Shangri-La Frontier Anime's Video Unveils More Cast for New Arc
The official website for the television anime of Katarina's Shangri-La Frontier web novel unveiled on Sunday the anime's fourth key visual, new cast, and the promotional video for its new arc titled, "Shigan Yori Ai wo Komete Hanataba wo" (A Bouquet of Flowers with Love from this World).
The additional cast for the new arc are:
Asami Seto as Setsuna Amatsuki (Tōki Hi no Setsuna), a unique NPC who knows the secrets of Wezaemon the Tombguard
Sho Hayami as Wezaemon the Tombguard, one of the unique monsters of the Seven Strongest Species
The anime's previously announced cast are:
- Yūma Uchida as Sunraku/Rakurō Hizutome
- Azumi Waki as Psyger-0/Rei Saiga
- Yōko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane
- Makoto Koichi as Oikatzo/Kei Uomi
- Rina Hidaka as Emul
- Yumiri Hanamori as Psyger-100
- Sayaka Senbongi as Animalia
- Seiichirō Yamashita as Orcelott
- Akio Ohtsuka as Viceash
The anime premiered on October 1 on 28 MBS/TBS networks. The anime will air for two consecutive cours (quarter of a year). Crunchyroll streams the anime as it airs.
Kodansha USA Publishing publishes Ryōsuke Fuji's manga adaptation of Katarina's Shangri-La Frontier web novel, and it describes the story:
Second year high school student Rakurō Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding "shitty games" and beating the crap out of them. His gaming 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 straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakurō discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides...?
Toshiyuki Kubooka (Harukana Receive, Wandering Witch - The Journey of Elaina) is directing the anime at C2C with assistant director Hiroki Ikeshita, and Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Black Clover, Dropkick on My Devil!, Hetalia The Beautiful World, In the Land of Leadale, Record of Ragnarok) is supervising and writing the series scripts. Ayumi Kurashima (DEVILMAN crybaby, Megalobox 2: Nomad) is serving as character designer and chief animation director. monaca is composing the music.
FZMZ is performing the opening theme song "Broken Games," and CHiCO is performing the ending theme song "Ace."
Katarina debuted the novel series on the Shōsetsu-ka ni Narō ("Let's Be Novelists") website in May 2017. Kata also wrote an additional novel series in Weekly Shōnen Magazine. The series follows the heroine Psyger-0, who is the top player of "Shangri-La Frontier."
Fuji launched the Shangri-La Frontier ~Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Idoman to su~ (Shangri-La Frontier ~ Crappy Game Hunter Challenges God-Tier Game) manga in Weekly Shōnen Magazine in July 2020. The manga's 15th compiled book volume shipped in Japan on October 17.
Netmarble Nexus is also developing a game, and Netmarble is publishing it.
Sources: Shangri-La Frontier anime's website, Comic Natalie