very special RPG released as of June 30, 2000.
Once again, Atlus (http://www.atlus.com/)
is bringing out a very rare, very special game that we could not ordinarily
hope to see in English. This time it is a very unusual RPG, originally
called "Marl Ookoku Ningyo Hime: The Adventure of Puppet Princess".
Retitled "Rhapsody: Cornet’s Musical Adventure™" for America, this
anime styled RPG is very special indeed, and not simply because it has
beautiful water-color worlds, and hyper-kawaii characters, but because
it is a musical!
You heard right, Rhapsody is an RPG musical, with story sequences
and adventure bits sung by a talented cast. Wonderful music and lyrics
create the very first RPG equivalent of the Broadway Musical. Needless
to say, this is as rare as rare can be.
Atlus is going to re-record the songs in English, and do this extra
special game in style. This is exactly the kind of super-rare, super unusual
game that will never get the kind of promotion it deserves.
So we at Otaku World are letting you, our faithful readers know that
Rhapsody is coming in May of 2000, and hoping that you will help
support the amazing effort that Atlus is doing for the Otaku community.
Let people know about the game, as this should be a special treat.
When I talked to Atlus at the last E3 (1999), they were just bringing
us Tail Concerto,
and were curious just how strong the Otaku community in North America is.
Apparently, we do make a difference, because here comes another, even better
This is a good time to love anime, and anime games, ne?