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Akiba's Trip Game Gets TV Anime in January by Gonzo

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Seiyu's Life!'s Hiroshi Ikehata directs series as Gonzo's 1st 25th anniversary project

A DMM Games stage presentation at the Tokyo Game Show event on Thursday revealed that Acquire's Akiba's Trip game franchise is inspiring a television anime adaptation by studio Gonzo that will premiere in January 2017. The anime will be titled Akiba's Trip: The Animation, and it will air on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and AT-X.

The anime is serving as the first project to commemorate Gonzo's 25th anniversary.

The official website for the anime also reveals its main staff. Hiroshi Ikehata (Seiyu's Life!, Robot Girls Z) is directing the series, Kazuho Hyodo (ReLIFE, Robot Girls Z) is handling the series composition, and Hajime Mitsuda (key animator for Steins;Gate, Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt) is designing the characters.

The Akiba's Trip games take place in a reproduction of Tokyo's Akihabara district, where the player must fight vampires by tearing off their clothes and exposing them to the sunlight.

Game developer Acquire released the original Akiba's Trip game for the PlayStation Portable in 2011, and an updated version, Akiba's Trip Plus, for PSP in 2012. Acquire released the Akiba's Trip 2 sequel game for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in 2013.

XSEED Games released Akiba's Trip 2 in North America as Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed on PS3 and PS Vita, and later on PlayStation 4 and PC. NIS America released the game in Europe.

Additionally, the Akiba's Trip Festa! PC browser and Android game is also slated to arrive at the end of November.

The Akiba's Beat successor game is the first action RPG in the franchise, and it will ship for the PS4 and PS Vita in Japan this winter after a delay. XSEED Games will release the game this winter in English on the same systems.

Sources: Anime NOW! (Toshi Nakamura), Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi) Takuma Endō (Acquire's president) via Hachima Kikō

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