Muv-Luv Dev Team Solicits Spinoff Stories From International Fans

posted on by Kim Morrissy

Muv-Luv creator Kouki Yoshimune and aNCHOR President Asahi Iwanaga revealed in an interview with games website Twinfinite on Friday that they are soliciting spinoff stories for the Muv-Luv visual novel franchise from international fans. The dev team has asked that any interested fans should send their stories to Twinfinite editor Giuseppe Nelva, who will forward them to the dev team for review.

In an earlier interview with DualShockers, Yoshimune stated an interest in Muv-Luv stories that are not set in Japan, and said that he hopes to see creators in different regions step forward with their own stories. Nelva referred to this interview and remarked: "There are some fans who have decided to write stories in response to that. Is there any way they can submit their work to you?"

Yoshimune and Iwanaga reacted with delight and asked for Nelva to gather those stories. Twinfinite has asked that fans send their completed stories to the email address [email protected]

When asked if there were any foreign creators in particular whom they'd like to work with hypothetically, Yoshimune and Iwanaga said that they would like to work with J.J. Abrams because "he can create great movies based on any concept."

The interview also indicates that the English translation of photonflowers, a collection of Muv-Luv-themed short stories that were originally exclusive to the PlayStation 3, is "going well" and will come out on Windows in 2019. An English translation of short stories collections photonflowers and photonmelodies was the US$720,000 stretch goal in the Muv-Luv Kickstarter campaign that ran in 2015. The English version of the Muv-Luv visual novel trilogy was released in 2016.

Muv-Luv rights management company Ixtl changed its name to aNCHOR in July and teased a new project.

Thanks to Chris for the news tip.

Source: Twinfinite (Giuseppe Nelva)

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