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Help us bring Key’s classic visual novel, CLANNAD, to English-speaking markets through Steam!
Key’s classic visual novel, CLANNAD, is now available through Steam!
Key’s classic visual novel, CLANNAD, is now available through Steam!
5,819 backers pledged $541,161 to help bring this project to life.

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CLANNAD Official English Release

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Pledge at least $1 dollar! You'll be able to access BackerKit two weeks after the Kickstarter is over and you can pay for tier upgrades and add ons when you have the budget to do so!

Why Kickstarter?

We at Sekai Project have decided to use Kickstarter because the cost of not only providing a professional, top-quality translation for 50+ hours of gameplay, but also covering licensing royalties, developing costs as well as the voices of many of the industry’s top Japanese voice actresses is quite a monumental task and we need your help! As visual novels still only occupy the hearts of a small group of gamers and anime fans overseas, localizing and translating such an epic comes with many risks, and now is our chance to show Key and other amazing visual novel companies together how much we want to enjoy their games in English!

Will CLANNAD be fully voiced?

Yes! If the project is successfully funded, it will be fully voiced in Japanese. Because we're relicensing the original voices the game will include the wonderful voices of Japanese voice actresses such as Mai Nakahara, Ai Nonaka, Mamiko Noto, Kikuko Inoue, and more! Please note that the protagonist was not voiced and we will not be adding voices for his lines. Additionally, we will not be recording an English dub.

Story

After losing his mother in a car accident and subsequently falling victim to an abusive, alcoholic father, Tomoya Okazaki is an emotionally-distant delinquent student at Hikarizaka Private High School. On his way to school, he meets a strange young girl, Nagisa Furukawa, who is repeating the year due to a severe illness. From their brief encounter, she decides that they are friends and enlists his help in order to revive their school’s drama club. With not much more to do, he cooperates with her, making friends with many of the students and learning about the different problems that they face…

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Project Outline

If this project is successfully funded, we plan to release Key’s epic life visual novel in English, fully voiced on Steam for digital download! We also have prepared various Kickstarter exclusive CLANNAD rewards, such as tapestries, T-shirts, and mini-shikishi drawn personally by the artist of CLANNAD, Itaru Hinoue! Depending on the success of our Kickstarter, a physical hard-copy release of CLANNAD is possible as well! We are looking to raise $140,000 which allow us to offer a physical edition of CLANNAD as well as a digital edition.

We also have a message from Baba Takahiro, the president and CEO of VisualArt's!

Game Info

First published on the PC April 4th, 2004, CLANNAD has been ported to the PS2, Xbox360, PS Vita, and many other platforms. It was also adapted into a popular anime with the first season broadcast in 2007 and a sequel, CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~, broadcast in 2008. CLANNAD is a masterpiece by the visual novel studio Key, and its themes of family and bonds have deeply moved its fans since it was first released.

Staff 

  • Scenario: Jun Maeda, Yuichi Suzumoto, Kai, Touya Okano
  • Illustration: Itaru Hinoue
  • Music: Shinji Orito, Magome Togoshi, Jun Maeda

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Cost Breakdown

  • 10% goes to Kickstarter fees and credit card fees
  • 40% goes to translation and editing costs
  • 50% goes to voice costs as well as physical goods production and shipping.

Stretch goals

  • $200,000 - HD Assets, you'll be getting CLANNAD at 1280x960!
  • $320,000 - CLANNAD side stories, They are a collection called "Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de", it started out as a series of drama CDs which was made into a game for the PSP in 2008. It was later made available as DLC for the PS3 in 2011. We will be porting it back to PC for everyone to enjoy.
  • $380,000 - All-new CLANNAD anthology manga, we'll be cooperating with a lot of amazing talents to create an all new CLANNAD anthology manga that will be released in the West before it'll even be released in Japan!

Who is Sekai Project?

We are a multinational group of fans and creators, working to promote Japanese multimedia and live content overseas. Being fans of visual novels ourselves, it is our dream to see many of the classics released in English.

You can follow us on TwitterFacebook, or Google+ for more information about our other projects and games!

Risks and challenges

CLANNAD's length is definitely one of it's most challenging aspects. With over 1.35 million Japanese characters in the game, CLANNAD is actually longer than Tolstoy's "War and Peace"! With that hurdle in mind, we'll be working very closely with Visual Art's/Key to ensure everything goes smoothly.

On a similar note, our previous Kickstarter projects are also progressing quite nicely! We've released World End ECONOMiCA episode.01, and episode.02 will be released by the end of the year. fault milestone one chapters 1-4 also have been translated and we will be updating the beta very soon!

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    You will receive a digital copy of CLANNAD on Steam + digital download of the CLANNAD MABINOGI Arrange Album + 80-page digital CLANNAD Fanbook.

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    Digital and physical copies of CLANNAD and Hikari Mimamoru Sakamichi de

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    The CLANNAD gift set! You will receive 3 digital downloads of the CLANNAD Mabinogi Arrange Album + 3 copies of the 80-page digital CLANNAD Fanbook + 3 digital copies of CLANNAD on Steam! Great for giving to friends!

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