Crunchyroll To Simulcast “Arknights” Anime Series

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Streaming provider Crunchyroll announced today that it has secured the rights to the anime adaptation of “Arknights” and will show it in a simulcast.

Launch On October 28, 2022

“Arknights: Prelude to Dawn” (jap.: “Arknights: Reimei Zensou”) is being produced under the direction of director Yuuki Watanabe (animation director on “Holy Knight Light”) at Studio Yostar Pictures. Masataka Nishikawa (Animation Director on “SSSS.DYNAZENON”) serves as Assistant Director, while Yuuki Hayashi is responsible for the musical score.

The main cast features Tomoyo Kurosawa (Ulti in “One Piece”) as Amiya, Shizuka Ishigami (Garnet in “Dr. STONE”) as Ch’en, Youko Hikasa (Tio in “ARIFURETA”) as Kal’tsit, and Yuki Kaida as the Doctor. The series will begin airing on Japanese television on October 28, 2022.

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

Arknights Trailer

Storyline:

In the world of Terra, natural disasters of unknown causes occur at irregular intervals in many places. Therefore, most people live in mobile cities, which have been developed over the years to escape natural disasters.

The Originium with its enormous energy left at the places of natural disasters contribute to the rapid progress of civilization but also brings with them an incurable disease – Oripathy.

As the bodies of those infected with Oripathy gradually crystallize and become a new source of infection when they die, they are subjected to isolation and forced labor regimes, and persecution in many countries.

The oppressed and infected revolt, and Rhodes Island, a pharmaceutical company researching a cure for Oripathy, take up arms and embarks on its own campaign of conquest to save everyone from the disease.

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