Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan

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Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan
Niladmirari.jpeg
Japanese cover art
Developer(s)Otomate
Publisher(s)Idea Factory
Director(s)Wataru Watanabe[1]
Artist(s)Satoi
Writer(s)Yuma Katagiri
Platform(s)PlayStation Vita
Release
  • JP: April 21, 2016
Genre(s)Visual novel
Mode(s)Single-player

Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan[a] is an otome visual novel video game developed by Otomate for PlayStation Vita that was first released on April 21, 2016. It was written by Yuma Katagiri, with art by Satoi. A sequel, Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Kuroyuri En'yōtan, was released in 2017, and an anime adaptation of the original game, directed by Masahiro Takata at Zero-G, aired in Japan from April 8 to June 24, 2018.

Characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Tsugumi Kuze (久世 ツグミ, Kuze Tsugumi)
Voiced by: Juri Kimura (anime) (Japanese); Candi Milo (English)
The player character. The daughter of the noble Kuze family that has begun to fall. Cheerful and intelligent, she has a very warm personality. However, she blames herself for the suicide attempt of her younger brother, which Tsugumi’s arranged marriage seemed to have been the reason behind. Because she was like a mother to her younger brother, sometimes, she just can’t leave people alone, and will try to help them.
Hayato Ozaki (尾崎 隼人, Ōzaki Hayato)
Voiced by: Yūki Kaji (Japanese); Erik Scott Kimerer (English)
A leader-like existence within the Search Team, he possesses a strong sense of justice. However, because he always speaks his mind, he easily ends up gives others the impression that he is a violent or rude person. His real name is 'Hayato Yashiro' and he's Tsugumi's fiancé chosen by her father.
Akira Kougami (鴻上 滉, Kōgami Akira)
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (Japanese); Max Mittelman (English)
Though he takes his job very seriously, he always draws the line at developing relationships with other people, and does not involve himself with anyone outside of work.
Hisui Hoshikawa (星川 翡翠, Hoshikawa Hisui)
Voiced by: Ryōta Ōsaka (Japanese); Brian Beacock (English)
Well-mannered and polite, he takes on the role of scolding the blunt Hayato.
However, he also seems to dislike women. Because a special power awakened within him, he joined the Fukurou.
Shougo Ukai (鵜飼 昌吾, Ukai Shōgo)
Voiced by: Ryōhei Kimura (Japanese); Johnny Yong Bosch (English)
Law student at the Imperial University.
Proud son of Japan’s prime minister. Due to a certain incident, he is staying at the Fukurou’s living quarters. However, unused to this new lifestyle, he is always in a bad mood.
Shizuru Migiwa (汀 紫鶴, Migawa Shizuru)
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese); Lucien Dodge (English)
While he is a player, he is quite well-known as an author, especially for the tragedies he has written.
Due to a certain reason, he had to rely on connections and received permission to stay in the Fukurou’s living quarters.
Rui Sagisawa (鷺澤 累, Sagisawa Rui)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai (Japanese); Patrick Seitz (English)
Med student at the Imperial University.
Working at a part-time job in between his studies, he is a calm med student. He is often reading in cafes or the library, and meets Tsugumi by coincidence.

Supporting Characters[edit]

Hitaki Kuze (久世 ヒタキ, Kuze Hitaki)
Voiced by: Ayumu Murase (Japanese); Bryce Papenbrook (English)
Tsugumi’s brother who tried to committed a mysterious suicide. The contents of the old book he was holding as he tried to committee suicide was a book filled with emotions like: greed, jealousy, wrath, agony, anger, regret, hatred.
He loved books, and was a big fan of Migiwa Shizuru. As his parents were often away from home, his older sister was like a mother to him, and was the one who loved him the most.

Development[edit]

Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan was developed by Idea Factory's otome game branch Otomate. Character designs and illustrations were handled by Satoi while Yuma Katagiri wrote the scenario.[2] It was released on April 21, 2016 in Japan for PlayStation Vita with a CERO D age rating.[b][3] Annabel performed the opening theme titled "Sanctuary" while Suara performed the ending theme titled "Honoo no Tori" (焔の鳥).[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review score
PublicationScore
Famitsu32/40[3]

Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan was the twelfth best selling video game in Japan during its debut week, with 6,987 copies sold.[5] Dengeki Girl's Style enjoyed the game's visuals and the depiction of its world.[6] Famitsu's reviewers frequently commented on how they enjoyed the character designs and visuals, with its use of Taishō motifs and sepia tones.[3]

Related media[edit]

Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan
GenreDark fantasy[7]
Manga
Written byShō Yuzuki
Published bySquare Enix
DemographicShōnen
MagazineMonthly G Fantasy
Original runJanuary 18, 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed byMasahiro Takata
Written byTomoko Konparu
Music byTomoki Hasegawa
StudioZero-G
Original networkTokyo MX, Sun TV, BS Fuji
Original run April 8, 2018 June 24, 2018
Episodes12
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and Manga portal

An official fan book featuring artwork by Satoi, interviews with Katagiri and the game's director, and character profiles, was published by ASCII Media Works on July 21, 2016 in Japan.[6]

A sequel, Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Kuroyuri En'yōtan,[c] was released on September 21, 2017 in Japan, and an anime adaptation of the original game was planned to premiere in early 2018; both titles were announced at the Otomate Party 2016 along with other Otomate games.[2][8] The anime is produced by the studio Zero-G, and is directed by Masahiro Takata. Yukie Sako adapting Satoi's art into animation, music by Tomoki Hasegawa, and Tomoko Komparu overseeing the script.[2] The anime aired from April 8[9] to June 24, 2018. The series ran for 12 episodes.[10]

A manga adaptation written by Shō Yuzuki will be serialized in Square Enix's Monthly G Fantasy magazine starting January 18, 2018.[11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan (Japanese: ニル・アドミラリの天秤 帝都幻惑綺譚)
  2. ^ 17 years and older.
  3. ^ Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Kuroyuri En'yōtan (ニル・アドミラリの天秤 クロユリ炎陽譚)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "『ニル・アドミラリの天秤 帝都幻惑綺譚』続編制作決定・アニメ化企画始動!". オトメラボ (in Japanese). Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Nil Admirari no Tenbin Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Spring 2018 Premiere, Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "ニル・アドミラリの天秤 帝都幻惑綺譚 まとめ [Vita]". Famitsu. Enterbrain. Archived from the original on July 24, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "SOUND" (in Japanese). Otomate. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  5. ^ Romano, Sal (April 27, 2016). "Media Create Sales: 4/18/16 – 4/24/16". Gematsu. Archived from the original on June 11, 2016. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "『ニル・アドミラリの天秤 帝都幻惑綺譚 公式ファンブック~浪漫綴リ~』7月21日発売". Dengeki Girl's Style (in Japanese). Kadokawa Corporation. July 19, 2016. Archived from the original on September 4, 2017. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  7. ^ Silverman, Rebecca (June 28, 2018). "Libra of Nil Admirari—Episodes 1-12 streaming - Review". Anime News Network. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "オトメイトの新作タイトル9作品が発表に。人気イラストレーターが集結した本格スマホアプリ第1弾など,全ラインナップをまとめて紹介". 4Gamer.net (in Japanese). Aetas, Inc. Archived from the original on February 20, 2017. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  9. ^ "Nil Admirari no Tenbin Anime's Teaser Video Reveals Spring 2018 Premiere, Cast, Staff". Anime News Network. September 3, 2017. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Libra of Nil Admirari Anime's 2nd Promo Video Previews Kradness' Opening Theme". Anime News Network. March 15, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Nil Admirari Game Gest Manga Adaptation Starting on January 18". Anime News Network. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2017.

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