Hey guys! I've been recruited by a group of Vocaloid enthusiasts called New Forte
. Although they produce music and PVs, the head producer brought up the idea of making a visual novel based on a Vocaloid fanfic he wrote.
So without further ado, I present to you our first visual novel: You'll Hear My Voice SomedayIllustration: daniwaeFrom left: Yuriko Okade, Eiji Matsushita, Kenta Yamada, Miku Hatsune, Len Kagamine. Illustration: Taiga KatsuyamaDOWNLOAD PRE-ALPHA HERE! newfortecircle.neocities.orgPLOT: Meet Kenta Yamada
: a typical high school transferee who lives in his own apartment. He faces his first day in high spirits, knowing that his new school will bring forth wonderful memories. However, being a complete stranger to the campus meant that his goal is far from reachable. His assumptions of a bright future in the campus grew when he met a girl named Miku Hatsune
: a classmate who spends most of her time peering at the window beside her. Among the girls in his class, Kenta felt something so different about Miku that he fancied her a lot. Although their relationship grew as the school days pass, will it all turn out okay in the end?CHARACTERS:
Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaKenta YamadaBONUS: Eiji & Yuriko alternate illustration by Taiga KatsuyamaMiku event illustrations by daniwaeThe progress so far...
He is an average guy who lived in a small city and moved to a far city from his hometown for his studies. He has some troubles with how he reacts to things and sometimes he overreacts. He has no particular hobby, but to sleep or read some books, manga, magazines or something just to kill time. He usually gets bored and if he’s getting too bored he just usually go outside for a stroll. He gets very curious to a thing that is new to him or strange. He wanted to know as much of it as long as it took his interest.Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaMiku Hatsune
Our silent girl in the story. She loves reading poem for her past time. Usually goes on the roof to read the poems she buy in the bookstore. She is shy though when she gets interested to someone, she’ll force herself to make friends with him/her. She was a loner back then during her elementary days. People usually avoid her because they couldn’t communicate with her very well. Either they are not comfortable with her or just really doesn’t like to be with her. She is not in favor in music. She would like to avoid stuffs about music if possible.Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaEiji Matsushita
Our average energetic guy who played guitar since he was in his junior high. He doesn’t study that much, but instead play video games or play the guitar. He never ran out of gas as long as he likes what he’s doing, but he’s worn out once he doesn’t like it (especially studying). He always get below average grades, but who cares as long as he doesn’t fail? He is Yuriko Okade’s childhood friend since kindergarten. They were always together until they separated on their junior high and meet again on their senior high.Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaYuriko Okade
One of the smartest students in their Senior high. Playful at times, but when she gets serious, you can’t bring up a joke or else she might snap. She doesn’t look like it, but she likes reading books. Her favorite genres are Drama and Romance. She is a working student. She wanted to experience different kind of jobs that’s why she didn’t stay on one job. She also likes to walk around and look at things which are cute or small. Eiji Matsushita’s childhood friend since kindergarten. During their Junior high, she moved to a different school which made them unable to meet frequently.Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaLen Kagamine
He is the president and the vocalist of the music club where all of the seniors already graduated. In his early years, he excelled much in his studies which made him become a senior high student at a very young age. He is already in his second year with his friends in his club. He likes playing video games mainly rhythm games.Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaIroha Nekomura
A Sophomore who is a member in the Art Club. She loves cats and paintings. Most of her time she draws or paints when she feels something she wanted to express. She rarely shows up in the club room and usually don’t talk too much to any person. She likes to be alone and draw something she feels like drawing. In her life in her senior high she was bullied and a lot of people don’t like her or afraid of her. She was once accused of something bad which made her friends lost their trust.Lineart: Taiga KatsuyamaShin Matabe
Half Japanese, half German. Being the only son, his mother, who is a native German let him study Arts and Japanese courses in Europe. He was taught in a strict and disciplined environment which made him as elegant as ever. Since he was in Europe all this time with the hands of his mother, his father, who is a native Japanese wanted him to study in Japan for his Senior High. Being said, he transferred in a school where his father thinks best for him to improve his Arts.
1. The script for the Miku route is complete.
Our writer/composer is still writing the other routes and making adjustments to the existing one as of this moment.
2. FIVE ARTISTS
(yes, five) are working on the game's illustrations.
3. Our writer announced to add Len Kagamine, Iroha Nekomura,
and Kagamine Rin to the cast
. More info will be added later on.
4. Event graphics and backgrounds are in the works!
5. Our writer/composer is currently working on the novel's BGM. Click here to view all work-in-progress music!UPDATE #4
6. OUR PRE-ALPHA TEASER IS OUT! CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD!Head down to our Facebook page, blog, or Trello board for more project updates.
If you have any comments or suggestions, like "why is our pre-alpha up to chapter 1" or "when is the new release date" or anything else, feel free to reply. Thanks~!