Following their previous collaboration with Japanese studio COSEN on bringing My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!? Refine to western audiences, Sekai Project has confirmed that the 2020 visual novel The Fox Awaits Me (Aka. Kitsune ga Boku o Matteiru / 狐が僕を待っている) is now available to download digitally for the PlayStation 4 via the PlayStation Store.
This is a tale surrounding a boy and a fox girl, and is pitched as “a story that swings between sadness, high-energy comedy and nail-biting fear). It features character designs by shnva (My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?) and a scenario by Working Dog. Originating in Japan, The Fox Awaits Me also features Japanese voice acting, with the cast including:
- Shua – Miyazaki Tamako (Blaster Master Zero Trilogy, Heaven Burns Red)
- Karin – Kageyama Risa (My Girlfriend is a Mermaid!?, DEAD END 99%)
- Mimiru – Nakayama Kanna (Uma Musume Pretty Derby, Trinity Trigger)
Synopsis of The Fox Awaits Me
When I came to, I was in a bamboo grove.
I was in a stupor, so I didn’t know where I was, and I couldn’t remember who I was. There was one bell on a bamboo branch that was ringing as it swayed in the wind. While still charmed by it, I took this somewhat strange bell and hung it from my neck. “home.” I started to walk through the bamboo grove. That’s when the wind suddenly fluttered around me, and when I looked back at that moment, I saw a small, pale hand.
“Master… is that you…?”
A single fox girl was standing there. She was crying and looked very happy.
The fox girl Shua yearns for the main character Kaito while they live in the forest near a pond, the Mountain Deity Mim interferes with Kaito and Shua, and the Grim Reaper Karin accidentally almost kills Kaito.
Once they meet, the sad fate of the fox and the boy springs into action again. Can Kaito who lost his memories oppose that fate?