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Kadokawa Schedules ‘Full Dive: This Ultimate Next-Gen Full Dive RPG Is Even Sh***ier than Real Life!’ Anime DVD/BD Releases

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The spring 2021 anime adaptation of Light Tuchihi’s light novel Kyūkyoku Shinka Shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu Yorimo Kuso-Gee Dattara, aka What If the Ultimate in Fully Immersive VR RPGs Was a Crappier Game Than Reality Itself, is getting its home video distribution updated. The twelve-episode series is being planned for a three-volume release from Kadokawa. The distributor is going with both DVDs and Blu-rays that will be priced at 11,000 and 13,000 yen respectively when they begin on June 30th, 2021. Check out the known details below!

The series is directed by Kazuya Miura based on the scripts supervised and written by Kenta Ihara. Yuta Kevin Kenmotsu is working on the character designs and ENGI will be handling the production.

The Japanese cast includes:

  • Daiki Yamashita as Hiro Yūki
  • Ayana Taketatsu as Reona Kisaragi
  • Ai Fairouz as Alicia
  • Shiori Izawa as Mizarisa
  • Aoi Koga as Kaede Yūki
  • Haruki Ishiya as Martin
  • Katsuyuki Konishi as Ginji
  • Satoshi Hino as Tesla
  • Yoshitsugu Matsuoka as Sōichiro Kamui

Check out the official site and Twitter.

Plot Concept: The story follows a dull high school student named Hiro Yūki (a double pun on “hero” and “heroism” in Japanese) when he is tricked into joining a full-dive (fully immersive VR) role-playing game. The game, Kiwame Quest (literally, “Ultimate Quest”), is promoted as “more real than reality” with mind-blowing graphics, impressive NPC behavior, and even the scent of foliage and the sensation of wind blowing against your skin.

Unfortunately, the game is already a virtual ghost town, after being flooded with player complaints that the game is a little too realistic for its own good. Its quests are nearly impossible to clear since players have to be as physically fit to complete them as they would in real life. Players feel actual pain when they get hit, and puncture wounds take days to heal.

The only reward is a mere sense of accomplishment. It is the complete opposite of a casual pick-up-and-play game, but Hiro vows to beat this most realistic (and most stressful) game ever.

Volume Date Extras
1 01/30/21 Booklet, Web Previews, Audio Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closing
2 07/28/21 Booklet, Web Previews, Audio Commentary, Promos, Commercials
3 08/25/21 Booklet, Web Previews, Audio Commentary

[Source: Kyukyoku Shinka shita Full Dive RPG ga Genjitsu yori mo Kusoge Dattara]