Southeast Asian anime channel ANIPLUS Asia has announced on Wednesday that they will simulcast the special episode of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 2 this March 28.
The anime special will premiere on Saturday, March 28 at 12:30am PHT, within an hour after its Japanese broadcast, with an encore telecast at 11:00pm PHT.
Granblue Fantasy: The Animation Season 2 is the second anime adaptation of the popular role-playing mobile game by Cygames, which started in Japan on March 2014 and expanded worldwide two years later.
The second season features a brand new staff, which is now being 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, became the new director of the series, while The Legend of the Legendary Heroes scriptwriter Kiyoko Yoshimura is now 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, now handles the character designs. Tsutomu Narita and Yasunori Nishiki returned to handle the musical composition.
The anime special commemorates the sixth anniversary of the popular mobile game, which also serves as an extra episode of the season.
The anime special’s voice cast will be lead by Hisako Kanemoto, who reprises her role as “Djeeta”, where she will also be joined by Kana Hanazawa (“Kobato Hasegawa”, Haganai series) as “Zeta” and Aya Hirano (“Haruhi Suzumiya”, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) as “Beatrix”.
ANIPLUS Asia aired the first season of Granblue Fantasy: The Animation on a simulcast basis during the Spring 2017 season, with a sneak preview of its first two episodes in January of the same year.