The upcoming anime tie-in to the Monster Hunter Stories RPG officially has an animation production studio lined up. David Production—known for their work with the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure TV anime, as well as The Book of Bantorra and Hyperdimension Neptunia—will be handling animation for the 2016 series.
Fuji TV will open up a brand new daytime timeslot for anime when Monster Hunter Stories premieres, marking the first time Fuji TV has done so since it put One Piece in a 9:30am Sunday slot back in 2006. Fuji TV president Chihiro Kameyama revealed David Production’s involvement in Monster Hunter Stories in a recent interview, adding that the studio has become somewhat of an anime division for Fuji TV, and they will continue working closely with one another.
As for the game itself, Monster Hunter Stories is a spinoff RPG that’s scheduled to hit Nintendo 3DS in Japan next year. It will be the first RPG in the Monster Hunter franchise, with a story that follows young boys who become monster riders and the way of life that comes about as a result.