The Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor – The Beyond property revealed late last year that the projects are getting twelve episodes for it that will get theatrical distribution first in Japan through the usual locations. The first three episodes came out back with a May 17th, 2019 debut with the next three episodes getting their theatrical run on November 8th, 2019. The production originally confirmed that they intend to bring out the three remaining parts sometime in 2020, but COVID-19 definitely threw a wrench into those plans.
Now, the official site has updated to reveal a new key visual with confirmation that they intend to bring out the final material in 2021, though no dates or timeframe was given..
The series stars Makoto Ishii as Kazuki Makabe, Kohei Kiyasu as Soshi Minashiro, Marika Matsumoto as Maya Tomi, Ryotaro Okiayu as Walter Bargest, Yuichi Nakamura as Dustin Morgan, Aki Unone as Keith Walter, Megumi Han as Aishuwaria Fein, Tatsuhisa Suzuki as Mitsugu Jinnai, Azumi Asakura as Saki Masaoka, Saori Seto as Mai Douma and Masakazu Morita as Billy Morgan.
With animation by XEBEC Zwei, the series is directed by Takashi Noto based on the screenplay by Tow Ubukata and character designs by Hisashi Hirai.
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Original series concept: Terrorized by a hostile alien race’s mental warfare, humans hear only this question just before their lives are destroyed by the violent invaders. Kazuki and his classmates lay everything on the line to pilot their heavily guarded island’s secret weapons: towering mechs for which only they are genetically qualified to control.
With most of Earth in ruins, humanity’s survival relies on these youths’ selfless determination to protect the only home they know. But when each battle pushes the pilots to the brink of assimilation, who will protect them?
Original concept: Tatsumiyajima is the central island in the middle of a small cluster of islands, in a sleepy backwater of the Japanese isles. Not much happens there, and the island’s young people go to school knowing that their lives are likely to remain peaceful and undisturbed. Or so they have been taught… but the truth is different. The fate of mankind is on the line, and Tatsumiyajima is the last line of defense against a hostile and incomprehensible enemy. At the center of it all, fighting for Humanity’s continued existence, is the giant robot Fafner, the dragon that guards this final treasure of mankind.