BROCCOLI and “Tokyo Ghoul” mangaka Sui Ishida’s (石田スイ) otome game project “JACKJEANNE” (ジャックジャンヌ）yesterday (29th July) revealed its rhythm gameplay and additional cast members during the “Tokyo Ghoul: re × JACKJEANNE CAST SPECIAL TALK” programme.
The game was originally set to release on 5th August 2020 for Nintendo Switch, but was delayed to 3rd December 2020 due to the effects of the new coronavirus disease pandemic.
The game follows Tachibana Kisa (立花希佐), a girl attending prestigious male-only academy “Universe Drama School” where the students play both male and female parts, referred to as “Jacks” and “Jeannes” respectively. There, she must conceal her secret while fighting her way to the top – in other words, the lead role in the last play of the year.
Ishida is credited with the original work and character designs. He also worked on the world design, in-game illustrations, and inserted song lyrics for the game. Tokyo Ghoul light novel series writer Shin Towada (十和田シン) worked on the game’s scenario alongside Ishida. The project also reveals plan for an anime adaptation, CD and mobile game.
The game will feature visual novel and rhythm game elements. According to an announcement made by Broccoli, the game will have “20 novels” worth of story. The options of the players will affect the intimacy levels of the characters and thus affect the ending.
The game will be divided into two parts: Daily School Life and Performance. Players will have to nurture the protagonist (do training) in daily life so that she has enough skills to perform successfully on the stage.
The Performance’s scenario will feature rhythm game, which features lyrics by Ishida and choreography by dancer Seishiroto.
▍Characters and Cast
■ Takahina Sarafumi (高科更文) – CV: Kondou Takayuki (近藤孝行）
■ Musumi Kai (睦実介) – CV: Kasama Jun (笠間淳）
■ Neji Kokuto (根地黒門) – CV: Kishio Daisuke (岸尾だいすけ）
■ Shirota Mitsuki (白田美ツ騎) – CV: Kajiwara Gakuto (梶原岳人）
■ Orimaki Suzu (織巻寿々) – CV: Uchida Yuma (内田雄馬）
■ Yonaga Soushirou (世長創司郎) – CV: Satou Gen (佐藤元)
■ Kaido Dakeshin (海堂岳信) – CV: Daiki Hamano (濱野大輝)
■ Sugachi Kiyoharu (菅知聖治) – CV: Ueki Shinei (植木慎英)
■ Kasai Ataru (加斎 中) – CV: Ono Masamu (小野将夢)
■ Nagayama Toichi (長山登一) – CV: Haruki Ishiya (石谷春貴)
■ Dante Gunpei (ダンテ軍平) – CV: Kazuyuki Okitsu (興津和幸)
■ Oshirnari Tsukasa (忍成司) – CV: Daiki Yamashita (山下大輝)
■ Minorikawas Kiito (御法川基絃) – CV: Ryōta Suzuki (鈴木崚汰)
■ Oshirnari Tsukasa (忍成稀) – CV: Taichi Kusano (草野太一)
■ Ushiro Yuki (宇城由樹) – CV: Takuma Nagatsuka (永塚拓馬)
■ Torimaki Eita (鳥牧英太) – CV: –
■ Ichinomae Ion (一ノ前衣音) – CV: Yūya Hirose (広瀬裕也)
■ Akane Ao (茜あお) – CV: Miho Okasaki (岡咲美保)
■ Tanakamigi Chiyuui (田中右 宙為) – CV: Shinichiro Kamio (神尾晉一郎)
■ Kamiya Utsuri (紙屋 写) – CV: Ayumu Murase (村瀬 歩)
■ Momonashi Kakuto (百無 客人) – CV: Natsuki Hanae (花江夏樹)
The cast for the teachers and staff includes: Takehito Koyasu (子安武人), Yūichirō Umehara (梅原裕一郎), Hiroki Nanami (七海ひろき), Jôji Nakata (中田 譲治), Ryota Takeuchi (竹內良太), Genki Muro (室元気), Yōko Hikasa (日笠陽子), and Kenjiro Tsuda (津田 健次郎).