5pb Teases Spacium Shonen, A New Project About An “Adult World”

By Sato . May 2, 2014 . 2:33pm


5pb and Mages producer Chiyomaru Shikura recently announced his collaboration with Tsuburaya Productions, a studio known for the original Ultraman TV series, to work on a new project called Spacium Shonen. A teaser site shares a little more information on the project.


The project was originally revealed as an April Fool’s joke as “Spacium;Boys,” but Spacium Shonen will be its new title. There’s also a quote of what appears to be the silhouette of a child saying, “I’ve seen it. The adult world that goes beyond imagination.”


While details still remain light, the title name looks like it could be another one of 5pb’s science adventure games such as Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes.

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  • Coal

    Isn’t it just “Spacium Shonen”? The “;” is only in the title for the april fools version.

    • Sato

      You’re actually right… thanks for pointing it out!

  • Son of a Smooosh

    Could this be the title that Uchikoshi is working on?

  • Shippoyasha

    I can only imagine what the premise could be with child like characters talking about the adult world. Gotta love Japanese gaming.

  • Abel_Nightroad

    I hope we’ll get this and Chaos;Head & Robotic;Notes.

    • DyLaN

      R;N is PS3 and Vita though. JAST USA only does PC no?

      • 324234

        Chaos;Head Noah is console (and mobile) only as well, and being a far meatier (and unlike the PC original, untranslated) version makes doing the original instead seem pointless. Perhaps they could get their hands on a PC build or work a deal with a console-centric publisher..

        • DyLaN

          Nevermind :V

    • Renaldi Saputra

      I don’t think so… since these are console VNs

  • tubers

    Chibi art? Wonder if this’ll be a 3DS VN.

  • Mixkon

    This is a project to look out for! It seems like they can use Kaiju / monsters from Tsuburaya! Pigmon, Redking and such in the shadows!

  • NimbusStev

    For some reason, the silhouettes remind me of Detective Conan.

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