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Tokyo Ghoul Creator Sui Ishida, Broccoli's Jack Jeanne Project Is 2020 Switch Game

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Ishida wrote original concept, designed characters for game about elite all-boys drama school

Broccoli revealed on Tuesday that its Jack Jeanne collaboration project with Tokyo Ghoul manga creator Sui Ishida is a game that will launch for the Nintendo Switch in 2020. The game will have both visual novel and rhythm game elements, and will center on the theater and a drama school setting. The game's website is streaming a teaser video for the game.

The game's story centers around protagonist Kisa Tachibana, a girl who had given up a career in theater, but receives an invitation to attend the Univers Drama School, an elite drama school for male actors, where students play female roles (referred to as "Jeanne" roles) in addition to male roles ("Jack" roles). However, to maintain her enrollment, she must land a starring role in the school's play at the end of the year, and also hide that she is a girl.

Ishida is credited with the original work and character designs, and also worked on the world design, in-game illustrations, and insert song lyrics for the game. Shin Towada (Tokyo Ghoul novel series) penned the game's scenario alongside Ishida. Akira Kosemura is composing the music. Lownine is credited for concept art, while Seishiro is credited for choreography. Broccoli is developing the game in collaboration with Happinet.

Happinet also confirmed that it would like to expand the game into other media, including anime, smartphone games, events, collaborations, CDs, and merchandise, but it did not confirm if these plans were already underway.

Ishida serialized Tokyo Ghoul in Shueisha's Weekly Young Jump from 2011 to 2014, followed by Tokyo Ghoul:re, which ended last summer. The Tokyo Ghoul:re television anime included two seasons and the latter premiered in October and ended in December.

Source: Press release

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