Posted by: 44KPanda 1 December 2017
Sol Press, along with MiKandi Japan, is crowdfunding a Western release of Newton and the Apple Tree.
If we had a nickel for every time anime rewrote history to turn an important historical figure into an anime girl, we’d have a lot of nickels. Earlier this year, Laplacian did that once again in the comedic eroge Newton to Ringo no Ki. Starting today, Laplacian, Sol Press, and MiKandi Japan are attempting to fund a Western release for the visual novel Newton and the Apple Tree. You can support it now on Kickstarter.
In Newton and the Apple Tree, protagonist Syuiji Asanaga inadvertently ends up traveling through time while trying to find his missing grandfather. Upon arriving, he finds a young girl who just happens to be the historically famous Sir Issac Newton. Syuiji’s actions begin to have an impact on time. Now he must try to undo what he did, and get back to his home in the future.
“’Newton’ was actually the pen name of a brilliant-minded girl!?”
Protagonist Syuji Asanaga and his childhood friend Yotsuko Utakane, whilst tracking down Syuji’s missing grandfather, unexpectedly ended up travelling through time.
What they witnessed upon their arrival was the presence of a single girl right in front of them.
This particular girl would go on to be dubbed as the father of modern-day science, Sir Isaac Newton!
That’s correct, Newton turned out to be a small, flat-chested girl!
Unaware of this, Syuji loudly crashed into the apple tree right in front of the girl.
“Just now… I came up with something that might be incredibly ground-breaking, you know!?”
It was at the moment our main couple travelled through time,
right then and there, that Newton discovered universal gravitation!
And just like that, through Syuji’s witless conduct, the great scientific discoveries of that century had all crumbled to ashes.
What’s more, like the domino effect, this would gradually end up altering key points in history.
It is now sometime during the 17th century!
The story is set at a prestigious English university called “Tenbridge University”, named for the fact that it spans a total of ten bridges!
Will Syuji ever be able to rectify history and return to the present!?
Written by Laplacian as
“an extremely funny, but also slightly touching”
time travel adventure!
Images from original Japanese release. Sourced from Laplacian’s website.
Alice Bedford (アリス・ベッドフォード) VA: Hana Akino (秋野 花)
Bust: A Cup
Blood Type: B
Yotsuko Utakane (一二三 四五) VA: Midori Shirayuki (白雪 碧)
Bust: E Cup
Blood Type: A
Haru Tsukumo (つくも はる) VA: Yui Ogura (小倉 結衣)
Bust: F Cup
Blood Type: O
Lavi Gier (ラビ・ジエール) VA: Tomoe Tamiyasu (民安 ともえ)
Bust: A Cup
Blood Type: AB
Emmy Felton (エミー・フェルトン) VA: Iroha Haruno (春乃 いろは)
Bust: C Cup
Blood Type: A
This title will be fully voiced in Japanese and feature over 20 H-scenes, which will be unlocked with a free patch. As of this time, MiKandi Japan declined to comment on the question of censorship in the adult scenes but encouraged followers to stay tuned for an update.
Newton and the Apple Tree Key Features
* Full game: 15-30 hours playtime
* 20+ Erotic H-scenes!!
* FREE Adult Patch!!!
* FREE DEMO: 1-2 hours playtime (available at launch)
* Over 5 different endings
* Fully voiced in Japanese, English subtitles
* 5 voiced character videos
* Japanese honorifics toggling system
Currently, the project is sitting at $19,377 of the $31,200 goal with 284 backers. If this goal is met, the following image shows some additional stretch goals.
[UPDATE 12/3/2017] In just two days, Newton and the Apple Tree successfully reached its goal. The project is currently sitting at $37,607 with 553 backers, and is now working on raising funds for the stretch goals. [/UPDATE]
Sol Press has also included this handy chart to show you what gifts you’ll receive depending on your backer level.
Additionally, as a special bonus for backers of MiKandi Japan’s previous crowdfunding project, Libra of the Vampire Princess, MiKandi will also include a 297x210mm piece of bonus artwork in digital and physical versions. It’s only available to previous backers who also back Newton and the Apple Tree at specific tiers within the first three days of the campaign
If you’d like something specific to add to your pledge gifts, here are the available add-ons.
If funding is successful, Newton and the Apple Tree is scheduled to release in March 2018 on Steam. You can find out more about the project on the Kickstarter page. You can also follow MiKandi Japan and Sol Press on Twitter or Discord for further updates. There is also a demo planned to be released by tomorrow. It will be available from the Kickstarter page, or by going directly to Sol Press’ website.
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