Shangri La Frontier anime which tells the story of a crappy game hunter who challenges a godly game and reaches for the top finally gets an anime adaptation. The staff announced this on their website Shangri La Frontier on July 7, 2022.
The anime is confirmed to premiere in 2023. Though, the exact date is still shrouded in the mist. Unfortunately, there has been no further information after the announcement until now.
Not only anime, but Shangri-La Frontier also gets a anime mobile game adaptation. So far, we can expect the Shangri La Frontier game to be released as a mobile version. Netmarble Nexus is responsible for developing the game, while Netmarble is in charge of publishing the game.
Shangri-La Frontier Story
The Shangri-La Frontier revolves around Rakuro Hitozume who is a lover of trash games, games that are full of glitches and bugs. It stems from his desire to challenge himself to complete such impossible games. But, he somehow bored after completing the game.
So, he goes to buy a new game in the store. But the owner who knows Rakuro introduces him to a new rising star game called Shangri-La Frontier.
Unknown to him, the game has a lot to offer. The depth of the story and system will leave Rakuro speechless. Unfortunately, blessed with poor luck, he meets a world boss the first time he leaves the city of the beginning.
As a skilled gamer who honed it from playing trash games, he somehow unlocks the unique story where he is marked by Lycaon. Moreover, the mark will make him unable to equip armor and boots. Leave him with a topless naked man with only pants and a mask to cover his face.
This anime will emphasize gamer skills. Buckle up! because his skill will make Kirito looks pale in comparison.
Staff and Cast
The Shangri-La Frontier will premiere in 2023. The staff revealed six casts so far. They are:
- Yuma Uchida (Fushiguro Megumi in Jujustsu no Kaisen) as Sunraku / Rakuro Hizutome
- Azumi Waki (Sakuranomiya Maika in Blend S) as Psyger-0 / Rei Saiga
- Yoko Hikasa (Tachibana Hina in Domestic na Kanojo) as Arthur Pencilgon / Towa Amane
- Makoto Koichi (Yuka in I’m Standing on a Million Lives) as Oicazzo / Kei Uomi
- Rina Hidaka (Hinatsuru Ai in Ryuuou no Ishigoto!) as Emul
- Akio Ohtsuka (Thorkell in Vinland Saga) as Vysache
Toshiyuki Kubooka (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina) is working as a director at Studio C2C. His partner, Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina), is in charge of the series composition. Meanwhile, Ayumi Kurashima (Nomad: Megalo Box 2) will provide character design. Plus the additional staff members:
- Assistant Director: Hironori Ikeshita (Fairy Tail)
- Action Effects Director: Satoshi Sakai (Shingeki no Kyojin: The Final Season)
- Color Designer: Masato Takagi (Cardcaptor Sakura)
- Art: INSPIRED Inc. (Made in Abyss)
- 2D Works: Azusa Tamura (After the Rain)
- Director of Photography: Hikaru Yamamoku (Mobile Suit GUNDAM Iron Blooded Orphans)
- Editor: Go Sadamatsu (TSUKIMICHI –Moonlit Fantasy-)
- Sound Director: Akiko Fujika (JUJUTSU KAISEN)
- Music: MONACA
Shangri-La Frontier Promotional Video
As you can see, C2C does a great job of animating the series. The quality of the anime has already achieved a passing mark.
Not only the visual animation, but the music also hits the spot. The sound effect when Sunraku’s blade clashes with Wanzaemon is also superb.
With that kind of PV, Shangri-La Frontier guarantees to be the top contender for best anime in whichever season this anime is on air.
We can expect the schedule to come out sooner rather than later. Just stay tuned to Animefleek for more anime news!
The anime will premiere in 2023. Yet, the exact date is still TBA.
The anime is based on the web-based novel series written by Katarina which later got a manga adaptation.
No, the mark can be purified with certain items.