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Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Anime's New Promo Confirms Delay to March 15 With 90-Minute Screenings

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1st 2 episodes also get Tokyo preview screening on January 26

The official website for Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger game began streaming the second promotional video for the game's anime adaptation on Wednesday. The video announces that the anime will open on March 15 at Tokyo's EJ Anime Theater Shinjuku and at least three other theaters in Japan.

Director and writer Tensho reported on Twitter that these screenings will be 90 minutes long.

The video also features Yoshino Nanjō's ending theme song "Sayonara no Wakusei" (Farewell Planet) and the first preview of Tsubasa Yonaga's voice as Haruto Aoi, as well as a tease of Akane Tomonaga as the popular Thanatos. (The original game did not have a voice for Haruto Aoi.)

Cast members Maaya Uchida, Kaori Nazuka, and Mikako Izawa will appear at an advance screening of the first two episodes at the United Cinema Aqua City Odaiba theater in Tokyo on January 26. Tickets for this advance screening will go on sale through the Lawson Ticket service on December 22 at 3:00 p.m. Japan Time.

The project's Kickstarter campaign page also announced that, due to the anime's delay, the rewards for crowdfunding backers have been delayed from December 2018 and February 2019 to the first quarter of 2019. The staff promises that "distribution of the digital version will take place as soon as it's finished, with shipping of the anime physicals and merchandising taking place after that."

The Frontwing & fyufyu booth at Comic Market 95 will sells the anime's MoviTicke cards with an exclusive ticket holder bonus for 1,500 yen (about US$13) from December 29 to December 31.

The franchise's official Twitter account is holding a present campaign to give away a copy of the anime's script signed by Maaya Uchida. Fans in Japan can enter the campaign by following the account and retweeting the campaign's Tweet before December 27 at 3:00 p.m. Japan Time.

The anime's first two episodes were originally slated to debut simultaneously this year, with region-free Blu-ray Discs slated to ship by this December. The English dub would be included on the Blu-ray Disc release — the staff have not said if the inclusion of the dub would lead to a delay in the release. Each episode was originally planned to be 60 minutes long and would adapt one volume of the original visual novel.

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

Tsubasa Yonaga as Haruto Aoi

Mikako Izawa as Shiori Arisaka

  • Toa Yukinari as Ichiru Sengoku
  • Tomoe Oumi as Nogami
  • Haruka Kitagaito as Izumi Yamamoto
  • Sarah Emi Bridcutt as Choco & Vanilla Inagaki
  • Shou Sudou as Chihiro Ukawa

Frontwing's Kickstarter campaign for the anime ended in September with US$109,754. The project surpassed its original goal of US$100,000 earlier that month to fund the anime. The campaign had 720 backers, more than the minimum 700 needed for the English dub stretch goal.

Anime director Tensho founded the new animation studio Bibury Animation Studio to produce the anime as its first work. Tensho is also writing and supervising the scripts. 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 planning and producing the anime. Frontwing is funding the anime on its own instead of using a production committee.

Kosuke Murayama is serving as as assistant director, and Kanako Hayashi is the color key artist. Yoshinori Shiozawa is in charge of art setting with Toshihiko Gotō as art director. Yuuya Kumazawa is the director of photography. Shigeki Nemoto is producing the CGI, and Masato Takahashi is directing the CGI. Mutsumi Takemiya is editing.

Takatoshi Hamano is directing the sound at Magic Capsule. Hitoshi Fujima (Elements Garden) and Fuminori Matsumoto are composing the music, and NBC Universal's Jun Nishimura is producing the music. .MP designed the official website and produced the music videos. Kiyotaka Kobayashi is the associate producer, and Kadokawa Animation and MBS Animation is distributing.

Maon Kurosaki is performing the opening song "Gensō no Rinbu" (Illusive Round Dance), and Nanjō is performing the ending theme song "Sayonara no Wakusei" (Farewell Planet). 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. The CD singles for both songs will go on sale on March 13.

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 launched in Japan and in English on July 27.

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.

Thanks to kenno20081 for the news tip

Source: MoCa News

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