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Frontwing to Release Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime in English

posted on 2018-07-06 01:21 EDT by Karen Ressler
Also: ISLAND game slated for summer


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Visual novel developer Frontwing announced at its Anime Expo panel on Thursday that it will release the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger anime in English. The anime will be available on streaming platforms, but the platforms have not yet been determined. The company has opened a Kickstarter campaign as a means of taking preorders for a Blu-ray Disc release; if the campaign is successful Blu-ray Discs are slated to ship by this December.

Frontwing is also releasing the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game in English, and it announced at the panel that the fifth part is slated for late July on Steam. The company is also taking preorders for this over a separate Kickstarter campaign that ends on Saturday. The fourth part debuted on Steam on January 25.

Frontwing also announced that its English release of the ISLAND visual novel is slated for this summer, and that the Steam page is now live. The company also announced that it will release the adult visual novels Loca-Love and Lilitales.

Frontwing funded the upcoming television anime adaptation of its Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game on its own. The anime's first two episodes are slated to debut simultaneously this year.

Anime director Tensho (all three Grisaia anime) founded the new animation studio Bibury Animation Studio to produce the anime as its first work. Akio Watanabe, the original character designer for the Grisaia franchise, is serving as the anime's character designer and chief animation director. Ryuichiro Yamakawa is producing the anime. The cast members are reprising their roles from the game.

ISLAND shipped in Japan for PC in April 2016, PlayStation Vita in February 2017, and PlayStation 4 in June. The anime adaptation will premiere on July 1 and stream on Crunchyroll.

Frontwing describes the game:

Urashima, an island far from the mainland. The people who live there lead carefree lives. But five years ago, the island's three great families suffered a series of misfortunes, and succumbed to suspicion. The people of the island cut off all contact with the mainland, and began a slow decline. The key to saving the island lies in three girls who belong to the three families. But they are bound by old traditions, and are conflicted. On that island, a lone man washes ashore. The man claims to be from the future, and he begins a solitary struggle to change the island's fate.

Ryuichiro Yamakawa produced the game. Yōsai Kūchū drew the original images and designed the characters. G.O. wrote the scenario.

Sources: Press releases, Frontwing's Anime Expo panel (Nikki Flores)


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