Meiji Tokyo Renka Historical Visual Novels Get TV Anime, New Game
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A television anime series and a brand-new game in Broccoli's Meiji Tokyo Renka romance visual novel game franchise for female players has been green-lit. The night session of the "Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Haikara Roman Gekijō 4~" event (pictured right) made the announcements before 2,000 people at the Maihama Amphitheater in Chiba on Sunday.
The new game Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Dance Party~ will go on sale next year. The franchise's official website and official Twitter accout will provide more information in the future. Sunday's event also announced a second collaboration between the franchise and the Meiji-mura museum park.
The Meiji Tokyo Renka franchise began with a 2011 mobile game, which was ported to PlayStation Portable in 2013. The games boasts over 300,000 players, and they already inspired the anime movie Gekijōban Meiji Tokyo Renka: Yumihari no Serenade (pictured left) and the stage musical Kageki Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Oborozuki no Chat Noir~ (Musical Meiji Tokyo Love Song ~Black Cat of the Hazy Moon~), as well as drama CDs, novels, and manga.
The movie's website describes the story's prologue: On an evening lit by a crimson full moon, an ordinary high school girl named Mei Ayazuki meets a self-proclaimed magician named Charlie at a festival. Through Charlie's magic, she time-travels to the Meiji era in Tokyo, where she meets and falls in love with various great historical figures from that time period.
The latest game, Meiji Tokyo Renka Full Moon, shipped for the PS Vita in August.