Aniplex of America began streaming a new English-subtitled trailer on Saturday for the Granblue Fantasy the Animation television anime series.
(The below video is region-locked to the U.S.)
Amazon’s Anime Strike streaming service is also streaming the same trailer region-free on Twitter.
— AnimeStrike (@animestrike) January 22, 2017
The anime’s official website previously streamed the video without English subtitles last month.
The anime’s Zinkenstill-Hen (Zinkenstill Arc) special aired in Japan on Saturday. Aniplex of America is streaming the special now on Crunchyroll, Daisuki, and Anime Strike. The full television anime series will now premiere in April, after a delay. Aniplex of America will stream the April series on the same three services.
Aniplex of America describes the story:
This is a world of the skies, where many islands drift in the sky. A boy named Gran and a talking winged lizard named Vyrn lived in Zinkenstill, an island which yields mysteries. One day, they come across a girl named Lyria. Lyria had escaped from the Erste Empire, a military government that is trying to rule over this world using powerful military prowess. In order to escape from the Empire, Gran and Lyria head out into the vast skies, holding the letter Gran’s father left behind – which said, “I will be waiting at Estalucia, Island of Stars”.
The anime stars:
- Yuuki Ono as Gran
- Nao Tōyama as Lyria
- Rie Kugimiya as Vyrn
- Miyuki Sawashiro as Katalina
- Hiroaki Hirata as Rackam
- Yukari Tamura as Io
- Rie Tanaka as Rosetta
- Emiri Katō as Sierokarte
- Tomokazu Sugita as Drang
- Kanae Itō as Sturm
The anime adapts Cygames‘ Granblue Fantasy smartphone game. Yuuki Itoh (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) is directing the anime at A-1 Pictures with Ayako Kurata as anime series director. Cygames itself is credited for the scripts, and Toshifumi Akai (Kokoro Connect, Sound of the Sky) is designing the characters. Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy games I-XI), Tsutomu Narita (Final Fantasy XIV composer and arranger), and Yasunori Nishiki are composing the music. BUMP OF CHICKEN performs the anime’s theme song “GO” as heard in the video above.