Sekai Project have been turning heads in western months for some genuinely exciting projects they have up their sleeves, the most exciting to me being an official English release of CLANNAD (Yep, I am still pinching myself over that one).
Today Sekai Project have announced plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the Grisaia Trilogy, which some may know as Le Fruit De La Grisaia which is currently airing its anime adaptation in Japan right now. Front Wing, TLWiki and Sekai Project have plans to localize and publish its visual novel source material in Western markets, and will be calling upon the public for their assistance in achieving this goal.
The plan is to raise at least $40,000 to bring the first VN (Grisaia no Kajitsu – The Fruit of Grisaia) out to the market, a large amount of which will be to cover the cost of Japanese voices for the entire series. The official release will also include added content such as new CG’s and a brand new translation. Similarily, raising $80,000 and $120,000 will also unlock Grisaia no Meikyuu (The Labyrinth of Grisaia) and Grisaia no Rakuen (The Eden of Grisaia) respectively. Additional stretch goals may see another chapter and even a PS Vita port in the works.
The plans are to bring both an uncut edition to Sekai Project’s own distribution platform and an all-ages version on Steam. If you are interested in learning more about Grisaia and the current plans, check out their “Prefundia” page HERE.
Mihama Academy – on the surface, a closed learning environment established to nurture students who find themselves at odds with the world around them; in actuality, an orchard-prison built to preserve fruit that has fallen too far from its tree.
Whatever the circumstances behind its establishment, Mihama Academy is at present home to five female students, all with their own reasons for “enrollment.” For better or worse, each girl has established a routine obliging of her current situation; life moves at an idle, yet accommodating pace within the walls of Mihama.
Yet with the arrival of the institute’s first male student, the nearly preposterously opaque Kazami Yuuji, the students at Mihama begin to fall out of step with their predetermined rhythms. Will Yuuji prove to be the element the girls around him needed to take hold of their lives once more, or will the weight of their pasts prove too steep a wall to overcome?
And in the first place, just who is Kazami Yuuji? While the true nature of the “job” he is wont to alight to at the most haphazard of moments remains shrouded in secrecy, one thing is for certain – his encroachment upon the quiet orchard known as Mihama Academy will prove itself momentous in one way or another. And of course, one cannot discount the possibility that perhaps Yuuji himself carries the weightiest past of any of the students…