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Grisaia Phantom Trigger Anime's English Promo Video Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
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Frontwing began streaming an English promotional video on Friday for its anime adaptation of Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game. The video is an English version of the video Frontwing streamed last month. The video previews the opening theme song performed by Maon Kurosaki.

Frontwing also opened an English website for the series. Frontwing will release the anime in English. The anime will be available on streaming platforms, but Frontwing has not yet determined the platform(s). The company has opened a Kickstarter campaign as a means of taking pre-orders for a Blu-ray Disc release; if the campaign is successful, Blu-ray Discs are slated to ship by this December.

The anime's cast includes:

  • Maaya Uchida as Rena
  • Ayane Sakura as Tohka
  • Kaori Nazuka as Chris
  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Murasaki
  • Yoshino Nanjō as Maki
  • Mikako Izawa as Shiori Arisaka

The cast members are reprising their roles from the game.

The anime's first two episodes are slated to debut simultaneously this year.

Anime director Tensho 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. Frontwing is funding the anime on its own instead of using a production committee.

Nanjō is performing the ending theme song. Grisaia series scriptwriter Yoshikazu Kuwashima wrote the lyrics for both theme songs, and Grisaia series theme song composer Hitoshi Fujima (Elements Garden) returned to compose the songs.

Tensho's previous directorial credits include Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic and its sequel, all three Grisaia anime (The Fruit of Grisaia, The Labyrinth of Grisaia, The Eden of Grisaia), and both seasons of Rewrite. He has also done animation and character design under the name Motoki Tanaka.

Frontwing released the first two volumes of the game both in Japanese and with English text for PC in April 2017. "Volume 5" of the game will launch in Japan on July 27, and it is slated to launch in English this summer.

Video game and visual novel translation company Sekai Project launched Frontwing's The Fruit of Grisaia on Steam in 2015 after meeting its Kickstarter goal for a Western release of the game trilogy. Frontwing and Sekai Project have also released other two games, The Labyrinth of Grisaia and The Eden of Grisaia, on Steam. Frontwing released the The Fruit of Grisaia bonus episode "The Leisure of Grisaia" on Steam in May 2016.

All three of the main games inspired anime and manga adaptations.

Source: Grisaia: Phantom Trigger anime's English website

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