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A livestream program for Sunborn Network's Girls' Frontline smartphone game announced a television anime on Friday. Warner Bros. Japan opened an official website, revealing a commemorative illustration (pictured), Asahi Production as the animation studio, and its 2021 debut.

China-based doujin circle MICA Team, later incorporated as Sunborn Network Technology Company, began developing the smartphone game in early 2015 and released it in Mainland China in May 2016, in South Korea the following June, and in English in May 2018. The game was released in Japan under the title Dolls Frontline in August 2018 due to another registrant already acquiring the original trademark.

Girls' Frontline serves as a prequel to MICA Team's 2013 role-playing game Codename: Bakery Girl, an enhanced version of the doujin circle's 2009 kinetic visual novel Girl of the Bakehouse.

BigFireBird Animation (Dahuo Niao Donghua) produced a 24-episode net anime series that ran between July and December in 2019. A second season streamed from October to December last year.

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The game is set in a war-torn future where tactical dolls, more commonly known as T-Dolls, are almost exclusively used for combat in place of humans, some having been repurposed from their previous life as civilian androids. The majority of the world is uninhabitable due to contamination from the Collapse Fluid, and much of humankind is dead.

In 2062, the artificial intelligence of Sangvis Ferri spontaneously rebels, with their T-Dolls and robots killing their human masters and taking over nearby areas. In response, the private military company Grifon & Kryuger is hired to contain and eliminate Sangvis Ferri forces. (Source: Wikipedia, edited)

Official site: https://gf-anime.com/
Game official site (Chinese): https://gf-cn.sunborngame.com/
Game official site (Japanese): http://gf-jp.sunborngame.com/
Game official site (Korean): https://www.girlsfrontline.co.kr/
Game official site (English): http://gf.sunborngame.com/
Game official Twitter (Japanese): @GirlsFrontline
Game official Twitter (Korean): @girlsfrontlinek
Game official Twitter (English): @GirlsFrontlineE

Source: Moca News

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IIRC this is that mobile game about firearms being girls. Probably would watch if only it has ufotable level of animation.
 
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Hopefully it will be a decent adaptation atleast.
 
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Azur Lane, Fate/Grand Order and now Girls' Frontline has an anime adaptation.

Here's to hoping that maybe Genshin Impact will also get an anime adaptation 🥺👉👈? Although, there most likely won't be an adaptation of Genshin for years until all the 7 nations are out.


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Was very hyped to see this earlier. Just hoping Asahi doesn't mess up bad - there's great potential in GFL's storyline.

Also considering the possibility of another CN game being adapted, so I would be quite stoked if Arknights got an anime adaptation as well.
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I always wanted to play this, the art looks so good but its freaking Chibi and looks so bad.. why these anime games gotta be like that :((
 
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An anime announced for a gacha that lies in its deathbed for a while now? Bold move, bold.
 
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Kosmonaut said:
An anime announced for a gacha that lies in its deathbed for a while now? Bold move, bold.


How is GFL on its deathbed? It's been really successful for 5 years, enough to warrant a sequel, a remake of the game it's a prequel to and two spin-offs.
 
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DatBisa said:
Kosmonaut said:
An anime announced for a gacha that lies in its deathbed for a while now? Bold move, bold.


How is GFL on its deathbed? It's been really successful for 5 years, enough to warrant a sequel, a remake of the game it's a prequel to and two spin-offs.
It's not news that GFL popularity already hit its peak and has been going down, at least in the gacha community. Maybe that's what this anime is, an attempt at bringing in new players and it'll probably work, same as the AL anime did for the game.
 
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so if we are getting an anime for Girl's Frontline then I really want to see an Arknights anime too.
 
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Kosmonaut said:
DatBisa said:


How is GFL on its deathbed? It's been really successful for 5 years, enough to warrant a sequel, a remake of the game it's a prequel to and two spin-offs.
It's not news that GFL popularity already hit its peak and has been going down, at least in the gacha community. Maybe that's what this anime is, an attempt at bringing in new players and it'll probably work, same as the AL anime did for the game.
It is true that compared to many other games like AL and AK, GFL is smaller and more niche (especially w/ AL’s blatant fanservice). However, I definitely wouldn’t say it’s on its “deathbed” as it’s still relatively successful, with no signs of coming to a stop anytime soon.
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yay I guess, one of the few gacha that has some interesting storyline




















 
 
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This could turn out great, the story starts out kinda cute/funny but then turns grimdark as fuck lol

I'm also addicted to the game and want to see my waifus animated so I'm biased.
 
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As someone that plays the game for almost a year now, i´m super happy that this will finally get a anime (don´t know if it´s already confirmed to be a 12/13 ep season or not).
The story always had so much potential to give a good anime, especially because i like this kind of lore filled dark depressing stories.
Hopefully, fingers crossed, this ends up being good because the story is there.
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Will it be an original anime or an adaptation of one of the game's mangas?

jc9622 said:
Azur Lane, Fate/Grand Order and now Girls' Frontline has an anime adaptation.

Here's to hoping that maybe Genshin Impact will also get an anime adaptation 🥺👉👈? Although, there most likely won't be an adaptation of Genshin for years until all the 7 nations are out.


I even roughly know how it will look.



 
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As someone that plays the game for almost a year now, i´m super happy that this will finally get a anime (don´t know if it´s already confirmed to be a 12/13 ep season or not).

No official confirmation yet, but allegedly YZ said it'll be at least 1 cour with a movie being considered for later.

RobertBobert said:
Will it be an original anime or an adaptation of one of the game's mangas?

From the little we know from the reveal it'll adapt "the early story" of the game, not sure what that means in particular, but it lets us make some sort of rough guess I suppose.
 
 
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Looking forward but at the same time, managing my expectations.

Hopefully, this Anime Adaptation will not end up as another piece of trash waiting to be incinerated by the fans of this franchise.
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Well new upotte isn't coming out and this seems to have andoids so I guess I'll watch it.
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Hopefully Arknights will be next to receive anime.
 
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From what I have read this reminds me of azur lane
 
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More and more popular smartphone games are receiving TV anime adaptations.
Yet here I am, still waiting for Honkai Impact to receive it's own.
 
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my expectation is low, i hope it turn out to be good.
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i was JUST RECENTLY wondering if this was ever gonna be a thing, especially with that chibi mini anime thing they have already

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Finally, been waiting for this. Even thought I don't play the game anymore, I'm still looking forward to it.

Just hoping the adaptation would be good.
 
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I hope is going to be male free, and have strong Yuri vibes

Cute gun lesbians are awesome. And most importantly I want some lesbian kissing,,,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES



 
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Well, I looking forward for it, because I think as well that this has potential...



...I just waiting that finally also Phantom of the Kill his/her deserved TV-adaptation gets - the 20 min. mini movie about few years ago wasn't enough for me...>_y
 
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I hope is going to be male free, and have strong Yuri vibes

Cute gun lesbians are awesome. And most importantly I want some lesbian kissing,,,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES



All I can say is that there will at least be 1 male character (being a guy from HQ, he won't appear very often tho) and mayybeee the commander (depending on what gender they give them, though it wouldn't affect the story anyways, at least i hope).

Just sayin, but if they adapt the actual game's story, I highly recommend you don't expect some sort of yuri vibe. Pointing it out now before you get disappointed or something.
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Boazanian said:
Yuri-Crusader said:
I hope is going to be male free, and have strong Yuri vibes

Cute gun lesbians are awesome. And most importantly I want some lesbian kissing,,,,,YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES



All I can say is that there will at least be 1 male character (being a guy from HQ, he won't appear very often tho) and mayybeee the commander (depending on what gender they give them, though it wouldn't affect the story anyways, at least i hope).

Just sayin, but if they adapt the actual game's story, I highly recommend you don't expect some sort of yuri vibe. Pointing it out now before you get disappointed or something.



Lol I am used to get disappointed when it comes to Yuri =P

And sometimes I can accept a support male. If he keeps away from my females I can live with it =P

I haven't play the game myself but accordingly to others who have they claim it have Yuri vibes. But its not a big deal either way. I hope for Yuri but not expecting to much. At least I have the lovely lesbian fan art,,,YEEEEEEEEES




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I liked the chibi anime, but damn this is great news. I hope they rewrite a bit of the beginning, but the story of Girls' Frontline is so good. I guess it took longer because it's maybe not as popular as some other gacha games. I doubt she's going to be in it, but I would absolutely love to see AK-12 show up even if it's just in the last episode.







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Kosmonaut said:
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How is GFL on its deathbed? It's been really successful for 5 years, enough to warrant a sequel, a remake of the game it's a prequel to and two spin-offs.
It's not news that GFL popularity already hit its peak and has been going down, at least in the gacha community. Maybe that's what this anime is, an attempt at bringing in new players and it'll probably work, same as the AL anime did for the game.


Thanks for that insight. It makes sense, the game company is putting money into the pot to make the show, hoping to boost the fortunes of the franchise.

The bad part is that when they do this, it becomes unlikely that the show gets a sequel, for people who end up liking the show, since it's not being made with the direct intention of making a show that's profitable in its own right.

If the anime works and boosts the game they might decide it boosted it well enough and not care to fund a sequel, since a second season is never going to create the same buzz for the game, or it might fail and they don't want to fund a sequel either.
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damn the info around this is confusing, YZ teased that a movie might follow if its successfull. And idk if its a full season or just a 30 min standalone
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Gun girls, huh?

It seems pretty interesting. I've heard of the game, but never looked into it at all. I'll probably watch the first episode if it ends up being a series, but I'm not sure if I'll follow it.
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T-dolls?? Cute girls with massive ' weapons' ?
 
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Why do people think this is gonna be some yuri sht, it’s the complete opposite and you will get ptsd
 
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Game never really had lot of yuri. There is Thunder x Calico (which will not get into anime) and 416 being hardcore murderous yandere for M16 (who don't give a c**p). For all intents and purposes it's war drama with higher chance two T-dolls blows up then hook up...

Also I should probably mention T-dolls are are humanoid robots not personified guns.
 
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been playing GFL since it's NA release it really has reached it's peak not to say it isn't doing well but it's kinda in it's last phase as we move on to GFL 2 and all the other spin off projects, this anime seems like a thing to spark some extra interest

the story is quite good in the later arcs aka events but i lately found them a drag to get through due to how annoying they can get and no voice overs spoiled by gbf


if this anime can cover some of the better spots and make interesting i'll be excited also they got our favorite artist for char designs