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Frontwing's Grisaia: Phantom Trigger Kickstarter Reaches Funding Goal

posted on by Rai Kelly
Campaign funds enhanced release, manga translation

Frontwing met its base goal of US$80,000 on its Kickstarter campaign to enhance the English release of the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger on Friday. The campaign has funded an English-language release of the game's physical edition, as well as the Grisaia: Phantom Trigger manga adaptation.

As of press time, the campaign has raised US$94,602. The first stretch goal, at US$110,000, is for a physical edition of the manga. The campaign will end on April 5. The first two volumes of the PC visual novel series are slated for release on April 28, 2017. A third entry is slated for summer, and more installments are planned.

Grisaia: Phantom Trigger will introduce new characters. Frontwing describes the story of the first volume as follows:

Following the Heath Oslo incident, the existence of the US-Japanese anti-terror organization CIRS has become a matter of public knowledge. CIRS has been rebuilt from the ground up, and its most covert functions spun off to a new agency: SORD (Social Ops, Research & Development). The goal of SORD is to train a new generation of operatives to defend the country against future threats. To that end, the organization has established a series of schools up and down the country. Mihama Academy, more-or-less left to rot after its abrupt closure, has been given new purpose as one such 'specialist training school'.

This new incarnation of Mihama Academy is home to a diverse group of students, who every day work to polish their unusual skills - sometimes on the job. Mihama now entrusts the misfit girls who attend it with guns and live ammunition. Paying their own safety no heed, these students are again and again plunged into dangerous extrajudicial missions - all for the good of the realm.

Akio Watanabe is providing the artwork and character designs, nanaca mai is providing the SD artwork, and MAGNUM is handling the backgrounds and weapon design. Ryuta Fujisaki is writing the story. Hitoshi Fujima of Elements Garden and Fuminori Matsumoto are composing the background music. Marina Kawano is performing the theme song "Ends of the Earth."

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