Promotional Video Contains Pretty Visuals and FEELS
Otome games (Visual-Novel style video games that are targeted towards the female market) sometimes have a mixed reputation, but they are generally regarded – as a genre – to have more developed characters and a greater focus on the emotional aspect of things than “dating sims” targeted at men.
One such game – Norn9 – has been deemed popular enough and to have enough source material to create an anime adaptation, which is currently in the works. A promotional video for the coming anime can be seen below.
They look to be trying to create something VERY feelsy here, so if that’s your thing, check it out. This promotional video really seems to stress that they will be going all out to hit the “feels” angle. This shouldn’t be surprising, since it IS based on an otome game.
Idea Factory/Design Factory‘s Otomate brand announced that Norn9: Norn + Nonette, its PSP otome game for female players, has an anime in the works. Otomate made the announcement at the “Norn9 with Ark & for Spica” event at Tokyo’s Nakano Sun Plaza on Sunday. The event also announced the sale of character image songs produced by composer Kevin Penkin and a PlayStation Vita port of Norn9.
In the game, the player can choose between three different girls as the heroine, each with their own three male characters to romance.
Source: Anime News Network
The original Norn9 – Norn + Nonette otome game was developed by Otomate and released by Idea Factory for the PlayStation Portable system in 2013. The game was later ported to the PS Vita in April of 2015. Norn9 is a romance game aimed at young women with elements of science fiction such as time-travel, alternate worlds, and a giant floating ship.