Sekai Project Surveys Interest in Visual Arts' Key Visual Novels



  • Via ANN

    North American visual novel distributor Sekai Project recently posted a survey to gauge interest in visual novel games produced under Visual Arts' Key label.

    Sekai first tweeted about the survey on July 30. Sekai Project told news website Siliconera that it is conducting the survey for personal research, but it may report the findings to Key.

    Key has produced such visual novel franchises as Clannad, Kanon, and Air — all of which inspired anime and manga adaptations.

    This would be awesome if it happens



  • Key is awfully popular; it would surprise me if nothing came of this.



  • Press Release

    Sekai Project and VisualArt"s announce the licensing of CLANNAD Full Voice Edition

    LOS ANGELES, CA Aug 23, 2014 Sekai Project is teaming up with renowned Japanese game maker, VisualArt"s, to release the acclaimed visual novel game, CLANNAD. Originally released in Japan in 2004, Sekai Project is proud to announce its license in time for the 10th anniversary of the game.

    Ranked as one of the all time best-selling visual novel games in Japan, CLANNAD is also well-known for its manga and anime adaptations as well. While its adaptations have been available overseas for Western fans to enjoy, soon they will also be able to experience this emotionally touching franchise on the PC as well. Utilizing the popular distribution platform, Steam and the crowdfunding platform, Kickstarter, Sekai Project aims to make VisualArt"s famous titles more easily accessible to fans around the world. Sekai Project will release the Full Voice Edition of CLANNAD featuring an all-star voice acting cast.

    CLANNAD tells the story of Tomoya Okazaki, a third-year student who doesn"t take life seriously and listlessly waits for something to break out of his monotonous life. A chance meeting with a female classmate, Nagisa Furukawa, and other fellow students begins to change both him and the people around him. With memorable characters and a sentimental story, CLANNAD will tug at the heart strings of readers and further draw them into the world of VisualArt"s famous title.

    About VisualArt"s
    VisualArt"s is one of Japan"s largest publishers of visual novels. The company specializes in the development of game engines and distribution of the games created from them to multiple platforms including PC and console platforms. Presently VisualArt"s is publishing for over 40 game brands, including their most famous studio, Key.

    About Sekai Project
    Sekai Project is a Los Angeles-based licensing company focused on Japanese media content. Founded in 2013, the company strives to improve the way in which fans can connect with creators through the creative use of crowdfunding and social media. Sekai Project aims to bring quality content to the Western world.



  • Hope the original Japanese voice-overs are still in. Very excited to see this. Clannad is a wonderful VN (which I feel guilty to have been forced to pirate).



  • I would like that as well



  • The price of the game when it is released in English is what is going to be the determining factor of whether or not I will purchase the game.



  • Clannad is going to see a Kickstarter soon to fund the translation, and possible other things in relation to the game - if you want to get your hands on the game (possibly in a physical LE with the soundtrack), keep your eyes peeled to the Sekai Project twitter.



  • @Soul_Chaos:

    The price of the game when it is released in English is what is going to be the determining factor of whether or not I will purchase the game.

    I bought two other novels from them and they were under $10 each.

    @FlamingFirewire:

    Clannad is going to see a Kickstarter soon to fund the translation, and possible other things in relation to the game - if you want to get your hands on the game (possibly in a physical LE with the soundtrack), keep your eyes peeled to the Sekai Project twitter.

    Don't count on the audio to be translated in English, none of there other Novels do



  • @Chrisc:

    Don't count on the audio to be translated in English, none of there other Novels do

    Which is unfortunate as it can make going from the dub to the VN too jarring. For Clannad, I'm not too concerned about a lack of a dub (though it would make the game more bearable and guarantee that I'd buy it) but for several other games-most notably Steins;Gate-the lack of a dub makes the game DOA as far as I'm concerned.



  • Why is the game DOA just because there is no dub, I'd rather have no dub than an abysmal one, for example the dub given in the PS2 game called Chaos Wars. I know its an out there example but it is the worst dub I have ever heard



  • @shadowking01:

    Why is the game DOA just because there is no dub, I'd rather have no dub than an abysmal one,

    Too often the Japanese dub is one that I can't stand, or is too different from the English dub for my liking. I tried Steins;gate in Japanese and it just wasn't going to work for me.


Log in to reply