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Million Arthur Web Anime's Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Year-long anime based on 4-panel manga premieres on YouTube, Niconico this fall

Square Enix began streaming a promotional video on Friday for the web anime adaptation of the Jaku-San-Sei Million Arthur manga. Ai Mai Mi manga creator Choboraunyopomi draws Jaku-San-Sei Million Arthur, which is the official four-panel comedy manga of Square Enix's Million Arthur smartphone role-playing games.

In the anime, Jouji Nakata will play Lion, and Rikiya Koyama will play Uma (horse). According to Square Enix producer Hiroaki Iwano, the anime will run for four cours (quarters of a year). The anime is premiering this fall, and Square Enix will stream it on YouTube and on Niconico.

Square Enix launched the original Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur game on iOS and Android devices in 2012. The card battle role-playing game centers on the true King Arthur who pulls a sword from a stone — except there are a million people who claim the title, each with an Excalibur sword.

A PlayStation Vita and a Nintendo 3DS port debuted last year. A live-action television adaptation of the game then aired in Japan last year. Kai-Ri-Sei Million Arthur, an expanded four-player "character command RPG" followup, debuted in Japan in November 2014.

South Korean publisher Gamevil partnered with Square Enix to bring the game franchise to North America, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. However, Gamevil announced earlier this month that it is ending service of the game in North America and Europe in December.

Choboraunyopomi has been serializing the Jaku-San-Sei Million Arthur manga within the Million Arthur games themselves and on the Nico Nico Seiga site since 2012. Three of her other manga have also inspired anime: Ai Mai Mi, Choboraunyopomi Gekijō Dainimaku Ai Mai Mi: Mōsō Catastrophe, and Magical Somera-chan (Fushigi na Somera-chan).

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