Granblue Fantasy Smartphone Game Gets Anime, Manga Adaptations
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Video game developer Cygames announced during the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday that its Granblue Fantasy smartphone game will receive an anime adaptation. The announcement did not reveal the anime's format. Cygames, Aniplex, and A-1 Pictures will produce the anime.
Cygames will announce more details on Sunday on a special stage at Tokyo Game Show. Miyuki Sawashiro, Hiroaki Hirata, and Emiri Katō—who all voiced characters in the game—will be present as guests on the stage. Aniplex and A-1 Pictures representatives will also be present.
The announcement also revealed that the game will also get a manga adaptation in November. The announcement did not specify the format of the manga (serialized, compiled volumes, webcomic). anime news website anime! anime! posted several preview pages of the manga.
Cygames also revealed that the game will receive an English version.
Cygames released Granblue Fantasy for iOS and Android devices in December 2013. The game features music from Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu and art by Final Fantasy VI and Final Fantasy IX art designer Hideo Minaba. The game previously released an anime promotional video animated by Lay-duce.
Cygames developed The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, which is currently inspiring a TV anime adaptation, as well as Rage of Bahamut, which inspired a TV anime adaptation, and will receive a second season as well as the Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends anime in 2016.
Source: Anime! Anime!