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Z/X Code reunion Anime Reveals Staff, Fall 2019 Debut Plans

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rail Wars!' Yoshifumi Sueda directs at Passione, manga's Tatsuhiko Urahata supervises scripts

A live-streamed presentation for the Z/X game franchise announced the main staff, studio, and release date for the planned anime based on the Z/X Code reunion manga on Tuesday.

Yoshifumi Sueda (Rail Wars!, High School DxD Hero) is directing the anime at Passione, while Tatsuhiko Urahata (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Tsuredure Children, Saki) is in charge of the series scripts. The staff is planning the anime for broadcast in fall 2019.

Urahata is also working alongside artist Takuya Fujima (Weiß Survive, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) on the original Z/X Code reunion manga, which launched in Shueisha's V Jump magazine last September.

The story of the original game is set in the not-so-distant future. Five "Black Points" suddenly appeared around the world as portals to parallel worlds. Immediately after, strange creatures began their invasion from these portals. These creatures are the inhabitants of five worlds — the same worlds in different timeframes. In order to ensure their own future timeframe survives, each of the five invasion forces battle to wipe the other future timeframes out. The key is one card-shaped device.

The Z/X Zillions of enemy X game already inspired a television anime in 2014. (Z/X is pronounced as Zex.) The game advertises itself as the "first free" trading card game system since a free deck is offered at meets held by card shops and events. PDF files are even posted online so people can print them out themselves. The card game has also inspired a PlayStation 3 game, a PC browser game, and a previous manga series in Shueisha's V Jump magazine. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime as it aired in Japan.

[Via Otakomu]

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