The official website for the television anime of Cygames, Inc.’s Shadowverse card battle smartphone game unveiled a new promotional video and visual for Shadowverse Flame, the second anime in the franchise, on Wednesday. The video reveals and previews the anime’s new opening theme song “Tick-Tock” by NEWS.
The new song will debut with the “Shadowverse Team Competition” arc in the anime’s third cours (quarter of the year) on October 1.
The Shadowverse anime features a completely original story, and features anime-only characters. The first season 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 second season depicts the coming of age of the protagonist Light Tenryū and his friends via the Shadowverse.
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 Ōshima 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.
Asumi Yoshino recently launched a new comedy manga based on the anime titled Shadowverse Flame Digifre Nikki (Digital Friend Diary) in Shogakukan‘s Coro Coro Comics magazine in November 2021.
The anime’s first season premiered in April 2020. Crunchyroll streamed the show as it aired.
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 in August 2021 in the West.
The game received a tutorial anime video as part of its second anniversary in May 2018.
Sources: Shadowverse anime’s website, Comic Natalie