Kuro Irodoru Yomiji’s yuri visual novel title Ne no Kami has hit the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform.
[Update 5/31/16] The campaign has reached it’s initial funding goal, with 24 days to go.
The project, being handled by visual novel publisher Sekai Project, is looking to raise $12,000 dollars through the campaign. As of writing this article, the campaign has already earned $4,166 towards that goal. The campaign is utilizing Indiegogo’s “flexible funding”, which means that the project will be funded, regardless if the goal is met or not. According to the Indiegogo page, the money will be used to fund the continued production of the series, going towards both the production and translation of the second episode.
The first episode featured the voice talent of Mochi Yomogi, playing the main character Ren, who unfortunately passed away earlier this year on April 1st at the young age of 30. As of right now, it appears to be unknown as to whether or not she was able to reprise her role for the second episode prior to her passing, or how this will affect the overall production of it. For your reading pleasure, below you will find some sample CGs, a synopsis, the game trailer, and more information on the campaign below.
A large earthquake rocks Kyoto at its core, unsettling the balance of the world. Through television and radio, news of absurd behaviors and emergence of cults became frequent, and demons sightings were reported all throughout Japan. But with the passage of time, society’s belief in the supernatural was fading and the people’s interest would eventually return to the mundane, regular life. The demons were no longer seen, and the world has become “peaceful” at the surface. Not long thereafter, the events of the earthquake were all but forgotten. Ren has been living her entire life as a regular high school student. But suddenly, she is reunited with Shinonome, her childhood friend from long ago, and receives the ominous message-
“Ren, you are going to abandon this town… and die—today”
Since her reunion with Shinonome, Ren’s life is thrust into an all new “reality,” and the curtain which hid the “truth” of this new world is been lifted. Ren and Shinonome must tempt fate and face a world in which reality is all but blurred, as the truth of this world comes to light.
The first episode is currently slated to be released in July 2016, and will be released uncensored with no mosaics. For those of you interested in finding out more information about Ne no Kami and it’s campaign, you can check out its Indiegogo page.
We will keep you up to date on any breaking developments we come across in regards to the game and campaign.