The animated adaptation of Arknights is getting a continuation and a change in title. Studio Yostar Pictures announced Arknights: Perish in Frost in a video stinger aired during the eighth and final episode of Arknights: Prelude to Dawn. It is unknown if Perish in Frost is formally considered the second season of the Arknights anime.
Arknights: Perish in Frost will continue the anime adaptation of the “Main Theme” story campaign of the Arknights game. The first set of episodes, Prelude to Dawn, adapted the prologue and first three story chapters of the Main Theme.
As in the game, the series is set in the urban fantasy world of Terra. Menaced by disasters, the many races of Terra are also dealing with a plague called “Oripathy” brought on by exposure to Terrans’ main fuel source, Originium. The “Infected” who contract Oripathy are treated as pariahs, abused and persecuted. Rhodes Island, led by Amiya, is a hybrid pharmaceutical research company and paramilitary unit that defends Infected rights while seeking a cure for Oripathy. In Prelude to Dawn, Amiya rescues the player character, codenamed “The Doctor” from the city of Chernobog, which is collapsing under the weight of an uprising by the Infected, led by the revolutionary group Reunion.
Arknights: Perish in Frost continues the story of the Chernobog Crisis, as Rhodes Island makes new allies against Reunion, while discovering that allies in common cause can have dark sides as well. The title suggests that Yostar Pictures may adapt at least the next three in-game story chapters. Those chapters cover Rhodes Islands’ conflict with Yeti Squadron, a band of Reunion fighters led by the elite FrostNova, whose infection-enhanced abilities give her control over ice and cold.
The voice cast from Prelude to Dawn will continue in their roles for Perish in Frost. Tomoyo Kurosawa will voice Amiya, while Yuki Kaida will voice The Doctor. Kurosawa also voiced Ringo in Soul Hackers 2 and Sothis in Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Kaida voiced Kurapika in Hunter x Hunter and Riki in Xenoblade Chronicles.
Arknights: Perish in Frost anime is in production, but does not have a release date. The Arknights game is available on iOS and Android devices.