simuldub.


Ichirou Suzuku/Satou Pendragon (CV: Shun Horie)

A 29-year-old programmer who is transferred to the world of a fantasy RPG as a 15 year old. Due to a powerful ability he possesses, he’s able to wipe out an army of monsters in a single swoop, leveling up from level 1 to 310 instantly and giving him tons of wealth and the ability to max out numerous skills. He decides to live a peaceful life in the world adventuring while hiding his level from others.

Zena Marienteil (CV: Rie Takahashi)

A 17-year-old mage soldier and the first friend Satou makes. She is friends with Iona and joined the military to avoid an arranged marriage to a nobleman set up by her parents

Pochi (CV: Hiyori Kono)

An enslaved child dog demi-human who joins Satou after he rescues her from a dungeon along with Pochi and Tama.

Tama (CV: Kaya Okuno)

An enslaved child cat demi-human who joins Satou after being rescued from a dungeon along with Pochi and Liza.

Liza (CV: Minami Tsuda)

An enslaved lizardkin demi-human who joins Satou after being rescued from a dungeon along with Pochi and Tama. She watches over Pochi and Tama as an older sister type.

Arisa (CV: Aoi Yuki)

A princess who was overthrown and enslaved only to later be bought by Satou. Despite her youthful looks she has a mature demeanor. In actually, she died on Earth and was reincarnated in the game.

Lulu (CV: Marika Hayase)

A young slave girl who is purchased by Satou along with Arisa.

Misanaria Bolenan (CV: Airi Eino)

A young elf with magical abilities whom Satou rescues after she’s kidnapped by Undead King Zen. She joins the party after Satou promises to escort her home.

Nana (CV: Kiyono Yasuno)

A homunculus created with magic who, along with her sisters, is rescued by Satou after the collapse of Zen’s dungeon. Satou sends her sisters on reconnaissance missions around the world while Nana serves Satou at his side.

Iona (CV: Rika Kinugawa)

A soldier in Seiryuu City’s territorial army who is also friends with Zena.

Martha (CV: Nanami Atsugi)

Daughter of Mosa and a waitress at the Gatefront Inn.

Mosa (CV: Yuko Goto)

The Innkeeper at the Gatefront Inn and Martha’s mother.

Yuni (CV: Ryona Kuchioka)

A young girl who works at the Gatefront Inn.

Ohna (CV: Rie Suegara)

A Priestess at the Parion Temple.

Boido (CV: Koji Seki)

The Head Priest at the Zaicuon Temple who tricks people into believing that demi-humans are demons.

Theme Songs

  • Opening Theme: "Slide Ride" by Run Girls, Run!
  • Ending Theme: "Suki no Skill" by Wake Up, Girls!

Anime Broadcast Information

  • Tokyo MX: Every Thursday at midnight starting Jan. 11, 2018
  • Sun TV: Every Saturday at 1:00 am starting Jan. 13, 2018
  • BS11: Every Thursday at 12:30 am starting Jan. 11, 2018
  • AT-X: Every Thursday at 11:30 pm starting Jan. 11, 2018

International Streaming

  • Crunchyroll
  • FUNimation Entertainment

Official Info


  • Shun Horie: Ichiro Suzuki/Satou Pendragon
  • Rie Takahashi: Zena Marienteil
  • Hiyori Kono: Pochi
  • Kaya Okuno: Tama
  • Minami Tsuda: Liza
  • Aoi Yuki: Arisa
  • Marika Hayase: Lulu
  • Airi Eino: Misanaria Bolenan
  • Kiyono Yasuno: Nana
  • Rika Kinugawa: Iona
  • Nanami Atsugi: Martha
  • Yuko Goto: Mosa
  • Ryona Kuchioka: Yuni
  • Rie Suegara: Ohna
  • Koji Seki: Boido


  • Original Creator: Hiro Ainana
  • Original Character Designer: Shri
  • Director: Shin Oonuma
  • Series Composition: Kento Shimoyama
  • Animation Character Designer: Shoko Takimoto
  • Music: Monaca
  • Music Production: DIVE II Entertainment
  • Animation Production: Silver Link, Connect