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Himōto! Umaru-chan Game's Short Opening Video Streamed

posted on 2015-11-15 09:00 EST
"Himōto-raising simulation" PS Vita game with anime's voice cast ships on December 3

The official website for Furyu's "himōto-raising simulation" game Himōto! Umaru-chan: Himōto Ikusei Keikaku (The Himōto Raising Project) began streaming a "short version" of the game's opening video on Wednesday.

The video features the song "Fever Natsu Vacation!," performed by the main cast.

Furyu streamed a promotional movie for the game in October. In the game, the player tells Umaru what to do every day to raise her. The game features an original story "that can't be seen anywhere else" with full voicing of in-game events by the anime's cast.

The game's title references Neon Genesis Evangelion: The Shinji Ikari Raising Project and other games in the same genre. It will ship for the PlayStation Vita on December 3. The game will cost 6,480 yen (about US$53) for the regular edition or 9,980 yen (US$82) for the limited edition.

The limited edition will include an exclusive booklet with new art by original manga creator Sankaku Head, a drama CD, a bath poster, a product code for an original idol costume, art for four interchangeable package jackets, and a box to hold everything. Those who pre-order the game will receive a product code for another original costume, "swimsuit Santa."

Sankaku Head's original Himōto! Umaru-chan manga centers around Taihei Doma and his little sister Umaru, who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, she has a certain secret. Everyone may think she is the ideal girl, but she is anything but. "Himōto" is a pun on "imōto" (little sister) and "himono," which means "dried fish," but in slang can refer to a woman who is proper in public but lazy at home.

The manga also inspired a television anime that premiered in July. Crunchyroll streamed the anime as it aired, and Sentai Filmworks licensed the anime for North America.


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