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Granblue Fantasy Anime Season 2 to Premiere in October

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"Once again now, to the vast blue skies…" after 2017 season based on game app

The official website for the Granblue Fantasy the Animation television anime series confirmed on Saturday that the previously announced new television anime is Season 2, which will premiere this October. The website also presented a newly created teaser visual:

The tagline accompanying the visual reads, "Once again now, to the vast blue skies…" The season will depict the new journey of the boy Gran — who came of age through adventure while heading for Estalucia, Island of Stars — and the girl Lyria who fell from the skies.

The staff introduces the new season's story:

The boy, who looked up to the skies and aimed for the Island of Stars, has linked his fate and life with the mysterious blue-haired girl who fell from the skies. What the boy and girl encountered on their journey were companions they could count on and then an airship heading to their destination.

The two deepened their bonds and came of age while evading the pursuing empire and encountering the Primal Beasts. However, their path to the Island of Stars is but half complete. The boy and girl advance to their next journey with their companions.

The first anime season of Cygames' Granblue Fantasy smartphone game premiered in Japan on April 1, 2017 and ran for 13 episodes. The show's seventh and final Blu-ray Disc and DVD volume included an unaired episode titled "EXTRA 2" when it shipped on October 25, 2017.

Aniplex of America streamed the first season on the services Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Anime Strike. Aniplex has since released the first anime season in two Blu-ray Disc sets last year.

Aniplex of America describes the story of the first season:

This is a world of the skies, where many islands drift in the sky. A boy named Gran and a talking winged lizard named Vyrn lived in Zinkenstill, an island which yields mysteries. One day, they come across a girl named Lyria. Lyria had escaped from the Erste Empire, a military government that is trying to rule over this world using powerful military prowess. In order to escape from the Empire, Gran and Lyria head out into the vast skies, holding the letter Gran's father left behind - which said, "I will be waiting at Estalucia, Island of Stars".

The Zankutinzeru-Hen (Zinkenstill Arc) anime special debuted on Tokyo MX and the Abema TV streaming service in Japan on January 21, 2017, before the main television series. Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Anime Strike are also streaming that special.

Sources: Granblue Fantasy the Animation's website, Comic Natalie, Moca News

Update: Zinkenstill Arc's spelling corrected. Thanks, sirdano1.


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