Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends Anime Postponed Indefinitely


The official website of the upcoming anime adaptation of Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends (Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends) has announced that its initial April air date has been delayed, among other major changes.

The Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends (Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends) anime was initially slated for an April 1st broadcast, but has been postponed to various circumstances. It would appear during the Ultra Super Anime Time block, as an anime short. There was also a planned pre-screening event on March 20 that has been cancelled.

In addition, the entire production staff were also removed from the site. The previously revealed staff included:

  • Director and Series Composer: Takafumi Hoshikawa (Excel Saga, Happy Lesson)
  • Anime Character Designer and Chief Animation Director: Megumi Ishihara (Fate/stay night, Moonlight Lady)
  • Art Director: Kenichi Kurata (High School DxD BorN, Dorei Maid Princess )
  • Music Composer: Takashi Watanabe (Full Metal Panic!, Gate Keepers)
  • Animation Studio: Studio Hibari (Re:␣Hamatora , Major)

However, the site has kept the credits to the anime’s main cast alongside their characters:

  • Yoko Hikasa (Rias Gremory from High School DxD) as AnneShingeki-no-Bahamut-Manaria-Friends-Character-Designs-Anne
  • Ayaka Fukuhara (Rin Shibuya from The [email protected] Cinderella Girls) as GreaShingeki-no-Bahamut-Manaria-Friends-Character-Designs-Grea
  • Nana Mizuki (Saya Kisaragi from Blood C) as HannaShingeki-no-Bahamut-Manaria-Friends-Character-Designs-Hanna
  • Wataru Hatano (Hakuya Mitsumine in Mikakunin de Shinkoukei) will voice OwenShingeki-no-Bahamut-Manaria-Friends-Character-Designs-Owen
  • Kimiko Koyama (Komoe Tsukuyomi from Toaru Majutsu no Index) voices RueShingeki-no-Bahamut-Manaria-Friends-Character-Designs-Rue
  • Kikuko Inoue (Sanae Furukawa in Clannad) is voicing MirandaShingeki-no-Bahamut-Manaria-Friends-Character-Designs-Miranda

Key visual:

Shingeki no Bahamut Manaria Friends anime visual

Here’s the first promotional video:

Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends is a Japanese anime television series based off of the Rage of Bahamut social game. The series is not related to the second season of the earlier Rage of Bahamut: Genesis anime. It will premiere in April 2016.

Shingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends synopsis from Haruhichan:

Mobile game developer Cygames has opened an official website for a TV anime titledShingeki no Bahamut: Manaria Friends, scheduled for 2016. It is an adaptation of a popular event, Manaria Mahou Gakuin (Manaria Magic Academy), within theShingeki no Bahamut social game.

Source: Rage of Bahamut: Manaria Friends official website