The fifth Shironeko Project anniversary event unveiled staff, cast, the first promotional video, and a teaser visual (pictured) for its television anime on Saturday. The anime series, titled Shironeko Project: Zero Chronicle, is scheduled to premiere in April 2020.
Director, Script: Masato Jinbo (Fate/kaleid liner Prisma☆Illya 2wei!)
Character Design: Yousuke Okuda (Blend S)
Music: Taku Iwasaki (Ulysses: Jehanne Darc to Renkin no Kishi)
Supervision: Ryouji Tsunoda (Shironeko Project game director)
Planning: Hiroki Asai (Shironeko Project game producer)
Studio: Project No.9
Yami no Ouji: Yuki Kaji (Lord of Vermilion: Guren no Ou)
Hikari no Ou Iris: Yui Horie (Black Bullet)
The anime will be based on the "Zero Chronicle: Hajimari no Tsumi" (Zero Chronicle: The First Sin) event in the game, which serves as a cornerstone of the main story depicting the past of the Shironeko universe. The event was held in commemoration of the game's third anniversary.
Colopl developed the role-playing 3D action game for iOS and Android platforms in July 2014. An English version under the title Rune Story was released in late 2015 but discontinued its service the following year. Shironeko Projectwon both the best game and best application in Japanese Google Play in 2014 and Excellent Award at the Famitsu Awards in 2015 and 2016. The game has been downloaded over 5 million times since its launch.