On Friday, the official website for the television adaptation of the Katarina’s Shangri-La Frontier web novel released its second promotional video, accompanied by fresh character visuals, showcasing the vibrant world of the anime.
The anime is set to debut on the 28th of October across 28 MBS/TBS networks, taking its slot on Sundays at 5:00 p.m. JST. Concurrently, Crunchyroll will be streaming the anime as it airs, ensuring widespread accessibility for fans.
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Meanwhile, Netmarble Nexus is actively engaged in developing a game, with Netmarble taking charge of publishing duties. Excitement for the game soared when the website unveiled its first captivating promotional video.
The ensemble, helmed by a pair of individuals reprising their roles from a 2021 promotional video, consists of:
- Azumi Waki as Saiga 0/Rei Saiga
- Rina Hidaka as Emul
- Yōko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane
- Yūma Uchida as Sunraku/Rakurō Hizutome
- Makoto Koichi as Oicazzo/Kei Uomi
Rakurō Hizutome, a second-year high school student, has one singular passion: uncovering “subpar games” and triumphing over their shortcomings.
With unparalleled gaming prowess, no game is beneath his enjoyment. When he encounters Shangri-La Frontier, the cutting-edge VR game, Rakurō applies his expertise, efficiently bypassing the prologue to plunge headfirst into the exhilarating action. However, will even Rakurō, a seasoned gamer, unveil the concealed enigmas lurking within Shangri-La Frontier’s depths…?
Toshiyuki Kubooka, known for directing anime such as “Harukana Receive” and “Wandering Witch – The Journey of Elaina,” takes the helm as director for this new series at C2C. Assisting him is Hiroki Ikeshita, who serves as the assistant director. Supervising and writing the series scripts is Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, who has worked on popular shows like “Black Clover,” “Dropkick on My Devil!,” “Hetalia The Beautiful World,” “In the Land of Leadale,” and “Record of Ragnarok.” Ayumi Kurashima, known for her work on “DEVILMAN crybaby” and “Megalobox 2: Nomad,” lends her talents as the character designer and chief animation director. Composing the music is monaca.
The other staff members are:
- Color Key Artist: Masato Takagi
- Action Effect Director: Satoshi Sakai
- Compositing Director of Photography: Hikaru Yamamoku
- 2D Works: Azusa Tamura
- Sound Director: Akiko Fujita
- Art: Inspired
- Editing: Gō Sadamatsu
Katarina introduced her novel series on the “Let’s Be Novelists” website in May 2017. Additionally, Kata penned another novel series for Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The story revolves around Saiga 0, a remarkable player in the game “Shangri-La Frontier.”
In July 2020, Fuji debuted the manga adaptation titled Shangri-La Frontier ~ Crappy Game Hunter Challenges God-Tier Game in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The manga’s 13th volume was released in Japan on May 17, with the 14th volume scheduled for shipment on July 14.