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Witch boy Magical piece - A BL visual novel localization

When strange creatures from another realm descend upon humanity, only the powers of these men-turned-magical-girl can stop them!

Witch boy Magical piece - A BL visual novel localization

When strange creatures from another realm descend upon humanity, only the powers of these men-turned-magical-girl can stop them!

$25,189
pledged of $57,000pledged of $57,000 goal
658
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, October 18 2015 2:00 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated October 18, 2015

About

What is Witch boy Magical piece?

Witch boy Magical piece is a Boy’s Love (BL) game by Rosemary House for both ladies and gentlemen! The game details an alien invasion by the mysterious “Creatures”, and how the main cast banded together in an attempt to defeat them. These Creatures couldn’t be harmed by conventional methods, such as firearms or any physical attacks, so a private military company has conducted research to successfully reverse-engineer a power from the alien world to have a chance to fight back against the Creatures.

That company, Koutetsu Ouban, developed the “Magical Power” that certain individuals are able to wield in battle; these individuals are called the “Witches.” Even though the Witches’ transformation turns their physical bodies female, that never happens to their hearts. The love scenes are only between male characters, which brings us to the foundation for certain unique aspects of this game: the characters will go on an exploration of their own gender identity, asking themselves “If I had been born a girl, could I have become his girlfriend?” or “Which side of me did he fall in love with, my female self or my male self?”

Also, the troubles commonly associated with the Magical Girl genre are also a major part of the action: the thrills of anticipating your own secret identity being revealed, the magic battles with the enemies, and the concerns no ordinary people could experience. And how can we not talk about the indispensable existence of a mascot character? Last but not least, you can select your own incantation for transformation, the names for ultimate skills, the signature phrases and even your sweet words confession to your love. The whole world is yours to adjust!

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Who are the characters?  

Main Characters:

Magi-King - Hinata

“I’m not fighting for my father’s sake. I won’t become his chess piece.”

Hinata is a student of a prestigious high school located in the Imperial Capital. Thanks to his father’s position as the Commander of Koutetsu Ouban, he’s forced to become a member of the Magical Pieces. Having been blessed with talent, Hinata has, over time, proven to be a powerful Witch.

More than anything else, his strong sense of responsibility is what keeps him going as an ally of justice, serving as the leader of the Magical Pieces squad. But one day, he’s ordered to form a unit with one of the new members in order to effectively combat the enemy who continues to grow strong with every day. He would rather die than let his post-transformation female identity, “Magi-King,” which has become an idolized symbol of salvation to the people, be exposed.

Magi-Alice - Shiharu

“Don’t call me a pawn! Alice will ultimately become a Queen!”

Shiharu is Hinata’s classmate, foster brother, and closest childhood friend. Overflowing with a competitive spirit and intense sense of justice, Shiharu was enlisted to become a member of the Magical Pieces. Sadly, due to his weak magical power, he’s unable to transform into a female body and has to fight while crossdressing. Thanks to that, there’s little anyone can do to keep his identity from being known to the public. For better or worse, that results in him constantly receiving either encouragement or teasing from others.

Because of his tendency to be hasty and careless despite his enthusiasm, Shiharu’s regarded as a troublemaker who can make a mess out of anything. He currently holds the lowest rank of Witch, “Alice,” but is always dreaming of becoming the highest rank, “Queen.”

Magi-Knight - Akira

“It doesn’t matter if I want to do it or not, it’s a knight’s duty to protect their Mistress.”

Akira is a lady-killer blessed with a beautiful face and perfect proportions. Being well aware of his advantages, Akira’s decided to waste his time at university flirting with women rather than on his studies. Even though his policy of, “everyone’s welcome,” allows him to be constantly surrounded by ladies, there’s a rumor going around claiming that he actually has someone he truly loves.

The transformed Akira is exceedingly beautiful, and the way he fearlessly charges toward the enemy only further embellishes his charm. However, no one knows why Akira’s enlisted to become a Witch in the first place, as he himself has admitted to not having the slightest interest in world peace. In contrast to his appealing attitude to girls, his attitude towards men is nothing short of rude, especially toward Hinata. He never refers to Hinata by name, and instead, calling Hinata “Young Mistress” purely due to the fact that Hinata’s going to be the successor of the Commander.

Magi-Rook - Yuki

“I wonder if it’s really alright for an old man like me to become a Witch…”

Yuki used to be a normal researcher at Koutetsu Ouban, involved with the experiments on magical power. One day, an accident happened and turned him into a Witch. He’s known Hinata for ten years, and since the very first day, he’s become Hinata’s target of admiration. He's quiet and gentle, hasn’t got much enthusiasm for socializing, but he is not without the slyness of an adult.

His Magical Piece identity is a petite and sleek young girl. Even when putting the attractive bosom aside, with his soft touch, and grace, Yuki has attracted the attention of men all over the world. However, the title of “The most desired Witch” doesn’t exactly help him with house chores and other daily necessities, which he considers to be the hardest things to do. Yuki has been a long-time heavy smoker at both work and home, but recently, due to taking care of a stray cat, he’s fighting hard to reduce how often he smokes.

Magi-Bishop - Isana

“I want to know the reason I’m fighting.”

Isana is a cheerful young student with a large build. Gentle and friendly, it’s very hard to make him angry. His vigorous thirst for knowledge makes him a passionate learner, and probably contributes to his politeness towards everyone. The man is, however, not without his flaws. He’s naïve, and a supremely natural air-head. He works at the Koutetsu Ouban laboratory as Yuki’s assistant, but perhaps it would be more accurate to regard him as Yuki’s caretaker. He has an extreme appetite, and will constantly snack on something until the next meal.

His transformation is quite remarkable as it turns him into a little girl. Despite the small transformed figure, his destructive force is said to be among the most powerful. Not much is explained about his potential aside from the fact that he possesses a magical power not seen in any other candidate.

Magi-Queen - Itsuki

“Even if I won’t be able to see you again tomorrow, I’ll just keep on protecting this planet.”

Itsuki is a mysterious young boy who suddenly appeared in front of Hinata and his team. He is a child with a hidden, unimaginable power. Calm, and witty, he’s been a great help to the squad. However, at times, he can also be sulky, shy, or even jealous, which are traits usually associated with a child his age. He seems to be looking for “a certain something” he’s lost…

Supporting Characters:  

The Gatekeeper of White Rose - Mimo

“Let’s show them! Girls are the cutest beings in the world, and at the same time, the most frightening.”

● Age: Unknown

● Birthday: September 17th (Virgo)

While usually called Mimo, his real name is Mimori. He’s a mysterious young boy with white rabbit ears and tail. In fact, he’s a resident of the other world and has entered this world to chase after the Creatures that have been invading the Earth. His adorable appearance is betrayed by a bitter and harsh personality. No one is crueler than him when it comes to combat. What’s even worse is that he’s fully aware of the advantages of his looks and is never hesitant to make use of them. He has the ability to open the “Mirror” to White Rose, and the ability to grant magical power to Hinata and his squad to transform them into Witches.

The Imprisoned Tailor - Narahashi

“What an honor for me to welcome you princesses. May I ask what kind of dresses do you desire today?”

● Age: Unknown

Narahashi is the couturier working for the Koutetsu Ouban. He has a long history with Yuki, as they both worked in the same department at Koutetsu Ouban. Presently, he’s a member of the distribution group, supplying the Witches with magical attires. “Dresses are girls’ combat suits” is his motto.

Hinata’s Twin Sister - Hoshino

“Nii-sama, you tend to lose all your confidence when it counts. We truly are alike, even at things like that.”

● Age: 18 years old

Hoshino is the younger twin sister of Hinata. She was sent away for adoption at a very young age, and even now their houses are quite distant from each other. When she became old enough to take the train by herself, Hoshino independently sought out and started contacting her brother. The two of them now meet frequently. Even though they’re not identical twins, their appearance, and even personalities are very much alike. Both of them don’t seem to be aware of their acute symptoms of classic sibling complex.

Invading Aliens - Creatures

Creatures are the organisms that came from another world to invade Earth. While they cannot be harmed physically, they can be harmed with the Magical Power from the Witches.

What are the game mechanics?  

Transformation:

As this game’s genre can be described as “An adventure BL game about Witches featuring ‘Transformation,” those are the most important elements you can expect to enjoy in this game.

Please try not to miss the instant of the transformation when the characters slip into the Witches’ dresses with their male bodies intact! Some items can only be equipped by certain characters, and there are rare items that can only be obtained after clearing certain scenarios. Try to create the ultimate Witches Squad with the costumes you love! More and more new items are scheduled to be released! However, please note that Shiharu won’t be able to transform into a woman, and that item purchases won’t rely on random drops; you can choose whichever from the available items!

Connection:

The key to winning battles is the strength of your team’s “Connection.” Since no physical attack can affect the Creatures, you have to fight using magic. The “Battery” system has been employed in order to raise the characters’ magical power. What needs to be achieved is the Synergy Effect resulting from two characters forming a Battery with one another and fighting together. The closer the pair becomes, the stronger their magical power will be. And conversely, a more distant relationship between the two will drastically reduce their power, which may put their lives in danger.

During the story, dialogues between the two members of the unit will present you with a choice, and the option you select will influence the affection between characters. The selected option will decide the result of the battle as a “Great Victory”, “Victory” or “Defeat.” Getting the result of “Defeat” will directly lead to a Game Over.

!Extra Info!

Extended Synopsis:

The year is Taishou 103 in Imperial Capital Tokyo, and Earth is endangered by the invasion of the mysterious organisms called “Creatures” that originated from another world. Even though the army was called in to take care of them, the Creatures are completely immune to any physical harm, placing mankind under an unprecedented threat. Fortunately, a private military organization, Koutetsu Ouban, has conducted a research to successfully reverse-engineer a power from the alien world to have a chance to fight back against the Creatures. This power is called “Magical Power”, and the individuals who can wield such a power are known as “Witches.” While they became the subject to gratitude and admiration, the public also grew fearful of them, which made the Witches keep their identities under utmost secrecy.

Being the only son of the commander of the Koutetsu Ouban private military, high school student Hinata Sakurai has no choice but to become a member of the Witch squad, called “Magical Pieces.” Members of the Magical Pieces squad can transform into Witches, which changes them from male to female with the power of magic.

As a strategy against the Creatures, Hinata is ordered to team up with one of the four other members of the Magical Pieces to fight together as a unit. The other members are:

• Yuki, who inherits the power of a Witch accidentally while researching the lengths of the power.

• Akira, a fickle womanizer whose reason to become a member of the team remains a mystery.

• Isana, an air-headed student who happens to be a big eater.

• Shiharu, Hinata’s childhood friend, whose power is too weak to complete the Witch transformation and ends up fighting while cross-dressing.

At first, the pair encounters a great deal of trouble. However, during their struggle against the enemy, at some point, a feeling which is far stronger than that between teammates starts to take root within them. At the end of the road, how will they come to perceive “today” and “tomorrow”?

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 Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ for more information about our other projects and games! We also have a forum setup if you want to interact with other visual novel fans.

Why the use of Kickstarter?

We at Sekai Project are aiming to localize a wide variety of game genres for a wide audience to appreciate. Since the Boys Love genre is starting to gain more and more popularity, we want to offer BL titles for fans to enjoy. Witch boy Magical piece was originally a mobile game, where one is offered three story tickets per day, but one could also purchase more story tickets to advance through the game quicker. Also, costumes were available for purchase. The mobile game is still active to this day, however, it’s only available in Japan. In order for overseas fans to support and play the game, a PC version of the game is planned. With the help of Rosemary House, we wish to release the most complete version of Witch boy Magical piece that we can offer, along with lots of rewards for backers!

What is the cost breakdown?

This Kickstarter will be aiming to have the Witch boy Magical piece game translated and ported to Steam. We’re currently attempting to raise $57,000 USD, which includes translation, Steam port, re-use of voice acting, and Kickstarter fees. 

The base cost breakdown is as follows:

● $10,000 for the Steam port

● $35,000 for the translation

● $7,000 for re-using the voice acting

● 10% for Kickstarter fees

What are the Rewards?

We are really excited about the rewards we’ll be offering! The rewards range from a wallpaper for your use and display, we’ll have both digital and physical versions of the game, along with calendars, tshirts and more!

Rewards:

● $5.00 – Support / Wallpaper

● $10.00 – Early bird copy of the game (100 – 250 copies)

● $15.00 – Steam copy

● $30.00 – Physical copy + Steam copy

● $30.00 – Steam copy + Calendar

● $40.00 – Steam copy + Calendar + Postcards

● $99.00 – Steam copy + Calendar + Postcards + Tote bag + Shirt + Character Strap Set + Physical copy of the game

● $160.00 – Wallpaper + Steam Copy + Calendar + Postcards + Tote Bag + Shirt + Character Strap Set + Physical Copy of the game + Physical Art Book + Physical Settings Guide Book

● $200.00 – Wallpaper + Steam Copy + Calendar + Postcards + Tote Bag + Shirt + Character Strap Set + Physical Copy of the game + Physical Art Book + Physical Settings Guide Book + Backer’s voices used as the Creature’s voices

● $300.00 – Wallpaper + Steam Copy + Calendar + Postcards + Tote Bag + Shirt + Character Strap Set + Physical Copy of the game + Physical Art Book + Physical Settings Guide Book + Backer’s voices used as the Creature’s voices + Dakimakura Pillow Cover with a character printed on both sides (decided by backer’s character poll in Backerkit)

Possible Dakimakura Pillow Cover Sample:

Please note that because the original artist is no longer with Rosemary House, a new artist will be doing brand-new art for the dakimakura pillow cover. 

Add-ons:

To help achieve the goal we’ve set, we’re adding more incentives to choose from in the campaign. These can be added on to your existing pledge; simply press the “Manage You Pledge” button and add the appropriate amount to it.

● $10.00 – 2016 Calendar

● $10.00 – Postcard set

●$15.00 – Character strap set 

●$15.00 – Copy of the game (Regular/Steam)

● $15.00 – Tote bag 

● $20.00 - Mug 

● $30.00 – Physical game + Steam code 

● $30.00 – Shirt 

● $30.00 – Physical Art Book

● $30.00 – Physical Setting Guide Book

Risks and challenges

Because we love the games we release, we strive to deliver the highest-quality product possible. Our funding goal is pretty high due to wanting to provide the best quality for the game and the rewards that will accompany it.

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