Arknights Gets an Anime Adaptation + Teaser

On the official Twitter account of “Arknights” it was announced that an anime adaptation of the mobile game is currently in the works. You can find a first teaser below.

Arknights Anime to Start Soon

The anime adaptation, which will be called “Arknights: Prelude to Dawn” (jap.: “Arknights: Reimei Zensou”), is being developed by the studio Yostar Pictures (“AzurLane: Slow Ahead!”). Further details, such as a date for the start, which is to take place “soon”, are still pending.

“Arknights” is a mobile game from Chinese developers Montagne and Hypergryph. A worldwide release was made in January 2020.

Last December, Yostar Pictures already released a nine-minute anime short directed by Yuki Watanabe. Daisuke Horita composed the music. You can watch the video at this link.

Arknights Teaser

Arknights Game Synopsis

Arknights takes place in the dystopian world of Terra, a world similar to Earth, with the exception that many Terrans, or “Ancients,” sport animalistic traits and magic-like powers known as Originium Arts. The world of Terra is constantly devastated by Catastrophes, forcing its inhabitants to adopt a nomadic life through nomadic cities. These catastrophes brought with them the pandemic known as Oripathy, a terminal disease caused from exposure to Originium, a crystalline mineral left behind after Catastrophes. However, Originium has uses both as a powerful fuel source and strong construction material. It is also the source of the magic-like abilities of Arts.

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The game is told from the perspective of Rhodes Island, a paramilitary medical organization, whose mission is to provide treatment to those infected with Oripathy. The organization is led by the “Doctor,” who has recently lost their memory after waking from “a long sleep” in the middle of a city-wide catastrophe. The story follows Rhodes Island’s conflict with the Reunion Movement, a violent non-state actor whose stated purpose is to create a better life for the Infected—individuals with Oripathy—by punishing those responsible for their plight.

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