This fantasy is grand, it’s blue, and it’s based on a smartphone game! On another note, one of these things is not like the other.

Earlier today, the official Granblue Fantasy anime website updated with a new key visual. The image features the three main characters standing beforea mighty dragon.

Granblue Fantasy is based on Cygames’ smartphone game of the same name. Yuuki Itoh (Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha ViVid) will direct the project at A-1 Pictures, with Toshifumi Akai (Magi: The Kingdom of Magic, Oreimo 2) providing character designs. Ayako Kurata was tapped as series director.

The show’s soundtrack will be scored by the team of Nobuo Uematsu (Final Fantasy), Tsutomu Narita, and Yasunori Nishiki.

©GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation Committee

The confirmed voice cast includes:

  • Lyria: Nao Toyama
  • Gran: Yuuki Ono
  • Sierokarte: Emiri Kato
  • Rackam: Hiroaki Hirata
  • Jeeta: Hisako Kanemoto
  • Catalina: Miyuki Sawashiro
  • Bii: Rie Kugimiya
  • Rosetta: Rie Tanaka
  • Io: Yukari Tamura

Aniplex currently holds the rights to Granblue Fantasy, which they will stream as a simulcast on Crunchyroll. The series will premiere in the spring, though a special will air on January 21. Crunchyroll will stream the special on January 27, at 4:00AM Pacific (7:00AM Eastern)

Source: Otakomu