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Square Enix Posts Dia Horizon (Kabu) Short Anime's Ad

posted on 2017-10-04 01:35 EDT
Anime tied to fantasy game premiered on Monday

Square Enix began streaming a commercial for Dia Horizon (Kabu), the television anime of its Dia Horizon multimedia project on Monday. The anime premiered on Tokyo MX on the same day.

The Dia Horizon (Kabu) anime is a short anime with five-minute episodes, and it uses Flash and CG animation. The story combines the game's world with modern salaryman life.

The cast members, reprising their roles from the game, include:

  • Seiichirō Yamashita as Rian
  • Aimi Tanaka as Sophia
  • Hibiku Yamamura as Ingrid
  • Yū Serizawa as Lete
  • Keiji Fujiwara as Ulf
  • Takahiro Sakurai as Victor

Haruki Kasugamori (Ketsu-Inu, keroro, Lunatan: 1-Mannen no Himitsu) is directing the anime at Fanworks. Yūki Takabayashi (Love Rice) is supervising and writing the scripts.

The project also has a series of web anime shorts that run in the project's official website. It launched on August 9.

The project's smartphone game launched for iOS and Android devices on August 24.

A four-panel web manga is available on the website. 11 installments are currently available, and the website lists at least one more installment as "coming soon." A separate original manga also launched in Square Enix's Manga UP! app on August 6.

Ghost Mikawa is writing the alternate world fantasy novel Dia Horizon ~Akatsuki no Keiyakusha~ (Dia Horizon: Dawn's Contractee) that is serializing on Kadokawa's Kakuyomu website. The novel's prologue chapter debuted on July 28.


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