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Apr 8, 2008 6:20 PM

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Itaru Hinoue, the main artist of Visual Art's/Key, the company who produced the original games behind Kanon, Air, and most recently Clannad, has revealed in her blog Key's next game, which will be called Rewrite. This new game will feature new writers after the exit of Jun Maeda as main scenario writer for Key. These new writers include will include Tanaka Romeo (Cross Channel), Ryuukishi07 (Higurashi, Umineko) and Tonogawa Yuuto (Komari and Kurugaya's scenarios from Little Busters!).

07th Expansion, the company behind the original game for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, has updated their website with a picture of Misuzu and a link to Key's website.

Source: Canned Dogs
Official Homepage: Rewrite, Visual Art's/Key
 
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I liked the premise of the higurashi games, so this sounds interesting...

Though I've never even played a Japanese game before, let alone one of key's in particular. Or higurashi. So I suppose I can't say for sure... xD
 
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this could be awesome. I was originally not looking forward to Key's next game since most of the original staff since Kanon will not be fronting their next project. But having Higurashi's writer now...that will be very interesting.
 
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The possibility of a Key game without a girl in poor health -- the mind boggles.
 
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so, it's going to be cute girls, without the elements of ill girl, with potential for any of them to be axe-wielding batshit insane lolis?

Hmmm....the prospects are...a little too daring...

so, the most important question; will this be an eroge or just a v-novel?
 
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Key + Ryuukishi07 = Guaranteed godawesomeness
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harem axe wielding kawaii lolis? with depressing sad stories behind every loli?
sounds interesting.
 
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Isn't this news a week old already. Of course I am not trying to downplay it since I am as excited as everyone else is over this awesome combination.
 
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Can't wait to see this game get released :)
 
Apr 8, 2008 8:21 PM

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honya-chan said:
Isn't this news a week old already. Of course I am not trying to downplay it since I am as excited as everyone else is over this awesome combination.


yea but I was wary of posting it since it could have been april fools
 
Apr 8, 2008 8:30 PM

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way to finally post some news slacker.

also, can't wait until Kyoani rapes it and puts it in easy anime form.
 
Apr 8, 2008 8:54 PM

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I only post news related to New York, Key, Haruhi, or Aya Hirano =P
 
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Ok lets all take bets!

Place em on one of the two choices below.

1. One of the main characters will die, most likely the main female character.

or

2. A lead female character will die at the end.

Ok place the bets! Shame that Key can't try to do something a bit more original than a death at the end of everything they make. >.>
 
Apr 8, 2008 10:19 PM

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I stopped reading ppls replys after i saw "Loli" XD

xbandaidx said:
Ok lets all take bets!

Place em on one of the two choices below.

1. One of the main characters will die, most likely the main female character.

or

2. A lead female character will die at the end.

Ok place the bets! Shame that Key can't try to do something a bit more original than a death at the end of everything they make. >.>


I vote for both :D
 
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Shame that Key can't try to do something a bit more original than a death at the end of everything they make. >.>


If it's not broken, don't fix it. They make BAWWWWWWWWWW endings better than anyone else in the visual novel business. It's like their freakin' calling card!

Key/Visual Art's: When you're done with our games, you'll wonder if you'll ever smile again.
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xbandaidx said:
Ok lets all take bets!

Place em on one of the two choices below.

1. One of the main characters will die, most likely the main female character.

or

2. A lead female character will die at the end.

Ok place the bets! Shame that Key can't try to do something a bit more original than a death at the end of everything they make. >.>


With Higurashi's writer, we can hope that competing girls kill each other. Or the lead guy kills them (reverse School Days!)
 
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xbandaidx said:
Ok lets all take bets!

Place em on one of the two choices below.

1. One of the main characters will die, most likely the main female character.

or

2. A lead female character will die at the end.

Ok place the bets! Shame that Key can't try to do something a bit more original than a death at the end of everything they make. >.>


I think it's 3:

All girls go to the house of the male lead, kill him and go on a boat trip.

Ah wait, wrong anime ...

Anyway, I don't think it has to be this way just because one of the writer did s.t. like Higurashi. A good writer can come up with very different ways of storys.

Great news. So they have to make haste and bring out the animes of Little Busters and Rewrite after Clannad After Story. ^^
 
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Why do they keep naming their games after J-Rock songs?...

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D: I wish I could play the girl looks really cute. X3

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Why do they keep naming their games after J-Rock songs?...


They're………not? Clannad supposed to mean like Clan or something…@.@;; Irish name for family, I think…@.....@;;
 
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omoshiroi...
 
Apr 9, 2008 1:10 AM

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Key ftw
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*cue fanboyish squealing*

given how little of the original staff is left, i'm unsure as to how it's going to work out. still, i think i'll keep my eye on it. and the inevitable kyoani adaptation. :P


 
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Knew this 8 days ago~
 
Apr 9, 2008 1:54 AM

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This will ROCK
 
Apr 9, 2008 2:35 AM

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Another Anime that Kyoto animation will animate because they can't stop sucking Key's dick.
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-Ryuji- said:
Another Anime that Kyoto animation will animate because they can't stop suck Key's dick.


And we all love their fellatic relationship.
 
Apr 9, 2008 2:44 AM
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Well I dont see any reason to judge the quality of a merchandice before you actually see it.
 
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Asako said:
-Ryuji- said:
Another Anime that Kyoto animation will animate because they can't stop suck Key's dick.


And we all love their fellatic relationship.


No.
 
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Of course, I'm interested in this because if the pattern follows as usual, we'll proberbly get a damn good anime out of it. However, with nearly all the original staff gone, will it still have that feel to it that the other 3 had?

I'm concerned, but still excited.
 
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Devdan said:
Why do they keep naming their games after J-Rock songs?...


wow, I just noticed that too. Both songs from j-rock bands that were in anime o_0

Little Busters - the pillows - FLCL insert
Rewrite - Asian Kung Fu Generation - Fullmetal Alchemist 4th OP
 
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so wich anime had Pachelbels Canon-D and irish music from the band Clannad as OP?
I would generally say they take their names from existing music, not only J-rock. well at least in Kanon they did mention it directly.

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so wich anime had Pachelbels Canon-D and irish music from the band Clannad as OP?
I would generally say they take their names from existing music, not only J-rock. well at least in Kanon they did mention it directly.


That does make sense, and Air is a Beethoven symphony as well...and "It's a Wonderful Life" from Tomoyo After is also a song. Can't figure out where Planetarian is from though =P
 
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kei-clone said:
Talon said:
so wich anime had Pachelbels Canon-D and irish music from the band Clannad as OP?
I would generally say they take their names from existing music, not only J-rock. well at least in Kanon they did mention it directly.


That does make sense, and Air is a Beethoven symphony as well...and "It's a Wonderful Life" from Tomoyo After is also a song. Can't figure out where Planetarian is from though =P

I assume that "Key" might hang together with the term Key in music.
like they are an element what is needed for composing their visual novel.

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it all comes together :)
 
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Here's a full version of the image on the website:

http://i28.tinypic.com/iylgxx.jpg
 
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I wanna see it adopted to anime quick! LOL! They haven't release the game yet, eh?! Well, I'm expecting greater than Kanon, Air, Clannad from this one then.
 
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Iri said:
The possibility of a Key game without a girl in poor health -- the mind boggles.


Oh yeah, she'll be healthy, she'll just die after clawing her neck because of hallucinated 'alien maggots'. Nice =D
 
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Oh yeah, she'll be healthy, she'll just die after clawing her neck because of hallucinated 'alien maggots'. Nice =D
LOL. Can't wait for KyoAni to animate that...
 
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i hope any subbers (VNs that is) will take on this, and fansub it for the ones who do not understand japanese... because a key game with higurashi writers = win writing.
 
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I thought it was an April Fools joke. <_<

I need to get this when it comes out. :D
 
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Hah! Awesome.

Now I just hope that Little Busters! and Rewrite get animated. That would be pure win.

Damnit! Don't die without my permission!
 
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cant wait sounds interesting

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Fuck yeah Ryuukishi07!
 
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Ryuukishi 07?!?!

That sounds bloody awesome.
 
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The main is going to die.
Thats for sure.
Did you guys saw its tagline?
"Could it possibly be rewritten, that fate of hers?"
"書き換えることが出来るだろうか。彼女の、その運命を。"
"Kakikaeru koto ga dekiru darō ka. Kanojo no, sono unmei o?"
 
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MY GOD. Key and Ryuukishi07?! Maybe there will finally be a yandere Key character!
 
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Fang-tan said:
MY GOD. Key and Ryuukishi07?! Maybe there will finally be a yandere Key character!

I really hope not...

In my opinion that might screw off the game.....
 
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