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Key/Visual Art's Rewrite Visual Novel Gets TV Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Grisaia's Tensho helms anime at 8-Bit with Romeo Tanaka, Visual Art's Kai

The Charlotte television anime ended on Sunday with an announcement that a television anime project based on Key/Visual Art's Rewrite PC visual novel is starting.

Text: A new project launches!!
Text: Taking a 100-million year journey,
Text: Reaching people again…
Text: Original Creator: Key/Visual Art's
Text: Original Character Design: Itaru Hinoue (Key/Visual Art's)
Text: Composition/Script Collaboration: Romeo Tanaka, Kai (Visual Art's)
Text: Character Design: Masayuki Nonaka
Text: Animation Production: 8-Bit
Text: Director/Series Script Supervisor: Tensho
Text: And so, the journey… the good journey, humanity …
Text: Rewrite TV Anime Project Start
Text: Because we are holding hands, despite that…

Tensho (Kinmoza! Kiniro + Mosaic, The Fruit of Grisaia) is directing the anime at 8-Bit and also supervising the series scripts. Romeo Tanaka (Cross Channel scenario, Humanity Has Declined) and Visual Art's Kai (Clannad scanrio, Grim Reaper Kyou) are credited with collaborating on the composition and scripts. Masayuki Nonaka (Hello!! KINMOZA chief animation director, The Fruit of Grisaia main animator) is adapting the game's original character designs by Key/Visual Art's Itaru Hinoue (Kanon, Air, Clannad, Little Busters!) for animation.

The original 2011 Rewrite visual novel takes place in Kazamatsuri, a fictional city where civilization and greenery co-exist. Within it, players assume the role of student Kotaro Tennoji and interact with his fellow classmates Kotori Kanbe, Chihaya Ohtori, Akane Senri, Sizuru Nakatsu, and Lucia Konohana (voiced by Chiwa Saito, Saya Shinomiya, Eri Kitamura, Keiko Suzuki, and Risa Asaki, respectively).

Itaru Hinoue (AIR, Kanon, CLANNAD) served as the game's project creator and main illustrator. Romeo Tanaka (Cross Channel, Kana: Little Sister), Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni) and Yūto Tonokawa (Little Busters!) wrote the game's storyline scenarios. Jun Maeda (AIR, CLANNAD, Angel Beats!) was involved with Rewrite's musical compositions and quality control.

The Rewrite Harvest festa! fan disc, written by the game's original team of Romeo Tanaka (Cross Channel, Kana: Little Sister), Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni), and Yūto Tonokawa (Little Busters!), featured various additional stories involving the heroines of the original game, and both were illustrated by Key artist Itaru Hinoue. The original game was also ported to the PSP and PS Vita systems in 2014, followed by a PlayStation 3 version this past February.

Visual Art's/Key President Takahiro Baba acknowledged in 2013 the possibility of a Rewrite anime series by saying, "If they call me, I'd be more than happy to do the anime."

Thanks to Kagayaki for the embedded video

Source: MoCa via Iory Sonchō

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