Hakyu Hoshin Engi Anime Inspires Smartphone Game
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of the Hakyū Hōshin Engi television anime series revealed on May 25 that the anime is inspiring a smartphone game titled Hakyū Hōshin Engi: Senkai Chronicle. GMO opened a website for the game, which is streaming a commercial.
The site is also accepting pre-registrations for the game. The game will have 2D illustrations for the adventure segments, with 3D models for battles.
Ryu Fujisaki's 23-volume manga ran in Weekly Shonen Jump from 1996-2000. The manga is roughly based on the ancient Chinese novel Fengshen Yanyi. The fantasy manga and the first anime adaptation take place thousands of years ago. An evil sorceress has bewitched the emperor of a powerful dynasty and he has become a mindless puppet. The country is in shambles and evil spirits lurk everywhere. The Confederation of the Immortal Masters plan a bold mission: they send a young master wizard to hunt down the villains and evil warlocks in the devastated lands.
Viz Media released the original manga in English between 2007-2011.
The manga inspired a 26-episode television anime series in 1999. ADV Films released the anime on DVD in 2001-2004 under the title Soul Hunter. Discotek Media later released the anime under the same name on DVD in June 2016. The manga is also inspiring the currently airing television anime series titled Hakyū Hōshin Engi, which premiered on January 12. Crunchyroll is streaming the anime with English subtitles, and Funimation is streaming it with an English dub.