Guilty Crown Gets PC Game Spinoff from Nitroplus
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Nitroplus President Takaki Digitarou Kosaka posted on his Twitter account on Thursday that the company is creating a computer game spinoff of the Tetsuro Araki and Production I.G's Guilty Crown television anime series. Nitroplus made the announcement at the “Akihabara Denkigai Matsuri Summer 2011” event in Tokyo.
Jin Haganeya (Demonbane game) will write the original scenario for the game. Hagenaya is also a scenario writer for the anime itself, which will air on Fuji TV's late-night Noitamina programming block this October.
Araki directed Death Note and Highschool of the Dead before this Aniplex project. The series script supervisor is Hiroyuki Yoshino (Macross Frontier, My-HiME), while redjuice, the artist best known as the illustrator of the music group supercell, is working on the original character designs. The group supercell's leader Ryo himself is composing the music.
The anime is set in Japan in 2039, 10 years after the "Apocalypse Virus" devastated the land in an incident known as "Lost Christmas." A multinational orgnization known as GHQ brings the lawless country under control, but at the price of Japan's sovereignty. One day, an unsociable 17-year-old second-year high school student named Shū Ouma encounters Inori Yuzuriha, a female singer who is part of the resistance to liberate Japan. Together with Gai Tsutsugami (Shū's 17-year-old rival who is a young "Jiikundō" pilot in the resistance), Shū and Inori fight with mysterious innate abilities known as "imperial powers."
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