Gray Sheep: New Mixed Media Project Explores Cruel Destinies

Gray Sheep

MAGES.’s new mixed media project Gray Sheep puts the spotlight on a conflict and collaboration between special forces and a vigilante crew.

Introduction

LOVE&ART, MAGES.’ otome game brand known for titles like “B-PROJECT,” “WAVE!!,” and “Meiji Tokyo Renka”, has announced the launch of a new project titled “Gray Sheep“.

The story focuses on the conflict and collaboration between a special force called “GOAT” and a vigilante group known as “BAD SKUNK“.

Renowned illustrator Kei Mochizuki, who has over 800,000 followers on X (https://x.com/key_999?s=20), is in charge of character design, unveiling visuals for the six characters in the narrative.

This mixed media project features drama tracks and music released by GOAT and BAD SKUNK.

Story

Snow, who was transferred to the East Kyoto Metropolitan Police Department, arrived in the city amidst a recent change.

Not long ago, East Kyoto was known for its poor public safety. It was gradually stabilizing due to the efforts of two organizations: the official police force, “GOAT,” and the grassroots vigilante group, “BAD SKUNK.”

However, a sudden resurgence of incidents and the unexpected declaration of a major corporate succession issue shook the stability.

What purpose lies behind the creation of “GOAT” and “BAD SKUNK”?

And why did Snow come to this city?

Behind it all, there are vile intentions, cruel destinies, and poignant desires, all concealed within the pure white darkness.

Cast

Gray Sheep counts with a total of 2 groups: GOAT and BAD SKUNK.

GOAT

GOAT=Great Operation Ability Team

A special unit comprising elite talents, this team carries out mainly clandestine missions despite their public image focusing on improving the reputation of the police force through public relations activities.

They’re provided with dormitories and primarily reside there as their base of operations.

SNOW
Snow

SNOW is voiced by Seiichiro Yamashita.

COLOR
Color

COLOR is voiced by Kent Ito.

NURSE
NURSE

NURSE is voiced by Yohei Azakami.

BAD SKUNK

This team is based in the flashy live houses of the entertainment area. They have established a significant position as influencers and possess a vast number of fans.

They manage various facilities and areas in the vicinity that are difficult for local districts or the police force to intervene in.

JUNKY
JUNKY

JUNKY is voiced by Makoto Furukawa.

AK
AK

AK is voiced by Kentaro Kumagai.

NERU
NERU

NERU is voiced by Shunichi Toki.

AGENT

Adding to those two groups, the project also features 4 characters as part of the “AGENT” faction.

Those are codenames:

  • BAKER (voiced by Kenjiro Tsuda)
  • EGG (voiced by Daisuke Namikawa)
  • TEQUILA (voiced by Showtaro Morikubo)
  • VANILLA (voiced by Nobuhiko Okamoto)

1st Event

Gray Sheep 1st Event -Great Busters- is going to be held at Tokyo International Forum Hall A on 17/02/2024.

The following cast members are confirmed to appear on this event:

  • Seiichiro Yamashita
  • Yohei Azakami
  • Makoto Furukawa
  • Kentaro Kumagai
  • Shunichi Toki
  • Shogo Sakata
  • Tatsumaru Tachibana
  • Daisuke Namikawa
  • Showtaro Morikubo

Music

MAGES. announced the release of the 1st CD from this franchise. The CD includes drama tracks and the first songs by GOAT and BAD SKUNK.

Let’s check the releases in more detail.

Gray Sheep EP01

Gray Sheep EP01 is scheduled to be released on 24/01/2024 and is available in regular and limited editions.

The cover art is the following:

Gray Sheep EP01 cover

The tracklist is the following:

1 - Greatest homie (GOAT)
2 - Groovy Good Beat (BAD SKUNK)
3 - Greatest homie -Off Vocal-
4 - Groovy Good Beat -Off Vocal-
5 - DRAMA TRACK 1
6 - DRAMA TRACK 2
7 - DRAMA TRACK 3
8 - DRAMA TRACK 4
9 - DRAMA TRACK 5

The highlight medley is out. Check it out in the video below!

The music videos for BAD SKUNK’s “Groovy Good Beat” and GOAT’s “Greatest Homie” are out.


Gray Sheep EP01” is available for purchase at CDJAPAN.


SOURCES: PR Times / Gray Sheep official Twitter/X account / Gray Sheep official website

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Vanessa Silva
Vanessa Silvahttps://www.handthatfeedshq.com
The Hand That Feeds HQ founder, content creator, and music reviewer. Basically, the only person managing everything at The Hand That Feeds HQ. Stumbling upon Mamoru Miyano's "Orpheus" in 2011 was the start of this journey. If music is thought-provoking or deep, you may find her writing almost essays (not limited to, but it happens a lot with Soma Saito's music). She's the producer and host of the male seiyuu-centric podcast, SEIYUU LOUNGE (see Spotify link in this profile).

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