akibas-trip-anime-logo-001-20160915The Synthisters are on the loose and out to take Akiba! Are you a bad enough dude to strip them all?!

Wait… what?

Earlier today, DMM Games announced that Acquire’s Akiba’s Trip video games will receive an anime adaptation. Gonzo is producing the series, titled Akiba’s Trip: The Animation. The show is slated to première in January 2017 on Tokyo MX, BS Fuji, and AT-X.

The news was announced at a stage show at Tokyo Game Show. In addition, the project’s official website opened its doors with a teaser visual and the main staff members. Hiroshi Ikehata (Seiyu’s Life!, Robot Girls Z) was tapped to direct the project, which features character designs by Hajime Mitsuda (Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, Steins;Gate). Kazuho Hyodo (ReLIFE, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE) is in charge of series composition.

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A spin-off game, titled Akiba’s Trip Festa was also unveiled for iOS and Android. Several voices from Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed are returning for the title, including Sachika Misawa (Shizuku Tokikaze), Chiwa Saito (Tohko Sagisaka), Hisako Kanemoto (Rin Tokikaze), Aya Suzaki (Nana), and Eriko Nakamura (Shion Kasuga). Natsumi Fujiwara will play the lead.

The original Akiba’s Trip was a Japan exclusive, which Acquire released on Sony’s PlayStation 3 and PSP systems in 2011. An updated version of the game, titled Akiba’s Trip Plus, hit Japanese retailers in 2013. The sequel, Akiba’s Trip 2, was released for the PlayStation 3 and Vita in November 2013. A PlayStation 4 version hit stores seven months later, in July 2014.

Akibas Trip Boxart 001 - 20160602XSeed released  Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed in 2014. They released a PC version of the game in May 2015. NIS America handled the European release of the game. XSeed describes the title as:

Akihabara. “Akiba,” for short.

This suburban Tokyo ward’s seen it all, from Japan’s post-war reconstruction to the economic crisis of the bubblegum ’80s. Always on the cutting edge of progress, with a little something to offer even the most fetishistic of appetites, it was almost inevitable that this singular indulgence of technocracy would give birth to a whole new kind of appetite altogether.

Enter, the “Synthisters” – vampires who prey upon the life energy of the town’s unsuspecting figurine-chasers, maid café connoisseurs and cosplayers. Those victimized by Synthisters take on the properties of their attackers while also withdrawing from society and becoming a veritable shut-ins due to their newfound fatal weakness to sunlight.

AKIBA’S TRIP tells the story of one such unfortunate soul: a young man named Nanashi who was lured into a trap by the promise of rare character goods and transformed into one of the walking undead. He, however, was spared the worst of his fate by the bloody kiss of a mysterious hunter Synthister named Shizuku. Together with the rest of his companions in an organization unofficially dubbed the “Akiba Freedom Fighters,” Nanashi and Shizuku must uncover the truth behind the plague and save Synthister Akiba from being overrun by violent, antisocial energy vampires.

And of course, the best way to fight vampires is to strip them down to their skivvies so they melt in the noonday sun …

Source: MoCa News