Japanese web novel series 'Shangri-La Frontier' announces TV anime for 2023 release
The TV anime will be produced by C2C. Yuma Uchida will be the voice of protagonist Sunraku/Rakuro Hizutome.
By: Nicole S. Castro on July 7, 2022 at 19:10 PHT
The first wave of promotional materials have been released for an upcoming TV anime adaptation of Katarina's web novel series Shangri-La Frontier, slated to air in 2023. The anime will be produced by C2C.
A game adaptation will be developed and published by Netmarble Nexus. Additional details to follow in future announcements.
Below is the teaser visual for the announcement.
The story of Shangri-La Frontier takes place in a near future wherein full-dive virtual reality (VR) games have become the norm. As a result, there also exist many so-called "trash games" which are glitchy and have not kept up with VR technology.
Trash game hunter Rakuro Hizutome (CV: Yuma Uchida) is burnt out from playing trash games. This motivates him to try the full-dive VR game "Shangri-La Frontier" as the player character Sunraku, where all the skills he has attained as an expert trash game hunter will come in handy as he progresses in the game.
Sunraku/Rakuro Hizutome (CV: Yuma Uchida)
Saiga 0/Rei Saiga (CV: Azumi Waki)
Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane (CV: Yoko Hikasa)
Oicazzo/Kei Uomi (CV: Makoto Koichi)
Emul (CV: Rina Hidaka)
Viceash (CV: Akio Otsuka)
Original work: Katarina and Ryosuke Fuji's "Shangri-La Frontier" (serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine)
Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka
Series composition, Script: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Assistant director: Hiroki Ikeshita
Character design, Chief animation supervisor: Ayumi Kurashima
Action/Effects director: Satoshi Sakai
Color design: Masato Takagi
2D work: Azusa Tamura
Cinematographer: Hikaru Yamamori
Editor: Go Sadamatsu
Sound director: Akiko Fujita
Animation production: C2C
About Shangri-La Frontier
Shangri-La Frontier is a Japanese web novel series written by Katarina. It began serialization on the novel publishing website Shōsetsuka ni Narō in May 2017. No printed version of the novel series has been published yet.
A manga adaptation, illustrated by Ryosuke Fuji, has been serialized in Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine since July 2020.
Source: Shangri-La Frontier official Twitter, official website, Comic Natalie
NICOLE S. CASTRO
Nicole is based in the Philippines and works as a freelance Japanese Translator/Interpreter and copywriter (English). She is a JLPT N2 passer who watches anime to "study" for N1. She has a long career history on LinkedIn (with primary focus on media and translation), but her anime watchlist is much, much longer.