Help us bring Key’s classic visual novel, CLANNAD, to English-speaking markets through Steam!
We at Sekai Project have decided to use Kickstarter because the cost of not only providing a professional, top-quality translation for 50+ hours of gameplay, but also covering licensing royalties, developing costs as well as the voices of many of the industry’s top Japanese voice actresses is quite a monumental task and we need your help! As visual novels still only occupy the hearts of a small group of gamers and anime fans overseas, localizing and translating such an epic comes with many risks, and now is our chance to show Key and other amazing visual novel companies together how much we want to enjoy their games in English!
Will CLANNAD be fully voiced?
Yes! If the project is successfully funded, it will be fully voiced in Japanese and include the wonderful voices of Japanese voice actors such as Mai Nakahara, Ai Nonaka, Mamiko Noto, Kikuko Inoue, and more! Please note that the protagonist was not voiced and we will not be adding voices for his lines. Additionally, we will not be recording an English dub.
After losing his mother in a car accident and subsequently falling victim to an abusive, alcoholic father, Tomoya Okazaki is an emotionally-distant delinquent student at Hikarizaka Private Highschool. On his way to school, he meets a strange young girl, Nagisa Furukawa, who is repeating the year due to a severe illness. From their brief encounter, she decides that they are friends and enlists his help in order to revive their school’s drama club. With not much more to do, he cooperates with her, making friends with many of the students and learning about the different problems that they face…
If this project is successfully funded, we plan to release Key’s epic life visual novel in English, fully voiced on Steam for digital download! We also have prepared various Kickstarter exclusive CLANNAD rewards, such as tapestries, T-shirts, and mini-shikishi drawn personally by the artist of CLANNAD, Itaru Hinoue! Depending on the success of our Kickstarter a physical hard-copy release of CLANNAD is possible as well! We are looking to raise $140,
First published on the PC April 4th, 2004, CLANNAD has been ported to the PS2, Xbox360, PS Vita, and many other platforms. It was also adapted into a popular anime with the first season broadcast in 2007 and a sequel, CLANNAD ~AFTER STORY~, broadcast in 2008. CLANNAD is a masterpiece by the visual novel studio Key, and its themes of family and bonds have deeply moved its fans since it was first released.
- Scenario: Jun Maeda, Yuichi Suzumoto, Kai, Touya Okano
- Illustration: Itaru Hinoue
- Music: Shinji Orito, Magome Togoshi, Jun Maeda
Please note tiers are subject to change!
Who is Sekai Project?
We are a multinational group of fans and creators, working to promote Japanese multimedia and live content overseas. Being fans of visual novels ourselves, it is our dream to see many of the classics released in English.
Why release CLANNAD in English?
While CLANNAD's anime has experienced a fair amount of popularity overseas, releasing the game in English had previously been thought of as pretty much impossible. As 2014 marks the 10th year anniversary of CLANNAD's original release in Japan, we thought it would be a great year to try to release the game for the first time to an English-speaking market!
What about the current CLANNAD fan translation?
After much debate and consideration, we have decided to re-translate the game in order to provide the best possible translation for CLANNAD! The team of translators we have hired to work on CLANNAD are industry veterans who have worked on many titles such as the hit series Attack on Titan's manga and light novel.
Will packaged, physical copies of CLANNAD be released?
You can add $50 to your pledge to get a physical copy of CLANNAD!
DRM free editions?
We're still discussing with VisualArt's/Key regarding digital and physical DRM free versions.
Is CLANNAD appropriate for all-ages?
Yes, as CLANNAD has never had an 18+ version, the English release of CLANNAD will also be all ages just like the Japanese release.
What is the Mabinogi Album CD reward?
The Mabinogi album is a song arrangement album which came with the limited-first press edition of the game as a bonus when CLANNAD was originally released in 2004. It includes many of the wonderful background songs from the game, as well as the enchanting opening song of CLANNAD, Mag Mell!
What is the CLANNAD fanbook reward?
The CLANNAD fanbook is 80-pages long and was another bonus item which was included in the original limited-first press release.
What about a console or mobile release? Other languages?
While we would love to do so, for now we will be focusing our resources on releasing CLANNAD in English on PC alone.