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Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation - A Visual Novel with Philosophy

Created by Fruitbat Factory

Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation - A Visual Novel with Philosophy
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589 backers pledged $24,104.00 on Kickstarter

Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation is a new all-ages visual novel by Studio Beast. Fruitbat Factory is now bringing Chuusotsu to fans all over the world in dual language (English and Japanese text, characters fully voiced in Japanese).

Raised in Kickstarter
$24,104.00 / 589 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$5,204.00 / 584 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Production Update: New CGs Are Ready!
8 days ago – Fri, Feb 16, 2018 at 12:12:26 AM

Hello good backers,

The campaign's moving fast toward fulfillment now! We have received the new Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation bonus CGs from Studio Beast, and they're looking quite glorious!

A preview of one of the new game CGs
A preview of one of the new game CGs

Before we get into the rest, did you notice we have sent out an advance notice that we are locking down the BackerKit shipping addresses in order to export the order data? Make sure your address is up to date!

All the rest of the art assets have also arrived, and since the last update we have put into production the B2 posters and Stick Posters.

We have also received the finished Shikishi for "1st Graduation" tier, and the signed Sound Disc OSTs for "Hologram" tier and above.

Moreover, we've already received the first draft of the new side story, Chuusotsu - 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle, which will go into translation once the work on main game has finished.

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We are currently running a campaign for plushies of Orange Juice characters, and it's been wildly popular - with 2 weeks left, we have already hit all of the stretch goals and the final character selection includes Suguri, Poppo, Sora, Star Breaker, QP and Hime from developer Orange Juice's games.

 

If you wish some cuteness in your house or to use as a gift, please check out the campaign!

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.

Let's do philosophy!

Production Update: New Key Art Is Here!
14 days ago – Fri, Feb 09, 2018 at 02:14:09 PM

Hello dear backers,

We have good news to share today: we have just received the final art assets from Studio Beast for the production of the physical goods. These include the new Key Art, which will be featured in full on the B2 poster! Please enjoy this preview section of the lovely art:

Content-wise, the scenario for the new side story, Chuusotsu - 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle has already been finished! Although there's no delivery estimate for this, it looks like it might not take much longer. We should also be receiving the 4 new in-game CGs in the next few days.

The Dakimakuras and Wall Scrolls have been ordered, and we are currently working on key holder and poster designs.

The Collector's Edition will be the last item we produce, since it requires the game to be 100% finished before we can proceed to print it.

The game itself is in the last stages of editing, and we're currently expecting to be able to deliver it to backers in March as planned. 

Look forward to more news soon!

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.  

Let's do philosophy!

Schedule Update, Dakimakura Preview
4 months ago – Tue, Nov 07, 2017 at 11:59:25 PM

Hello good backers!

Sorry it's been a while since the last update - we tried to reach a good milestone to give an update on but it ended up dragging on. We've also been hoping week by week that we can still make the original release date and share good news about that, but it's become obvious now that it's no longer plausible.

Earlier this fall, our translator had to relocate to a new country, which created an unexpected delay at our end, but after considering our options we decided we'd still rather accept the delay and not put extra translators to work on the game to make up for lost time, to preserve the internal consistency of the translation. This is especially important since the complexity of the text in Chuusotsu can be very high at times.

Things have settled down now and the translation of the game is currently almost finished, and editing is already well underway. However, programming and testing will take time as well, so release this month, like we'd originally estimated, is not realistic. We are very sorry about the delay. 

If we receive the rest of the materials, such as the new CGs and scenario edits without undue delay, the updated release window estimate for the game is in March 2018. If physical goods take longer to get into production, we will deliver the digital rewards first. Of course, this is just an estimate and if we're ready before that, we will deliver the game earlier.

On that note, we've received an update regarding the goods from Studio Beast. The gorgeous dakimakura art is now complete! We're sharing a preview of it with you here - just click on the link!

The stick posters are also almost finished. 

We were also happy to hear that the stretch goal-funded side story, Chuusotsu - 1.5th Graduation: The Moving Castle has been making great progress already, with scenario and CGs now complete.

The new opening movie for Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation is also almost complete, look forward to it!

All of this is possible thanks to your support, for which we are very grateful. Please look forward to more news!

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.

Let's do philosophy!

BackerKit Surveys - Final Reminder
7 months ago – Sun, Jul 23, 2017 at 10:29:17 PM

Hello good backers,

As there are still 43 backers who haven't responded to their surveys, including some with physical rewards, we've sent BackerKit reminder mails and are extending the deadline by 2 days to to July 25th. 

We'll be locking down the surveys after 10:00 PST /  18:00 GMT.

Please check your e-mail for the survey links and answer the surveys before that to claim all your rewards.

Make sure to check every bit of your survey!
Make sure to check every bit of your survey!

 

You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news.  

Let's do philosophy!

New Opening Stretch Goal Funded on BackerKit!
7 months ago – Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 05:24:38 PM

We've got another happy update for you today: After yesterday's BackerKit reminder, we quickly raised the remaining funding to reach the $27.500 stretch goal, funding the production of a new opening video for Chuusotsu - 1st Graduation!

Total funding now stands at $27.755, with the final stretch goal for a physical artbook at $30.000. Huge thanks to everyone who has contributed, either by backing the project or by spreading the word about it!

 

In case we hit the final stretch goal before the deadline of July 23rd, we will extend the period before locking down surveys to give everyone a chance to back the physical artbook as well.

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You can follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates, or join our Discord server to talk to us directly. You can help the campaign by simply sharing the news. 

Let's do philosophy!