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Steins;Gate Creator's Paranormal Science Novel Occultic;Nine Gets Game

posted on by Egan Loo
Yuuki Kaji, Ayane Sakura, Kaito Ishikawa star in story with art by Rental Magica's pako

MAGES. head Chiyomaru Shikura announced during his live-streamed "New Works Unveiling in TwitCast" on Saturday that his "paranormal science" novel series Occultic;Nine is being adapted into a game.

Text: Chiyomaru Shikura's newest project
Text: The paranormal science novel
Text: Don't get so turned on by her! She's a ghost!
Text: The world is overflowing with fakes!
Text: Do you believe in God?
Text: The story of nine strange people who try to change the common sense of the world... Probably.
Text: Suicide game

The story follows nine idiosyncratic individuals. Little incongruities that occur around these nine eventually lead to a larger, unimaginable event that may alter what is considered common sense in this world.

Shikura announced the full voice cast on Saturday:

Yuuki Kaji as Yūta Gamon, a high school boy who runs an occult blog

Ayane Sakura as Ryoka Narusawa, a spirit guide

Kaito Ishikawa as Sarai Hashigami, a scientist

Hitomi Yoshida as Miyū Aikawa, a moe fortune teller

Shizuka Itou as Tōko Sumikaze, an occult magazine editor

Miyuki Sawashiro as Aria Kurenaino, a black magic proxy/medium

Kishô Taniyama as Kiryū Kusakabe, a mysterious man

Mamiko Noto as Ririka Nishizono, a dōjin manga creator

Tetsuya Kakihara as Shun Moritsuka, a cosplay otaku detective

Shikura began the novel series with illustrations by pako (Rental Magica, Un-Go) last August, and the Overlap Bunko imprint will publish the second volume on April 25.

While Shikura created Occultic;Nine, he emphasized in 2012 that it is not the fourth science-adventure title from 5pb. He did note that the novel can be considered the fourth Chiyomaru Shikura title after Chaos;HEAd, Steins;Gate, and Robotics;Notes. (Shikura eventually announced the fourth science-adventure title, CHAOS;CHILD, in 2013.)

Source: Dengeki via Hachima Kikō

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