Mikandi Japan to Launch Kickstarter for Libra of The Vampire Princess Visual Novel

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Company aims to raise US$170,000 to release visual novel on Steam

The international licensing and translation group MiKandi Japan has launched a Prefundia preview page for its upcoming Kickstarter campaign for XERO's Libra of the Vampire Princess (Kyūketsu-hime no Libra) visual novel. MiKandi Japan and XERO will seek to raise US$170,000 in the campaign to release an English translated version of the game.

The game has already seen a successful campaign on Steam's Greenlight program. Under the Steam Greenlight program, developers advertise their game or software, and community support decides which titles will be selected for distribution.

The Prefundia page is streaming the game's English-subtitled opening movie, which previews the game's theme song "THE ANNUNCIATiON" by Mayumi Shindo and Toa Yukimura. Shindo wrote the lyrics and VIVI composed and arranged the song.

The preview page describes the game:

Shuma Kusanagi is just an ordinary boy…

Until the day he is suddenly abducted by a mysterious girl named Iris who reveals to him a hidden secret about his birth…

Coursing through his veins, Shuma has a special kind of blood – vampire blood passed down from his progenitors. Iris is known as a "ringleader" vampire who also has this ancestral blood. Her destiny: to "awaken" Shuma.

In his attempt to flee her clutches, Iris pounces on him to finish the embrace! Luckily, at the very last moment, the keepsake ring given to Shuma by his deceased mother emits a blinding light that interrupts her vicious attack.

Shuma breaks free and escapes from Iris, but soon realizes something inside him has gone amiss. Could he have become an odd, partially-turned vampire?

Now, many girls are entering his life from many directions and complicating the situation. To make matters worse, he is plagued from an overwhelming impulse to suck…

… their blood.

What will happen next is for you to decide!

The game's cast includes:

  • Toa Yukimura as Calendula Officinalis
  • Mayumi Shindo as Maritima Malcolmia
  • Ryouko Tezuka as Aoi Kamishiro
  • Mao Tachibana as Lycoris Radiata
  • Mei Misonoo as Iris Pumila

Onomatope* released Libra of the Vampire Princess in Japan on October 30.

The Kickstarter rewards will include digital wallpapers, a digital or physical copy of the game, a digital of physical copy of a picture book, a digital or physical copy of the soundtrack, figures, badges, and more. The first stretch goal of US$182,000 unlocks a mini-episode. A new English theme song, recorded by Mayumi Shindo is the reward for the US$191,000 stretch goal. A second mini-episode is available at the stretch goal of US$203,000. The final stretch goal of US$253,000 aims to release an Android port of the game. All stretch goals will be available for free to backers who pledge more than US$100.

[Via Siliconera]

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