If you're into the Kagamine Rin track "Kokoro" by Travolta, you may be interested in knowing that its light novel adaptation goes on sale this week. The story is written by the same writer who adapted the song into a play in 2009, Katsuyoshi Ishizawa. Nagimiso (of "Nuclear Fusion" video fame) did the illustrations. Here's the full cover:
The story, like the story of the song, is about a lonely scientist who builds a female robot companion who is complete except the "kokoro" program—her heart. The robot girl spends hundreds of years wondering what a heart could be long after her scientist is gone.
The light novel, published by PHP Kenkyūjo, is 306 pages long and goes for 1,260 yen (about US $15.45) starting April 26th. The first run limited edition comes with a pamphlet containing a 4 panel manga and concept art, plus a set of illustration cards by redjuice.
via Mantan Web