Tokyo Ghoul mangaka Sui Ishida and Japanese manga, anime, trading card, and video game company Broccoli announced today that it has plans to release a rhythm-based visual novel game for the Switch sometime next year. Titled Jack Jeanne, the project centers around a famous male-only opera school that has its students perform both male and female roles. A trailer may be found below:
Ishida will be responsible for most aspects of the game's art direction outside of character design. The narrative will be written in collaboration with Shin Towada, who's responsible for the 2013 and 2014 Tokyo Ghoul light novels. Akira Kosemura will be composing music for the game.
The story is told from the perspective of Kisa Tachibana, a girl who gives up on her dreams of having a career in theater until she receives an invitation to the male-only Univers Drama School. In order to attend, she must not only hide the fact that she's a woman, but also land a starring role in the school's end-of-year play.
The announcement states that Jack Jeanne's developers have intentions to expand the franchise to include anime adaptations, smartphone games, CDs, live events, and merchandise. There's no word on whether or not these items will release simultaneously with the title in 2020.
Here's hoping that Sui Ishida, Shin Towada, and Broccoli are able to find success with the project, as it certainly seems promising. As of the time of this writing, there are no plans to bring Jack Jeanne overseas.