Granblue Fantasy The Animation (also known as Guranbur? Fantaj? Ji Anim?shon in Japanese) is a fantasy anime television series which is based on a video game series of the same name. Developed by Cygames for Android, iOS, and web browsers, the role-playing game (RPG) was first released in Japan on March 10, 2014. The game proved to be a success in Japan, and as it stands, two spin-off games, titled Granblue Fantasy Versus and Granblue Fantasy: Relink, are slated to be released for PlayStation 4.
A couple of years after the release of the original game, a manga adaptation written by Makoto Fuugetsu and illustrated by cocho began serialization on the Cycomic app, and new chapters are being published to this day. Subsequently, famed Japanese anime studio A-1 Pictures announced plans to adapt the game into an anime television series and Season 1 of the show premiered on April 2, 2017. While it didn’t prove to be a milestone in the anime industry, it still managed to generate interest among fans of the video game and the manga series, and was largely deemed to be a success. Since then, fans have been waiting to hear news on a second season, and here’s everything we know about Season 2 of Granblue Fantasy The Animation thus far.
Granblue Fantasy Season 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
Granblue Fantasy season 1, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on April 2, 2017 and ran till June 25 of the same year. Months after Season 1 finished airing, A-1 Pictures released a special episode titled Granblue Fantasy The Animation: Kabocha no Lantern on November 29, 2017. Subsequently, the studio announced that second season was in the works, much to the joy of fans worldwide.
As it stands, Granblue Fantasy season 2 release date is set for sometime in October 2019. However, the exact release date has not been announced yet so we don’t know when exactly the show will be hitting viewers’ screens. We’re keeping our ears open for news on the exact release date of Season 2 and we’ll update this section as soon as we hear something reliable.
Granblue Fantasy English Dub:
When Granblue Fantasy was originally released, it was only released in Japanese and did not have an English dub. However, after demands by international audiences, an English dub was licensed and it has been praised for its stellar voice acting far and wide. If you want to watch the show in English, you can find dubbed episodes on Crunchyroll. Given the fact that Season 1 has been dubbed into English, we think Season 2 will also follow suit. However, like Season 1, the English dub might not be released simultaneously, and could come months later. More on that as we hear.
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Granblue Fantasy Plot:
The show is set in a fantastical world inhabited by five races – Humans, a humanoid race called the Draph, a race of small creatures known as Harvin, beastmen known as Erune, and mysterious creatures which are classified into an unknown and unnamed race. In this world, islands drift in the sky and kingdoms fight either for domination or to stay in peace while retaining their sovereignty.
In this backdrop, the show follows a young boy named Gran. One day, when Gran and his talking, winged lizard Vyrn are relaxing in their hometown, they spot a hostile Erste Empire ship in the sky. Upon attacking the ship, Gran finds a girl named Lyria and an Imperial Officer named Katalina, who are trying to escape from the Empire, which aspires to rule over the world using its advanced military technology. He manages to save both of them, but suffers a mortal wound in the fight which ensues. However, before Gran can die, Lyria merges her soul with him, thereby bringing him back from the verge of death. Further, the mysterious Lyria then summons a giant and powerful creature called the Proto-Bahamut, which drives away the Empire’s forces.
With their fate now tied to Lyria’s, Gran and Vyrm team up with Lyria and Katalina and head to an island called Estalucia in the hopes of escaping the Empire and finding clues about Gran’s mysterious. However, Katalina’s poor piloting skills cause them to crash land at Port Breeze Archipelago. Stranded, the group starts working to construct an airship, but things get complicated when the Empire follows them to the island. However, they manage to escape and take to vast skies to stay out of reach of the empire.
As Gran and his team try and find their way to Estalucia, they make many allies and find themselves drawn into a sinister plot of epic proportions.
Granblue Fantasy Characters:
Although Granblue Fantasy The Animation has a long list of characters, only a few characters are central to the plot of the show. Below, we’ve provided you with brief backgrounds on each of the important characters.
[WARNING: POSSIBLE SPOILERS AHEAD]
Gran: The main male protagonist of the show, Gran is the son of a skyfarer and longs to become a skyfarer like his father. When he and his childhood friend, Vyrn, sees a hostile Erste Empire ship in the skies, he attacks it and ends up saving a girl named Lyria and a rogue Imperial Officer named Katalina. However, he ends up getting grievously injured in the attack but is saved by Lyria before he can die. With his fate now joined with Lyria’s, he vows to protect Lyria and Katalina from the clutches of the evil Empire. At the same time, Gran and his newfound friends embark on a quest to the island of Estalucia hoping escape the Empire and find clues about his mysterious father.
Lyria: The main female protagonist of the show, Lyria is an extremely powerful character who has the power to connect with powerful creatures known as Primal Beasts. Owing to her unique and devastating powers, Lyria was imprisoned by the Erste Empire which wanted to conduct experiments on her to try and replicate her power to control Primal Beasts. However, the Empire’s plans get foiled when Gran and Vyrn rescues Lyria and her bodyguard, Katalina. Subsequently, Lyria saves Gran from death and the two, along with Vyrn and Katalina, embark on a quest of epic proportions.
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