A video message from Saori Hayami (the voice of Rina Azami) will air during IzanagiGames’ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games special program at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2021 ONLINE. In the video she discusses the emotions that went into her performance, as well as details to listen out for in the song.
IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced the release of a teaser trailer for Yurukill: The Calumniation Games—an escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up game due for release in spring, 2022. Additionally, the song “Black Innocence”—sung by Rina Azami (Voice: Saori Hayami) has been unveiled in the teaser.
A video message from Saori Hayami (the voice of Rina Azami) will air in the company’s special program at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2021 ONLINE. She discusses the emotions that went into her performance, as well as details to listen out for in the song.
◆ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games teaser trailer URL:
◆ About the theme song “Black Innocence”
Title: Black Innocence
Vocal: Rina Azami (Voice: Saori Hayami)
Lyrics: Noriko Fujimoto
Composer: Yuko Komiyama
Strings Arrangement: Tomomichi Takeoka
◆About Yurukill: The Calumniation Games
An escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up game based on an original story by Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler author, Homura Kawamoto, with a scenario by his younger brother, Hikaru Muno. Features character design from Hiro Kiyohara, known for his work on Valkyria Revolution, and a soundtrack from Yuko Komiyama, who worked on the Monster Hunter series. The shoot ‘em up elements were developed by veteran studio, G.Rev.
・ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official Twitter account
・Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official website
◆Homura Kawamoto’s profile
Homura Kawamoto made his debut with “Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler” in 2014, in the magazine Gangan Joker. The Kakegurui series, including spin-offs, has sold over 6.2 million copies, and has been adapted into a variety of projects including anime, movies, and games. Kawamoto has worked on original scenarios and planning for numerous titles, such as “The War of Greedy Witches,” and “Greatest M” (co-written with Hikaru Muno). He has also passed the national bar exam in Japan.
◆Hikaru Muno’s profile
Hikaru Muno is the younger brother of Homura Kawamoto, and made his debut with a job search manual called “Bonjin Naitei Senryaku” (Job Hunting Strategies for Average People) in 2012. He has worked on numerous projects including original scenarios for comics, novels, how-to-books, board games, and is the author of the Kakegurui series’ light novels, “Kakegurui Trip” and “Kakegurui Joker.” He has also worked on “Build Divide” and “High Card” (both co-written with Homura Kawamoto) and a board game called “Hen-na Kanji” (Strange Chinese Characters).
◆ Hiro Kiyohara’s profile
Hiro Kiyohara is a manga artist and illustrator. He is best known for the comic version of “Another,” among other titles. He has worked on illustration for a range of novels, including “All-Round Appraiser Q” and the “Detective versus Detectives” series. He is a character designer for the PS4 game “Valkyria Revolution” and is currently writing the manga series “The Decagon House Murders” for the monthly manga magazine, Monthly Afternoon.
Title: Yurukill: The Calumniation Games
Original story/ scenario: Homura Kawamoto (Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler)/ Hikaru Muno
Producer/ Director: Shinsuke Umeda (Death Come True)
Character design: Hiro Kiyohara (Valkyria Revolution)
Soundtrack: Yuko Komiyama (Monster Hunter series)
Genre: Escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up
Shoot ‘em up part development: G.Rev (Mamorukun Curse!)
Scheduled release date: Spring, 2022
Publisher: IzanagiGames, Inc.
Platforms (Scheduled): PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™, Steam®
Retail price: TBC
Copyright notice: (c)IzanagiGames, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
IzanagiGames’ special program is scheduled to air from 23:00 on September 30, 2021 (JST) at TOKYO GAME SHOW 2021 ONLINE and the “Yurukill: the Calumniation Games” Demo Booth will be up and running from September 30 to October 3, 2021. A message video from Saori Hayami (the voice of Rina Azami) will air during the special program and she discusses the emotions that went into her performance, as well as details to listen out for in the song.
◆ TGS2021 ONLINE IzanagiGames’ official program
・Date: From 23:00 to 23:50 on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (JST)
・TGS official website special program URL:
・TGS2021 ONLINE IzanagiGames special program URL
The Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official ambassador Moe Iori will appear in the special program! IzanagiGames has something exciting in the works!
Big news! Moe Iori will assume the role of official ambassador for Yurukill: The Calumniation Games!
The latest information and footage of Yurukill: The Calumniation Games—the much-awaited brand new project from IzanagiGames—will be broadcast live along with Moe Iori’s gameplay from Makuhari Messe! Will we finally see Moe’s Yurukill cosplay? (Let’s hope she doesn’t decide to cosplay Keiichi Oka…) Furthermore, a special message video from Takuya Eguchi (the voice of Sengoku Shunju) and Saori Hayami (the voice of Rina Azami) will air! Moe Iori, Takuya Eguchi, and Saori Hayami will have special gifts for the viewers, too! Also, there might just be an exciting new announcement from IzanagiGames about something they have in the works towards the end of the program. Keep your eyes peeled for what will no doubt be a bin-spirational announcement!
◆TGS2021 ONLINE IzanagiGames exhibition
Date: Thursday September 30 to Sunday October 3, 2021
Location: Makuhari Messe Hall8 401
Details: In our quest to provide opportunities for exceptional Japanese creators and developers to excel, IzanagiGames has all kinds of exciting new ventures in the works.
・TGS2021 ONLINE official exhibitor site:
[Regarding interviews during the event]
10:00 – 17:00 from Thursday, September 30 to Sunday, October 3, 2021 (JST)
Venue: IzanagiGames’ booth at Hall8 401 in Makuhari Messe
Details: “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” latest demo, interview with IzanagiGames CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda regarding “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” and other new projects from IzanagiGames
IzanagiGames is headquartered in Koto-ku, Tokyo. The company produces interactive entertainment experiences, with a focus on console games, and is geared towards directly accessing the global games market with titles made in collaboration with Japanese creators. By expanding the company’s range of fund procurement, IzanagiGames aims to provide opportunities for exceptional creators to make new IPs and games which are then delivered as entertainment experiences to fans across the world.
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