The Square Enix company announced a new multimedia project titled Deep Insanity, which will feature a manga adaptation, a video game and an animated adaptation titled Deep Insanity: The Lost Child, which will debut next October in Japan.
Writers Norimitsu Kaihou (School-Live !, Danganronpa 3: The End of Hope’s Peak High School: Future Arc / Despair Arc / Hope Arc) and Makoto Fukami (Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka, Psycho-Pass) were commissioned to write the history and concepts, while artist Etorouji Shiono began publishing the manga in the 2020 second issue of Monthly Big Gangan magazine. On the other hand, the game for smartphones will be released for iOS and Android devices, as well as for browsers, on July 2 in Japan in its trial version.
- Shin Oonuma (ef: a tale of memories, Dusk maiden of Amnesia, Kokoro Connect) is directing the anime at SILVER LINK studios.
- Kento Shimoyama (AntiMagic Academy “The 35th Test Platoon”, We Rent Tsukumogami, Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World) is in charge of writing and supervising the scripts.
- Kazuyuki Yamayoshi (Chaos; Child, Circlet Princess, The Misfit of Demon King Academy) is in charge of character design.
- Mirai Kodai Gakudan (Grimms Notes) is in charge of the composition of the soundtrack.
Deep Insanity Synopsis
The project takes place in a world invaded by the mysterious “Randolph syndrome” that causes sudden commas. Simultaneously, a massive underground kingdom called “Asylym” was discovered at the South Pole as the origin of the syndrome. Strange creatures, unlike those on the surface, inhabit there with previously unknown natural resources. To cure Randolph syndrome (and get rich by looting the creatures’ genetic data and underground resources), people set foot in the Asylum.