The official website for the television anime of Cygames' Princess Connect! Re:Dive smartphone game revealed the first promotional video, key visual, cast, staff, and April 6 premiere on Thursday.
The anime will premiere on Tokyo MX, BS11, Sun TV, and KBS Kyoto on April 6 at 24:30 (effectively April 7 at 12:30 a.m.). The series will then air on TV Hokkaido, TVQ Kyushu Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and TV Aichi later that night, before debuting on WOWOW on April 8.
The anime's main cast, who are reprising their roles from the game, includes:
M.A.O as Pecorine Miku Itō as Kokkoro Rika Tachibana as Kyaru Atsushi Abe as Yūki
Takaomi Kanasaki (KONOSUBA, Is This a Zombie?) is directing and handling series composition at Cygames Pictures (Mysteria Friends, Blade Runner: Black Out 2022). Kana Harufuji (Saga of Tanya the Evil) is the assistant director. Satomi Kurita (Hina Logic - from Luck & Logic, Real Girl), Lie Jun Yang (animation director for A Certain Magical Index III), and Yasuyuki Noda (Step Up Love Story, Tantei Opera Milky Holmes: Arsene Karei Naru Yokubō) are designing the characters.
Cygames announced the game as a sequel to CyberAgent and Cygames' Princess Connect! smartphone game in 2016. The game then launched in February 2018 after a delay.
In the story of the "anime RPG," the protagonist wakes up with no memories in an unfamiliar location. The protagonist then meets girls and comes closer to uncovering a hidden mystery.
The game inspired a manga adaptation through Cygames' free manga service Cycomics. wEshica/Shōgo is drawing the manga, and Asahiro Kakashi is providing the story. Kodansha released the second compiled book volume in December 2018.
Sources: Princess Connect! Re:Dive anime's website, MoCa News