Introducing Kyoukai no Shirayuki, Gatchaman Crowds Artist Kinako’s First Otome Game

Kyoukai no Shirayuki promo

Among the many announcements at Otomate Party 2015 this past weekend, Kyoukai no Shirayuki (officially subtitled as Nämlich Shirayuki), an otome game coming to the PS Vita in 2016, may very well be the most exciting. Well, if you’re as big a fan of Kinako, an artist best known for her work on Gatchaman Crowds, as I am, that is! It’s the first otome game with Kinako providing her illustration prowess and is partially based off of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. So far, it looks simply gorgeous. Check out the teaser trailer below and read on for a full translation and rundown of the characters!

All began in the pomegranate forest…

A fallen pomegranate.

A world divided.

Madness reflected in a mirror.

A sinful Snow White.

7 men.

An 8th prince.

The Mad World = The Mirror World.

A queen of the Mirror World.

“I will take your place no matter what.”

Mirror, Mirror, on the wall

Who has the deepest sin of all?

Already, we’re getting glimpses of a very interesting premise! While the game clearly is taking beats from Snow White, there are also some references to Alice in Wonderland. Of course, instead of the dwarves like in the original Snow White, this time we’re getting seven handsome men. Here’s a brief introduction of the cast:

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The Snow White with Deep Sins

“I’m Snow White…?”

Kyoukai no Shirayuki promo 2

The Man with Destructive Urges

VA: Noriaki Sugiyama

“I don’t want to break anything anymore, but I can’t help this desire to destroy.”

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The Man with No Emotions

VA: Tomokazu Sugita

“Human emotions. If I had feelings, could I become my true self?”

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The Confused Man

VA: Daisuke Kishio

“Need only me. See only me. Ask only for me.”

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The Man Who Does Not Know Pain

VA: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

“What is pain? Teach me what it feels like.” 

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The Man Who Does Not Know Love

VA: Soma Saito

“I have no love inside me. So can you fill me with love?”

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The Man Who Can Only Betray

VA: Eiji Takemoto

“Humans will always lie and betray you, that’s just what they are. That’s why I never believe anyone from the start.”

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The Man Who Has Nothing

VA: Ryota Ōsaka

“I have nothing. I need nothing. So don’t ask me for anything.”

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The Man Who is Simply Mad

VA: Toshiyuki Morikawa

“I’m defective merchandise. …Oh, but so are you! Ahaha!”

That’s all the information we have so far, but the issue of B’s Log that goes on sale tomorrow (August 20th) in Japan may have more details. 2016 can’t come soon enough!

About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.