Yet another mobile gacha game published by Yostar is be getting an anime adaptation—this time, it’s free-to-play mahjong game, Mahjong Soul. The announcement for the anime adaptation was made during the Nijisanji Mahjong Cup.
The anime is titled, Mahjong Soul Pon☆ and will feature a chibi art style. It will be animated by SCOOTER FILMS and is set to be directed by Morii Kenshirou, who also directed gacha game-inspired anime like the Granblue Fantasy spin-off anime, Gran Blues! Mahjong Soul Pon☆ is slated to release on April 2022.
Big News! Mahjong Soul is releasing a chibi anime series named Mahjong Soul Pon☆!
Animation Production: SCOOTER FILMS
Director: Morii Kenshirou
— Mahjong Soul Official (@MahjongSoul_EN) January 9, 2022
Mahjong Soul is a video game that takes Riichi Mahjong (Japanese Mahjong) and pits players against each other in anime avatars. Developed by Catfood Studios, the game was first released in China back in 2018, before releasing as a browser game in Japan the next year. Mahjong Soul is currently available worldwide via the App Store and Play Store.
Yostar, the game’s publisher, also has several other anime adaptations of their mobile games coming up. Arknights: Prelude to Dawn and Azur Lane: Queen’s Orders are anime series for both Arknights and Azur Lane set to come out in the future. Both Yostar-published games also won awards during the 2021 Bilibili Game Awards, which you can learn more about here.