Sentai Filmworks Licenses Z/X Code Reunion Anime (Update)
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Sentai Filmworks announced on Thursday that it has licensed the anime based on the Z/X Code reunion manga in the Z/X game franchise. The license covers North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, South America and Central America, Spain and Portugal, as well as Nordic and Scandinavian countries. The company will stream the series this fall and release it on home video in the future.
Sentai Filmworks describes the story:
The signing of a peace treaty has secured a tenuous ceasefire between mankind and the Zex, beings who emerged from space/time rifts connected to mysterious, distant worlds. Partnered with a Zex named Rigel, Azumi Kakamigahara must shoulder the fate of her own idyllic world. The unlikely pair head to newly established Fujimisaki Academy, but what destinies await them once they arrive?
Yoshifumi Sueda (Rail Wars!, High School DxD Hero) is directing the anime at Passione, while Tatsuhiko Urahata (Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers, Tsuredure Children, Saki) is in charge of the series scripts. Seres is designing the characters based on Takuya Fujima's original designs.
Tatsuhiko Urahata is working alongside artist Takuya Fujima (Weiß Survive, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) on the original Z/X Code reunion manga, which launched in Shueisha's V Jump magazine in September 2017. The manga went on an indefinite hiatus in June 2018 due to one of the authors' sudden illness.
The Z/X Zillions of enemy X game already inspired a television anime in 2014. (Z/X is pronounced as Zex.) The game advertises itself as the "first free" trading card game system since a free deck is offered at meets held by card shops and events. PDF files are even posted online so people can print them out themselves. The card game has also inspired a PlayStation 3 game, a PC browser game, and a previous manga series in Shueisha's V Jump magazine. Crunchyroll streamed the first anime as it aired in Japan.
Source: Press release
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