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Onigiri Fantasy MMORPG Gets TV Anime in April

posted on 2016-01-27 02:35 EST
CyberStep's game inspired by Japanese folklore offered in English in PC/PS4/Xbox One

Japanese game developer CyberStep announced on Wednesday that a television anime of its massively multi-player role-playing game Onigiri has been green-lit. The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX and BS Fuji channels in April.

CyberStep describes the story:

Onigiri thrusts its players into mystical Japan, a land filled with mythical creatures of Japanese legend. Starting as a lone Oni, players fight against the malevolent influence of the Kamikui as their miasma spreads over the land. 8 NPCS, each with their own distinct personality and skills, ally themselves with the player to help build a legend, and quell the evil that has arisen. As you grow stronger together, so do the bonds binding you to each other.

The game first formally launched on PC in Japan in December 2013 (after alpha and beta test periods earlier in the year), and then launched in North America in July 2014. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions followed last year.

[Via Hachima Kikō]

Update: The anime's official Twitter account has since posted that the anime will premiere in April. Thanks, Stark700


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