Seven Seas has announced the English release of the Vivy prototype light novel, and it will get both a digital and print release in August 2022. Prototype 1 is the first volume of the series, which is written by Nagatsuki Tappei and Umehara Eiji, with art by Ioundraw. The Japanese cover of the 1st volume:
It was originally a ‘concept novel’ for the Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- anime, which was produced by WIT Studio. The story:
Vivy, the world’s first autonomous AI, sings to bring joy to her audience as a cast member of Japan’s largest theme park. In this world, AIs are integral to human life and exist to carry out their missions. One day, an AI claiming to be from the future approaches her, revealing that in one hundred years, advanced AIs will turn on the humans they once served, sparking a violent war to annihilate humankind! When he asks for help in preventing the conflict, Vivy agrees to ditch the stage and take up the century-long mission against her kind to save humanity. (Seven Seas)
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It’s great to hear the Vivy prototype light novel is getting an English release this year, and maybe we get the manga version in the future as well!