Mekaku City Actors Gets Tourism Puzzle Event in Enoshima
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SCRAP is organizing a new interactive event based on JIN's Kagerou Project series. "Mekaku City Actors in Enoshima" event will be held on September 14 in Enoshima on the Shonan coast of Kanagawa Prefecture. JIN is co-producing the outdoor event with SCRAP to create a whole new story incorporating Nazotoki street.
The event will use the LINE messaging app to allow players to interact with characters from the series while solving puzzles. The puzzle-solving kit will include information for local restaurants and tourist stops.
JIN's Kagerou Project began as a Vocaloid song series that JIN wrote and composed in 2011. JIN launched the Kagerou Daze novel series in May 2012, with illustrations by Sidu. Kadokawa published the eighth and final volume in December 2017.
The series inspired a 12-episode television anime adaptation titled Mekakucity Actors in 2014. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired in Japan. A short anime film titled MX4D Kagerou Daze -in a days- opened in Japan in November 2016. Sidu, the illustrator of the novels and music videos, made her directorial debut with the film.
Yen Press publishes both the light novel series and manga in North America. The company published the novel series' eighth volume and the manga's 12th volume in April.
JIN's new tentatively titled Kagerou Daze No.9 project will screen in January 2020.