Science Adventure Creator Hopes Community Will Grow Beyond National Borders and Evolve the Visual Novel Genre

Ahead of the Western release of Anonymous;Code, we had the opportunity to interview the creator of the Science Adventure franchise, Chiyomaru Shikura, about the mystery adventure visual novel and the series as a whole.

In one such question concerning the latter, we asked about what Shikura thinks of the Science Adventure series’ growth for the future, given the increasing awareness of the visual novel genre.

He said that he’s incredibly thankful and overwhelmed by the dedication of fans, as they manage to find connections that not even he takes conscious note of. Further, he hopes that the community will evolve beyond national borders to bolster the visual novel medium itself.

You can view the relevant question and answer below:

Orpheus Joshua: I’m sure you might be aware that visual novels are becoming more popular globally. I’d like to know your thoughts on this and if you ever thought the Science Adventure series would still be evolving so many years later to a much larger audience.

Chiyomaru Shikura: We are naturally thankful to all Science Adventure fans; they are the reason we have been able to continue as a series. It is because of their deep knowledge of our works. I am always overwhelmed by the high level of the fans, and sometimes they discover commonalities and coincidences that even I had not noticed. I sincerely hope that the community will evolve beyond national borders and help to evolve the genre as a whole.

In case you missed them, check out our review and 100% guide of Anonymous;Code.

Anonymous;Code will launch in the West on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on September 8, 2023.

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Orpheus Joshua

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