Clannad on Steam Kickstarter Campaign Outlined
posted on by Kyle Cardine
North American visual novel distributor Sekai Project announced details on Thursday regarding its English release of the Visual Arts' Key game Clannad via Steam. Sekai Project plans to crowdfund the project on Kickstarter, with a goal of US$100,000 for the Steam release and a stretch goal of US$140,000 for a physical release. A timetable for the project was not announced.
Sekai Project announced in August its plans to bring Clannad to Steam with full voices. Sekai Project said it plans to to release a fully-voiced edition with Mai Nakahara, Ai Nonaka, Mamiko Noto, Kikuko Inoue and others, but will not record an English dub.
The game inspired an anime movie and two television anime series. The series follows delinquent high school student Tomoya Okazaki, who one day meets a strange girl named Nagisa Furukawa who is a year older, but is repeating her last year of high school due to illness. Tomoya becomes involved with Nagisa and her hopes of restarting the school drama club.
The original game is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is receiving a PlayStation Vita port in Japan. The visual novel has already been ported to PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, and phones.
Key has produced such visual novel franchises as Little Busters, Kanon, and Air — all of which inspired anime and manga adaptations.
Sekai Project also announced in October a Kickstarter campaign to bring Frontwing's Grisaia game trilogy to the West.
Thanks to Aaron Christie for the news tip