It’s time to go beyond the azure, and into uncharted frontiers.
Earlire today, the official Fafner in the Azure: The Beyond (Sokyu no Fafner THE BEYOND) website updated with a new promotional video. The three-minute teaser recounts the events of Fafner in the Azure: Exodus and confirms that the project will be an anime title.
The video also confirms the show’s main staff members. Takashi Noto, who served as chief director on both seasons of Fafner in the Azure: Exodus, as well as feature film Fafner in the Azure: Heaven and Earth, will return to the director’s chair at Xebec. Tow Ubukata (Psycho-Pass 2, Ghost in the Shell: Arise), who wrote the screenplay for Fafner: Heaven and Earth and handled series composition on Fafner in the Azure: Exodus, will write the script.
Gou Nakanishi (Ajin, Knights of Sidonia) will executive produce.
The video was first shown off on December 29, 2016, at the “Sokyu no Fafner Soshi Minashiro Birthday Festival” fan event. Previously, it was unknown as to whether Fafner: The Beyond would be an anime project or otherwise, as the site had revealed only the below visual.
The first two seasons of Fafner in the Azure were originally released in North America by Geneon Entertainment. Funimation rescued the license after Geneon’s exit from the western market, and released both the show and sequel film Fafner: Dead Aggressor: Heaven and Earth on home video. Crunchyroll streamed Fafner Exodus as a simulcast in 2015.