Toei Animation, Koei Tecmo, and Gust have shared the first details and screenshots of Augmented Reality Girls Trinary, its newly announced smartphone anime and game fusion.
Get the information below.
■ Project Concept
“Your love will augment me.” A smartphone app built on battle girls and love.
Augmented Reality Girls Trinary is a completely new, original smartphone title developed by Koei Tecmo Games’ Gust brand in collaboration with Toei Animation. By combining an anime and game, this project opens the possibilities for never before seen new content. The anime and game have an equal relationship. “The anime is not a spin-off of the game.” “The game is not derivative of the anime.” The project’s greatest theme is that both the the anime and game are essential.
In both the anime and game, there are “girls that exist on the other side of the screen.” In the game, you’ll intervene in the girls’ daily lives through your smartphone, and experience their usual forms and inner thoughts not depicted in the anime. Augmented Reality Girls Trinary is an anime and game in a single smartphone app where you can enjoy both sides of the girls that make up the story.
Four Key Points
- Deep Communication with the Girls – A new sense of communication with the girls through your smartphone. A feeling of “being together” is created in a variety of ways by intervening in the girls’ daily lives, helping them overcome the anxieties and worries they face, etc.
- An All-New Original Story Created by Akira Tsuchiya – An all-new original story created by Ar Tonelico and Surge Concerto series creator Akira Tsuchiya.
- A First – The first complete fusion of an anime and game on your smartphone, creating a new type of gameplay experience.
- High-Quality Animation Every Week – The anime will be distributed each week within the app, free of charge, allowing you to enjoy the anime at any time. You’ll also be able to enjoy the latest episode on YouTube or Niconico. The anime will also be available on paid distribution websites.
Tsubame Ohse (voiced by Mariko Takeda)
Age: 15 / Born: Shizuoka
A girl who, having spent the majority of her middle school years in the hospital with a certain disease, is both positive and hard-working even though her experience from that time was rough. She is a big fan of the popular artist FreyMENOW, and makes her way to Tokyo on her own to join in on FreyMENOW’s Tokyo concert, but…
Ayami Kunimasa (voiced by Mitsuki Nakae)
Age: 21 / Born: Nagano
A helpful busybody, and acts as the mediator among the Trinary. She was a member of the kendo club up until high school, as at that time her level of skill was high enough to compete in the World Kendo Championship as a representative of Japan. She enjoys motorcycle touring, and her friends call her by the nickname “Aya.”
Gabriela Lotarynska (voiced by Yuki Yagi)
Age: 14 / Born: Poland
A particularly competitive girl whose father is in the military. She is strict towards herself and spares no effort when it comes to anything. She is the youngest within the Trinary and wields a number of guns during combat. Her friends call her by the nicknames “Gab” or “Gabby.”
Miyabi Koigasaki (voiced by Ami Hagihara)
Age: 17 / Born: Kouchi
A girl good when it comes to anything computers, such as hacking and programming, and although limited to Japanese-style meals, she can also cook. She usually speaks in the Tosa dialect of her home prefecture, Kouchi, and often uses unique expressions like IT terminology and Internet slang.
Kagura Uzuki (voiced by Emi Hirayama)
Age: 15 / Born: Tokyo
A polite and hard-working, albeit sometimes clumsy, yurufuwa girl. She develops a close relationship with Tsubame, who enlisted in the Trinary at the same time she did. She’s an easygoing girl who loves magical girls, and a big light novel and game otaku.
■ World Introduction
In 2016, a giant cocoon suddenly appeared in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Nothing could be confirmed about what it is, even several months after it first appeared, and people branded it the “Phenomenon.”
The only thing known is that those captured and taken within the Phenomenon go mad and start killing each other.
Frustrated, the Japanese government forms a special military force in order to return the Phenomenon to normalcy. Its name: the “Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Information Management Agency Jurisdiction Augmented Reality Special Strategy Unit Special Attack Unit,” also known as—
“Augmented Reality Girls Trinary.”
A mysterious cocoon that appeared in the Tokyo metropolitan area. Within it is a completely different world where beings known as “Clan” take form.
Clan are beings that act independently from the subconsciousness of humans, and materialized within the world of the cocoon.
Girls with the ability to use special equipment known as Trigadgets, who have the power to resolve the Phenomenon.
■ Game Elements Introduction
In Augmented Girls Trinary, communication is vital. The game progresses by communicating with the girls on the other side of the screen through your smartphone. Through “understanding and connecting” with the girls, you’ll aim to form a true bond with them.
Character design is by Neco, a freelance illustrator. He mainly focuses on character designs and illustrations. He did the “Hatsune Miku Expo 2016 Japan Tour” main visual and the “Analoghack” pinup illustration.
Special Clan Illustrator
Among the various Clan that exists, there are special beings known simply as “Special Clan” designed by unique and talented illustrators and manga artists.
—Histone Chaperone (illustrated by Mine Yoshizaki)
—Refill Pendragon (illustratedby by Ryou Nagi)
Other Special Clan designers include:
- Mitsuka Inomata
- Shiromi Sakana
- Yuji Himukai
- Mamo Williams
- Beruno Mikawa
Augmented Reality Girls Trinary is due out for iOS and Android in 2016. It will be a free-to-play title with in-app purchases.
View the screenshots at the gallery.