The eighth and final episode of the Arknights: Prelude to Dawn The TV anime ended on Saturday with a video confirming that production on Arknights: Perish in Frost TV anime has been greenlit on Yostar pictures studio. Yuki Kaida will play Doctor again, and Tomoya Kurosawa will also play Amiya, among other cast members.
Yostar pictures described Arknights: Prelude to Dawnthe first TV anime to Hypergryph‘s Arknights smartphone game, as “season one” when it announced the show in October 2021. Saturday’s announcement did not specify whether Arknights: Perish in Frost is the second season.
The Arknights: Prelude to Dawn anime premiered on TV Tokyo on 28 October. Crunchyroll streamed the anime while it was airing in Japan.
Yuki Watanabe directed Arknights: Prelude to Dawn anime at Yostar pictureswith Masataka Nishikawa as assistant director. Both previously worked on the smartphone game’s “Holy Knight Light” first anniversary anime short, and Watanabe worked on the game’s many animated promotional video shorts. Aya Takafuji (key animator for Fate/Grand Order Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia, SSSS.Gridman) adapted the character designs for animation.
Chinese developers Studio Montagne and Hypergryph released the game in China in May 2019, and then Yostar launched the game worldwide in January 2020. The game already inspired several animated promotional videos since 2019 and a nine-minute long animated “Holy Knight Light” card in December 2021 to mark the game’s first anniversary.
The game is set in a fantasy world called Terra with modern science-fiction motifs. Terra is plagued by rare but devastating disasters that force most people to live in nomadic cities. Disasters also bring out the rare mineral Originium, which gives high energy and is thus a valuable resource, but also consumes everything around it as it grows. Those who have prolonged exposure to Originium easily develop a wasting disease known as Oripati. The story centers around the lives of Oripathy-infected individuals. A roving medical society known as Rhodes Island offers a helping hand and a place to belong to the often-shooting infected. However, Rhodes Island has often had to carry out ad-hoc paramilitary actions against the Reunion Movement, a terrorist organization that carries out violent action against governments that oppress the infected.
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