New Illustration and News for YU-NO from Comiket 87

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Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO, known in English as YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World, is getting some exposure at Comiket 87 in the wake of its recent announcement.

Featured above, an illustration reminiscent of the original PC version went up at Comic Market in Tokyo.

YU-NO is an adult visual novel originally created by Hiroyuki Kanno, which is getting a remake courtesy of 5pb. and Mages. The president of Mages himself, Chiyomaru Shikura, will oversee the project as executive producer, and Ryu Nagi will redesign the characters.

Dengeki also spoke to Makoto Asada, of studio Division 8, who will be producer on the project. The title will be modernized, he says, by updating the visuals, and adding more music and full voice acting. The composer of the original soundtrack, Ryu Umemoto, with whom Asada was friends, had expressed a desire to see it remade before passing, said Asada, and for this reason he is personally invested in doing the original justice.

(As an aside, Asada mentions toward the end of the interview, unrelated to YU-NO, that he would like their titles to come to Steam.)

The visual novel has never had an official English translation, so we’ll just have to wait to see whether things are different this time around. It’s unlikely, however. No platform is known yet—although there is speculation it will be for the Xbox One—and no release date, but we do know 5pb. and Mages intend for Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO to be released some time in 2015.

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