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Shangri-La Frontier TV Anime New Teaser PV Has Players Diving Deep

Sunraku, the VRMMO avatar of player Rakuro Hizutome, wields two blades in a scene from the upcoming Shangri-La Frontier TV anime. Sunraku appears as a shirtless humanoid with a cartoonish blue bird's head on a human body.


Virtual MMORPGs are a great place to wreak havoc, and now a new teaser PV and key visual were released for Shangri-La Frontier, an upcoming TV anime based on the popular web novel and manga series.



A new key visual for the upcoming Shangri-La Frontier TV anime featuring the main cast of characters posing dramatically as their avatars in the titular fantasy VRMMO game.


Shangri-La Frontier is directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka and features animation production by C2C. The series will broadcast in Japan beginning in the fall season of 2023, and will also stream on Crunchyroll.


The original Shangri-La Frontier web novel is written by Katarina, and an English language version of the manga adaptation with artwork by Ryosuke Fuji is also available from Kodansha USA. Crunchyroll describes the story of Shangri-La Frontier:


“When was the last time I played a game that wasn’t crap?” This is a world in the near future where games that use display screens are classified as retro. Anything that can’t keep up with state-of-the-art VR technology is called a “crap game,” and you see a large number of crap games coming out. Those who devote their lives to clearing these games are called “crap-game hunters,” and Rakuro Hizutome is one of them. The game he’s chosen to tackle next is Shangri-La Frontier, a “god-tier game” that has a total of thirty million players. Online friends… An expansive world… Encounters with rivals… These are changing Rakuro and all the other players’ fates! The best game adventure tale by the strongest “crap game” player begins now!


Source: Comic Natalie


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