It’s been a few months since our last announcement, in that time we’ve released “I Love You!” and we can’t thank everybody enough for all the support. The first steps for a company are always hard—you’re a new player, you need to build trust, get to know the game. It’s all a learning process but our small community has been wonderful, so thank you for being there and encouraging us.
We’re so excited about this release because it’s our first “big” game. The people at HolicWorks (the original publisher) have been absolutely amazing, they’re just as excited as we are and have been very helpful and accomodating. A big shout-out to them and without further ado let’s talk about the game.
Tokyo Onmyoji is an R-18 BL visual novel by Japanese publisher HolicWorks. Moonchime Studios is pleased to announce that we’ve partnered with HolicWorks to bring this popular adventure to international audiences!
Follow a strong-willed protagonist on a quirky, fast-paced story filled with humor, thrill, and action. Get to romance four love interests with charming and unique personalities, some of the protagonist’s relationships will be cute and warm, others intriguing and dangerous. This game is guaranteed to have something for every BL fan to enjoy.
It’s fully voiced and features beautiful art from Akira Sakamoto. It’s scheduled to come out later this year.
We’re sure a lot of people are curious about the story and characters, so let’s get on with that.
Some of the terminology used in the story summary and character profiles may not be final.
This is a mature game, so there’s a bit of mature content ahead.
The year is 2014.
Japan, where “onmyoji” is a recognized profession.
Here lies the city of Tokyo, unscathed by major air raids for the entirety of World War II.
The era is a mixture of both the old days and the new.
In the midst of what appears to be peaceful, everyday life, there are many incidents of people being harmed by demons.
Having been previously banned at the close of the war, the practice of onmyoji is now used solely as a countermeasure for those incidents.
The world is on the brink of chaos.
Tokyo is home to hollow, wandering souls.
It is now known that most of the demons who cause harm were formerly humans.
Why do humans transform into demons?
What is the true nature of the darkness lurking at the root of all this?
A mystery lies in this place of intersecting emotions.
CV: Yuji Otori
Skills: sealing and destroying demons
Height: 175 cm
Blood Type: A
Birthday: September 9th, 29 years old
Designated Area: Shinjuku
“I’m an onmyoji, after all…
I’m simply hired to exterminate demons.”
A young man who comes from a strict family background and now makes a living as an onmyoji in the back alleys of Tokyo. He has the power to seal demons and even destroy them, but he declines to destroy unless absolutely necessary. He takes things at his own pace while avoiding anything he considers too flashy, and is completely unashamed of his openness to sexual relationships. There are times when he is deep in contemplation and scheming. In those moments, his expression rarely reveals what he is truly thinking. Having an aversion to doing tedious work, he leaves the house chores to Basara and prefers to pass the time painting on sliding screens.
Skills: sealing and destroying demons, healing wounds, etc.
Occupation: onmyoji, appearing in magazines, managing his building, etc.
Height: 178 cm
Blood Type: B
Birthday: May 29th, 29 years old
Designated Area: Harajuku
“You really love rice, do you?
You should eat some fish and meat with that…”
A young man who works as an onmyoji and makes regular appearances on television and in magazines due to his popularity. He attended the same junior high and high school as Tengenjibashi, and while he is not as skilled in the art of sealing and destroying demons as his old friend, he does possess the ability to heal. Having the tendency to mother others, he often fusses over Tengenjibashi―sometimes going so far as to scold him, but he does so for his sake. He makes sure to keep up appearances when he is on the job as a manager, but he is an honest and devoted man with a cheerful disposition at heart.
CV: Rei Takatori
Skills: sealing and destroying demons
Occupation: onmyoji (illegally)
Height: 183 cm
Blood Type: O
Birthday: January 12th, 32 years old
Designated Area: Kabukicho
“Huh? No warm welcome for me?
Whatever, nothing new here.”
A mysterious man who is a skilled onmyoji but appears to only take commissions through criminal channels. He acts as a lone wolf, coming and going as he pleases, and annihilates any demons he lays his eyes on without hesitation. He puts on airs of superiority and confidence, but has the skills to back it up and only knows how to use brute force. There are times he will do anything―even resorting to dirty tactics―to get what he wants, but other times he neglects his job. His aggressive, merciless tactics have not only earned scorn from the people around him, but brought him to the attention of the demons.
CV: Cider Yotsuya
Skills: binding, commanding, killing with curses
Occupation: Haori Rank (the highest rank of demons)
Height: 188 cm
Blood Type: none
Birthday: none (estimated to be around 800 years old)
Designated Area: Yotsuya Clan
“You dare speak that way to a Haori?
He is the one and only demon with the highest rank of Haori in the Yotsuya Clan and takes demons who have caused trouble in the past under his wing. He is benevolent and cherishes his friendships, but is also intimidating when angered. He is capable of binding, commanding, and killing with curses. Deeply invested in Tengenjibashi’s view of demons, he keeps a close watch on him and sometimes ends up playfully teasing him. He is willing to lend a hand when asked, but demands to be paid back in return. At times, he gives Tengenjibashi various tasks to do, amusing himself with the way he reacts.
CV: Itsuki Kato
Skills: fluttering as paper, onmyoji techniques
Occupation: shikigami (familiar)
Height: can vary between 1.5 meters to 3 meters
Blood Type: none
Birthday: none (age unknown)
Designated Area: Tengenjibashi’s Agency
“Master, I can get naughty with you
whenever and wherever.”
He is Tengenjibashi’s shikigami who has the power to change between a human form and a paper form and is skilled in onmyoji techniques. Much like his master, he’s insatiably lusty and solicits him every day, only succeeding around half the time. He has a bubbly personality and openly conveys his wide range of emotions. He constantly dotes on his master—who is also his creator—and has a deep affection for him, both emotionally and physically. He courts and tops him whenever he gets the chance, but when he happens to upset him…
We can’t give you much specific information at the moment, but make sure to follow our socials to be up to date with the latest developments! For now, we can say the following:
- Release date: 2021 Q4
- Platforms: PC
- Availability: Digital Download (Steam, JAST USA, other distributors TBD)
- Languages: English
And since you’ve read this far, let us show you a small CG gallery as a treat. Thank you so much and see you around!