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Crunchyroll Briefly Reports More Cast, January 2022 Debut for Girls' Frontline TV Anime (Updated)

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Report also contained new video, revealed theme song artist

Update: While Crunchyroll originally reported on Saturday more information about the Girls' Frontline television anime as ANN reported below, Crunchyroll has since deleted its article. The video originally available in Crunchyroll's article is also no longer available. The staff for the Girls' Frontline anime have not yet officially confirmed any of the new information reported below. ANN will update this article if the staff officially confirm the information.

Crunchyroll briefly reported on Saturday more information for the television anime of Sunborn Network's Girls' Frontline smartphone game. The new information included a new promotional video, key visual, more cast, and January 2022 premiere. The video revealed and previewed the ending theme song "HORIZON" by TEAM SHACHI. The video stated the anime will stream globally and will also air on TV in Japan.

The newly announced cast included:

The show stars:

The anime was originally scheduled to stream globally this year.

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.

Shigeru Ueda (Gekidol, Peach Boy Riverside) is directing the series. Hideyuki Kurata (Made in Abyss) is in charge of series composition and screenplay. Masaki Yamada (Deadman Wonderland, Tiger & Bunny) is designing the characters. Takashi Watanabe is composing the music. Asahi Productions is animating the series, and Warner Bros. Japan is producing the project. Sunborn Network Technology and Mica Team are credited with the original story.

yukaDD will perform the opening theme song "BAD CANDY."

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: Crunchyroll (Daryl Harding)

This article has a follow-up: Girls' Frontline TV Anime's January 2022 Premiere, More Cast & Staff Confirmed (2021-10-24 08:08)
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