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Girls' Frontline Game Gets 2021 Animation by Warner Bros. Japan

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Chinese smartphone game takes place in dark near-future with combat androids

Sunborn Network announced on Friday that it and Warner Bros. Japan are producing an animated adaptation of Sunborn Network's Girls' Frontline smartphone game. The show is set to premiere this year.

To celebrate the anime's announcement, Duoyuanjun, one of the artists in the original game, drew new illustrations for the characters in the game's Antirain (AR) Team (in order below): M4A1, M16A1, ST AR-15, and M4 SOPMOD II.

The game's story is set in an alternate timeline near-future Earth in the 2060s. The aftermath of a military accident that resulted in widespread disease, as well as the recent conclusion of careless nuclear war, has massively depopulated the planet, rendered much of the surface uninhabitable, and reduced once-great nations to shadows of their former selves. Androids used for labor and combat have become an important facet of life, and easily replicable and disposable androids known as Tactical Dolls (T-Dolls) are used by private military companies in the frontlines of numerous brushfire wars. In the game, the player takes the role of a fresh commander in a PMC, commanding T-Dolls to fight against a new AI threat.

Mica Team, a Chinese dōjin game circle, founded Sunborn Network, and launched Girls' Frontline in mainland China in May 2016. An English version launched in May 2018, and a Japanese version launched in August 2018 under the title Dolls' Frontline. Sunborn Network is currently developing a Girls' Frontline 2: Exilium sequel, as well as Reverse Collapse: Code Name Bakery, a remake of Mica Team's earlier Codename: Bakery Girl game, set in the same universe as Girls' Frontline.

Source: Mica Team's bilibili live stream

This article has a follow-up: Girls' Frontline Show Confirmed as TV Anime by Asahi Production (2021-01-22 08:01)
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