Voice Actor Tomokazu Sugita's Novel Inspires Video Game

posted on by Sarah Nelkin
Arc System Works adapts Gintama actor's Getsuei Gakuen supernatural school story

Japanese game developer Arc System Works announced at Tokyo Game Show 2012 on Thursday that it is making a video game of Getsuei Gakuen (Getsuei Academy), the dōjin (self-published) novel and game written by voice actor Tomokazu Sugita (Gintama's Gintoki, Tales of Xillia's Alvin).

The story follows Eiri Mizuki, a high school girl who came to Getsuei Academy to find her missing brother. There, she encounters abnormal beings called "Hazard" which the students fight against. Eiri seeks to find the truth at the end of the battle.

The original novel was released at Comic Market 79 in 2010, and it was later remade as a dōjin game for Comic Market 81 in 2011. The scenarios, characters, music, and other elements are being revamped from the earlier dōjin game for Arc System Works' new version.

Sugita collaborated with scenario writer Dan Mitachi, while Ryo Kanai, Kohaku Sumeragi, and Yomi Sarachi are the illustrators. Kenji Itō (Haganai's in-anime game music composition, Akiko Hasegawa's single CD composition) is in charge of the soundtrack.

Arc System Works will release the new video game version next spring on a hardware system or systems to be announced later.

Tomokazu Sugita is most well known for his work as Gintama's Gintoki Sakata. His other roles include Alice in the Country of Hearts: Wonderful Wonder World's Nightmare, Sket Dance's Switch, Chobits' Hideki, Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga's Takuma, and Inu X Boku Secret Service's Kagerou. He will return for the Tales of Xillia sequel this fall, reprising his role as Alvin.

Sources: Famitsu

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