Shangri-La Frontier To Return With 2-Cour 2nd Season in October 2024

The Shangri-La Frontier anime adaptation will continue with a second season this October. Like Season 1, it will run for two consecutive cours.

Shangri-La Frontier‘s first season ran from October 2023 to March of this year. The VRMMO-themed action anime is based on the Kodansha-published Shangri-La Frontier: Kusoge Hunter, Kamige ni Nidoman tosu ~ manga written by Katarina and drawn by Ryousuke Fuji. Crunchyroll, Muse Asia, and Bilibili streamed the show.

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Crunchyroll describes the premiese as:

“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!

The story of Shangri-La Frontier was first told as a Shousetsuka ni Narou web novel, which began in 2017. The manga, which is serialized in Weekly Shonen Magazine and published under the KC Deluxe label, started in 2020 and has 16 tankoubon volumes as of December 2023. 


Staff

• Director: Toshiyuki Kubooka (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina)
• Series composer and scriptwriter: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
• Character designer and chief animation director: Ayumi Kurashima (Nomad: Megalo Box 2 character designer)
• Assistant director: Hiroki Ikeshita (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina storyboarder and episode director) 
• Action and effects director: Satoshi Sakai (The Seven Deadly Sins: Cursed By Light action animation director) 
• Color designer: Masato Takagi (Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina
 Compositing director: Hikaru Yamamoku (ONE PIECE Vol.100/Ep.1000 Celebration Movies “WE ARE ONE.” assistant photography director) 
• Music composer: MONACA (Assassins Pride)
• Animation production: C2C

Cast

• Yuuma Uchida as Sunraku/Rakuro Hizutome
• Azumi Waki as Psyger-0/Rei Saiga
• Youko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon/Towa Amane
• Makoto Koichi as OiKatzo/Kei Uomi
• Rina Hidaka as Emul
• Akio Ootsuka as Weiss Ash


Source: @ShanFro_Comic