Frontwing released the opening theme song from their upcoming visual novel Ginka, coming to PC via Steam on October 26, 2023.
The theme song sung by Ikumi Hasegawa is titled Star Trail. The developer also shared an interview with the composer Fuminori Matsumoto, who shares the main focal point of the soundtrack; Matsumoto-san replied, “I’ve thought about this a lot, but I don’t think there is any in particular. I always make sure that the music livens up each scene without being too overpowering.” Further, when asked about his favorite BGM, he shared, “I worked hard on all the music, but if I had to name one track, it would be the one used in the summer festival scene. It’s a Japanese-style melody, but instead of a Japanese flute, I used an Irish tin whistle for the melody. I asked a professional tin whistle player to play it.”
Further, Additional voice cast members have been revealed, including Maria Naganawa, Ayasa Ito, Chika Anzai, and Shuta Morishima.
GINKA is a visual novel about a boy called Aoba Ryusei who lost his childhood friend during the night of a summer festival. His childhood friend, Shinomiya Ginka, disappeared, and no one knew what happened to her, leading to claims that she must have been “spirited away.”
But five years after the fact, he meets a girl who’s the spitting image of her back in the day. Not only that, the girl doesn’t even remember her name but still recognizes Ryusei and loves him. While Ryusei is happy with this situation, he can’t help but feel uneasy about the mysterious elements behind it, like how she hasn’t aged a bit. Now it’s up to the player to learn the truth lurking behind the nostalgic, tranquil lull of this encounter.
GINKA is written by Konno Asta with character designs by Yusano and Akio Watanabe. Asta and Yusano were also responsible for Frontwing’s ATRI -My Dear Moments-. Ginka’s voice actress is Ikumi Hasegawa, who voiced Arcueid Brunestud in Tsukihime -A Piece of blue glass moon-.
You can check out the main theme song below:
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