Tokyo Chronos VR Visual Novel's 'Secret Video' Streamed
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Sekai Project began streaming a "secret movie" video with English subtitles on Friday for MyDearest's Tokyo Chronos VR visual novel project. The video features the character Yuria.
Sekai Project launched a Kickstarter campaign for the visual novel on July 10, and the campaign raised US$90,625, surpassing the original funding goal of US$75,000.
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 on PlayStation VR in early 2019. The companies plan to release the game in Japanese, English, and Chinese.
The cast so far includes:
- Yui Ishikawa as Karen Nikaido
- Shoko Yuzuki as Yuria Togoku
- Yuto Uemura as Kosuke Sakurai
- Ibuki Kido as Yu Momono
- Romi Park as Sai Kamiya
- Azu Sakura as Ai Morozumi
- Keisuke Ueda as Sota Machikoji
- Yuuki Kaji as Tetsu Kageyama
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 a production partner.
Source: Sekai Project's YouTube channel