Tokyo Ghoul mangaka’s new project is NOT a manga, but a video game (with traps!) for Switch titled Jack Jeanne
After finishing the story of Tokyo Ghoul, mangaka Sui Ishida is back with a brand new project. However, it seems that he’s not working on a manga, but a video game for the Nintendo Switch titled Jack Jeanne. Set in an all-boys drama school, it will center on theater and will have both rhythm game and visual novel elements. It will be released in 2020.
The game will follow protagonist protagonist Kisa Tachibana, an actress who has given up her career in theater. However, the elite Univers Drama School for male actors invites her to attend. In the school, they give the students male roles (“Jack”) and female roles (“Jeanne”), so yeah, those “female characters” are likely traps. Kisa must hide the fact that she’s a girl, and at the same time land a leading role in the school’s big play at the end of the year.
Sui Ishida wrote both the concept and the did the character design. He’s also responsible for the game illustrations, world design, and even wrote the lyrics for the game’s theme song. Meanwhile, the man who penned the Tokyo Ghoul novel series, Shin Towada, reunited with Ishida to pen the scripts. Broccoli is developing the game in collaboration with Happinet.
Meanwhile, Happinet itself has revealed that they would like to expand the game to other media. And yes, this would include an anime, smartphone games, and various merchandise. Expect the staff to reveal more details in the days to come.
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