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Grisaia Trilogy Kickstarter Reaches 90% of Goal in 12 Hours

posted on by Karen Ressler
Sekai Project's Kickstarter seeks US$160,000 to localize 3 games

Sekai Project launched its Kickstarter campaign on Tuesday to bring Frontwing's Grisaia game trilogy to the West on PC. In less than 12 hours, the Kickstarter earned more than 90% of its US$160,000 goal.

As of press time, the campaign has raised US$150,029. The total goal covers the costs of translation, licensing, development, and voices. Sekai Project is working with the creators of a fan translation of The Fruit of Grisaia.

The Kickstarter will close in 45 days. The project's stretch goals include the spinoff game Idol Mahō Shōjo Chiruchiru ☆ Michiru at US$200,000, and platform ports at US$240,000. Sekai Project has not yet released details on which platforms the games can be ported to, but the company's initial Kickstarter outline mentioned PlayStation Vita and mobile devices as possibilities.

Sekai Project describes the story of The Fruit of Grisaia:

Mihama Academy - on the surface, a closed learning environment established to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world around them; in actuality, an orchard-turned-prison built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree.

Whatever the circumstances behind its establishment, Mihama Academy is at present home to five female students, all with their own reasons for "enrollment." For better or worse, each girl has established a routine obliging of her current situation; life moves at an idle, yet accommodating pace within the walls of Mihama.

Yet with the arrival of the institute's first male student, the nearly preposterously opaque Kazami Yuuji, the students at Mihama begin to fall out of step with their predetermined rhythms. Will Yuuji prove to be the element the girls around him needed to take hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome?

And in the first place, just who is Kazami Yuuji? While the true nature of the "job" he is wont to alight to at the most haphazard of moments remains shrouded in secrecy, one thing is for certain - his encroachment upon the quiet orchard known as Mihama Academy will prove itself momentous in one way or another. And of course, one cannot discount the possibility that perhaps Yuuji himself carries the weightiest past of any of the students...

The Labyrinth of Grisaia is a collection of sequels for the all of the game's heroines, and also includes a prequel story for the hero and dozens of short stories. The Eden of Grisaia continues The Labyrinth of Grisaia's main route and concludes the trilogy. The game also includes a prologue following the five heroines as they arrive at Mihama Academy.

A television anime of the first game premiered this month. Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North America, and Crunchyroll is streaming the anime as it airs in Japan.

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