Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers Localization Project Relaunching Soon
Frontwing Inc., in partnership with AKABEiSOFT2 and Tokyo Otaku Mode, are relaunching their crowdfunding project to localize "Sharin no Kuni: The Girl Among the Sunflowers" on Kickstarter, with the new title "Re: Sharin no Kuni Project". The campaign will officially begin on November 21 at 6PM PT with a goal of $80,000, and features a multitude of updates and revisions, basted on both feedback from fans as well as internal evaluation of the original campaign. The campaign can be accessed at the following URL: here.
"Sharin no Kuni" is a highly regarded title not only within Japan, but by visual novel fans from around the world. Frontwing will oversee the translation, planning, and direction of localization product, with assistance from AKABEiSOFT2. The Kickstarter campaign along with other PR as well as post-campaign reward fulfillment will be handled by Tokyo Otaku Mode. We are proud to be able to offer not only the game itself but a wide variety of exclusive rewards directly to visual novel fans all across the globe.
We have a number of promotions scheduled to help boost the campaign's exposure, including a giveaway contest on Twitter, regular Kickstarter updates and at least one Kickstarter Live broadcast, and an AMA on Reddit's /r/visualnovels subreddit. The AMA is scheduled for 6PM PT on November 23rd.
Exclusive Limited Rewards and Fan-Requested Goods Added to the Campaign
For the relaunched “Re: Sharin no Kuni Project”, we’ve added a number of new rewards based on feedback we received from fans during the first campaign, including a newly designed dakimakura set (case and pillow) and a full graphic t-shirt. Additionally, we have exclusive limited rewards: a 10-piece only autographed canvas print of a brand-new illustration by the original artist Alpha, and the opportunity to receive a personalized full-color shikishi of the character of your choice, also by Alpha. Additionally, returning from the original campaign is the “Journey to the Holy Land” reward, which offers a personal guided tour of Akihabara as well a dinner with the presidents of both Frontwing and AKABEiSOFT2. We also have Early Bird versions of various tiers, offering the lucky first 100 backers an opportunity to get the game and rewards at a premium price. We’re hoping that the impressive variety and value offered by the campaign’s rewards will help to attract a wide range of backers!
*Images are for reference only, and designs are subject to change.
Special Kickstarter Launch Retweet Campaign: Win Prizes and Unlock Digital Rewards
A special promotion will take place on Twitter for the first week of the Kickstarter campaign.Based on the Retweet count of a Tweet posted on the official Sharin no Kuni Twitter account, fans can unlock special digital wallpapers to be distributed for free, as well as the chance to win special goods from the Kickstarter campaign.
How to participate:
1. Follow the official Sharin no Kuni Twitter account ( @sharin_en ), and Retweet the special Tweet created for the promotion.
2. Based on the Tweet’s Retweet count, special digital wallpapers will be distributed freely, and those who completed requirements listed in step 1 will be eligible to win special prizes.
*The Tweet which needs to be Retweeted will be pinned for the duration of the promotion.
From the Kickstarter launch of November 22 (JST) until 12PM on November 29 (JST).
Digital reward and prize giveaway levels:
100 Retweets − Exclusive Natsumi wallpaper for all users
200 Retweets − Sharin no Kuni Poster Set for 5 randomly selected qualifying participants
300 Retweets − Exclusive Sachi wallpaper for all users
400 Retweets − Sharin no Kuni Tote Bag for 5 randomly selected qualifying participants
500 Retweets − Exclusive Toka wallpaper for all users
600 Retweets − Sharin no Kuni Aluminium Bottle for 5 randomly selected qualifying
700 Retweets − Exclusive Hozuki wallpaper for all users