Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?

Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?

Shangri-La Frontier is a Japanese anime television series based on the light novel series of the same name by Katarina. It is produced by C2C and directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka, with series composition by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu, character designs by Ryosuke Fuji, and music by Ryūichi Takada, Kuniyuki Takahashi, and Keiichi Hirokawa. The series premiered on October 1, 2023.

Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1 Summary

Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?
Shangri-la Frontier | Image courtesy of C2C Studios

Episode 1, titled “What do you play games for?” follows the story of Rakuro Hizutome, a high school student who is considered a “freak” who loves to play “trash games”. One day, he is introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, which is supposed to be the ultimate game. However, Rakuro logs in to the game, and he quickly gets swept away by how good it is, and the iconic “blue-chicken head character” is born.

In true lazybones fashion, he skips the intro to the game and here, we see the first glimpse of the world of VR games. He also realizes that the game is not as easy as it seems but he moves up the levels with ease, before realizing that he has not encountered even a single glitch. This really fixed the deal of the game being god-tier in his eyes.

Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?
Shangri-la Frontier | Image courtesy of C2C Studios

The game is full of dangerous monsters and hidden traps, and it is very difficult to survive. However, Rakuro is determined to beat the game and become the strongest player in the world. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, a quite literal one as Rakuro must face off against a serpent to cross a hanging bridge.

Where to watch Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1?

Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?
Shangri-la Frontier | Image courtesy of C2C Studios

Shangri-La Frontier Episode 1 is available to watch on Crunchyroll. The audience response to 1st episode has been positive. Many viewers have praised the animation, action sequences, and world-building. The episode has also been praised for its humor and likable characters.

Here are some of the comments from Crunchyroll viewers:

Worth a watch. I already know this is going to be great. It hasn’t been an hour since the release of the first episode for me and I am already eager for the next episode.”

Great Visuals and music. This show has come out swinging and with a style and tone for the visuals and music. The animation itself is fluid and fun.”

Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?
Shangri-la Frontier | Image courtesy of C2C Studios
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Shangri-la Frontier Episode 1: Where to watch?
Shangri-la Frontier | Image courtesy of C2C Studios

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