Libra of the Vampire Princess: Bishoujo Game, English Version
Libra of the Vampire Princess: Bishoujo Game, English Version

This project has already launched.

$100k MILESTONE, 81% FUNDED, THANK YOU!

UPDATE 01-04-26: 60% FUNDED! "Bring a Soldier to Battel" Giveaway! Special AMA with...

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikandijapan/libra-of-the-vampire-princess-visual-novel-english/posts/1458438

UPDATE 12-31-15: CUDDLE BLANKET AND WALL SCROLL/TAPESTRY (ARRIVING JAN. 1st, 2016)

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikandijapan/libra-of-the-vampire-princess-visual-novel-english/posts/1456188

UPDATE: NEW LIMITED REWARDS ARRIVING TOMORROW, DEC. 31st! (SOLD OUT)

New LIMITED Rewards are coming tomorrow, Dec. 31st, 12:00-13:00 EST. To see what they are, please come and check our our recent announcement: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mikandijapan/libra-of-the-vampire-princess-visual-novel-english/posts/1455541

Here's a sneak peek at 1 of 4 arriving tomorrow...

Thank you! <3

UPDATE V3.1 - 2015-12-28

NEW MILESTONE: 50%+ FUNDED! WE'RE STRONG, Vampire Princess Army! KEEP IT UP!

UPDATE V3.0 - 2015-12-18

NEW MILESTONE: 40% FUNDED! Thank you, Vampire Princess Army!

UPDATE V2.9 - 2015-12-14

NEW MILESTONE: 35% FUNDED! Thank you, Vampire Princess Army!

**Help spread the word of our campaign with THUNDERCLAP!

UPDATE V2.8 - 2015-12-10

'It's Launch Day!' Reveal: BACKERKIT (includes a PayPal option) Added!

Please head over to our Kickstarter to see the updates we've made and give 'Libra' your support! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! ^___^

UPDATE V2.7 - 2015-12-09

'2 Days Left' Reveal: NEW BUDGET: Now $125,000! (was $170,000)

- The new budget was achieved by renegotiating translation costs. In addition, we have reduced the number of translation passes by one.

-Stretch goal prices will be adjusted accordingly once we launch.

UPDATE V2.6 - 2015-12-08

'3 Days Left' Reveal: Added Gameplay Preview #3 "Shuma vs. Lycoris" Battle Scene

UPDATE V2.5 - 2015-12-07

'4 Days Left' Reveal: DRM-free details, Opening Theme MP3 and Lyric Sheet

***Pending the approval of Kickstarter, the "Libra of the Vampire Princess" campaign will launch Thursday, December 10, 2015 (North America Time)!

Music and Lyrics Download: "THE ANNUNCIATiON" & LYRIC SHEET

Or Visit: MIKANDI.JP/LIBRA-THEME

Hi Everyone,

"Libra of the Vampire Princess" is a brand new bishoujo game by Japanese visual novel studio XERO.  We will launch on Kickstarter soon to translate the game into English.  If you are interested in backing us, please leave your email address and give us feedback so our campaign has the best chance to succeed.  Join the "Vampire Princess Army" and spread the word, before we march into battle together!

Thank you! m(._.)m    James, Project Manager.............................

Kickstarter Video Message from XERO Coming Soon!

Help us bring "Libra of the Vampire Princess" to the West, a brand new bishoujo visual novel game by Japanese studio XERO. The game just released in Japan on Oct. 30th, and with your support we will build the English version.

“Libra” is a moe love story filled with fun and comedy, wrapped up in a chunibyou style vampire battle story!

Immerse yourself in a vast world with over 50 hours of gameplay and nearly 1 million Japanese characters (the equivalent of 8 light novels). Featuring many types of girls: the sister, wolf girl, sexy devil, twin tails, sweet girl, and classmate. Which heroine will you capture?

Plot:

Shuma Kusanagi was just an ordinary boy…

Until the day he is suddenly abducted by a mysterious girl named Iris who reveals to him a hidden secret about his birth…

Coursing through his veins, Shuma has a special kind of blood – vampire blood passed down from his progenitors. Iris is known as a "ringleader" vampire who also has this ancestral blood. Her destiny: to "awaken" Shuma.

In his attempt to flee her clutches, Iris pounces on him to finish the embrace! Luckily, at the very last moment, the keepsake ring given to Shuma by his deceased mother emits a blinding light that interrupts her vicious attack.

Shuma breaks free and escapes from Iris, but soon realizes something inside him has gone amiss. Could he have become an odd, partially-turned vampire?

Now, many girls are entering his life from many directions and complicating the situation. To make matters worse, he is plagued from an overwhelming impulse to suck…

… their blood.

What will happen next is for you to decide!

XERO explains more about the story dynamic:

Once you’ve had time to become fully immersed in the novel, the world becomes more complex and complicated.  Shuma’s hope. The vampires’ motives. And now, Rubina: the Vatican’s Special Agency.  All three collide, becoming further intertwined.  

There are many stories involving battle. Still, during these serious situations, Mari, Calen, Sakurako, and Kaede have many heartfelt conversations. Also the distance with Aoi changes after fighting together and “stupid” character Lycoris’s conversation becomes a lot of fun.

The story is serious at times but many girls around the hero are comical and cheerful. Overall, the experience should be an interesting balance for every player to enjoy their own “libra.” (Updated after feedback.  Thank you!)

XERO`s wish is simple: They want to make the process of bringing new games to the west a routine process.  Every year there are about 300 new titles released on the Japan market, but international players don't get the chance to experience all the many types of moe.  XERO wants to include fans all over the world in enjoying new moe together.  That`s a bright future for visual novels, so let's start the journey now!

Here is one of the posters for the Japanese version of "Libra." It just came out in Japan on October 30th, right in time for Halloween!...

Our starting goal is $160,000.  If our campaign is successfully funded, the money raised will be used to build the English version of "Libra of the Vampire Princess" for PC release on Steam, which by the way, has already been Greenlit (a big thanks to everyone who voted "yes")...

XERO has partnered with us (MiKandi Japan) to complete this enormous task. Together we are working with the original writers and artists to deliver a superbly translated game. That means making our best effort to stay faithful to the Japanese version.

[In the studio - Producer MOKA and Sugawara San discuss making a photo book as a  Kickstarter reward] 

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At nearly 1 million Japanese characters and over 50 hours of game play, "Libra" is similar in size to 8 light novels, a MASSIVE undertaking.

Our translation team is sitting on the launch pad, ready to take off, the second we determine the campaign will be funded. The translation will go through multiple passes over the course of 8 months. Rebuilding and debugging will take an additional 2 months. We plan to release "Libra," in the fall of 2016.

 

>>>We will complete reward graphics after collecting feedback!<<<

$1 - News + Wallpaper

$5 - News + Wallpaper Collection

$30 - Game Digital Copy (early price/limit 150)
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$35 - Game Digital Copy + Wallpaper Collection
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$40 - Game Digital Copy + Digital Picture Book (60 pages)
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$47 - Game Digital Copy + Digital Bonus Soundtrack
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$50 - "Shuma’s Digi-Pack"
Game Digital Copy
Digital Picture Book (60 pages)
Digital Bonus Soundtrack
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$60 - “Crescent Moon Set”
Game Physical Copy
Game Digital Copy
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$70 - “Hunter Moon Set - Game and Book”
Game Physical Copy
Game Digital Copy
Physical Picture Book (60 pages)
Digital Picture Book (60 pages)
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$78 - “Wolf Moon Set - Game & Music”
Game Physical Copy
Game Digital Copy
Physical Bonus Soundtrack
Digital Bonus Soundtrack
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$85 - “Blood Moon Set”
“Shuma’s Digi-Pack” +
Game Physical Copy
Physical Picture Book (60 pages)
Physical Bonus Soundtrack
(Updated after feedback. Thank you!)

$110 - “Charm Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
1 Car Sticker (choose from 7)
1 Badge (choose from 8)
1 Acrylic Figure (choose from 8)
1 Key Holder

$125 - “Badge Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
Badges Collection (all 8)

$125 - “Nice Wheels Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
Car Stickers Collection (all 7)

$130 - “Tapestry Plus+”
“Blood Moon Set” +
Tapestry

$135 - “Acrylic Figures Menagerie”
“Blood Moon Set” +
Acrylic Figures Collection (all 8)

$135 - “Vampire Threads: T-Shirt Plus+”
“Blood Moon Set” +
1 T-Shirt (choose: Iris or Karen)

$145 - “Nice Proportions: 3D Mousepad Plus+”
“Blood Moon Set” +
1 Mousepad (choose: Karen or Aoi)

$145 - “Sweet Dreams: Pillow Cover Plus+”
“Blood Moon Set” +
1 Pillow (choose from 3)

$235 - “Vampire Threads: T-Shirt Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
T-Shirt Collection (all 3)

$265 - “Many Sweet Dreams: Pillow Cover Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
Pillow Collection (all 3)

$320 - “Vampire's Otaku Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
1 Sticker
1 Badge
1 Acrylic Figure
1 Key Holder
1 T-shirt (choose from 3)
1 Mousepad (choose: Karen or Aoi)
Tapestry

$680 - “Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection”
“Blood Moon Set” +
Sticker Collection (all 7)
Badge Collection (all 8)
Acrylic Figure Collection (all 8)
1 Key Holder
T-shirt Collection (all 3)
Mousepad Collection (all 3)
Tapestry

$1000 - “Staff Only!”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
Staff Jacket (Limited 1)

$1500 - “Love 4 You”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
Signed Shirt by Voice Over Artist (Limited 1)

$1500 - “Hey, I'm in the Game!”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
Your real face is drawn into the game as one of the background characters. (Limited 5)

$1750 - “Iris Comes to My Room”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
Hand Drawn Shikishi (Limited 1)

$1750 - “Calen Comes to My Room”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
Hand Drawn Shikishi (Limited 1)

$3000 - “Interview with a ‘Vampire’: Producer MOKA”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
Akihabara half day tour with XERO (You can bring up to 3 friends) (Limited 2)

$5000 - “I have Chuni-Byou!!!”
“Vampire's Mega Otaku Collection” +
The ultimate reward! Shuma’s ring designer, working together with a Japanese jewelry maker will forge the real life version of Shuma’s keepsake ring. Wear it on your finger or around your neck, the choice is yours.

Add-Ons

Badge - $5
Sticker - $6
Keyholder - $7
Acrylic Figure - $7
Tapestry - $45
T-Shirt - $50
Pillow - $60
Mousepad - $60

$172,000 - Mini Episode 1

  • A new “mini episode” will be unlocked. Additional story details to be revealed at a later date.
  • Provided this stretch goal is unlocked, Backers who pledge $100 or more will receive this episode for free!

$181,000 - Music to My Eyes

  • A new English theme song, performed by Shindo Mayumi (original artist and voice of Mari), will be unlocked.
  • A new opening video (using art from the mini episode) will be created.

$193,000 - Mini Episode 2

  • A second new “mini episode” will be unlocked.
  • Provided this stretch goal is unlocked, Backers who pledge $100 or more will receive this episode for free!

$243,000 - Android Port

  • An Android version of the game will be released.
  • Provided this stretch goal is unlocked, Backers who have pledged $100 or more will receive this version for free!

Help spread the word to every Japanese visual novel and vampire lover! Splash your twitter header and avatars with “Libra.” If you know anyone who would be interested in supporting our cause (e.g. friends, colleagues, neighbors, pets, vampires), please ask them to join the Vampire Princess Army by getting on our email list before we march on to Kickstarter!

 

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