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Shangri-La Frontier
Shangri-La Frontier

Shangri-La Frontier

Dive into the immersive world of Shangri-La Frontier, a thrilling anime series that blends fantasy and gaming. A must-watch for all anime fans!

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Shangri-La Frontier
Original Titleシャングリラ・フロンティア
Formats Streaming
Opening theme"BROKEN GAMES" by FZMZ
Ending theme"Ace (エース)" by CHiCO
Duration26 mins
Release DateOctober 1, 2023
FormatTV Series

"When was the last time I played a game that wasn't crap?" 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 "crap game," and you see a large number of crap games coming out. Those who devote their lives to clearing these games are called "crap-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 "crap game" player begins now!

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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Editor's Review
Shangri-La Frontier

“Shangri-La Frontier” stands out in the manga realm with its fresh take on the VRMMORPG genre. Rakurou, a high school student known for conquering the worst games, embarks on an exhilarating gaming journey in Shangri-La Frontier, promising a thrilling experience.

The plot intricately weaves Rakurou’s adventures in the game world, leveraging his skills honed from challenging games. Unexpected twists keep readers engaged, showcasing the manga’s exploration of gaming nuances, teamwork dynamics, and the inherent challenges of this world.

What truly distinguishes “Shangri-La Frontier” is its rich world-building. The game world’s vivid details blend familiar gaming patterns with unique elements, crafting an evolving environment that feels alive as the story unfolds.

Rakurou’s character shines as a relatable figure, deviating from the typical manga protagonist. He’s compassionate yet not overly sentimental, striking a balance that resonates with readers.

Beyond the gaming realm, “Shangri-La Frontier” cleverly intertwines elements of the real world, adding depth reminiscent of an isekai narrative without entirely following the trope.

To delve deeper, envision Rakurou navigating through a particular unexpected twist or highlighting moments that showcase the depth of character interactions. This adds specificity, making the review more immersive.

While celebrating its strengths, it’s worth noting that some aspects may not universally resonate. However, for manga enthusiasts seeking a unique VRMMORPG experience, “Shangri-La Frontier” offers an engaging plot, well-rounded characters, and immersive world-building.

Ultimately, “Shangri-La Frontier” caters to diverse readers, whether avid gamers or casual enthusiasts. Its innovative approach, detailed storytelling, and captivating elements make it a must-read in the manga realm.