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Tokyo Chronos VR Visual Novel's Kickstarter Campaign Launches on Tuesday

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yui Ishikawa, Shoko Yuzuki voice roles in visual novel project by Tokyo-based studio MyDearest

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Sekai Project announced at its panel at Anime Expo on Saturday that it will launch the Kickstarter campaign for MyDearest's Tokyo Chronos VR visual novel project on July 10 at 10:00 a.m. (the company did not specify a timezone).

The funding goal of US$75,000 will raise money to cover development costs, and also make merchandise for backers. The estimated delivery of backer goods is February 2019. Rewards include a digital or physical copy of the visual novel, a digital soundtrack, a digital artbook, a mini light novel, a vinyl record, signed shikishi boards, credits in the game, and a hand-drawn illustration.

Sekai Project describes the visual novel:

Tokyo Chronos is a mystery novel about 8 childhood friends separated from the reality of this world, and trapped in an empty Shibuya, barren of any other souls. As time and space seemingly comes to a halt, the eight begin to disappear, one by one. What has happened to this world? What is happening to the ones trapped inside this hollow void? Who is the culprit that set the mystery in motion in a space that stands still.

The VR project is slated for a release on Oculus and Vive via Steam, and PlayStation VR. The companies plan to release the game in Japanese, English, and Chinese.

The cast so far includes:

Haruki Kashiwakura (motion director for Expelled from Paradise, 3D animator for Penguindrum, Strike Witches 2, Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic) is directing the VR project at VR content company MyDearest, and illustrator LAM is designing the characters. Novelist Kou Segawa (Konya, Kimi ni Korosareta Toshitemo) is writing the scenario. Kazuma Miki (producer for A Certain Magical Index, Sword Art Online franchises) is producing the work. Sekai Project will publish the work, and Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. is serving as the production partner.

Source: Press release

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