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The Silver Guardian Anime Reveals Story, Staff, 2017 Airing

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Chinese/Japanese production of Chinese web manga set in virtual game world

The new anime studio Emon announced more details of The Silver Guardian (Gin no Guardian) anime, including the story, staff, and 2017 broadcast plans on Wednesday. Emon describes the story of the original Chinese web comic:

Sui Gin may be poor, but he is one of the best online video game players. This identity however, is unknown to all except for RikuLei, Sui Gin's classmate. She delivers a mysterious mobile device to Sui Gin but before being able to explain herself, RikuLei is kidnapped and Sui Gin unwittingly finds himself wrapped up in series of problematic circumstances. Searching for a way to save her, he accidentally activates the device allowing him to dive into a new Virtual game-world.

Ken Ando (Kare Kano: His and Her Circumstances, Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku o) is directing at Emon with Masahiko Ohkura (Yukikaze, Blue Drop) as chief director. Yūichi Tanaka (A Certain Magical Index, A Certain Scientific Railgun, My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!) is designing the characters, and Yuuji Hosono (Gokujyo. Gokurakuin Joshi Kōryō Monogatari, Prism Ark) is supervising the series scripts and co-writing them with Hidefumi Kimura (Uta∽Kata, Kiddy Grade). Gonzo studio founder Shouji Murahama (Gunbuster, Nadia - The Secret of Blue Water, Blue Submarine No. 6) is producing.

According to Emon, the comic has garnered 418 million views since March 1. The studio will present a trailer and cosplayers of the characters Twinstar and Shostia at its AnimeJapan 2016 booth from March 25 to March 27. Emon will also distribute a special-edition comic of The Silver Guardian, drawn by Kōichirō Takahashi, in a special edition exclusive to the event.

Emon was established in October 2015 as the Japanese branch of Haoliners, an animation brand based in Shanghai and a subsidiary of Shanghai Haoliners Cultures Media Co., Ltd.

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