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Monster Strike Game App Gets Anime Film in December

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Shinpei Ezaki directing, Yoichi Kato returns from net anime, Taku Kishimoto pens script

Social networking service mixi announced on Monday that an anime film adaptation of its Monster Strike game has been green-lit. Monster Strike The Movie will open in Japan on December 10. Warner Bros. Japan is streaming a teaser for the film, revealing the character Lucifer.

Shinpei Ezaki (Gunslinger Stratos: The Animation, Guilty Crown: Lost Christmas) is directing the film at XFlag, while Yoichi Kato (Yo-kai Watch, Aikatsu!) is returning from the series to supervise the film's script. Taku Kishimoto (ERASED, Joker Game, 91 Days) is penning the script. Nao Hirasawa (Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches) is credited as producer. Tatsurō Iwamoto is credited for original character design, and Masayuki Kondō is credited for monster design. Shizue Kaneko is credited for animation design.

The staff revealed a key visual of a character from the film.

The anime is based on mixi's mobile game, which mixi describes as:

Slingshot monsters and watch as they bounce around like pinballs, destroying enemies in their wake. Play with up to three other friends in this co-op action RPG. Become a master and collect over 1,000 unique and powerful monsters — staking your claim as the best Striker around!

The game's staff reports over 35 million players worldwide.

The game already received a net anime adaptation last October. The first two seven-minute episodes began streaming on YouTube in Japan last October 10, and they streamed with English subtitles starting on the same day. XFlag Studio then launched a different YouTube channel for the English subtitled version on October 13.

Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web

Update: Added teaser video, more staff.

Update 2: Newer teaser video added.

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