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Granblue Fantasy The Animation
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グランブルーファンタジー ジ・アニメーション
(Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon)
GenreAction[1]
Anime television series
Directed byAyako Kurata (season 1)
Yuuki Itoh (season 1)
Yui Umemoto (season 2)
Produced by
  • Kenta Suzuki
  • Tatsushi Moriya
Written byCygames (season 1)
Kiyoko Yoshimura (season 2)
Music byNobuo Uematsu (season 1)
Tsutomu Narita
Yasunori Nishiki
StudioA-1 Pictures (season 1)
MAPPA (season 2)
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, BS11, GYT, GTV, MBS, AT-X, TVA, HBC, RKB, Saga TV
Original run April 2, 2017 December 27, 2019
Episodes24 + 3 OVAs (List of episodes)
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Granblue Fantasy The Animation (グランブルーファンタジー ジ・アニメーション, Guranburū Fantajī Ji Animēshon) is an anime adaptation of the Granblue Fantasy video game series. The first season, animated by A-1 Pictures, aired from April 2 to June 25, 2017. A second season, animated by MAPPA, aired from October 4 to December 27, 2019.

Characters[edit]

Gran (グラン, Guran)
Voiced by: Yūki Ono[2] (Japanese); Kyle McCarley (English)[3]
Gran's dream was to become a skyfarer like his father. He saves Lyria but he ends up gravely hurt. Lyria saves him in return by sharing her powers, after which they begin their journey together, along with his childhood friend Vyrn and Lyria's protector, Katalina, to evade capture by the Erste Empire, which are after Lyria for her powers.
Lyria (ルリア, Ruria)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[2] (Japanese); Kira Buckland (English)[3]
Lyria has the ability to connect with Primal Beasts through her powers, represented by a blue jewel. She was held hostage by the Empire for her ability as they wanted to use her in their experiments to control Primal Beasts.
Vyrn (ビィ, )
Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya[2] (Japanese); Sandy Fox (English)[3]
A lizard-like creature that insists that he is a dragon. He's a companion of Gran and follows him wherever he goes. He has a love for apples and has been seen to be somewhat swayed into doing something when offered an apple as a reward.
Katalina Alize (カタリナ・アリゼ, Katarina Arize)
Voiced by: Miyuki Sawashiro[2] (Japanese); Erica Lindbeck (English)[3]
Once a lieutenant of the Empire. She saves Lyria from a cell aboard an Empire warship and escapes. Though successful, she is branded as a traitor but believes she has done the right thing by Lyria. She is a strong sword fighter and wields a rapier. She frequently shows her skills when up against the Empire's soldiers.
Rackam (ラカム, Rakamu)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata[2] (Japanese); Kyle Hebert (English)[3]
An airship pilot stranded in Port Breeze who watches over the wreckage of his ship.
Io Euclase (イオ・ユークレース, Io Yūkurēsu)
Voiced by: Yukari Tamura[2] (Japanese); Jackie Lastra (English)[3]
A young healing mage in training.
Rosetta (ロゼッタ, Rozetta)
Voiced by: Rie Tanaka[2] (Japanese); Allegra Clark (English)[3]
A mysterious woman from Lumacie who is much older and wiser than she appears.
Sierokarte (シェロカルテ, Sherokarute)
Voiced by: Emiri Katō[2] (Japanese); Faye Mata (English)[3]
The owner of the "Knickknack Shack" who often has any items and information that the Skyfarers need.
Black Knight (黒騎士, Kuro Kishi)
Voiced by: Romi Park
Drang (ドランク, Doranku)
Voiced by: Tomokazu Sugita[2] (Japanese); Ray Chase (English)[3]
One of the Empire's operatives who hunts down Lyria, often has a light-hearted tone that Sturm can barely tolerate.
Sturm (スツルム, Sutsurumu)
Voiced by: Kanae Itō[2] (Japanese); Katelyn Gault (English)[3]
Another of the Empire's operatives who works closely with Drang.
Eugen (オイゲン, Oigen)
Voiced by: Kazuhiro Yamaji[2] (season 1), Keiji Fujiwara (season 2) (Japanese); Richard Epcar (English)[3]
Cagliostro (カリオストロ, Kariosutoro)
Voiced by: Sakura Tange
An alchemist, who uses countless female clones of herself as vessels.
Pommern (ポンメルン, Ponmerun)
Voiced by: Wataru Yokojima

Media[edit]

Light novel[edit]

A light novel adaptation was released in 2014. The series currently has four books that contain game codes that can be redeemed for special items in the game. The digital volumes of the Granblue Fantasy light novel also contain game codes.[4]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series based on the franchise was announced in September 2015.[5] The anime series is produced by A-1 Pictures and directed by Ayako Kurata and Yuuki Itoh, featuring character designs by Toshifumi Akai, and music composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Tsutomu Narita and Yasunori Nishiki. Bump of Chicken performed the series' opening theme, titled "GO", and Haruhi performed the series' ending theme, titled "Sora no Parade" (ソラのパレード). It was scheduled to premiere in January 2017,[6] but it was delayed to April 2, 2017 for unknown reasons.[7] An anime television special which aired the first two episodes of the anime television series was broadcast on January 21, 2017 on Tokyo MX prior to the anime series.[8] Aniplex of America has licensed the series in North America.[9] The 12-episode series aired from April 2 to June 18, 2017 on Tokyo MX and other channels. An extra episode "Another Sky" aired on Tokyo MX on June 25, 2017, and the Blu-ray/DVD Volume 7, released October 25, featured this and a second extra episode.[10][11] MVM Films will release the series in the United Kingdom.[12]

A second season has been announced and aired from October 4 to December 27, 2019 on Tokyo MX and other channels.[13] The second season is produced by MAPPA. Yui Umemoto is directing the second season, while Kiyoko Yoshimura is the new scriptwriter and Fumihide Sai is the new character designer. Tsutomu Narita and Yasunori Nishiki are returning to compose the music. The main cast members will return to reprise their roles.[14] Seven Billion Dots performed the series' opening theme, titled "Stay With Me", while adieu performed the series' ending theme "Ao" ().[15] The second season will run for 14 episodes.[16] An extra episode of the "Djeeta-hen" special, "One More Journey" will air on March 27, 2020.[17][18]

Season 1[edit]

No. Title[a] Original air date[19]
1"Girl in Blue"
Transcription: "Aoi no Shōjo" (Japanese: 蒼の少女)
April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02)
2"Departure"
Transcription: "Tabidachi" (Japanese: 旅立ち)
April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)
3"Meet the Wind"
Transcription: "Kaze no Deai" (Japanese: 風の出会い)
April 16, 2017 (2017-04-16)
4"A Helmsman's Resolve"
Transcription: "Sōda-shi no Ketsui" (Japanese: 操舵士の決意)
April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)
5"The Storm Guardian"
Transcription: "Kessen, Arashi no Shugoshin" (Japanese: 決戦、嵐の守護神)
April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)
6"The Veil is Lifted"
Transcription: "Omoi wa Kagerō no Gotoku" (Japanese: 想いは陽炎の如く)
May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)
7"The Iron Giant"
Transcription: "Tetsu no Kyojin" (Japanese: 鉄の巨人)
May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14)
8"A Pair Apart"
Transcription: "Futari no Kyori" (Japanese: ふたりの距離)
May 21, 2017 (2017-05-21)
9"Horizon in the Clouds"
Transcription: "Unjō no Suihei sen" (Japanese: 雲上の水平線)
May 28, 2017 (2017-05-28)
10"Separation"
Transcription: "Kairi" (Japanese: 解離)
June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)
11"Lyria's Wish"
Transcription: "Ruria no Omoi" (Japanese: ルリアの想い)
June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)
12"Showdown on the High Seas"
Transcription: "Taikai no Kessen" (Japanese: 大海の決戦)
June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)

Season 2[edit]

No. Title[a] Original air date[20]
1"Skyfarers in the Blue"
Transcription: "Kikūshi no Sora" (騎空士の空)
October 4, 2019 (2019-10-04)
2"The Albion Citadel"
Transcription: "Jōsai Toshi Arubion" (城砦都市アルビオン)
October 11, 2019 (2019-10-11)
3"False Freedom"
Transcription: "Itsuwari no Jiyu" (偽りの自由)
October 18, 2019 (2019-10-18)
4"Unconveyable Feelings"
Transcription: "Todokanu Omoi" (届かぬ想い)
October 25, 2019 (2019-10-25)
5"Katalina and Vira"
Transcription: "Katarina to Vīra" (カタリナとヴィーラ)
November 1, 2019 (2019-11-01)
6"The Mist Shrouded Island"
Transcription: "Kiri ni tsutsuma reta-tō" (霧に包まれた島)
November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
7"The Immortal Primal Beast"
Transcription: "Fushi no Hoshi Akira-jū" (不死の星晶獣)
November 22, 2019 (2019-11-22)
8"Memories of Family"
Transcription: "Kazoku no Kioku" (家族の記憶)
November 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)
9"The Town of Promises"
Transcription: "Yakusoku no Machi" (約束の街)
December 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
10"The Impossible Dream"
Transcription: "Miha tenu Yume" (見果てぬ夢)
December 13, 2019 (2019-12-13)
11"Contract"
Transcription: "Seiyaku" (誓約)
December 20, 2019 (2019-12-20)
12"Signpost"
Transcription: "Dōhyō" (道標)
December 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)

OVAs[edit]

No. Title Original air date
EX1"Another Sky"
Transcription: "Mō Hitotsu no Sora" (Japanese: もう一つの空)
June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25) (Tokyo MX)[19]
EX2"Jack O'Lantern (also translated as Pumpkin Lantern)"
Transcription: "Kabocha no Rantan" (Japanese: カボチャのランタン)
October 25, 2017 (2017-10-25) (Blu-Ray/DVD)[11]
EX3"One More Journey"
Transcription: "Mōhitotsu no tabiji" (Japanese: もう一つの旅路)
March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27) (Blu-Ray/DVD/Tokyo MX)[18]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b All English titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Spring 2017 Anime Preview Guide - GRANBLUE FANTASY: The Animation". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 29, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Granblue Fantasy TV Anime's 3rd Promo Video, Additional Cast Revealed". Anime News Network. March 25, 2017. Retrieved March 25, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "Aniplex USA Offers Granblue Fantasy, Eromanga Sensei, Oreimo Blu-ray Sets". Anime News Network. March 2, 2018. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "グランブルーファンタジー(ファミ通文庫)". Book Walker (in Japanese). Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Granblue Fantasy Smartphone Game Gets Anime, Manga Adaptations". Anime News Network. September 17, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Granblue Fantasy The Animation TV Anime Series Premieres in January". Anime News Network. August 21, 2016. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "Granblue Fantasy TV Anime Slated to Premiere on April 1". Anime News Network. March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  8. ^ "Granblue Fantasy Anime's 2nd Video Reveals Spring Delay, January Preview Special". Anime News Network. December 25, 2016. Retrieved December 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "Aniplex USA to Stream Fate/Grand Order, Granblue Fantasy Anime on Crunchyroll, Daisuki". Anime News Network. December 27, 2016. Retrieved December 27, 2016.
  10. ^ "BD/DVD". Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  11. ^ a b "Granblue Fantasy Anime Gets Unaired 'Extra' Episode in 7th Home Video Volume". animenewsnetwork.com. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  12. ^ "MVM Release Announcements". Anime News Network. May 27, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2017.
  13. ^ "Granblue Fantasy Anime Season 2 to Premiere in October". Anime News Network. March 9, 2019. Retrieved March 9, 2019.
  14. ^ "Granblue Fantasy Anime Season 2's 1st Promo Reveals Revamped MAPPA Staff, Cast, October 4 Debut". Anime News Network. August 3, 2019. Retrieved August 3, 2019.
  15. ^ "Granblue Fantasy 2nd Season Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Opening Theme Song". Anime News Network. September 13, 2019. Retrieved September 13, 2019.
  16. ^ "Granblue Fantasy the Animation Season 2 Anime Reveals Visual, Ending Theme Artist". Anime News Network. September 28, 2019. Retrieved September 28, 2019.
  17. ^ "Granblue Fantasy Anime's New Special About Djeeta to Air in March 2020". Anime News Network. December 14, 2019. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  18. ^ a b "Granblue Fantasy Anime's Djeeta Special Reveals Visual, March 27 Premiere". Anime News Network. December 27, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation" (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved April 2, 2017.
  20. ^ "GRANBLUE FANTASY The Animation 2" (in Japanese). Tokyo MX. Retrieved November 13, 2019.

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