Gamers and anime fans unite because Shangri-La Frontier is getting an anime! Shonen Magazine News on Twitter confirmed this on June 29, 2022.
Unfortunately that’s all they confirmed, but if it turns out to be as good as the animation in the PV then I have no complaints.
What do we know about Shangri-La Frontier?
Most people avoid bad or trashy games full of glitches and bugs labeled unplayable. But Rakuro Hizutome tracks down these games and beats them.
But playing bad games can get boring, so Rakuro decides to change things up and starts playing Shangri-La Frontier. A premium full dive VR game with 30 million players.
Thanks to his abilities, Rakuro skips the prologue, kills some low-level enemies and encounters his rival? Can a trash game player beat a polished masterpiece?
how can you read it
Shangri-La Frontier began as a web novel not available in a physical format. Luckily, Katarina, the author, has teamed up with Ryosuke Fuji to make a manga adaptation.
Kodansha USA has started translating the manga, but English readers will have to wait until fall 2022 to read Volume 4. Japan currently has eight volumes (as of April 15, 2022).
A PV or promotional video to celebrate the manga’s 1st anniversary was released on July 7, 2021. Even though the video isn’t fully animated, it does have voice actors!
Azumi Waki is the narrator and Yuma Uchida voices Sunraku, Rakuro’s gamer tag. If you visit Shangri-La Frontier’s website, are there four PVs and Azumi Waki voices three different characters?
You can find all PVs on the official shonenmagazine YouTube channel. These two could be part of an upcoming anime, but we still don’t know.
As a pre-internet gamer, I look forward to seeing Shangri-La Frontier animated!
What to read/watch while you wait.
Sword Art Online will probably be everyone’s gaming anime for a while, but the .hack series is king in my heart. No Game No Life is also one of my favorites, mostly because of Shiro.
Anime/manga games are a niche I don’t want to crawl out of and there are hundreds to choose from. So what do you think of Shangri-La Frontier?