Hobby Japan's mixed media project now out in print.
Hobby Japan is at it again with yet another mixed media project coming to wider attention -- but this time, you won't be seeing scantily-clad demon ladies. The star of Shinjuku Connective is a typical high school boy, but the people who gather around him are anything but ordinary.
Originally release on HJ's light novel site for free "test reading," Shinjuku Connective is available in print starting with the first volume, which premiered this week. The series stars Keisuke, a high schooler exploring Shinjuku's urban legends while maintaining connections with some of the city's stranger individuals.
A free audio drama, titled "After Dark Thieves' Guild," is available on the project's official site to celebrate the book's release in print. It stars Koudai Sakai (Michio Sumiyoshi, All Out!!) as Keisuke, with Hidenori Takahashi (Konohamaru Sarutobi, Boruto), Arisa Nakada (Suzu, Kiitaro's Yokai Picture Diary), Amisa Sakuragi (Sayaka Oki, Bakegyamon), and Kenji Akabane (Koji Kabuto, Mazinger Edition Z: The Impact!) also appearing.
The website also features short commercial spots voiced by the cast.
Shinjuku Connective is released via Hobby Japan's HJ Bunko imprint.
Kara Dennison is responsible for multiple webcomics, blogs and runs interviews for (Re)Generation Who and PotterVerse, and is half the creative team behind the OEL light novel series Owl's Flower. She blogs at karadennison.com and tweets @RubyCosmos.