UNIVRS, Inc. (formerly EXPVR Inc.; headquartered in Chuo Ward, Tokyo; CEO: Keigo Fujikawa; hereafter referred to as UNIVRS) will start crowdfunding for the VR game Little Witch Academia – VR Broom Racing – (tentative title) based on Studio TRIGGER’s anime, Little Witch Academia, at 8:00 PM PST on Wednesday, July 3, 2019.
Little Witch Academia, produced by Studio TRIGGER, follows the heroine, Akko, who joins a magic school. It’s a story about youth and growing up with your friends as Akko overcomes trials even as she stumbles and makes mistakes. This anime was announced in March 2013 as one of the titles part of Anime Mirai, a project to educate young animators, overseen by Yoh Yoshinari, the mecha design director and a key animator for Neon Genesis Evangelion. That July, they raised roughly 60 million yen on Kickstarter for a sequel called Little Witch Academia: The Enchanted Parade, a movie that was released in October 2015. An animated TV series began in October 2017. As a story supported by both domestic and international fans, this series truly has grown up with its friends.
The next step on Little Witch Academia’s journey is a VR game. The player becomes a character in the game and can freely fly around the sky on a broom and race using magic. This VR game uses UNIVRS’s unique anti-motion sickness technology (patent pending) to greatly reduce the VR motion sickness that has limited VR games up until now. This game will be an amazing flying experience that will make the player truly feel like they’re flying!
This VR game is aiming for an April 2020 release, so the crowdfunding project for development and promotional funds will be up for 45 days, starting Wednesday, July 3, 2019. Backers will receive returns that fans won’t be able to resist, like limited in-game items. Please take this opportunity to support Little Witch Academia on a new journey!
Wednesday, July 3, 11:00 PM EST – Saturday, August 17, 11:00 PM EST
Wednesday, July 3, 8:00 PM PST – Saturday, August 17, 8:00 PM PST
We’ll be exhibiting at Anime Expo 2019!
The prototype of Little Witch Academia – VR Broom Racing – (tentative) will be exhibited at Anime Expo 2019, which begins on July 4th in Los Angeles, California, at Good Smile Company’s Booth (Booth #13). During the event, the director Junichi Yamamoto will also participate in a panel.
Little Witch Academia: VR Project Panel
Date: Thursday, July 4, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
Room: LP3 (408 AB)
UNIVRS, Inc. (formerly known as EXPVR Inc.) creates VR content with a vision to make people around the world into heroes using VR entertainment.
They produced BE THE HERO, a VR hero action game making use of their anti-motion sickness motion technology in which the player dives into a manga world and becomes the main character. (It is currently available on Steam.)
Company Name: UNIVRS, Inc. (formerly EXPVR Inc.)
Address: 2F NS Bld26, 1-26-9, Nihonbashi Kakigaracho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo Japan, 103-0014
Established: July 2016
CEO: Keigo Fujikawa
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