Aniplus Asia to Air Simulcast of Granblue Fantasy TV Anime
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Aniplus Asia announced on Monday that it will air a simulcast of the television anime of the Granblue Fantasy smartphone role-playing game. The simulcast will premiere on April 1 at 24:30 GMT +8 (effectively 12:30 a.m. GMT +8 on April 2), one hour after the Japanese broadcast.
Aniplus Asia describes the story:
A boy named Gran and a talking winged lizard named Vyrn encounter a girl named Lyria, and learn that she had escaped from the Erste Empire, a military government that is trying to rule over this world. In order to escape from the Empire, Gran and Lyria head out into the vast skies, holding the letter Gran's father left behind - which said, "I will be waiting at Estalucia, Island of Stars".
Previously announced cast members include:
- Yuuki Ono as Gran
- Nao Tōyama as Lyria
- Rie Kugimiya as Vyrn
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Katalina
- Hiroaki Hirata as Rackam
- Yukari Tamura as Io
- Rie Tanaka as Rosetta
- Emiri Katō as Sierokarte
- Tomokazu Sugita as Drang
- Kanae Itō as Sturm
- Kazuhiro Yamaji as Eugen
The Zankutinzeru-Hen (Zankutinzeru Arc) anime special already debuted on Tokyo MX and the Abema TV streaming service in Japan, and Aniplus Asia aired a simulcast of the television special. The television series was also originally slated for January.
The anime adapts Cygames' Granblue Fantasy smartphone game. Yuuki Itoh (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures with Ayako Kurata as anime series director. Cygames itself is credited for the scripts, and Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is designing the characters. Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy games I-XI), Tsutomu Narita (Final Fantasy XIV composer and arranger), and Yasunori Nishiki are composing the music. Bump of Chicken performs the anime's theme song "GO," and HARUHI performs the ending theme song "Sora no Parade" (Parade of the Sky).