Level-5’s cancelled PSP game Ushiro is returning in the form of a novel series penned by Liu Goto and published by Kadokawa and Fields.
Titled Ushiro: Ukigen na Shinigami, the horror spirit fantasy series follows the strange master-servant relationship between high-school girl Nanako Nishizaki and death god Ushiro Reiichirou, who captures the souls of the dying using mysterious methods and abilities. But the bright and positive Nanako doesn’t want anyone to die.
The first volume is due out for 518 yen on September 25. Volume two is planned for release in January 2015.
Kadokawa and Fields, in cooperation with Level-5, also want to expand Ushiro to other media, but note that the launch of the Ushiro game is not yet decided.