Yostar announced that it is working on an Arknights anime, and uploaded a new trailer that features the voices of Amiya and the Doctor. The anime series is currently in development under the company’s animation studio, Yostar Pictures. Yostar has not confirmed a release date or release regions.
The teaser trailer reveals that the first season of the series will likely revolve around the beginning events of the game. Amiya rescues the Doctor after an ambush by Reunion, one of the game’s central antagonist groups. The events resemble the first operation of the game where the player first meets Amiya after she rescues the Doctor from the Sarcophagus. Though, some events don’t exactly line up.
While unconfirmed, Amiya’s voice actress Tomoyo Kurosawa looks to be reprising her role in the anime series as well. Interestingly, the Doctor will also be voiced for the first time in the Arknights series.
Yostar Pictures is the animation studio behind previous Arknights anime specials, including the new year’s celebration video released late last year. It has also worked on other anime series in the past, though typically in assisting production. Notably, it has worked on some high-profile projects such as the Demon Slayer: Mugen Train movie, as well as the recent Evangelion 3.0+1.0 movie. It also produced the Azur Lane: Slow Ahead! anime adaptation that aired in Japan earlier this year.
You can check out the official Arknights anime announcement trailer below:
The Arknights anime adaptation is currently in development. There is no confirmed release date or region.