Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND

A new entry in the Fafner franchise was announced today. Titled Sōkyū no Fafner THE BEYOND, a promotional video is set to release for the project on January 6th. Not much else is known about the anime, though the official website did release a visual (pictured above).

The news comes straight from the “‘Sōkyū no Fafner’ Minashiro Soshi Seitan-sai” (Sōkyū no Fafner Soshi Minashiro Birthday Festival) event. Funimation and Crunchyroll have streamed several of the Fafner series. Here is Funimation’s description of the original show that started it all:


Terrorized by a hostile alien race’s mental warfare, humans hear only this question just before their lives—essentially their minds—are assimilated 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 destroyed, 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?


Tyler Trosper
Tyler Trosper graduated Ball State University with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Professional Writing. Originally joining Operation Rainfall as an anime news writer, he also writes gaming news and dabbles in reviews. His one true love in life is Xenosaga, and he prays daily for a fourth game.