Shangri-La Frontier Anime Release Date, Trailer, Visual Revealed

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The Shangri-La Frontier anime has received a 30-second first trailer and a key visual, with the latter featuring the main characters’ in-game avatars and the bunny-like NPC Emul. It was also revealed that the show will begin airing in Japan this October.

The anime was announced last July with a lengthy pre-animated project trailer. Crunchyroll announced the same month that it will simulcast the show. A Netmarble Nexus-developed game is also in the works.

Shangri-La Frontier is based on the Kodansha-published Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Nidoman tosu ~ manga written by Katarina and drawn by Ryousuke Fuji. The plot is set slightly in the future, where games that use displays are considered to be retro. Rakuro Hizutome, the “Crappy Game Hunter,” dedicates himself to VR games of questionable quality, but one day tries the highly popular “godly game” called Shangri-La Frontier

Toshiyuki Kubooka (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) is directing the anime with Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) as series composer and scriptwriter, and Ayumi Kurashima (Nomad: Megalo Box 2 character designer) as character designer and chief animation director. C2C is the animation production company.

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Other staff include:

Hiroki Ikeshita (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina storyboarder and episode director) as assistant director

• Satoshi Sakai (The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light action animation director) as action and effects animator

Masato Takagi (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) as color designer

• Inspired as the background art studio

• Hikaru Yamamoku (ONE PIECE Vol.100/Ep.1000 Celebration Movies “WE ARE ONE.” assistant photography director) as compositing director

MONACA (Assassins Pride) as music composer

Meanwhile, the cast includes Yuuma Uchida as Senraku/Rakuro Hizutome, Azumi Waki as Saiga-0/Rei Saiga, Youko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane, Makoto Koichi as Oicazzo/Rei Omi, Rina Hidaka as Emul, and Akio Ootsuka as Weiss Ash.

The Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Nidoman tosu ~ manga began in 2020 and has 11 tankoubon volumes as of December 2022. The series is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine and published under the KC Deluxe label. The manga is itself an adaptation, with the story originating as a web novel by Katarina that began serialization on Shousetsuka ni Narou in 2017.


Source: @ShanFro_Comic

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