Seven Seas Entertainment announced that they’ve acquired the license to the science fiction light novel series Vivy prototype. It will be published in North America through their light novel Airship imprint. The series will be released early on digital platforms and printed in large, single volumes. The first print volume is slated to be released in August 2022.
Vivy prototype was originally written by novelist Tappei Nagatsuki (RE:ZERO — Starting Life in Another World), screenwriter Eiji Umehara (Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-), and illustrator loundraw (Tsuki Ga Kirei) as a collaborative “concept novel” before the anime production of Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song-.
Anime Trending interviewed Nagatsuki and Umehara about the series’ creation back in December.
Seven Seas Entertainment describes the series as:
Vivy, the world’s first autonomous AI, sings to bring joy to her audience as a cast member of NiaLand, Japan’s largest theme park. In this world, AIs have become integral to human life and exist to carry out their missions. One day, out of the blue, an AI claiming to be from the future approaches her, revealing that in one hundred years, advanced AIs will turn on the humans they once served, sparking a violent war to annihilate humankind! When he asks for her help in preventing the conflict, Vivy agrees to ditch the stage and take up the century-long mission against her kind in order to save humanity.
Vivy -Fluorite Eye’s Song- was licensed by Aniplex of America and ran from April 3, 2021 to June 19, 2021. Funimation streamed the series in North America and select regions.
Source: Seven Seas Entertainment