The Shangri-La Frontier episode 8 preview is in, with the episode titled, “300 Limit Kyousoukyoku” in Japanese, roughly translated to “A Wild Symphony in Just 300 Seconds.” The episode will stream on Crunchyroll on Sunday, November 19, 2023. The synopsis and preview images for the episode can be viewed below:
The 10th monster is the “Aberrant Woodmage”. Assigned the mission to survive 5 minutes against the level 120 powerful enemy, Sunraku has great difficulty with the relentless unreasonable attacks. In the midst of battle, Sanraku realizes he has been fighting in a cowardly way. Renewing his resolve, he adopts a strategy unique to kusoge hunters.
Shangri-la Frontier is directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka and written by Kazuyuki Fudeyasu. The anime adapts the web novel series of the same name by Katarina which first debuted on the self-publishing site Shosetsuka ni Naro in May 2017. The manga adaptation illustrated by Ryosuke Fuji has been collected into 15 volumes in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine since July 2020.
Crunchyroll licensed the anime outside of Japan, describing the plot as:
“When was the last time I played a game that wasn’t rubbish?” This is a world in the near future where games that use display screens are classified as retro. Anything that can’t keep up with state-of-the-art VR technology is called a “kuso game,” and you see a large number of ‘kuso games’ coming out. Those who devote their lives to clearing these games are called “kuso-game hunters,” and Rakuro Hizutome is one of them. The game he’s chosen to tackle next is Shangri-La Frontier, a “god-tier game” that has a total of thirty million players. Online friends… An expansive world… Encounters with rivals… These are changing Rakuro and all the other players’ fates! The best game adventure tale by the strongest “kuso game” player begins now!
Source: Official Website
© Katarina, Ryosuke Fuji, Kodansha / “Shangri-La Frontier” Production Committee