Yumeiro Cast was launched as the first female character game project for Sega. With the goal of “carefully royal road and high quality”, we have been working on development and operation so that you can enjoy both as a love adventure game and as a rhythm game.
An illustration that uses many shadows such as a girl's cartoon gradation that is not painted in cel painting was created by Live2D with the respect that it shows lively expressions. I realized the expression of adults different from dynamic, with the surprise that a picture that is exactly like an illustration moves, and the delicate expression of various expressions.
At the start of development, I was wondering if I could animate the illustration somehow while leaving the touch of character designer Kanako. In addition, because the theme of this title is “love” and “youth group image play”, I wanted to express the emotions of the characters with delicate gestures and expressions. As a result, we concluded that Live2D is the best choice instead of 3D.
In Yumeiro Cast, the line of sight drops when the character falls off, and when two people talk to each other, they also look at each other. I think that the subtlety of the character's emotions could be expressed with animation while leaving the illustrations delicate.
I feel that the best part of Live2D is not to follow the 3D expression from a single picture, but to make an expression that increases the depth of the 2D illustration. We expect that various users will be able to touch it and improve its functions and operability.