As previously reported, Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced that the second season of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation will be their first simulcast title of the Autumn 2019 season.
The anime channel has revealed on Saturday that the new season will premiere on October 4, which airs every Fridays at 24:30 PHT (effectively every Saturdays at 12:30am), within hours after its Japanese telecast.
The channel has started airing its simulcast advertisement, which you can see above this article, as well as uploading it on their official YouTube and Facebook accounts.
Yearning for the skies and the Island of the Astrals, Gran found both his life and fate linked to Lyria, a mysterious, blue-haired girl. On their journey, they meet trusted friends while evading the empire and fighting fearsome primal beasts. Despite these tribulations, they’re still a long way away from their destination. Accompanied by fellow seekers of adventure, they depart once more into the vast blue skies. (Synopsis from ANIPLUS Asia)
Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 2 will be the second anime adaptation of the popular role-playing mobile game by game developer Cygames, which started in Japan on March 2014 and expanded worldwide two years later.
The upcoming season will now feature a brand new staff, which will now be produced by the anime studio MAPPA, instead of the previous season’s producer A-1 Pictures.
Yui Umemoto, who worked in several Cardfight!! Vanguard anime adaptations, will be the new director of the series, while The Legend of the Legendary Heroes scriptwriter Kiyoko Yoshimura will now be in-charge of the series composition.
Fumihide Sai, who previously handled character designs for Shugo Chara! and chief animation director of several episodes of Zombieland Saga, will now handle the character designs. Tsutomu Narita and Yasunori Nishiki will return to handle the upcoming season’s music.
The Japanese voice cast from the previous season, including Yuuki Ono as “Gran” and Nao Toyama as “Lyria”, will return to voice their respective roles in the upcoming season.
Keiji Fujiwara, who voiced “Eugen” on the mobile game, will reprise his role in the upcoming season. He was replaced by Kazuhiro Yamaji in the first season due to his medical leave.
ANIPLUS Asia aired the first season of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation on a simulcast basis in Spring of 2017.
The channel also aired the television special, which featured the first two episodes of the show, in January of the same year.
ANIPLUS Asia is available in the Philippines on SKYcable Channel 139 in Metro Manila, CAMANAVA, Rizal, Bulacan and Laguna, G Sat Channel 73, and in select provincial cable providers around the country.
For more details on the channel, please visit aniplus-asia.com.