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'Arknights: Reimei Zensou' TV Anime Announces Cast, Staff Members

by 2KIRA
Jan 9, 5:48 PM | 19 Comments

The Arknights 2nd Anniversary Livestream event revealed the first key visual (pictured above), cast, and staff for the television anime adaptation—Arknights: Reimei Zensou (Arknights Animation: Prelude to Dawn)—on Sunday.

Yuuki Watanabe (Plastic Memories animation director, Kiznaiver ending director) is helming the anime. Masataka Nishikawa who worked with Watanabe on Kiznaiver, Little Witch Academia, and SSSS.Gridman, is serving as the assistant director. Both Watanabe and Nishikawa also worked on Arknights promotional videos and the Holy Knight Light short net anime.

Hypergryph, the developers behind the Arknights smartphone game, announced last October that the anime's first season is being produced by Yostar Pictures.

The event also revealed that Takashi Matsuyama (Tennis no Ouji-sama, Peace Maker Kurogane) will be voicing the character Ace in the anime.

Official site: https://arknights-anime.jp/
Official Twitter: @ArknightsStaff

Source: Dengeki Online

19 Comments Recent Comments

Janethan23 said:
Is it safe to say that this anime will be ecchi?


No, but brace yourself from edge.

Jan 18, 1:15 AM by thedestroyership

FullyCharged said:
About time.

Seeing so many of certain characters in the art makes me dread a possible rushed story though.
I hope not.

RobertBobert said:
What I saw among the character designs did not differ much from Azur Lane by the same publisher.

You didn't see much then.
Azur Lane is 100% waifu game and very fanservice-y.
Arknights, despite not having many males (about 1M:4F ratio), has quite a bunch, and the design are very very tame in comparison to most other games. Probably the tamest anime styled game I have ever seen ever.
Like, the most you could find is that like 10 characters (out of 200+) may have gotten a swimsuit skin in the span of two and half years. And the swimsuit themselves are still very innocent and tame.
And the plot itself? Serious and not about fanservice at all.


Depends on the characters. The main characters are pretty pure by anime standards.

Jan 12, 12:38 AM by RobertBobert

About time.

Seeing so many of certain characters in the art makes me dread a possible rushed story though.
I hope not.

RobertBobert said:
What I saw among the character designs did not differ much from Azur Lane by the same publisher.

You didn't see much then.
Azur Lane is 100% waifu game and very fanservice-y.
Arknights, despite not having many males (about 1M:4F ratio), has quite a bunch, and the design are very very tame in comparison to most other games. Probably the tamest anime styled game I have ever seen ever.
Like, the most you could find is that like 10 characters (out of 200+) may have gotten a swimsuit skin in the span of two and half years. And the swimsuit themselves are still very innocent and tame.
And the plot itself? Serious and not about fanservice at all.

Jan 12, 12:35 AM by FullyCharged

I wasn't expecting such a quick adaptation of Arknights into animation, but it looks like the team leading the project is solid and promising. I hope it won't be a disaster like most game adaptations, lol

Jan 11, 6:42 AM by Luubie

I really like how the key visual looks =o

Jan 11, 5:27 AM by Tokoya

I don't expect too much on this one story-wise. Adaptions of gacha games are always a mess. Bahamut's first season being the only exception. Well, at least Arknight's anime will probably be a good looking show. Directional debuts of talented young animators are for that reason always worth checking out.

Jan 10, 1:33 PM by MaceChan

Thanks for this information, the anime adaptation will be great I think!

Jan 10, 7:22 AM by Cendrier

Can't wait for Talulah and FrostNova VA.

Jan 10, 6:16 AM by Papa_Scorch

Swagernator said:
RobertBobert said:
Don't tell me that I was right and they really gave the MC a female voice to emphasize their androgyny.

Its so that the fanbase don't feel threatened by a male presence.

We cant have jpegs saying stuff like "I love you" to other males. Its bad for the game.


Well, MC are almost canonically genderless, so I think they could very well have gone that way than making them female.

Jan 10, 1:51 AM by RobertBobert

RobertBobert said:
Don't tell me that I was right and they really gave the MC a female voice to emphasize their androgyny.

Its so that the fanbase don't feel threatened by a male presence.

We cant have jpegs saying stuff like "I love you" to other males. Its bad for the game.

Jan 10, 1:48 AM by Swagernator

ValhallaKombi said:
Janethan23 said:
Is it safe to say that this anime will be ecchi?


Not all Gacha games are trashy lol. Arknights lore and story are normal, dark-mysterious. It will be a good watch if you haven't played the game/Pacing is right


So ecchi = trashy? What I saw among the character designs did not differ much from Azur Lane by the same publisher.

Jan 10, 12:59 AM by RobertBobert

Oki but Mephisto voice reveal when?

Jan 10, 12:31 AM by Mirai

Never played Arknights, but I'm looking forward to seeing the anime adaptation for it.

Jan 10, 12:11 AM by AddaeAkono

Considering yostars is doing the anime it might actually turn out to be good who knows.

Jan 9, 10:44 PM by MegamiRem

Janethan23 said:
Is it safe to say that this anime will be ecchi?


Not all Gacha games are trashy lol. Arknights lore and story are normal, dark-mysterious. It will be a good watch if you haven't played the game/Pacing is right

Jan 9, 9:03 PM by ValhallaKombi

Is it safe to say that this anime will be ecchi?

Jan 9, 8:21 PM by Janethan23

Too bad no PV this anniversary stream, but ig just plain old staff announcements are good too.

Jan 9, 6:36 PM by Boazanian

Amich'en in the same frame real.

Jan 9, 6:08 PM by Riamokana

Don't tell me that I was right and they really gave the MC a female voice to emphasize their androgyny.

Jan 9, 6:06 PM by RobertBobert

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