Kadokawa’s Dengeki Bunko imprint announced a new mixed reality light novel series from Reki Kawahara (Sword Art Online, Accel World) titled Demon’s Crest. Yukiko Horiguchi/Shiromizakana (K-On!, 7/22) will be in charge of the illustrations, and the first volume is scheduled to release on November 10. You can check out the announcement visual below:
The story is set in a mixed reality game that combines virtual reality and augmented reality. The story begins with the beta testing of the world’s first all-sensory immersive VRMMO-RPG called Actual Magic, or AM. Yuma Ashihara, a sixth grader at the Yukibana Elementary School, is amazed by this MMO created from new technology, and starts playing games and clearing dungeons with his friends. Satisfied with a day of gaming and looking forward to playing later, Yuma logs out of the game, or so he thought.
After clearing a dungeon boss together with his friends, Yuma’s avatar is engulfed in a strange red light, after which he loses consciousness. When Yuma comes to, he wakes up in a “New World” in which the VRMMO has merged with the real world. Before he is able to fully process the situation, Yuma runs into his beautiful classmate Sumika Watamaki – except her appearance has changed dramatically into something resembling the monsters in the game.
Source: Official Website
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