It’s been announced today that the VN Rewrite , from Key/Visual Arts of Clannad/Angel Beats! fame, will be getting an anime adaptation. The studio is 8-bit, which recently did the anime for the Grisaia no Kajitsu and Grisaia no Rakuen visual novels.
The only thing that surprises me about this is how long it took to happen.
Ryukishi07 wrote one of the game’s routes, working with Romeo Tanaka and Yuuto Tonakawa. He’ll be reuniting with the same two authors for his upcoming doujin work TRianThology.
Rewrite’s already on my “VNs to Play” list, though it’s 50+ hour playtime and reputation for a sloggy common route have kept it there for a while. If the anime succeeds as an adaptation (don’t want to relive my Umineko trauma!), I might end up committing sacrilege and watching it instead.
Iwaihime will be getting a manga adaptation starting in September, slightly before the game’s released. It’ll be published by Square Enix in Shounen Gangan, one of their seinen magazines. This bodes well for a US release: all other manga versions of Ryukishi07’s VNs published by Square Enix have been licensed by Yen Press (Higurashi, Umineko, and Rose Guns Days). The only thing missing is the manga for Higanbana no Saku Yoru ni, which was published by Kadokawa Shoten in Japan instead.
Other Iwaihime stuff:
- The official site has updated with some more character designs. Looks like your cliche galge route-less characters of “teacher” and “flamboyant male friend.”
- There was a panel for the game at the summer Comiket last month. with Ryukihi07 and a bunch of others creatively involved. They were selling a beautiful tapestry for autographing. I’m not sure if the limited edition‘s coming with the same tapestry, but I’d be plenty happy if so!