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Kunado Chronicles Coming April 7 to Steam & Johren

TOKYO, JAPAN – March 31, 2023.

Shiravune is pleased to announce that Kunado Chronicles will release on Steam and Johren on April 7, 2023!
A post-apocalyptic fantasy romance from Purple Software, one of Japan's leading visual novel developers, this is a story of mankind recovering its lost civilization and history after 1,000 years of war and chaos.
Players will be greeted with an adventure full of twists and turns, set in a fantastic Japanese world inhabited by vivid characters, accompanied by beautiful graphics and exciting battle scenes.
Kunado Chronicles won recognition in its native country from the Moe Game Awards in December, 2021, as the best-selling title of that month in both physical and digital distribution.

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1934910/Kunado_Chronicles/
Johren (18+): https://www.johren.games/games/download/kunado-chronicles-en-zh/


2034 A.D.—
That was the year when the metallic monsters known as Tekki appeared and wiped most of humanity out in their wake, and the accompanying failure of all metal-based equipment likewise accelerated the loss of technology and civilization. Soon, the only places where humanity could survive were in the small gaps between Tekki activity.

Since then, a thousand years have passed, and a single hero has at last struck a decisive blow against the heart of the Tekki menace.

“The battle for the fate of humanity ended 100 days ago.”
“The only things left for the story that lies ahead are ‘hope’ and 'happiness.'”

The stage is set in a country known as Kanto, home to some eight hundred empowered individuals and reminiscent in some ways of long-lost Japan. This nation of scrappy survivors has built its whole culture around the struggle for continued existence—and although that struggle is over now, the common citizens still cover their faces with fox masks and live as “nobodies” in the full sense of the word.

“What do you mean by 'hope” and 'happiness?'”
“We don't know anything other than fighting.”

—One day a young man from a thousand years in the past is dug up, to become the protagonist of our tale. Just awoken from an unreliable cold-sleep hibernation, he finds himself missing his memory, but although uncertain who he is, he possesses the knowledge of ancient civilizations.

“Please—can you promise me to join with us, and work to bring hope and happiness into this world?”

In exchange for food, clothing, and shelter, he agrees to bring culture to the kingdom of Kanto, which might as well be a different world from our own.

Only after the fight for the fate of humanity does his story even begin.

This is a story of a strange school life,
of coffee shops and the paper-money economy,
about the qualities and struggles of a leader,
and it's about a girl who was nobody,
finding her feet and embracing a dream.

And it's about the life and the death of a hero.

But more than anything, this is a confession.


Voice: Hana Akino

As the bearer of the title of Ichi-no-Kami, she is the leader of the Eight Swords who hold authority in Kanto.
A charming and elegant princess, she possesses a curiosity rare in her kingdom—and naturally, being a rare curious soul amidst such a rough folk, she finds herself fighting a lot of uphill battles. She is loved by her people as a fair and just ruler; although trusted with power, she has never sought it. Haruhime is internally a somewhat more timid and lonely individual than she lets on to the rest of the world, and doesn't always have the patience for less interesting tasks. As she's constantly getting hungry, she keeps snacks stashed up her sleeves for consumption whenever she needs them.
“If you ask me to choose between talking and eating, I'm always going to choose eating.”

Voice: Musubi Aono

One half of the Ni-no-Kami of the Eight Swords, also known as Fuujin of the Gales.
Despite being the youngest of the Swords, she and her twin sister Aoi are together the strongest fighting force in Kanto.
Correspondingly confident and headstrong, Akane prefers to let her excellent instincts run on autopilot rather than thinking her way through her problems. She nonetheless possesses a good and earnest heart, and tends to look after everyone in her orbit.
Everybody's cute older sister. Her favorite food is tofu hamburger.
“Get ready to collapse when you see how strong we really are!”

Voice: Suzu Sazanami

One half of the Ni-no-Kami of the Eight Swords, also known as Raijin of the Thunder.
Despite being the youngest of the Swords, she and her twin sister Akane are together the strongest fighting force in Kanto. Even wilder than her sister Akane, Aoi is a berserker who finds the most satisfaction in battle. She does pick up some of the thinking that Akane prefers to skip, but loves her older sister so dearly that she leaves the decisions to her. Luckily, Aoi also enjoys the chaos that inevitably ensues. She's such an adorable agent of violence.
“If Sis says you're her enemy... Then you're my enemy too.”

Voice: Maya Suzuya

Just an ordinary person. She's no one in particular.
Assigned to guard and look after Shin, her only power is exceptional physical strength, which doesn't go very far in battle.
Her primary purpose as far as Kanto is concerned is to serve Shin as a representative sample of the culture. Her honesty and inflexibility also tend to make her the butt of jokes. At first, she can barely stand Shin, but in time she becomes his greatest confidant.
“I want to see where you are going. The places you will reach.”

Voice: Yui Ogura

Haruhime's elder sister and the hero of Kanto, now believed to be deceased.
She had the power to command the world itself with her words, creating matter from nothing as the ultimate user of the power known as Kotodama. One hundred days before Shin awoke, she struck down one of the Kurokami that served as the lynchpins of humanity's oppression, freeing her people—and being struck down herself in the process. She has not been seen or heard from since. The near-godlike abilities that she wielded made her into something else, inhuman, without the urges or emotions that drive her lesser brethren.
“Let's eat ricey balls. I agree with the coming together of rice into a neat shape.”

Title: Kunado Chronicles
OS: Windows
Players: Single-Player
Developer: Purple Software
Publisher: Shiravune
Languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese

Steam, Johren (18+ Adult Version)

24.99 USD / 24.99 Johren Points
* Steam prices may vary based on regional pricing.
* Steam discount 20% OFF from launch! Discount ends Apr. 14, 2023.
* Johren discount 20% OFF from launch! Discount ends Apr. 21, 2023.

ABOUT Shiravune
Shiravune is a Tokyo-based visual novel localization team dedicated to bringing Japanese games to a wider audience in English and Chinese. Shiravune's localization and publishing portfolio includes the samurai mystery Master Magistrate, the supernatural horror romance Iwaihime, PC versions of the Utawarerumono tactics-RPG visual novel series, and the hyperkinetic rush that is Marco & The Galaxy Dragon. Follow @shiravune on Twitter for the latest announcements.

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