Spice & Wolf VR Anime Slated for June 3 on Oculus Rift & Go, HTC VIVE
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The official Twitter account for the virtual reality anime based on Isuna Hasekura's Spice & Wolf novels announced on Tuesday that the anime will debut on June 3 for Oculus Rift, HTC VIVE, and Oculus Go Edition. The announcement did not specify when the project will be available for PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest.
The independent development circle Spicy Tails had previously planned to release the project in early 2019 for HTC VIVE, Oculus Rift, Oculus Go, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Quest. The anime will also be viewable on PC without a VR headset, and it will have English subtitles.
Spicy Tails launched Kickstarter and Campfire crowdfunding campaigns in November 25 and December 1 last year, respectively. The Campfire campaign met its 8,000,000 yen (about US$70,700) goal in its first two hours, while the Kickstarter campaign similarly met its US$70,485 goal within two days. The crowdfunding ended in January 12 for a combined total of 72,457,073 yen (about US$668,300).
The television anime's voice actors Ami Koshimizu (Holo) and Jun Fukuyama (Kraft Lawrence) are returning. Hasekura is writing the anime's scenario and the novels' illustrator Jū Ayakura is credited with the character design. Keisuke Sakikibara is providing the 3D modeling and motion, and n-buna is composing the music. Yō Shimizu provided the concept art pictured at right and Masatoshi Sekai designed the logo.
Spicy Tails also developed Project Lux, which Hasekura also wrote. The PC game with VR support had an English release from Sekai Project on February 2 via Steam. Sekai Project announced in December that Limited Run Games would release a physical edition.