Putting the "Joy" back in joystick

During Anime Central last weekend, Sekai Project announced two new titles, along with several special guests for Anime Expo.

The English visual novel publisher released some brief details on their two new title acquisitions, 2236 A.D. by Chloro, and MAGICAL x SPIRAL by Broken Desk. 2236 A.D. is a visual novel that will have both an all-ages Steam release, and an adult release through their 18+ subsidiary Denpasoft. MAGICAL x SPIRAL is a horizontal scrolling action game featuring artwork from ALICE IN DISSONANCE artist Hare Konatsu. The publisher also announced that NEKOWORKS’ Sayori, CreSpirit’s Sirluma, Ian Lee, and Saiste, and ALICE IN DISSONANCE’s Munisix and Hare Konatsu will be joining them at this years Anime Expo convention. For your reading pleasure, below you will find synopses, sample CGs, trailers, and more info on their AX guests below.

2236 A.D.

In the spring of 2231 humanity had evolved and a new kind of communication ability called “telepathy” had emerged.

In his first term at school, Yotsuba, takes notice to a girl who doesn’t use these newly developed telepathic abilities, and as the days pass by, the girl remains shut in and closed off to the world around her. One day, in the yard of his home, Yotsuba finds a Phillips-head screwdriver. He soon discovers that the misplaced screwdriver came from a nearby abandoned manor and proceeds to investigate.

Why does this girl not utilize her telepathic abilities? What will Yotsuba find inside the mysterious abandoned manor? The answers to these questions await player discovery in 2236 A.D.


Medianne Phirtia, a student residing in Midgard, has long-held admirations for ‘Celestria’ –it’s a place spoken of in fairy tales where magic users dwell. During her study breaks, Medianne would often indulge her curiosity by reading books about such tales…until finally, she was able to confirm the existence of Celestria thanks to her adept research. The mysterious ‘Tower of Phantasm’ that lies in the very center of the world: that is the entrance to Celestria!

In MAGICAL x SPIRAL players will climb perilous tower floors, battle waves of increasingly difficult monsters, and upgrade their magical abilities to summon spirit allies to come to their aid in this unusual magic-based action game!

Anime Expo Special Guests

Sekai Project also announced several guests that will be joining them at Anime Expo this year. First up, and possibly the most exciting guest if you’re a fan of catgirls and her work, is Sayori from NEKOWORKS. For those of you unfamiliar with Sayori, she is the artist and mastermind behind the wildly popular Nekopara series. CreSpirit CEO and president Sirluma, translator Ian Lee, and artist Saiste will also be joining SP for the convention. CreSpirit is the developer of platformer game Rabi-Ribi. Finally, ALICE IN DISSONANCE founder, creator, and writer Munisix and art director Hare Konatsu will also be attending as guests. ALICE AND DISSONANCE is known for their Fault: Milestone series.

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