Fafner in the Azure is getting a spin-off anime, titled Behind the Line. Additional details will be revealed at a later date, but an announcement visual is now available:
Fafner project with created by Xebec in collaboration with Starchild Records. The first anime aired in 2004, followed by a Fafner: Right of Left TV special. Fafner: Heaven and Earth came out in 2010, with a TV anime sequel titled Fafner Exodus in 2015. OVA series Soukyuu no Fafner: The Beyond aired from 2019 to 2021.
The franchise also has a light novel adaptation by Tow Ubukata, with Hisashi Hirai’s illustrations, and two manga adaptations. Fafner: Dead Aggressor by Mikami Akitsu was serialization from 2005 to 2007, while the second by Tomomi Matsushita ran from 2014 to 2021. Both share a title, but only the first one has an official English translation.
Funimation is streaming the original series and describes the plot as:
Kazuki and his friends knew a life of peace until an alien race attacked their island. The survival of the human race depends on teenagers.
The new project is a “peaceful spin-off”, that was promised in 2017.
Source: Fafner Project Official Twitter
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