Visual novel publisher Sekai Project has announced at their panel at Japan Expo USA that they have acquired the license for Key’s VN Clannad, and will be publishing Clannad Full Voice Edition for Steam.
Sekai Project will be bringing a full translation of the Full Voice Edition of Clannad, which contains voice acting for all characters. The cast is also the same voice cast that in the 2007 anime series from Kyoto Animation. Though the main playable character is not voiced. Sekai Project has also acquired the rights for Grisaia no Kajitsu -Le Fruit De La Grisaia and will also be releasing the game on Steam; the game is also receiving an anime adaptation. Sekai Project will also be releasing a localised release of Planetarian, which will be releasing on Steam next month.
This year also marks the 10th anniversary for Clannad. Key held an event earlier in the year to commemorate the achievement. In addition a PlayStation Vita port of the game was also announced as part of the 10th Anniversary project.
Clannad is a Visual Novel developed by Key. It is the third developed game that released in April 2004 for Windows. The game received high sales and critical acclaim in Japan, with the regular edition selling over 100,000 copies in 2004. The game has then received a light novel, and three manga adaptations. The game also received an animated film from Toei Animation, who also produced the animated films for Key’s other VNs (Kanon, Air). A TV anime was produced by Kyoto Animation that aired in 2007, and was followed up by a second season in 2008 titled Clannad ~After Story~.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Okazaki Tomoya is a delinquent who finds life dull and believes he’ll never amount to anything. Along with his friend Sunohara, he skips school and plans to waste his high school days away.
One day while walking to school, Tomoya passes a young girl muttering quietly to herself. Without warning she exclaims “Anpan!” (a popular Japanese food) which catches Tomoya’s attention. He soon discovers the girl’s name is Furukawa Nagisa and that she exclaims things she likes in order to motivate herself. Nagisa claims they are now friends, but Tomoya walks away passing the encounter off as nothing.
However, Tomoya finds he is noticing Nagisa more and more around school. Eventually he concedes and befriends her. Tomoya learns Nagisa has been held back a year due to a severe illness and that her dream is to revive the school’s drama club. Claiming he has nothing better to do, he decides to help her achieve this goal along with the help of four other girls.
A full translated release of Clannad Full Voice Edition will be coming to Steam from Sekai Project. Further details about the upcoming release will be announced at a later date.
Source Article – Sekai Project Blog
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