Tatsunoko Pro has announced that it will animate the anime adaptation of Nihon Falcom’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (Eiyū Densetsu Sen no Kiseki) game series.
Falcom confirmed that Tatsunoko Pro will be in charge of the TV anime’s animation. The anime will be a global project with the Taiwanese game company, UserJoy (the developer of Falcom’s works in Asia outside Japan), Funimation, content fund SYOU, and anime planning and production company NADA.
The anime will air in early January 2023.
SETTING AND STORY
The original game series depicted the story of Rean Schwarzer in the military academy in the Erebonian Empire, but the anime will have a story that centers on the western part of the Zemurian continent based on the games.
The Trails of Cold Steel anime will take place in the North Ambria State, the northernmost province of Erebonia located in the Zemuria continent. The story will follow the series protagonist Rean Schwarzer and friends throughout the four main Trails of Cold Steel games.
The anime was first announced in March 2021 and it had a release set for 2022. It’s been almost a year since the initial announcement, and this is the first update about it since then. Hidekazu Sato (Aquarion Logos, Basquash!, The Slayers Next) will direct the anime titled The Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki Northern War.
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita in September 2013. XSEED released the game for PC in August 2017. The game’s PlayStation 4 release in Japan launched in March 2018. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV, the fourth installment in the role-playing game series, launched for the PS4 in North America and Europe in October 2020.
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