Phantom of the Kill Game App's Prequel Anime Short Previewed in Trailer
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"Phantom of the Kill -Zero Kara no Hangyaku-" (Phantom of the Kill: Treason From Zero), the prequel concept anime film short based on the popular smartphone game Phantom of the Kill, debuted a trailer this past weekend.
Fuji & Gumi Games' strategy drama RPG follows mysterious girls who carry the names of legendary weapons (such as "Masamune") as they search for their lost memories. The game allows players to collect characters and weapons, and enter dungeons to engage in turn-based tactical battles. Ghost in the Shell director Mamoru Oshii supervised the opening animation for the game.
Naoyoshi Shiotani (Psycho-Pass, Blood-C: The Last Dark) directed the 15-minute concept film at Production I.G. The Roppongi Hills Arena in Tokyo will host a premiere screening and red carpet event with the idol group Dempagumi Inc., the short's voice cast, Shiotani, producer Jun Imaizumi, and special guests on April 7.
The concept anime film short is part of a larger "Project Zero" prequel campaign. The "Project Zero" website teases an upcoming VR experience. Other recent tie-in works include a December 26 light novel by Takaaki Kaima with with illustrations by Mai.E, a character figure slated for this summer, a soundtrack that shipped on December 24, a background music compilation with gatcha ticket that shipped October 23, and an artbook.
The game launched in Japan in October 2014, and it launched in the West this past winter.