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

posted on 2015-03-28 10:40 EDT 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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