After months of waiting we finally have a small scoop on Edens Zero anime release date.

During a livestream event on Saturday it was announced that Edens Zero anime will premiere in April 2021 and will be produced by J.C. Staff.

The names of core staff members and main cast along with teaser visual were also revealed during the event. Also the game developing company Konami announced that Edens Zero will be receiving 3D action RPG and a Top-down Mobile RPG game.

Edens Zero anime key visual which was revealed during the livestream
Edens Zero anime key visual which was revealed during the livestream

We have a lot to cover today, so without any further ado let’s begin.

New Updates regarding Edens Zero anime

The anime adaptation of Hiro Mashima’s Edens Zero manga was announced back in June 2020. It’s a fast-paced mystery, with plot points executed perfectly in a competent manner. This way of writing is completely different from his other famous work, Fairy Tail.

Edens Zero anime announcement visual
Illustration drawn by Hiro Mashima to celebrate the anime announcement

The series initially started on June 27, 2018, and chapters of the series has been compiled into nine volumes of the manga series as of April 2020. Individual chapters are published in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine and Kodansha USA and Crunchyroll are publishing the English release.

Kodansha comics its story first as such:

“At Granbell Kingdom, an abandoned amusement park, Shiki has lived his entire life among machines. But one day, Rebecca and her cat companion Happy appear at the park’s front gates. Little do these newcomers know that this is the first human contact Granbell has had in a hundred years! As Shiki stumbles his way into making new friends, his former neighbors stir at an opportunity for a robo-rebellion…And when his old homeland becomes too dangerous, Shiki must join Rebecca and Happy on their spaceship and escape into the boundless cosmos.”

Release Date: When will it premieres?

During the live event it was announced that the show will premiere in April 2021 on channel NTX and its affiliates.

We will update the article once an exact release date will be Confirmed.

Cast

Here is a list of confirmed cast members.

  • Takuma Terashima as Shiki Granbell
  • Mikako Komatsu as Rebecca Bluegarden
  • Rie Kugimiya as Happy

Here is a brief introduction of these three characters:

  1. Shiki Granbell: an enthusiastic teenager raised by the community of robots at Granbell Kingdom. He possesses Ether gear which allows him to manipulate the weight and direction of gravity for himself and others.
  2. Rebecca Bluegarden: she is an amateur B-Cuber and Shooting Starlight member from the planet Blue Garden who travels to record videos of other planets.She aims to amass one million subscribers for her account, Aoneko Channel, which suffers from low viewership due to poor-quality content.
  3. Happy: he is a blue colored android cat who served as Rebecca’s partner and friend. He can transform himself into a pair of firearms that Rebecca uses to shoot non-lethal rounds of Ether Bullets

Studio and Staff

Edens Zero manga artwork

Fairy Tail and Log Horizon director Shinji Ishihara will be the chief director and Yūshi Suzuki will direct the series at J.C. Staff. Also Mitsutaka Hirota will write and oversee the series scripts.

Now I know many of you have doubts regarding J.C. Staff and their quality of work as they literally trashed the One Punch Man season 2 but we should not forget that they are the same studio which in the past has worked on Toaru franchise and their work shines in recently finished A certain Scientific Railgun T. In the end it all depends on scheduling and staff working on it and in case of Edens Zero seems to be in good hands.

Edens Zero Console Game

During the same livestream, Konami also revealed Edens Zero will be receiving an 3D action RPG game for consoles. Details such as its premiere date, trailer, developer will be announced on a later date.

A teaser trailer also had been revealed.

Author Hiro Mashima also has revealed original character costumes which will be part of the game.

Edens Zero Mobile Game

Other than that, Konami also confirmed that the series will be inspiring a top-down action RPG game for mobile devices.

Top-down perspective, also sometimes referred to as bird’s-eye view, overhead view or helicopter view, when used in video games refers to a camera angle that shows the player and the area around them from above. It was at one time common in 2D role playing video games, wargames and construction and management simulation games such as SimCity, Pokémon, and Railroad Tycoon, as well as in action and action-adventure games such as the early The Legend of Zelda and Grand Theft Auto games.