the story itself; Tsuki no Sengoku means "Moon of the warring states" . the story takes place in you guessed it, the Sengoku era. In this world, there are more races then humans (okay that sounds very cheesy) In japan, they were referred as Youkai. this ranged from Kitsunes Onis, Inugai, Nekoes, and so on (not these are just people with animal ears). There were a lot more back then (such as Kappas, Tanukis, Akabeku, and so on) but they were all slaughtered in the Onin war.
The Onin war started out as a dispute between a father and son in law. this eventually led to a battle in front of the capital. this ruined the capital and they blamed the Youaki. This led to a genocide of non-human Jaanese acrossed Japan. the red and blue Onis (who were enemies) escaped to south west of Japan and formed the Ito-no Oni Ikki clan. many other Neko, Inugai, and Kitsune clans where destroyed and replaced. only a few clans such as the Hattori and the Tokugawa clans are led by Youkai. there was the Yato-no-kami clan; a legendary clan of snake demi-gods. who were exiled to the northern Islands of Japan. This led them to give gifts to the major warlords. If the gifts were not presented back to the clan, they summon Nazumu; a Giant cat-fish Youkai to cause an earthquake and Tsunami to destroy Japan. The items itself are actually pieces of armor and items for an average peasant soldier.
this story has 2 main routes. but it all starts like this:
Main characters Kyoko Satake and Aoi Tsuki meet after Aoi is jacked up by Yakuza, and is left in front of Kyoko's temple where she lives. She takes care of him and they get to know each other, having some ecchi situations along the way. Aoi leaves secretly and a charm that Koyoko has beeen told to protect disappears at the same time; but Aoi did not steal it. She goes looking for him and eventually finds him. they end up searching for the charm and sees the person who stole it and chase after him. this is where the story splits in to 2 routes (literally 2 paths to either down the road to a forest or a costal village that then through series of events drop them in portugal.)
Kyoko and Aoi stay in Japan and go on a quest to find the charm, and to gather some special objects to present to the yato-no-kami clan, who will destroy Japan in a giant Tsunami if the various random objects from remnants and risen clans are not presented to them. Note that the Yato-no-kami clan are not trying to be total a-holes, It's simply revenge from their Exile and the genocide of the Onin war (a war that ruined the captail which led to genocide of many non humans in Japan... this leads to the Sengoku period).
The second route is that Kyoko and Aoi accidently gets aboard on a ship that leaves Japan, and while sailing, are attacked by wako pirates. During that, they are saved by a Portugese elf merchant named Dimas, and they sail with him to Portugal. There, Dimas leaves them and Kyoko and Aoi are stuck on their own for awhile. After wandering a forest, lost and hungry, they find an abandoned temple where after bathing in the pools, they swich genders. They later find Dimas while exiting the forests and tehy discover that there are gender swapping temples and they are pretty normal there. They also find out that in order to swich back, they have to travel to England from Portugal because they heard rumors of nobles in England who can use magic to turn them back to normal
Currently I got the most of the story ready and well I currently have 1 artist and she is going to have a lot of work =w= last i check there are at least more than 30 characters in the whole story
and I currently lack a Scene artist.
and the Music?
its hard to find. Most of the music I plan to use is from the Yoshida brothers (Japanese musicians who have released several albums under the Domo Records. The two brothers are performers of the traditional Japanese music style of Tsugaru-jamisen which originated in northern Japan.)
hopefully there won't be any legal issues =w=.
There are actually more than 26 characters in the whole game but since I got my artist very recently, it seems that I can't do any of the "character fact sheet" that everyone else on the forums are doing =w= I feel left out.