Shangri-La Frontier Anime Releases First Poster and Trailer

Anime series such as Sword Art Online, The Rising of the Shield Hero, and Overlord take the opportunity to place their heroes into a world of video games, with these classic franchises set to be joined next year by Shangri-La Frontier. Sporting a protagonist who happens to look like Demon Slayer's Inosuke, though instead of wearing the head of a boar, our hero's head is one of a bird and is attempting to use his skills as a unique gaming enthusiast.

Shangri-La Frontier is set to be brought to life next year by C2C Studio, a production house responsible for series such as WorldEnd and Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina to name a few. The cast is set to include the likes of Yuma Uchida as Rakuro Hizutome, Azumi Waki as Rei Saiga, Yoko Hikasa as Towa Amane, Makoto Koichi as Kei Uomi, Rina Hidaka as Emul, and Akio Ohtsuka as Viceash to name a few. Alongside the upcoming anime adaptation, the series will also receive a video game from Netmarble Nexus to boot. 

You can watch the first trailer for the series below, along with checking out the newest poster that gives fans a look at this digital world:

If you haven't had the opportunity to read this unique story that first arrived as a manga series exploring the world of the digital domain with a protagonist who happens to have a bird head sitting upon his shoulders, the publishers at Kodansha revealed a description of the series:

"Second-year high school student Rakuro Hizutome is interested in one thing only: finding "sh**** games" and beating the crap out of them. His gaming skills are second to none, and no game is too bad for him to enjoy. So when he's introduced to the new VR game Shangri-La Frontier, he does what he does best—min-maxes and skips the prologue to jump straight into the action. But can even an expert gamer like Rakuro discover all the secrets that Shangri-La Frontier hides...?"  

What do you think of this new series that blends the worlds of anime and video games once again? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Shangri-La.