Musical Adaptation of Sen no Kiseki to Run from 1/8/2017 ~ 1/15/2017

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It has been announced today that a musical adaptation of The Legend of Heroes Sen no Kiseki will run at the Zepp Blue Theater in Roppongi from 1/8/2017 to 1/15/2017 as part of the company’s 35th anniversary celebration.

THe musical version will be directed by Shutarou Oku, who has also directed musical adaptations of Persona 3 and 4. He has also been involved in stage productions of Rose of Versailles, Legend of the Galactic Heroes, and Sengoku Basara.


The script is penned by Mio Inoue, who worked with Oku in the past on the Persona 4 musical.

Rean is being played by Ryuunosuke Matsumura, who has played lead roles in multiple stage productions of Sengoku Basara. Alisa is being played by singer Maon Kurosaki, who has been involved in a variety of albums and performed multiple anime theme songs.

The music for the performance will include arranges of multiple Falcom Sound Team JDK songs that were featured in the game, as well.

Future announcements will include additional cast members and ticket prices, and they will be able to be found on the official website as details go live.

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[Translation Tuesday] Ys Timeline – The Ancient Civilization and Related Events Part 2 – Errata


This week’s Translation Tuesday is a continuation of the timeline that was posted on 7/21/2016. This includes various side bits of information from the same book, as well as an additional timeline from the Ys Global Guidebook, another interesting material book, that was published in 1989, and focused entirely on the settings for Ys I and II.

The Ys Global Guidebook will likely be used in a future Translation Tuesday, as well.

As before, I am the primary translator behind this post, but I’ve had assistance in translation from Yotaka, as well as proofreading help from both Yotaka and S_Tiger.

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Trails of Cold Steel II for Release in North America on 9/6/2016


XSEED Games has revealed today that Trails of Cold Steel II will be released in North America on September 6, 2016. This is three weeks from today, so get yourselves ready for it.

NISA will be releasing the game in Europe on November 11, 2016.

The website calendar will be updated, as well!

EDIT 8/17/2016 @ 3:00am Central

NISA just confirmed on twitter that they do not have a release date for the game yet, despite a press release that had gone out not too long ago regarding it.

Akatsuki no Kiseki Twitter Follower Campaign

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Starting today, Userjoy Japan has announced a second campaign to lead into the launch of Akatsuki no Kiseki.

Those who follow the official Akatsuki no Kiseki twitter account (@akatsuki_ujj) will receive Mueller for free. This event will continue until the day the game goes live.

On top of this, the twitter campaign will upgrade in stages, like with the Noel campaign.

At 3000 followers, everyone will receive Mueller Vander (★1).
At 5000 followers, everyone will receive Mueller Vander (★2).
At 7000 followers, everyone will receive Mueller Vander (★3).

To participate, you will want to register for the account first, then follow the official twitter account.

OpenID accounts through Twitter and Google should also be included. The present item will be given out after the event ends.

As a note, I don’t see anything for individuals that have already followed it, but I assume that there may be something matching related?


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Falcom Mail Order Shop Closing for Summer Break


Falcom has revealed that they will be closing the mail order shop from 8/11 ~ 8/16 for summer break. There will be delays in responses to emails and faxes, and they will not be able to do any sort of inventory updates on the site until after the break.

The online store will resume its regular activities on 8/17.

As for the rest of the company, their currently holiday structure is listed on the Falcom Calendar page. The offices will be closed on both 8/11 and 8/15, with regular operation between.

Akatsuki no Kiseki Promo Video, Site Opened, and Early Registration Campaign


Nihon Falcom and Userjoy Group revealed the initial promotional video for Akatsuki no Kiseki today. This 3rd party developed browser game is being made as a 10th anniversary title, despite being two years late.

(As a note: remember this isn’t being developed by Falcom, but rather Userjoy Japan.)

Check out the comment from Ginko below about how to register. I’ll make an editorial tomorrow with screenshots to show the process.

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