Rewrite ~リライト~, next Key/Visual Art’s game

As people might already have bumped on this news before, there was the announcement of a new game on Key site this 1st april.
Obviously, the timing was pretty much fishy, so most people were quite on the defensive stance.

However, Key doesn’t have the reputation for AF, and it is quite bigger when they involve… Ryukishi07 in their cast as a scenarist. Now, it might be completely crazy, but such an AF involving a third party isn’t exactly something usual, especially that Key announced before they had quite a big surprise for their 10th anniversary.
This is pretty much something lingering, leaving people in quite a shrouding doubt.

Well, we can now rejoice that it is confirmed !
So, right after Little Busters! Exctasy, they are going headstrong on another VN project heh?
That’s quite something welcome, considering how the market doesn’t have something outstanding (Meanwhile, TYPE-MOON is still milking F/SN… how about Tsukihime 2 or another franchise for a change? duh…)

Here is goes ! (click for larger picture)

書き換えることが出来るだろうか。彼女の、その運命を。
Is it possible to rewrite? That fate of hers.

  • Direction/Original plan, Character Design: Hinoue Itaru
  • Scenario:
    Tanaka Romeo (Cross Channel, Kazoku Keikaku, Yume Miru Kusuri),
    Ryukishi07 (Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni),
    Tonogawa Yuuto (Little Busters!: Komari’s and Yuiko’s scenario)
  • Music: Orito Shinji, Maeda Jun
  • CG: Shinorii, NaGa, Mochisuke, Tayama Minimo
  • Background Art: Torino
  • QC: Maeda Jun

That’s quite some names here. No wonder why it was hard to call head or tails if it was an AF or whatnot ^^.
Ryukishi07 with Romeo and Key combo is not something you would think or dream of.

Well, how it is confirmed? Basically, Hinoue Itaru confirmed it on her mixi blog, while Ryukishi added another picture with
“Key様の新作「Rewrite」のシナリオに参加させてもらいます!!!“,
roughly “I’ll be contributing to the scenario of Key’s new work ‘Rewrite’ !!!”
Since it is way past midnight in japan, the uproar was quite set!
Have a Ryukishi’s Gao !


が、がおっ!? (Ga-Gaoo ?!)

What is the rumble now? Well, we got one of the most sucessful doujin makers, who quite mastered the creepy and mindblowing stories, joining Key, infamous for their peculiar game and such (well most likely due to Maeda Jun’s writing).
If you add Tanaka Romeo in the formula, we got quite a vanilla ticket for an awesome ride.

Obviously, this might lead to way too high expectations, but seriously, there is a gutfeeling that this kind of things will go far.
As a little demonstration, Key site was utterly and chaoticaly down after such announcement. I can’t stress more about how people went completely berserk after Hinoue confirmed the news.

Well.. what this VN will be about with such cast? Obviously difficult, but the name and the premise are quite teasing already.
Saw the little lines on the picture? Well, Time/Space/Dimension loop with a scent of mindcreep and gagle power might rise from there.

ufufufufu. I’m really looking forward it. Of course, your faithfully yours will stay updated for this ! ^^

Official Site (mainly the picture for the moment)
if you are wondering, I just modified the logo so it would be clean, obviously, nothing more than the main picture was provided by Key.

Huho, some people already made some MAD, imagining how the OP/inserted song for Rewrite will be.
http://www.nicovideo.jp/tag/rewrite

I’m already in love with Lia’s “Karma” song. XD

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7 Responses to “Rewrite ~リライト~, next Key/Visual Art’s game”


  1. 1 Kaioshin Sama April 1, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Eh, not my most anticipated game as I said, I’m still an Alicesoft/Eushully guy.

    The fact that Jun Maeda is not writing seems like a good start as there’s only so far the depressing ending motif can take you. Hopefully they bring in some new concepts and rework the old ones. The fact they have already got the Higurashi guy on board strikes me as a good start to a new beginning. Rewrite indeed.

    Also I like the new artist they have now with the sort of glassy eyed look to the characters. I still prefer the Eushully guy, but I no longer think of Key as having mediocore/bland art now.

  2. 2 IvUaN April 1, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    No way xD I saw this in visual-novels.net and sisnt know what to believe, is this for real, im still very confused @o@, if this is real there nothing stopping me from getting this, maybe we’re just dreaming right? haha

  3. 3 sadakups April 1, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Ryukishi07 involved in a Key game? Curious.

  4. 4 Moogy April 2, 2008 at 1:59 am

    This will either be hilariously awful or hilariously great.

  5. 5 mithfalath April 2, 2008 at 2:09 am

    i suppose this is one of those game-turned-anime thingies.

  6. 6 Hirozuki Taeka October 4, 2008 at 5:06 am

    And for them, i hope that’s been better than it seems.

    They “robbed” my Book’s Name (Rewrite)… it was so wonderful..

    but now it’s all crap in the trash can.

    If they mess wit this shit, and if this project not became a serie, or, if the anime’s became a shit serie (i mean, basically, a bad Anime)… I WILL RIP APART ALL OF THESE MUTHAFUCKAS….

    DON’T LAUGH, BeCAUSE I WILL BE WAITING FOR THIS DISASTER, AND AFTER THAT, SEND ALL OF THEM TO HELL.


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