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Rose Guns Days Game by Higurashi's Ryukishi07 Outlined

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Jiro Suzuki, Sōichirō, Yaeko Ninagawa to design characters for PC novel set in post-WWII Japan

The official Rose Guns Days website was updated on Sunday with story information for the new novel game by Higurashi: When They Cry creator Ryukishi07.

The game's story takes place in Japan at the end of World War II. Devastated in the aftermath of defeat, the Japanese government complies with the Allies' reconstruction plan. Japan begins to recover from the loss after a few years, but America and China intricately divide the nation on a municipal level. Eventually, China's military districts become Chinatowns, and places controlled by the United States are Americanized. The many Chinese and American immigrants make Japanese people the minority in their own land. Some Japanese are unwilling to accept this fate and secretly gather their strength to challenge the new system.

A girl named Rose Haibara works at the club Primavera and lends money to Japanese people so that they can rebuild their lives. Meanwhile, Leo Shishigami is best known for his reputation among women. Everything begins to change when that legendary man meets Rose in the spring of 1947.

The website also announced that Jiro Suzuki (Umineko no Naku Koro ni , Magical Musō Tenshi Tsukisase!! Ryofuko-chan), Sōichirō (Umineko no Naku Koro ni), Yaeko Ninagawa (Ghost Slayers Ayashi), and Ryukishi07 are designing the characters. The Kinema Moon artist Yūichi Nakagawa (Black Butler, Torikago Gakkyū) designed the logo. The creator and scriptwriter Ryukishi07 announced the title in January, and his dōjin (self-publishing) circle 07th Expansion launched the new personal computer title's website. The website will add more character information on March 2.

Ryukishi07 revealed in early January that he would launch a new serial work — his first new one in a year — this year. He added that it will have a completely different world setting than his previous works have had, so he will greatly enjoy the actual writing process.

Besides Higurashi, Ryukishi07 has created or co-written Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Ōkamikakushi, Rewrite, and Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni. The Higurashi, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, and Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni visual novel software were released under the 07th Expansion circle's name.

[Via Otakomu]

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