GREE has announced a partnership with Crunchyroll parent company Sumitomo Corporation to localize smartphone games based on Japanese anime for North America and other overseas markets. The first title will be Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese, which will launch for iOS and Android in overseas markets in early 2018.
Here’s an overview of the game, anime, and partnership, via GREE:
Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? Memoria Freese (hereinafter, Dan-Memo) is the first full-fledged smartphone game app for the popular TV anime Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (hereinafter, Dan-Machi).
A GREE Group app development studio began distribution in Japan in June 2017, and three million downloads were reached in the first month. The app has proved extremely popular, topping the sales rankings at both Google Play and the iTunes App Store.
Since first distributed on Crunchyroll in 2015, the anime version of Dan-Machi has become a very popular anime in North America and around the globe.
In distributing Dan-Memo overseas, GREE is responsible for managing copyrights and planning / developing / operating games, while Crunchyroll and Sumitomo Corporation provide game distribution, promotion and localization support.
Sumitomo Corporation in future will supplement its distribution of game apps developed and operated by GREE by distributing other apps overseas in cooperation with anime copyright holders and development companies delivering games in Japan.
Watch a trailer below.