5pb Founder Working On Light Novel Occultic;Nine

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5pb/Mages head, Chiyomaru Shikura, recognized as the creator of visual novels such as Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes, is working on a light novel, which he intends to officially announce at the Comic Market 83 event this weekend, according to a Mantan Web report (via: ANN).


Titled Occultic;Nine—yes, it follows the same naming convention as 5pb’s visual novels—the book will tell the story of nine characters, including a doujin manga creator and a black magic medium, and the events surrounding them.


You can watch a trailer—yes, a trailer for a light novel—for Occultic;Nine above. Judging by past 5pb habits, one wonders if there are already plans to have the light novel converted into an animated series a few months down the road…

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Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.