After a few years in developmental limbo, it looks like the Rage of Bahamut spin-off series, Manaria Friends, is finally back on track. They originally announced the anime back in 2015, though postponed it indefinitely in 2016. And now, the official website has finally revealed a brand new PV for the upcoming anime.

As the video has announced, the new anime will be premiering sometime in January 2019. This comes almost four years after Cygames announced the anime. Aside from the new PV, they also revealed a new key visual featuring main characters Anne (CV: Youko Hikasa) and Grea (CV: Ayaka Fukuhara).



  • Original work: Cygames
  • Director: Hideki Okamoto
  • Series composition: Satoko Sekine
  • Character design: Minami Yoshida
  • Music: Takashi Watanabe
  • Animation production: Cygames Pictures

The anime will follow a princess named Anne, who is gifted with magical powers. As she enters the academy, she befriends a half-dragon girl named Grea. It is set in the same world as Rage of Bahamut, and is a spin-off of the original series.