Shangri-La Frontier
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Shangri-La Frontier Anime Release Date Revealed

The Shangri-La Frontier anime adaptation will premiere in Japan on October 1, 2023. The Japanese official website for the show announced the release date. A second key visual image was also shared, alongside the opening and ending theme song artists and some additional cast members. Crunchyroll also confirmed a simulcast of it worldwide.

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The new cast members revealed include Yumiri Hanamori as Psyger-100, Sayaka Senbongi as Animalia, and Seiichiro Yamashita as Orcelott. “Broken Games” is the opening theme song for the anime, and the band FZMZ (pronounced “Fathoms”) will be performing it. Meanwhile, artist CHiCO will perform the ending song, “Ace.”

You can take a better look at the new key visual art here:

Shangri-La Frontier

Image via Kodansha

The story of Shangri-La Frontier is set in a near future where full-dive VR games are commonplace. Protagonist Rakuro Hizutome, known by the alias Sunraku, is a “trash game hunter” that likes to find and master rushed games full of glitches. After experiencing burnout from beating all kinds of trash games, Rakuro is recommended the best-selling Shangri-La Frontier game, where his skills as a trash game hunter will come in handy.

Shangri-La Frontier is a Japanese web novel series written by Katarina. It began serialization in May 2017, and a manga adaptation illustrated by Ryosuke Fuji appeared on July 2020. The anime adaptation was revealed on July 7, 2022. Toshiyuki Kubooka will be in charge of directing the anime series. Kobooka has previously directed the Berserk: The Golden Age movies.

The Shangri-La Frontier anime series will release in Japan on October 1, 2023. The manga is handled by Kodansha worldwide.


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Daniel is a staff writer and translator from the Spaghetti Western land of Andalusia, Spain. He got his start writing for Xbox Outsider in 2022. His favorite genres are RPGs, survival horrors, and immersive sims. In truth, he is a Dragon Quest slime in a human suit.