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TV Anime 'Puzzle & Dragons Cross' Announced for Summer 2016

by Stark700
Feb 18, 2016 11:28 PM | 27 Comments
GungHo Online Entertainment announced at a press conference on Friday that its latest puzzle role-playing game Puzzle & Dragons Cross will be adapted into a TV anime by Studio Pierrot. The series is scheduled to air on TV Tokyo on Mondays at 6:25 p.m. beginning July 4.

Two versions of Puzzle & Dragons Cross, titled Kami no Shou and Ryuu no Shou, will be released on Nintendo 3DS on July 28. The game's opening animation will be produced by the same team as the TV anime. A manga adaptation by Momota Inoue will begin serialization in the May 2016 issue of Coro Coro Comic, which will go on sale on April 15.

Puzzle & Dragons was originally released as a mobile game on the iOS and Android platforms in 2012. GungHo Online reports that the game has been downloaded more than 30 million times in Japan and is ranked as one of the top grossing apps.

Game trailer


Source: Famitsu.com

Puzzle & Dragons Cross on MAL

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So this might be another ongoing from Pierrot? I just hope this doesn't take away from Naruto's budget.

Feb 19, 2016 10:29 PM by malvarez1

Considering Divine Gate was a game with some actual story content and they're doing a pretty awful job at that (playing the game in Japanese without any idea what the events were just playing the strategy or w.e and getting tidbits from friends) I can't see this being much better. Aiming for a younger audience was probably a good idea though, at least they'll have a shot at having a successful audience. I dunno about Pokemon-ing the games though, its pretty much fine as a mobile game.

To answer previous questions, there is no level cap though nobody on any server has gotten past the 900's because of how insanely high the experience curve gets later on. There are a few players in the mid 900s rank wise. There's always a ton of new content. I've been playing for just shy of two years and am a few days away from rank 400 myself. I was god awful in the beginning, especially as a free-to-play player being at a huge disadvantage, but that amps up the strategy aspect and its been a lot of fun. I'm sure this will have some success with its target audience and I'll probably pull up an episode to cringe at, at some point.

Feb 19, 2016 10:22 PM by Arcturus9001

Z4k said:
bigivelfhq said:
Good, Studio Pierrot returned to its previous form of having 2 long running anime. Well in reality with Osomatsu-san high chances of also being long running, they will have 3. I believe only 2 times in the company such a thing happened with: Hikaru no go, Naruto and Bleach. And with: Blue Dragon, Naruto and Bleach.

Now we just have to see if this series is popular and is able to get more than 1 year of running.

Hikaru no go was already over when Bleach started though and Bleach, Naruto and Beelzebub were airing at the same time too.


Then that instead!

Feb 19, 2016 2:33 PM by bigivelfhq

bigivelfhq said:
Good, Studio Pierrot returned to its previous form of having 2 long running anime. Well in reality with Osomatsu-san high chances of also being long running, they will have 3. I believe only 2 times in the company such a thing happened with: Hikaru no go, Naruto and Bleach. And with: Blue Dragon, Naruto and Bleach.

Now we just have to see if this series is popular and is able to get more than 1 year of running.

Hikaru no go was already over when Bleach started though and Bleach, Naruto and Beelzebub were airing at the same time too.

Feb 19, 2016 12:02 PM by Z4k

Good, Studio Pierrot returned to its previous form of having 2 long running anime. Well in reality with Osomatsu-san high chances of also being long running, they will have 3. I believe only 2 times in the company such a thing happened with: Hikaru no go, Naruto and Bleach. And with: Blue Dragon, Naruto and Bleach.

Now we just have to see if this series is popular and is able to get more than 1 year of running.

Feb 19, 2016 10:50 AM by bigivelfhq

I have low expectations for this since i didn't like the game..

Feb 19, 2016 10:09 AM by FedeBankai

Stark700 said:
tsubasalover said:
The game is fun, I've played for several months until I deleted my account because I cannot level up anymore. I'm not sure if I would watch the anime, though.


What's the max level in the game?


If they are talking about rank, I don't think there's a cap to it. There are players with a 500+ rank and still ranking up.
The game cranks out enough new stuff that players who have finished the normal dungeons will still have new dungeons to beat.

Feb 19, 2016 8:25 AM by Squatta

Puzzle & Dragons is probably the only app game that held my interest for more than a month (been playing it 2+ years) but yeah, this anime looks on the level of Youkai Watch or Pokemon. It looks like the anime is mostly based on the 3DS game which I never played. Guess I will give the first episode a try, but not expecting much.

Feb 19, 2016 8:19 AM by Squatta

Yeah this looks like something aimed at younger audience.

Feb 19, 2016 7:49 AM by Z4k

Looks okay I guess.

Feb 19, 2016 7:39 AM by ichii_1

Seems interesting atleast, may give it a watch since game adaptations don't usually turn out well.

Feb 19, 2016 7:23 AM by Snappynator

Might give it a few episodes to see how it goes.

Feb 19, 2016 7:08 AM by RedTie

Of course, of course it have to had a "X"

I don't even know bout this game, just came here to say this

Feb 19, 2016 7:01 AM by Mkim

Thew game was fun. I have some expectatives for the anime of the same name

Feb 19, 2016 7:00 AM by yakami95

umashikaneko said:
It seems anime for kids like pokemon.

This isn't a late night show and having a manga adaptation on Coro Coro clearly means they are mostly aiming for children.

Feb 19, 2016 6:02 AM by melina_putri

Stark700 said:
What's the max level in the game?

I don't know, I'm not good at problem solving games like puzzle games. I was able to play until some of the lower levels, but not the high levels. So I don't even know the max level is. There's also some time limited tie-up collaboration rounds.

Feb 19, 2016 1:54 AM by tsubasalover

Malarkey said:
just how fucking bored is Japan


Anime fans aren't just Horny teenagers!

Feb 19, 2016 1:46 AM by Machination

I have no idea what the nintendo version looks like but the mobile version is a typical toilet game. You just kill some time with it instead of reading... There isn't even anything there to base plot on. Obviously it's just a marketing tie-in. The only way to make something like that watchable is to give up any pretense, take the hottest looking character designs and make it a simple fanservice show... Well, it will suck.

Feb 19, 2016 1:15 AM by Antanaru

Looks garbage but I guess I'm not the target market

Feb 19, 2016 12:55 AM by Crashmatt

Another game adaptation from Studio Pierrot? Seeing how Divine Gate is turning out right now, I think it would be in my best interest to avoid this.

Feb 19, 2016 12:54 AM by thebrentinator24

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