That’s right, the person who helmed the Grisaia anime titles is staking out on his own.
Yesterday, director Tensho announced that he opened a new anime studio, named Bibury Animation Studio. The studio opened an official website, which includes a minute-long promo for the organization.
Bibury is named after the English town, which is located in Gloucestershire.
The studio confirmed they will produce the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger anime series. Akio Watanabe, who served as original character designer for the entire Grisaia franchise, will serve as character designer and chief animation director for the project. Ryuichiro Yamakawa (The Fruit of Grisaia, The Labyrinth of Grisaia) is attached as a producer.
Grisaia: Phantom Trigger is set in the same universe as The Eden of Grisaia. The first two volumes were released on Steam (with English versions) on April 25. The publisher plans to release the title in English on July 28, the same day as its Japanese release.
Front Wing describes Grisaia: Phantom Trigger as:
This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills – sometimes on the job. There’s a gunslinger called Rena (nickname: “The Rabid Dog”), a sniper named Tohka, a demolitions expert called Chris, a spy named Murasaki, and finally, Haruto, their handler. Together they make up an agency called SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development). The specialist training school now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition in the name of national defense.
Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions – all for the good of the realm.
“We’ve been granted a place in the world.
That alone isn’t enough – there wouldn’t be any meaning in living, if that was all we had…
It’s not enough just to get by on the backs of others. I live by my own strength, and I fight to survive.
Because only the survivors among us belong with the living…”
No matter how much life grinds them down, what future awaits these girls, who’ve themselves chosen the path of the gun?