The official website for the television anime adaptation of Cygames, Inc.’s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game announced on Friday that the anime will have a second anime titled Shadowverse Flame. The site unveiled the second anime’s visual and new staff members. The site did not reveal a premiere date.
The anime will center on a different protagonist named Light Tenryū, who has a “digital friend” named Dragnir.
Naotaka Hayashi joins the staff as assistant director. Tomoko Miyakawa is the digi-friend designer. Quan Bin Zhong replaces Kuniaki Nemoto as art director, while Mamio Ogawa replaces Nobuhito Sue and Shūhei Tada for art setting. sankaku is credited for monitor graphics. Shinsuke Oshima replaces Keisuke Kawatani and Takahiro Kamiya as 3D CG director. Yuuta Nakamura and Asahito Koshiyama join Shigeki Asakawa as directors of photography. The rest of the staff are returning from the first season.
The anime’s first season premiered in April 2020. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired.
The anime features a completely original story, and features anime-only characters. The anime centers on Hiiro Ryūgasaki, a student at Tensei Academy. Through a strange incident, Hiiro obtains a mysterious smartphone. The smartphone has installed the popular digital card game “Shadowverse.” Through the game Hiiro meets rivals, participates in tournaments, and forms bonds with others.
The collectible card game launched for iOS and Android devices in June 2016 and for PC via Steam in October 2016. The game features both single-player and competitive multiplayer content, fully voiced stories, and the ability to evolve cards during battles. Shadowverse: Champion’s Battle, the Nintendo Switch version, launched in November 2020 in Japan, and launched on August 10 in the West.
The game received a tutorial anime video as part of its second anniversary in May 2018.