Shangri-La Frontier Announces Its Second Season

April 3, 2024

Just a few days ago, the broadcast of the anime based on Katarina‘s light novels, “Shangri-La Frontier,” ended with the premiere of episode number 25 of its first season. After that, without giving us almost any time to breathe, the production of a second season was announced, which will premiere on Japanese television in October 2024, consisting of two parts that will be broadcast consecutively.

The first season of “Shangri-La Frontier” began airing on October 1 and ended on March 30 with its twenty-fifth episode. The Crunchyroll platform offered the broadcast of this animated series to the rest of the world, simultaneously with Japanese television.

Toshiyuki Kubooka (Berserk: The Golden Age) directed this anime adaptation for C2C studios. Kazuyuki Fudeyasu (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) was in charge of the script, while Ayumi Kurashima (Devilman Crybaby) was responsible for character design and led the project’s animation.

Voice Cast:

  • Yuma Uchida as Sunraku / Rakuro Hizutome
  • Azumi Waki as Rei Saiga
  • Yoko Hikasa as Arthur Pencilgon / Towa Amane
  • Makoto Koichi as Oicazzo / Kei Uomi
  • Rina Hidaka as Emul
  • Akio Ohtsuka as Vysache
  • Yumiri Hanamori as Psyger-100
  • Sayaka Senbongi as Animalia
  • Seiichiro Yamashita as Orcelott

Katarina began the publication of the light novels “Shangri-La Frontier” in May 2017, through the web Shōsetsuka ni Narō. The work received a manga adaptation by Ryosuke Fuji in July 2020, which continues to be published to this day in Kodansha‘s Weekly Shônen Magazine, already having 16 compiled volumes in the Japanese market.


Shangri-La Frontier” is a series that revolves around a player’s experience in the vast and challenging world of a virtual reality video game. Rakuro, the protagonist, known in the game as Sunraku, is an avid gamer who has conquered numerous low-quality games, always seeking new challenges. His attention turns to “Shangri-La Frontier,” a game famous for its vastness, high level of difficulty, and unresolved mysteries. Attracted by the promise of an unprecedented challenge, Sunraku dives into the game, determined to explore its secrets and become one of its most prominent players.

Within the world of “Shangri-La Frontier,” Sunraku encounters a variety of characters, both players and NPCs (non-playable characters), each with their own stories and motivations. As he progresses in the game, he forms alliances with other players, faces formidable enemies, and discovers hidden areas of the game. The series highlights not only the epic battles and game strategy but also the camaraderie and interactions between characters, which adds depth to the narrative and creates an immersive gaming experience for both the protagonist and viewers.

Throughout his journey in “Shangri-La Frontier,” Sunraku faces numerous challenges that test his skills and wit. From confrontations with powerful bosses to solving complex puzzles, each obstacle overcome brings him closer to the top of the game world. However, dark secrets and conspiracies are also revealed that threaten the stability of the game and the safety of its players. Sunraku must navigate these intrigues and use both his gaming prowess and intelligence to unravel the truth behind “Shangri-La Frontier” and protect the virtual world he has come to cherish.

There are still a few months to go before the second season of “Shangri-La Frontier” arrives, but if you’ve seen the broadcast of its first installment, you surely have your opinion about it, and this is where we ask you to drop by the comments and tell us what it is. You know, we’ll be reading! 🙂

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