A new anime about to hit town this fall, Shangri-La Frontier is a new anime based on the light novel series of the same name by Katarina. The anime is set to premiere on October 1, 2023. It will be directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka and animated by Studio C2C.
Plot and Premise of Shangri-La Frontier
The story follows Rakuro Hizutome, a high school student who is a self-proclaimed “trash game hunter”. He loves to play bad games and find ways to beat them. When he hears about the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he is determined to be the best player.
Rakuro quickly realizes that Shangri-La Frontier is not like any other game he has played before. It is a vast and complex world with a lot to explore. Rakuro must use all of his skills and knowledge to survive and thrive in this new world.
Along the way, Rakuro meets a group of other players who are also trying to become the best. They form a team and work together to overcome the challenges of Shangri-La Frontier.
Cast and Crew
The cast includes-
- Yuuma Uchida as Sunraku/Hizutome Rakuro
- Azumi Waki as Psyger-0/Saiga Rei
- Youko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon/Amane Towa
- Makoto Koichi as Oicazzo/Uomi Kei
- Rina Hidaka as Emul
- Akio Ootsuka as Vysache
- Azumi Waki as Psyger-100
- Sayaka Senbongi as Animalia
- Seiichirou Yamashita as Orcelott
The crew includes-
- Direction: Toshiyuki Kubooka
- Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
- Character Design: Ayumi Kurashima
- Chief Animation Direction: Ayumi Kurashima
- Music: Monaca
- Animation Work: Studio C2C
What is the main character like?
The main hero in Shangri-La Frontier is Rakuro Hizutome, a high school student who is a self-proclaimed “trash game hunter”. The appearance of his avatar in Shangri-La Frontier is a half-naked, athletic young man with blue shorts with belt, and his trademark blue bird headgear with a yellow beak; as a way to cover up his face after selling all of his armor in the character creation menu for early financial advantage.
Rakuro’s avatar in the game is called Sunraku, a level 150 player who is known for his min-maxing and his ability to clear difficult content. He is also known for his unique playstyle, which involves using a variety of different skills and abilities to overcome challenges. Rakuro is a skilled and experienced gamer, but he is also a bit of a loner. He prefers to play games by himself and he does not like to rely on others. However, he is also a kind and compassionate person, and he is always willing to help others.
Shangri-La Frontier is the perfect example of the worlds of isekai anime and JRPGs colliding to create something amazing. It is an anime that is sure to appeal to a wide audience. It has a good story, likable characters, and beautiful animation so make sure to add it to your watchlist.