Shangri-La Frontier Unveils Special Visual for Anime’s Latest Chapter

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A new visual has been unveiled for the ongoing Shangri-La Frontier TV anime series, teasing the anime’s next storyline chapter “Journeying Wolf, Be Ambitious.” The visual was drawn from the manga adaptation’s illustrator Ryousuke Fuji

The 25-episode anime series first premiered in Japan on October 1, 2023, with Crunchyroll, Bilibili, and Muse Asia streaming the show in select countries and territories. 

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

Other staff members 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, and Hikaru Yamamoku (ONE PIECE Vol.100/Ep.1000 Celebration Movies “WE ARE ONE.” assistant photography director) as compositing director. 

The main voice cast of Shangri-La Frontier is headlined by: 

  • • Yuuma Uchida as Sunraku/Rakuro Hizutome
  • • Azumi Waki as Psyger-0/Rei Saiga
  • • Youko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane
  • • Makoto Koichi as OiKatzo/Kei Uomi
  • • Rina Hidaka as Emul
  • • Akio Ootsuka as Weiss Ash

The anime is based on the manga series written by Katarina and illustrated by Fuji, which was first launched in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine under the KC Deluxe label on July 15, 2020. Sixteen tankoubon volumes have been released as of December 2023. The manga is based on Katarina’s original 2017 web novel from Shousetsuka ni Narou. 

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Crunchyroll describes the story of Shangri-La Frontier as:

“When was the last time I played a game that wasn’t crap?” This is a world in the near future where games that use display screens are classified as retro. Anything that can’t keep up with state-of-the-art VR technology is called a “crap game,” and you see a large number of crap games coming out.

Those who devote their lives to clearing these games are called “crap-game hunters,” and Rakuro Hizutome is one of them. The game he’s chosen to tackle next is Shangri-La Frontier, a “god-tier game” that has a total of thirty million players. Online friends… An expansive world… Encounters with rivals… These are changing Rakuro and all the other players’ fates! The best game adventure tale by the strongest “crap game” player begins now!

Source: Shangri-La Frontier Official Anime Twitter

William Moo is a freelance writer who has previously written for OTAQUEST and MANGA.TOKYO. He enjoys watching lots of anime every season and reading from time to time. You can follow him on Twitter @thewriterSITB.
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