A moving new trailer gives fans a glimpse into the world and characters of Arknights: Prelude to Dawn, slated for release in October.
With the premiere date for Arknights: Prelude to Dawn fast approaching, a new trailer has dropped to pique viewers’ interest in the new sci-fi anime.
The trailer, which is available on the anime’s official YouTube account, previews the show’s theme song, “Alive” by ReoNa. It also offers a deeper insight into Arknights: Prelude to Dawnsetting and characters as previous promotional material. It ends with the voiceover stating, “The Doctor will lead us to victory.”
The Mobile Origins of the Arknights
The anime adapts the hugely popular knights mobile game from developer Hyperglyph, released in China in May 2019 and worldwide in January 2020. Set on the dystopian, ruined planet Terra, the game follows a doctor with lost memories who leads a team trying to discover a cure for a disease devastating disease called oripathy. The gameplay includes a mixture of tower defense elements, tactical role-playing games, and gacha game mechanics, which are a type of microtransactions similar to loot boxes.
knights gained an avid fan following its release and performed well with critics. It was nominated for Google Play Users’ Choice Game and Best Sci-Fi or Fantasy Mobile Game at the Dragon Awards in 2020. A spin-off title, Knights: Endfield, was announced in March and will be available for PC and mobile devices.
Yostar Pictures, which previously worked on anime series like BUILD-DIVIDE -#000000- CODE BLACK and The Vanitas Case Studyproduct Arknights: Prelude to Dawn with Yuki Watanabe (Kaguya-sama: Love is war – Ultra romantic –) as director, Yuki Hayashi (Haikyu!! to the top) composing the music and Aya Takafuji (Fate/Grand Order -Absolute Demonic Front: Babylonia-) design the characters. Kengo Shigemura (Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I – The King’s Egg) takes care of the editing and Keiko Goto (Full Metal Panic!) oversees color design.
The new anime features several experienced and popular voice actors as part of its cast. This includes Takashi Matsuyama (Assassination Classroom) as Ace, Ai Kakuma (Arifureta – From mundane to strongest in the world) as Franka, Atsumi Tanezaki (The Bride of the Ancient Magus) like Dobermann, Ayane Sakura (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story) as Nearl and Azusa Tadokoro (This time I got reincarnated as a Slime) like Texas. Exact details about Arknights: Prelude to DawnThe story of has been largely kept secret.
Arknights: Prelude to Dawn will premiere on October 28. knights The mobile game is available for download on Android and iOS platforms.