After making the leap from web novel to manga, Shangri-La Frontier officially jumps into two new mediums with a joint TV anime and game project. A visual teaser, project trailer, cast/staff details, and release date were revealed for the anime, while it was announced that the game would be in development at Netmarble Nexus.
Anime Teaser Visual
At the heart of this brand new adventure for the series are the following six cast members, who take on a diverse ensemble of characters:
Yuma Uchida (Musashi in .) ORIENTATE) as Sunraku / Rakuro Hizutome
Azumi Waki (Rem in How NOT to summon a Demon Lord?) as Psyger-0 / Rei Saiga
Yoko Hikasa (Emilia in .) The devil is a part-timer!) as Arthur Pencilgon / Towa Amane
Makoto Koichi (Yukaino) I’m on a million lives) as Oicazzo / Kei Uomi
Rina Hidaka (Philo in .) The Rise of the Shield Hero) as emulsion
Akio Ohtsuka (All for One in .) My Hero Academia) as Vysache
Based on Katarina’s web novel series, Shangri-La Frontier will be directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) in studio C2C, next to Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (That time I was reincarnated as slime) as series composer, Ayumi Kurashima (Devilman crybaby) as character designer and lead animation director, plus these additional collaborators:
Kodansha USA, which publishes the official English version of the manga adaptation, describes the series as:
Sophomore high school student Rakuro Hizutome is only interested in one thing: finding “heat games” and getting them out of the way. His playing skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he’s introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best: min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump right into the action. But can even an experienced gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides…?
The anime will air sometime in 2023.
Source: Comical Natalie
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