Root Letter Last Answer Live-Action Project Casts Idol Ako Yamamoto
posted on by Karen Ressler
Kadokawa Games announced on Monday that 15-year-old Cerisier idol group member Ako Yamamoto will play the heroine Aya Fumino in the live-action project √Letter Last Answer.
The company streamed a teaser trailer earlier this month, but has not yet revealed the format for the live-action project.
In addition to the live-action project, a √Letter 2 is in development.
The √Letter (pronounced "Root Letter") mystery visual novel shipped in June 2016 in Japan for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Rice Digital and PQube released the game in Europe in October 2016, and in North America in November 2016. Kadokawa Games released the game on PC via Steam in July 2017 and for iOS and Android in August 2017.
PQube describes the game:
Taking place in Shimane, one of Japan's most beautiful prefectures, Root Letter is centered around an investigation into missing pen friend, Fumino Aya, 15 years after she allegedly murdered someone and ran away.
The story is told through the old letters she wrote to you in high school, along with you own investigation, as you probe for clues and witnesses from her old hometown.
What happened 15 years ago? Who was your pen friend? What do her friends know? Did she even exist?
The game is the first in Kadokawa Games' newly established Kadokawa Game Mystery line. The game line features a number of recurring "actress" characters called Mystery Actresses, who will "play" different roles in each game.
The game stars:
- "Mystery Actress" Aya (voiced by Noriko Hidaka) as Aya Fumino
- Kikuko Inoue as Yukari Ishihara
- Keisuke Koumoto as Jun Ōmori
- Hyo-sei as Misaki Murakami
- Kazuhiro Sunseki as Shōta Nozawa
- Hiroshi Iwasaki as Kōsuke Tanaka (a.k.a Glasses)
- Shusaku Shirakawa as Masaya Watanabe
- Yumi Touma as Riko Sasaki
LovePlus character designer Tarō Minoboshi planned and designed the characters. Dario Fuji handled the scenario, while Takashi Nitta composed the music. Yoshimi Yasuda produced the game, and Zin Hasegawa directed the game.