Kamigami no Asobi has voice actors, what looks like cover art, and the main characters are all announced! Here’s a preview.
The heroine, Kusanagi Yui, is a normal high school girl approaching graduation, and is starting to get worried about her future. She’s a little more traditional than most other girls due to her upbringing at a shrine. She is chosen as the one human to attend a school for gods who have grown distant from humans. She’s now responsible to teach gods about being human, and about love.
Apollon Agana Belea (CV: Irino Miyu)
God of the Sun
Keywords: Son of Zeus, glory, prophecy
The son of Zeus, the founder of the school. He seems perfect in every way, an excellent student and athlete, willing to go the extra mile for other people, but perhaps because of all this, he has few friends and is lonely.
Music is his hobby, and he loves celebrations. He can pull people along with him in his drive to achieve. He tends to say things twice.
He’s in the student council, he’s skilled at fortune-telling, and his gem is peridot.
Hades Aidneus (CV: Ono Daisuke) (the opening song is by him as well)
God of the Underworld
Keywords: Realm of the dead, solitude, fertility
Because he spent so long in the underworld guarding it, he has a dark personality. He controls the power of earth. He has a reputation for being scary, but he actually understands emotions deeply and his hobby is gardening. He tries awkwardly to make the atmosphere more peaceful by making bad puns.
He’s in a club, he’s good at cooking, and his gem is garnet.
Tsukito Totsuka (Tsukiyomi) (CV: Uemura Yuuto)
God of the Moon
Keywords: Spiritual, opposite to the sun, and quiet
Usually emotionless and oblivious to most things, though he has little opinion or ambition he’s very helpful and will do anything asked of him perfectly.
He’s so much of a night person that he will stay up and watch the moon; in contrast during the day if he has nothing to do he’ll fall asleep immediately.
He’s in the student council, doesn’t have any particular skills, and his gem is amethyst.
Takeru Totsuka (Susano-o) (CV: Toyonaga Toshiyuki)
God of the Sea
Keywords: Rough, active, shounen
Though he seems to be lazy, he’s actually kind and will show deep tolerance to people he accepts. Perhaps because he controls the sea, his hobby is collecting seashells.
He’s Tsukito’s younger brother and trusts him unconditionally. He also cries surprisingly easily.
He’s in a club, he’s good at swordfighting, and his gem is aquamarine.
Balder Hringhorni (CV: Kamiya Hiroshi)
God of Light
Keywords: Immortality, intelligence, natural
He’s very popular with the other gods, but is kind of clumsy and oblivious. He even falls often during his favourite activity, dancing, and opposed to his outward stylish appearance, likes uncouth things like meat. He’s in the student council, he’s immortal, and his gem is diamond.
Loki Laevatein (CV: Hosoya Yoshimasa）
God of Fire
Keywords: Pranks, mercurial, cunning
The god of fire, who innocently plays nasty pranks. He’s flighty and will boldly approach people he likes, but will also pull worse and worse pranks on them. He’s always building something or in costume for playing jokes, and is so good at lying no can see through his falsehoods.
He’s in a club, he’s good at building things, and his gem is opal.
Anubis Ma’at (CV: Kaji Yuuki)
God of Death
Keywords: Soul, guidance, seclusion
He speaks his own language that only Thoth can understand. He’s extremely shy and doesn’t show up at school much, but he gets along with animals very well. Because of his position as judge of the dead, he’s seen the worst of humanity and is very guarded and untrusting of them. However he’s also very naive and once you gain his trust he’s very open.
He’s good at making mummies, often hides in shadows, and his gem is opal.
Thoth Caduceus (CV: Morikawa Toshiyuki)
God of Wisdom
Keywords: Knowledge, study, arrogance
A genius who works as a teacher in the school after being commanded by Zeus, but he has no interest in teaching and would rather spend his time on research. He’s very confident and looks down on almost everyone. He’s an expert at analysis and his gem is lapis lazuli.
So far there’s not much info on the game system or anything else, so still lots to come, but for now enjoy the beautiful character designs!
Got all the mags in tonight! There’s a bunch on Kamigami no Asobi so that’s tonight’s post – tomorrow or Wednesday I’ll do a news summary.
Sanctuary has just announced a new game for the PSP, Koisentai Love & Peace, for next spring. It’s based on a series of drama CDs from b-green （Broccoli) which are based on a cell phone game. Looks like fun!
Heart Rangers (good guys)
Heart Red Akagi Fuuta (CV: Hoshi Souichirou）
Heart Blue Aoyama Reiji (CV: Toriumi Kousuke)
Heart Yellow Sarutobi Kouhei (CV: Miyata Kouki)
Heart Black Kuromine Tsuguru (CV: Nakai Kazuya)
Dark (CV: Madono Mitsuaki)
J’taime (CV: Maeno Tomoaki)
Wolf (CV: Shimowada Hiroki)
Kamiya Momoko (Butterfly Mask (CV: Kishio Daisuke))
Zeeta (CV: Ono Tomoki)
Zero (CV: Eguchi Takuya)
Chidori Hiroshi (CV: Fujiwara Keiji
Mikage James Masato (CV: Seki Tomokazu)
Kuraku Kenjin (Superboy) (CV: Ootsuka Houchuu (does anyone recognize him? I first saw him as Abuki, Kamui’s right hand man in Gintama, and for some reason I just love his voice! He also has a short role in One Piece, but that’s all I know him from)
Finally got the August magazines, and yay! New games to talk about! There are several, so let’s jump right in, shall we?
First, a totally new title from Takuyo for the PS2, called Kaerabatake de Tsukamaete. It’s set in the city of Tsukiyado, where some environmental problems have caused some of the residents (the heroine and the guys) to become were-frogs!!? For some reason B’s Log has a fan-servicey picture of the heroine, enough that I checked whether it was an otome game or not, but it is! Also interesting, it seems that there are 6 guys, 3 are shown in B’s Log and 3 in Girl’s Style. So far, only a couple of colour pics and line drawings of the characters, whose designs are by Hirose Azumi.
Uta no Prince-sama (PSP) is a new game from Broccoli and Nippon Ichi scheduled for 2010. The heroine attends an entertainment school, and the object of the game is to choose a potential idol to team up with as his songwriter, and work towards graduating, which means a successful audition. Character designs are by Kurahana Chinatsu, and we already know the OP is by Miyano Mamoru!
There’s also a maybe-not-otome game called Dear Girl Stories Hibiki (DS) from ASCII Media Works. It’s based on a comic of the same name, which originated from some radio shows that Ono Daisuke and Kamiya Hiroshi do together. The comic is about the seiyuu (or their characters?) helping out girls who write in with their love problems to a radio show. Of course “Hiro-C” and “Ono-D” will be in this, as well as Yusa Kouji as their boss Tera Ikemen, and several other characters with as yet unnamed seiyuu (who I guess might be the characters you can ‘get’). It already has a release date of December 17.
And lastly, a new Hoshi no Oujo title! The fifth title in the very-loosely connected R18 series (PC only of course!) from Mirai is tentatively called Hoshi no Oujo Oiran, is set in the Bakumatsu era, and is slated for 2010.
Of course, there are some really nice-looking cell-phone games as well, but I won’t torture myself or you by talking about them *sniff*…let’s focus on the bright side with all these new games to look forward to!