Arknights: Prelude to Dawn Reveals 2nd Main Trailer, More Cast

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The Arknights [Prelude to Dawn] anime has received a second main trailer, which previews the voices of multiple characters and multiple action scenes.

Additionally, more cast members were revealed including Sayaka Sembongi as Crownslayer, Kohei Amasaki as Mephisto, Shun Horie as Faust, Maaya Sakamoto as Talulah, Ayana Taketatsu as W, Satsumi Matsuda as Misha, and Risae Matsuda as Skullshatterer. 

Arknights [Prelude to Dawn] will premiere on October 28. Crunchyroll is streaming the show, which is based on Hypergryph‘s free-to-play tower defense gacha game for iOS and Android.

The anime is directed by Yuuki Watanabe with Masaki Nishikawa as assistant director. They previously served as unit directors and storyboarders on several promotional videos for the Arknights game. Yostar Pictures, which has previously produced many animated promotional videos for Arknights, is the animation production company. 

Other staff include Aya Takafuji (Blue Archive anime PV full version) as animation character designer, BIC STUDIO’s Minoru Onishi (Arknights “Shoushinshu” and “Yamichirasu Hanabi” anime trailers, Sakugan) as art director, Keiko Gotou (Samurai 7, various Arknights animated trailers) as color designer, Kouhei Tanada (Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop co-photography director) as photography director, and Yuuki Hayashi (My Hero Academia) as music composer.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Yuki Kaida as Doctor, Tomoyo Kurosawa as Amiya, Atsumi Tanezaki as Dobermann, Takashi Matsuyama as Ace, Ayane Sakura as Nearl, Shizuka Ishigami as Ch’en, and more.

The Arknights game was released in China in 2019 and received its worldwide release in 2020. Google Play describes it 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.


Source: Arknights – Official Yostar YouTube channel

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