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Card Game 'Shadowverse' Gets TV Anime Adaptation

by Sakana-san
Oct 7, 1:10 PM | 24 Comments
Cygames launched an official website on Monday for a TV anime adaptation of its Shadowverse card game. Staff members and a key visual (pictured) were also included in the announcement.

Staff
Director: Keiichirou Kawaguchi (Phantasy Star Online 2 The Animation)
Series Composition: Rintaro Isaki, Hitomi Mieno (Noragami)
Original Character Design: Ponzu, Soji Hisakata
Character Design: Hiroki Harada (Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal)
Sub-Character Design: Yasunari Nitta (Kaze no Stigma)
Follower Design Chief: Daisuke Kitagawa (Itsuka Tenma no Kuro Usagi animation director)
Battle Concept Design: Seishirou Nagaya (Kimi no Hikari: Asagao to Kase-san. key animation)
Prop Design: Yoshinori Iwanaga (Rokka no Yuusha)
Color Design: Naoko Satou (Sukitte Ii na yo.), Nanae Shinaji
Art Director: Kuniaki Nemoto (Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online)
Art Setting: Nobuhito Sue (JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken background art), Shuuhei Tada
Special Effects: Team Taniguchi
Monitor Graphics: flapper3
3DCG Director: Takahiro Kamiya (Kingdom 2nd Season 3D Animation), Keisuke Kawatani (Chaos Dragon: Sekiryuu Seneki 3DCG)
Director of Photography: Shigeteru Asakawa (Aoharu x Kikanjuu)
Editing: Daisuke Hiraki (Gokukoku no Brynhildr)
Music: Yoshihiro Ike (Dororo)
Sound Director: Satoki Iida (Persona 4 the Animation)
Sound Production: Sonilude
Studio: Zexcs

Shadowverse was launched on iOS and Android systems in June 2016, followed by a PC port when it became available through Steam in October during the same year. In the game, players collect cards to battle with in single and multiplayer modes.

Official site: https://anime.shadowverse.jp/
Official Twitter: @shadowverse_anm

Source: Comic Natalie

News tip submitted by _MushiRock11_ and Animechannel2213

Shadowverse on MAL

20 of 24 Comments Recent Comments

I wonder if this will get licensed. Back in the day, 4Kids would have snatched it up,

Oct 9, 11:20 PM by malvarez1

AlphaOmegaKnight said:
> Character Design: Hiroki Harada (Yu☆Gi☆Oh! Zexal)

Connection to Yu-Gi-Oh? Coincidence? I think NOT!


No wonder it looks so bad... Zexal had the worst character designs out of all of the Yugioh franchise. Simplistic, very "Saturday morning cartoonish" design with a lack of detail and overly plastic-looking hair (Vrains suffers from the hair part as well).

Oct 9, 3:10 AM by Armados

Wyrm Waifu of the Skies... how disappointing.

Oct 8, 11:28 AM by Slarkero

I really hope they explain how the game works and not go the wixoss route

Oct 8, 10:36 AM by Only_Brad

I don't play the game, but why this is very different what I thought on Shadowverse game?

Supposely the character design like the game, which Mobile Legend like or any other, but this to childish to me...like another kids show to be pretend as an anime series...

That's broken my hope to have incredible visual of opening that maybe can use Shadowverse X LoveLive! collab song, Deep Resonance but with design like this, disappoint....

Oct 8, 6:25 AM by MrBluebear

Wtf is that? Who is that awful yugioh boy and where is my Arisa?

Oct 8, 4:03 AM by WeisserSchnee2

lol yu-gi-oh did not approve this

Oct 8, 3:49 AM by Tista

And again, this is blasphemy!!!!!!!

Oct 8, 1:46 AM by Tenryuu1

When I heard about this, I was hoping this anime wouldl be about the history of the universe ingame...
Well, nothing says it'll be a bad anime, BBBBBBBUUUUUUUUTTTTTTTTT I don't think i'll even try to watch :
I don't want to be disappointed.

Oct 8, 1:30 AM by Torggadon

What have they done to my boi?

Oct 8, 12:04 AM by notFalle

-____________- said:
As someone who has played the game and got excited for a moment there, this looks absolutely awful. Nothing to do with the actual in-game characters or plot, just a typical out-of-universe card game advertisement anime. With physical card games you at least have the excuse that there is no built-in plot, just a collection of loosely themed cards, but Shadowverse literally has a story mode right there in the game featuring the characters that you play as, whose portraits are in your face for the entire time you're playing in any mode.
If you showed me that image I couldn't even tell this was a Shadowverse show, it looks more like Vanguard or such. As a matter of fact, I had to check to see that it was indeed related to the same Shadowverse I know rather than another product with the same name.


^
This.
As someone who plays the game it´s exactly what i thought. I looked at that and at first i honestly thought it was a collab.

Oct 7, 11:28 PM by Rama_pt

As someone who has played the game and got excited for a moment there, this looks absolutely awful. Nothing to do with the actual in-game characters or plot, just a typical out-of-universe card game advertisement anime. With physical card games you at least have the excuse that there is no built-in plot, just a collection of loosely themed cards, but Shadowverse literally has a story mode right there in the game featuring the characters that you play as, whose portraits are in your face for the entire time you're playing in any mode.
If you showed me that image I couldn't even tell this was a Shadowverse show, it looks more like Vanguard or such. As a matter of fact, I had to check to see that it was indeed related to the same Shadowverse I know rather than another product with the same name.

Oct 7, 10:25 PM by -____________-

I came here thinking that the collaboration song with Aqours might get used as OP or ED here....
No news eh..? Oh well.. XD

Oct 7, 8:46 PM by Meira_Eve

Mobile game with shonen male lead? Wait, did these guys have another game with a similar name and fantasy setting?

Oct 7, 6:24 PM by RobertBobert

That makes 3 notable card game anime for 2020 and this one I have no interest in this one unlike the last 2, it looks like a Yu-Gi-Oh ripoff that tried too hard.

Oct 7, 5:30 PM by Hoppy

There is a chance that it will be directly compete with Yu-Gi-Oh 7. Well I'm happy anyway for another good card game anime.

Oct 7, 5:18 PM by NeoAnkara

Will wait and see a trailer, don't know what to think of this

Oct 7, 5:05 PM by VyseLegendaire

Don't think Yu Gi Oh! character designs suit this series honestly. Should have went with the same artstyle of the Rage of Bahamut anime adaptation being that it's the spiritual successor. But since it'll probably focus on the card game than the lore itself, I kinda get that decision.

Oct 7, 4:52 PM by Skittles

Also, hype as hell y'all~

Looks good and need a break from Cardfight Vanguard cus that anime is kinda of a letdown.

I'M READY FOR SHADOVERSE AND YUGIOH 7

And who can't forget Precure 2020~

Oct 7, 2:49 PM by AlphaOmegaKnight

'Bout time yo, hype.

Oct 7, 2:48 PM by EratiK

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