Well, here we go. I guess this was always inevitable, but “VTubers” – Virtual YouTubers – are getting their own VNs now. I can’t say I can complain. After all, Dee Dee might not be a VTuber, but she’s our site’s mascot, and she’s got a VN on the way (that you should totally buy…)
I digress! Welcome Kokuri-san, a visual novel featuring VTuber, Kurune Kokuri, has been announced by CyberStep. In winter 2023, the game will be available for PlayStation 4, Switch, PC via Steam, BOOTH, and DLsite, iOS, and Android. The game will support English, Japanese, and Traditional Chinese.
Kokuri-san is a visual novel based on Kurune Kokuri’s YouTube series. The story is fully voiced, and has been designed to be “as if you were there”, whatever that means.
The plot sounds absolutely bonkers, but that’s probably the right way to go with this:
“Kokkuri-san, Kokkuri-san, please come see us.”
Kurune Kokuri appeared when you fearlessly chanted the “Kokkuri-san” spell at school in the middle of the night.
As a result, you and Kurune Kokuri begin the investigation into the Seven Wonders of School…
For those that don’t know the story behind Kurune Kokuri, the lore is that she was accidentally summoned by the Japanese Ouija Board. Now, surrounded by her favourite games and food, she is happily enjoying modern-day life.
If this game takes off you can expect just about every VTuber that is even mildly successful will end up with their own line of visual novels as well.