Japanese manga magazine Manga Time Kirara has played host to many of the recent year’s most popular moe anime and manga titles. Are you a fan of Hidamari Sketch, Magic of Stella, New Game!, Yuyushiki, School-Live!, Kin-iro Mosaic, Urara Meirocho, or A Channel? Well here’s a fun fact, each and every one of them appeared in one of five different version of the Manga Time Kirara magazine at some point. So when it was announced that characters from each property will be coming together for a big adventure of enormously cute proportions, I understandably couldn’t help but get a little excited.
The publisher for Manga Time Kirara, Houbunsha revealed the game during the enormous Manga Time Kirara Festa! 2017 event. Taking part in the celebrations were fans, staff, voice actors, and an endless bounty of enviable merchandise for what could have only been one of Japan’s cutest conventions to date. The surprise bombshell adds yet another mobage-style RPG to our growing games folder and sends some of the most popular characters out on an enormous adventure together.
The free-to-play mobage, which is being developed in collaboration by Drecom and Meteorise, is being billed “Manga Time Kirara meets Fantasy RPG.” Kin-iro Mosaic’s Karen as a knight, New Game!’s Aoba as a mage – everyone together questing their way to the top? Sure, I’m sure I could spare a few yen for cosmetic purposes (only items will cost you that real-life gold). Noticeably missing from the lineup of titles and characters are the cast of Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka? (Is the Order a Rabbit), easily one of the magazine’s most popular franchises. I don’t think it’s too much of a stretch to say that the title will receive representation in Kirara Fantasia going forward however.
For even more fun, you may want to check out the official 4-panel manga for the game leading up to its release. It is being drawn by Manga Time Kirara artist Arima, and can be found here. There is currently no concrete release date for the game outside of simply “2017,” and there has been no announcement regarding a release outside of Japan. With how the way these things go sometimes however, I’d be readying that Japanese App Store or Google Play account if I were you. That being said however, we did just get Fate/Grand Order however, a game that the me of 2 years ago would have never seen coming.
For further information, be sure to check out the games official website, here. It’s also worth checking out the official Twitter account, where we’re sure you’ll be able to get a friendly dose of adorable characters posted into your feed, here.