'Girls' Frontline' game TV anime adaptation reveals PV, visual and cast, begins broadcasting in 2021
Written by: Jei Beltrano | Published on: March 25, 2021 at 7:27 PM PHT (GMT+8)
The TV anime adaptation of MICA Team's mobile strategy role-playing game "Girl's Frontline" has been announced on Thursday to begin broadcasting worldwide this year. Its first key visual was revealed along with its first promotional video featuring the anime's staff and debut. Its official Twitter for the anime also opened today.
The series is animated by Asahi Production and is produced by Warner Bros. Japan. The series will air sometime in 2021.
The cast includes:
Haruka Tomatsu as M4A1
Nozomi Yamane as M16A1
Emiri Kato as ST AR-15
Yukari Tamura as M4 SOPMOD II
The series is based on the mobile strategy role-playing game developed by China-based studio MICA Team. The game was released on May 2016 and in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Korea the year after. Its global version became available worldwide in English in May 2018 and its Japanese version titled Dolls Frontline in August of the same year. The game is a prequel of another game developed by MICA Team, Codename: Bakery Girl, released in 2004.
The gameplay involves the acquisition of T-Dolls through gacha game mechanics, which can then be assembled into squads known as echelons, and sent into battle to complete combat missions, simulations, or logistics support tasks. The T-Dolls are female moe androids each specializing in and inspired by one real-world small arm, which are categorized into combat classes such as handguns, submachine guns, assault rifles, sniper rifles, machine guns and shotguns.
The game inspired two TV anime series including a 12-short episode series titled Girls' Frontline: Healing Chapter aired from July 28 to December 30, 2019, and Girls' Frontline: Madness Chapter aired October 7 to December 16, 2020.
It also inspired a manga series titled Girls' Frontline: The Song of Dolls with illustrations by Miharu and is serialized in Japan on Ichijinsha's Monthly Comic Rex.