Arknights Anime Directors and Visual Revealed

©Hypergryph / Studio Montagne

The upcoming Arknights: Prelude to Dawn anime will be directed by Yuuki Watanabe with Masaki Nishikawa as assistant director. The two of them have previously served as unit directors and storyboarders on several promotional videos for the Arknights game.

The news comes from the Arknights two-year anniversary livestream, which also unveiled a visual for the anime and revealed the casting of Takashi Matsuyama as the character Ace.

©Hypergryph / Studio Montagne

Arknights is a free-to-play tower defense gacha game developed by Hypergryph. The game was released in China in 2019 and received its worldwide release in 2020.

Google Play describes the game as:

Take on the role of a key member of Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical company that fights both a deadly infection and the unrest it leaves in its wake. Together with your leader Amiya, you’ll recruit Operators, train them, then assign them to various operations to protect the innocent and resist those who would thrust the world into turmoil.

Prelude to Dawn was announced in October and is described as being Season 1 of the Arknights anime. Yostar Pictures, which has previously produced many animated promotional videos for Arknights, is the animation production company. The anime is “coming soon.”

Sources: Arknights Official Channel, Anime News Network

After several years of writing for local video game sites, Melvyn currently dedicates his focus to writing news content and the occasional review for Anime Trending. When he's not gaming, painting miniatures, or watching anime, he can be found self-learning Japanese.
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