Arknights: Reimei Zensou

Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn

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Synonyms: Arknights: Prelude to Dawn
Japanese: アークナイツ【黎明前奏/PRELUDE TO DAWN】
English: Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn
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Type: TV
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 29, 2022 to Dec 17, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:23 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Yostar Pictures
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.101 (scored by 3321933,219 users)
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Ranked: #36832
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Popularity: #2033
Members: 98,479
Favorites: 1,050

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The discovery of a black crystalline mineral known as Originium has accelerated technological advancement in the world of Terra, with its high energy yield allowing people to demonstrate abilities akin to magic called Arts. Large veins of Originium can naturally be found at the sites of Catastrophes, various forms of natural disasters caused by the mineral itself.

However, the usage of Originium comes at a price, as there is a high risk of getting infected with Oripathy—an incurable and highly contagious disease. Because nations subject the infected to harsh discrimination, the oppressed begin a dissident movement. Calling themselves Reunion, the rebel faction mercilessly destroys cities, further contributing to the already calamitous nature of Catastrophes.

Rhodes Island, committed to treating the infected and uninfected as equals, is a paramilitary pharmaceutical organization believed to be the most advanced in its research for the Oripathy cure. Unfortunately, the person spearheading the project—an enigmatic figure known only as the Doctor—suffers from amnesia, effectively impeding what might be the only hope for the infected to break free from their chains of despair.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Arknights: Reimei Zensou adapts the Hour of An Awakening main story arc of Hypergryph's 2019 mobile game Arknights. The anime supports 5.1ch surround audio and a 2.35:1 CinemaScope screen ratio to provide a movie-like watching experience.

The series was released in a Blu-ray box on February 22, 2023.

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Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, 2nd Key Animation, Key Animation
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics
Horie, Shouta
Theme Song Arrangement
Aoki, Konnie
Theme Song Lyrics


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
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"Alive" by ReoNa

Ending Theme

"BE ME" by Doul


Nov 4, 2023
A Missed Opportunity Yet Worth Watching

With the background of a popular mobile game, the hype and anticipation of a series that would depict and expand upon the world of Terra was high. However, the anime struggles to tell the game’s narrative and lore.
The transition from game to anime often presents an opportunity to retouch the story for dramatic effect. However, the anime remains content with a straightforward translation, neither significantly improving upon the narrative nor offering new insights. It skips the chance to integrate various storylines parallel to the main one, which would have made for a more nuanced and engaging plot. While it pays ...
Jun 7, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This is a boring anime, yes, BUT as someone who has been addicted to Arknights for the last 6 months it felt very cool to watch an anime adaptation. I've never been part of the source material for a video game anime before. I think. Anyways yeah if you really like playing Arknights I would recommend this, otherwise you can skip it. I hope new episodes are a little less serious and show us more of operations at Rhodes Island and the characters interacting in normal ways, I think that would be nice. The characters are here and it's not like they have no personality, ...
Apr 18, 2023
tl;dr rating if you play arknights: 8 or 9 /10. rating if you don't play arknights: 5/10 at best

Surely this show's ratings are inflated by the fans of the game. I mean let's be honest. I play the game and while yes, the game has great story and yes, the game has great voice lines, the anime was without a doubt very slow paced and at times boring. It is practically word-for-word from the source material though so points for staying true there.

Like I mentioned above, if you don't play the game you will fall asleep watching this. The gravity of the scenes, the explanation ...

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