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Main Theme and Ending Theme CD singles for escape adventure and bullet hell shoot ‘em up, Yurukill: The Calumniation Games, to be released together on May 26 (JST)! Pre-orders open today, March 18 (JST), with a limited edition sticker available as a bonus!

IzanagiGames, Inc. (located in Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan, and led by CEO/Producer Shinsuke Umeda) has announced that two Yurukill CD singles (the game’s main and ending themes) will be released together on May 26 (JST), with pre-orders in Japan open from today, March 18 (JST). Yurukill is based on an original story by Kakegurui – Compulsive Gambler author, Homura Kawamoto and features a scenario by Hikaru Muno. The game’s shoot ‘em up sections were developed by G.rev.

Each CD single comes with a limited edition sticker as a first press bonus.

Both the main and ending themes were composed by Yuko Komiyama, known for her work on the Monster Hunter series. The main theme is sung by in-game character Rina Azami (VA: Saori Hayami) and the ending theme is performed by Izane Akegarasu (VA: Akari Kito).

◆Main Theme, Black Innocence by Rina Azami (VA: Saori Hayami) sample video:

・About the Main Theme, Black Innocence

Title: Black Innocence

Vocals: Rina Azami (Voice: Saori Hayami)

Lyrics: Noriko Fujimoto

Composer: Yuko Komiyama

Strings Arrangement: Tomomichi Takeoka

Retail price: 1,430JPY (Inc. tax)

First press bonus: “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” Main Theme limited edition sticker

◆Ending Theme Onore ni Hanamuke (A Parting Gift) by Izane Akegarasu (VA: Akari Kito) sample video:

・About the Ending Theme, Onore ni Hanamuke (A Parting Gift)

Title: Onore ni Hanamuke (A Parting Gift)

Vocals: Izane Akegarasu (Voice: Akari Kito)

Lyrics: Noriko Fujimoto

Composer: Yuko Komiyama

Strings Arrangement: Tomomichi Takeoka

Retail price: 1,430JPY (Inc. tax)

First press bonus: “Yurukill: The Calumniation Games” Ending Theme limited edition sticker

◆CD Retailers (only available in Japan):

https://yurukill.com/music/

Each CD single includes a limited edition sticker as a first press bonus!

*Please note that there are a limited number of bonus gifts available.

To celebrate the release and the opening of pre-orders for the two singles, we will be holding two giveaways, starting on consecutive days, for autographed CDs signed by Saori Hayami (who voices Rina Azami) and Akari Kito (who voices Izane Akegarasu)!

◇ Autographed CD giveaway details

One winner will be selected to win a CD signed by the voice actors. Simply follow the official Yurukill Twitter account (@yurukill) and retweet the corresponding giveaway tweet to enter.

◆How to enter

  1. Follow the Yurukill official Twitter account (@yurukill)

https://twitter.com/yurukill

2. Retweet the corresponding event tweet

*If your account is set to “private,” your entry will not be counted.

*Once the giveaway period is over, we will draw the winners and contact them via DM (direct message) from the Yurukill: Calumniation Games official Twitter account.

◇Giveaway period

Saori Hayami (Rina Azami) autographed CD giveaway

March 18, 2022 (Fri.) 19:00 – April 30, 2022 (Sat.) 23:59 JST

Akari Kito (Izane Akegarasu) autographed CD giveaway

March 19, 2022 (Sat.) 19:00 – April 30, 2022 (Sat.) 23:59 JST

*Please note that the giveaway periods start on two consecutive days.

◆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 teaser trailer

https://youtu.be/2s_5_cbkqw8

・ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official Twitter account (@yurukill)

https://twitter.com/yurukill

Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official website

https://yurukill.com/

・Yurukill: The Calumniation Games official site store page

https://yurukill.com/store/

The Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Japanese physical edition early purchase bonus Drama CD features the whole cast of 12 incredibly talented voice actors, and a script penned by Homura Kawamoto and Hikaru Muno. The Drama CD showcases over 50 minutes of extra audio prequel content, allowing players to delve behind the scenes of the main story. In addition to the early purchase bonus, store-exclusive bonuses are available to customers who purchase the game from Amazon.co.jp, Sofmap, Rakuten Books, Stella Worth, AmiAmi, Gamers or WonderGoo.

◆ Yurukill: The Calumniation Games Japanese physical edition early purchase bonus Drama CD sample video:

https://youtu.be/dQ17YMzUqDs

*Please note that there are a limited number of early purchase and store-specific bonuses available.

◆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.

◆About IzanagiGames

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 for PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™: 5/26/2022 (Japanese version)

Publisher: IzanagiGames, Inc.

Platforms (Scheduled): PS4®, PS5®, Nintendo Switch™, Steam®

Scheduled retail price: 7,678 yen (6,980 yen before tax)

Copyright notice: (c)IzanagiGames, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

◆About 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. IzanagiGames has released titles including Death Come True and World’s End Club on a variety of different platforms worldwide.

・IzanagiGames’ official website

https://izanagigames.co.jp/

・IzanagiGames’ official Twitter account

https://twitter.com/izanagigames

・IzanagiGames’ official YouTube channel

https://www.youtube.com/c/IzanagiGamesChannel

・Izanagi Z Store (the official IzanagiGames merchandise site)

https://izanagi.official.ec/

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