Big news for the joseimuke community! Today, Moonchime Studios have announced that they are working together with Poni-Pachet, the creators of the otome game OZMAFIA!!, in launching a Kickstarter for their musical visual novel, Haunted Obachestra.
Moonchime Studios will be in-charged in localizing this title and will be directly involved in the Kickstarter campaign management, as well as other publishing efforts. Japanese publisher, Poni-Pachet hopes that this will help them connect with the community outside of Japan.
WHAT IS HAUNTED OBACHESTRA?
Haunted Obachestra is a fully-voiced joseimuke visual novel title for everyone, that will be made available for PC. The focus is on creating an immersive experience for the players by centering them in the story as the human protagonist, with options to select a gender and change the name. Music is a pivotal aspect of this multimedia project, and each song is crafted to reflect the characters and enhance the story.
The beginning of a fairy tale
It all begins in the outskirts of Tokyo’s Ayakashi Ward, where unbeatable rent prices lure you into sharing a large western-style house complete with mysterious housemates and a rather unsettling basement. One night, some eerie noises drift up the basement stairs, and your curiosity gets the better of you—you descend into the darkness to check it out. To your surprise, not only are your mysterious housemates playing old-fashioned musical instruments, but… there’s something different about them.
Turns out, they’re monsters—some of many who live all over the world. Those who love music refine their talents in preparation for Melloween, a music festival held once a year in Vienna. But why are these monsters here in Tokyo, and why are they practicing in your basement?! Befriend your monster neighbors and uncover their reasons for coming to Japan in this heart-warming monster musical comedy.
Top-quality music and in-depth character development are at the heart of this story, so buckle in and get ready for a wild ride!
CHARACTERS AND CAST
Yukiha Nasu – CV. Takafumi Ono (male protagonist)
Yukiha Nasu – CV. Machico (female protagonist)
Main Characters and Side Characters:
Exnaz von Enterstein – CV. Kento Ito
Merry Christhrnova – CV. Tomohito Takatsuka
Gioh von Wolfhart – CV. Makoto Furukawa
Fumiyomi Hitokado – CV. Seichiro Yamashita
Henas Meidoh – CV. Tarusuke Shingaki
Dhyos Meidoh – CV. Tarusuke Shingaki
Treis Meidoh – CV. Tarusuke Shingaki
Erlucia Kaketsuki – CV. Toshinari Fukamachi
Stig klaus-näck Störtebeker – CV. Ryota Takeuchi
Laynnreix Finistère – CV. Shunichi Toki
Far Darrig – CV. Kazuyuki Okitsu
Ukai – CV. Shohei Komatsu
Subaru – CV. Miki Horiba
Alexander von Enterstein – CV. Yohei Azakami
|GENRE: Joseimuke, Adventure Game|
|Planning/Writing: Maruyama Kimiyoshi (project lights)|
|Character Design: PE-NekoR|
|Chibi Art: Satoi and Yurino Tsukigase|
|Twitter Manga: Romo Hirota|
|Art Direction: Amakaraneko and Konoha|
|Localization: Moonchime Studios|
|Release Date: TBD (ETA for Kickstarter: July 2022)|
For more information about this localization announcement, visit and subscribe to Moonchime Studios’ Kickstarter Mailing list for Haunted Obachestra in their official website.
ABOUT MOONCHIME STUDIOS
Moonchime Studios is a visual novel game publisher specializing in joseimuke games. Through the Moonchime Localization brand we publish localized Japanese games to most regions of the world. While we partner with bigger companies to help them reach their full potential, indies are also part of our vision to give a voice to creators that usually don’t see their works published outside of Japan.