News Sega's Project 575 Gets Go! Go! 575 TV Anime in January
posted on 2013-11-15 01:45 EST
Sega announced on Friday that its television anime Go! Go! 575 will premiere this coming January. The anime ties into Project 575, which lets anyone create songs using the traditional Japanese 5-7-5-syllable meter found in haiku and tanka poems.
The tie-in game takes the songs the players create syllable-by-syllable and performs them with Vocaloid voices provided by the high school girl characters Azuki (literally, "red bean") Masaoka (played by Yuka Ōtsubo) and Maccha ("green tea") Kobayashi (Ayaka Ohashi). Hiro Kanzaki (Oreimo) designed the characters.
The Utakumi 575 app is already available for iOS, and the game will arrive on PS Vita on January 23 for 7,350 yen (about US$75). An Utakumi 575: 575 Hatodera Joshi Gakuen Nyūgaku Premium Pack (Utakumi 575: 575 Hatodera Girls' Academy Enrollment Premium Pack) will cost 9,500 yen (US$96).
The anime's website noted that "we have no sponsors, so we made this out of own pockets."
Images © Sega/Go! Go! 575 Production Committee
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