“9-Nine” Visual Novel Slated for Anime Adaptation

May 30, 2024

A press release announced that the visual novel developed by Palette, “9-nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro“, will have an anime adaptation. The statement did not include production details or the scheduled premiere date, but it did indicate that there will be a special event next September 8th in Japan, where more details may be revealed.

9-nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro” is part of an episodic series of visual novels spanning several installments (distributed via Steam on PC between 2017 and 2020, and arrived on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in June 2022), each centered on a different heroine. This series has been praised for its narrative and has gained recognition for its visual art and voice performance. Palette, known for its detailed artwork and narrative mechanics that allow players to make decisions significantly influencing the course of the plot, develops these novels.

Source: Palette Official YouTube Channel

The series consists of several episodes, including “9-nine- Sorairo Sorauta Soranooto“, “9-nine- Haruiro Harukoi Harunokaze“, and “9-nine- Yukiiro Yukihana Yukinoato“. Each episode offers a story that can vary based on the player’s decisions, providing a rich and replayable gameplay experience. The main characters, such as Kakeru and Sora, are memorable for their interactions and development throughout the series. The visual elements and animated scenes are also highly highlighted in these games.

The music and voice performances in these visual novels are crucial components that complement the immersion and atmosphere of the game. The music, though criticized for a lack of variety at critical moments, along with the well-executed voices, play a significant role in storytelling.

As we mentioned earlier, a special event has been announced that will take place this upcoming September 8th in Japan, where more details about the anime adaptation of this visual novel are expected to be revealed, so at this point, all we can do is stay tuned for updates on this, right?… Meanwhile, you do know what the story of “9-nine” is about, right? Keep reading


The plot of “9-nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro” and its related installments unfolds in a setting full of mystery and supernatural elements. The series revolves around the town of Shiromitsugawa, which harbors mysterious artifacts. These artifacts grant superpowers to their users, which becomes the central axis of the stories. Each installment focuses on a different character and explores a mix of growing trust, romance, and a murder mystery, where the protagonists seek the culprit behind a series of supernatural events.

In the first episode, we follow Kakeru Niimi, whose ordinary life is shaken after an extraordinary event at the local shrine, where a sacred relic breaks. This incident awakens supernatural abilities in several youths, including him. The story then delves into the search for a serial killer with superpowers before he can strike again. The interaction between Kakeru and the heroines is key, as each game has a standalone story that can be enjoyed on its own.

This focus on different characters and the influence of the artifacts on their lives offers a rich and varied narrative, allowing players to experience multiple facets of Shiromitsugawa and its mysteries through different perspectives and relationships.

Well, resignation, but at least September is closer than 2025, right? (I still remember Sakamoto Days and want to cry…) Anyway, we will surely be sharing new information about this project very soon, but while we’re at it, why don’t you drop by the comments and share your opinion on this franchise? You know, we are always reading you! 🙂

Images Source: Palette Official YouTube Channel, Steam, Reddit