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Robotics;Notes ( Robotikusu Ntsu) is a Japanese visual novel developed and published by 5pb.. The game was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 video game consoles on June 28, 2012. It is the third game in 5pb.'s Science Adventure series following Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate and is described as an "Augmented Science Adventure" ( Kakuch Kagaku Adobench).[1] Six manga have been produced, and an anime adaptation by Production I.G aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina slot between October 2012 and March 2013. The anime has been licensed by Funimation in North America.


1 Gameplay 2 Plot 2.1 Setting and themes 2.2 Characters 2.3 Story 3 Development 3.1 Release history 4 Related media 4.1 Manga 4.2 Anime 5 Reception 6 References 7 External links
Robotics;Notes regular edition visual novel cover

(Robotikusu N tsu)


Romance, Science fiction, Thriller Manga

Written by


Illustrated by Keiji Asakawa Published by Mag Garden Demographic Shnen Magazine Monthly Comic Blade

Original run March 2012 ongoing Volumes 2 Game Developer 5pb. 5pb. Visual novel CERO: C PS3, Xbox 360

Robotics;Notes is a science fiction visual novel in which the player follows the perspective of multiple characters, mainly Kaito Yashio. Its gameplay requires little player interaction as much of the game's duration is spent on reading the text that appears on the screen,[2] which represents the story's narrative and dialogue. The text is accompanied by 3D animated character models, which represent whom Kaito or Akiho is talking to, and background art. Throughout the game, the player encounters CG artwork at certain points in the story, which take the place of the background art and character models. Robotics;Notes follows a branching plot line with multiple endings, and depending on the decisions
Publisher Genre Rating Platform Released

June 28, 2012

Manga Robotics;Notes Phantom Snow Written by 5pb.

Illustrated by G

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that the player makes during the game, the plot will progress in a specific direction. Throughout the narrative sequences in which the player follows Kaito, the player may activate the Poke-com Trigger ( Pokekon Torig), which replaces Steins;Gate 's Phone Trigger system and allows the player to use the applications installed on Kaito's tablet computer.[2][3] These applications include Deluoode Map, a map application; Twipo ( Tsuipo), a Twitter-like social networking application, which the player may use to reply to other characters' tweets with predetermined responses;[2][3] and Iru-wo ( Iruo.), an augmented reality image recognition application which the player may use to examine the environment and information tagged on characters or objects.[2][3]

Published by Enterbrain Demographic Seinen Magazine Famitsu Comic Clear

Original run July 26, 2012 ongoing Volumes 1 Manga Robotics;Notes Revival Legacy Written by 5pb.

Illustrated by Tatsuya Shihira Published by Shueisha Demographic Seinen Magazine Ultra Jump

Original run September 2012 ongoing Volumes 1 Manga Robotics;Notes Dream Seeker Written by 5pb.

Setting and themes
Robotics;Notes is set in 2019 on Tanegashima, an island to the south of Kysh in southern Japan.[5] The game's theme is robots[1][5][6][7] and the question "What would happen if you really tried to make a giant robot?"[8]

Illustrated by Tsuzuri Yuno Published by Square Enix Demographic Shnen Magazine Monthly Shnen Gangan

Kaito Yashio ( Yashio Kaito) Voiced by: Ryohei Kimura The protagonist who constantly plays the fighting game Kill-Ballad and is a member of his school's robotics club. After the Anemone-gou Incident he suffers from spasms in which time seems to be moving extremely slow for him. He is not interested in robots, and is only a member of the club to be by Akiho's side, as Misaki left her to him before she left the island. Akiho Senomiya ( Senomiya Akiho) Voiced by: Yoshino Nanj The main heroine and the only other member and chairman of the robotics club at the beginning. After the Anemone-gou Incident she suffers from spasms in which time seems to be moving extremely fast for her. Her dream is to complete the giant robot Gan-tsuku started by Misaki. Subaru Hidaka ( Hidaka Subaru) / Mr. Pleiades (

Original run October 2012 ongoing Volumes 1 Anime television series Directed by Kazuya Nomura

Produced by Tatsuya Masubara Written by Music by Studio Licensed by Network Jukki Hanada Takeshi Abo, Yuki Hayashi, Asami Tachibana Production I.G


Fuji TV (Noitamina)

Original run October 12, 2012 March 22, 2013 Episodes 22 Manga Robotics;Notes Side Junna: Chiisana Natsu no Monogatari Written by 5pb.

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Misut Pureadesu) Voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya A second-year student in the same school as Kaito and Akiho. He won the Robo-One championship several years ago and as a result Akiho tries to get him to join the robotics club, but he refuses because his father got him to promise he'd stop playing with robots in high school and become a fisherman after graduating. Kaito blackmails him into joining the club with Mr. Pleiades' identity. Frau Koujiro ( Kjiro Furau) / Kona Furugri ( Furugri Kona)[9] Voiced by: Kaori Nazuka Creator of Kill-Ballad and daughter of director of Gunvarrel. It is revealed that Gunvarrel was a propaganda tool being used to brainwash the masses, and when the staff of Gunvarrel discovered this they were killed by the Committee of 300. All that Frau knows is that her mother went missing and was last seen in Tanegashima, and comes to the island in search of clues.

Illustrated by NB Published by Kadokawa Shoten Demographic Shnen Magazine Shnen Ace

Original run November 2012 ongoing Volumes 1 Manga Robotics;Notes Pleiades Ambition Written by 5pb.

Illustrated by Tokumo Sora Published by Media Factory Demographic Seinen Magazine Monthly Comic Alive

Original run November 2012 ongoing Volumes 1

Junna Daitoku ( Daitoku Junna) Voiced by: Sora Tokui One of the members of the Robotics Club and a karate member. Airi Yukifune ( Yukifune Airi) Voiced by: Rie Kugimiya An AI existing within Iru-O created by Kimijima, with another personality (Geji-nee) that is used by him to collect information. She subconsciously spies on Kaito for Kimijima. She was originally a girl with an incurable illness whose body was put into deep sleep in hopes that she could be cured with future medical technology. When the Iru-O servers are rebooted on Christmas Airi's personality is erased and Geji-nee returns to Kimijima's side. Misaki Senomiya ( Senomiya Misaki) Voiced by: Kikuko Inoue Akiho's sister. During the Anemone-gou Incident she discovered what Kimijima was doing and killed him, but ever since has been brainwashed by his cyber-ghost. Mizuka Irei ( Irei Mizuka) Voiced by: Takako Honda Misaki's best friend. After Kimijima was killed she discovered the body and hid it, which resulted in Misaki not being blamed for the murder. She dies when her HUG is driven berserk by the Committee of 300 and she falls off a cliff. Mitsuhiko Nagafukada ( Nagafukada Mitsuhiko) Voiced by: Yji Ueda Childhood friend of Misaki and Mizuka, and the teacher in charge of the robotics club. Kaoruko Usui ( Usui Kaoruko)

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Voiced by: Toshiko Sawada The head teacher of Kaito's school. Tetsuharu Fujita ( Fujita Tetsuharu) Voiced by: Nobuaki Fukuda Also known by the name "Doc". Owner of the shop "Robo Clinic" which deals in robot parts. Junna's grandfather. He creates most of the important components used in the Robot Club's creations. K Kimijima ( Kimijima K) Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa The author of the Kimijima Reports, who died several years ago. It turns out that he works for the Committee of 300 and caused the Anemone-gou incident which was in fact an experiment that would have killed all the test subjects; This was stopped by Misaki who killed him. However before his death he uploaded his consciousness to the internet and lives on through Iru-o, and now plans to execute the Committee's plans by inducing a massive solar flare that will kill the majority of the population of Earth. He uses the Kimijima Reports to manipulate people, and he has Geji-nee and Misaki (who was brainwashed by him) do his bidding in the virtual and real worlds respectively. In the end he is defeated by Kai using a virus created to destroy him by Daru. Ken'ichir Senomiya ( Senomiya Ken'ichir) Voiced by: Takehiro Koyama Akiho and Misaki's father and head of the local branch of JAXA. Sumio Nagafukada ( Nagafukada Sumio) Voiced by: Tetsuo Kanao Mitsuhiko's uncle and president of Space Ame company. He funds the Gan-Tsuku projects in exchange for publicity (the company name displayed on the robots). Hiromu Hidaka ( Hidaka Hiromu) Voiced by: Hiroyuki Kinoshita Subaru's father. Opposes his son's interest in robots and wants him to join him as a fisherman after graduation from high school. Toshiyuki Sawada ( Sawada Toshiyuki) Voiced by: Shinichiro Miki A son of a member of the Committee of 300, who actually works against them and has founded a secret organization which includes the characters of Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head to resist them. Nae Tennji ( Tennji Nae) Voiced by: Ayano Yamamoto A returning character from Steins;Gate who is now 20 and works for JAXA. DaSH (No voice) Itaru Hashida, a returning character from Steins;Gate. Like Nae as well as the other Steins;Gate and Chaos;Head characters, he now works for Sawada's secret organization. When it is revealed that Iru-o cannot be trusted as it was created by Kimijima, he creates a replacement, "DG297 3rd Edition ver.4.11". He also creates the virus which defeats Kimijima. He does not have any speaking roles, however, and is only mentioned in passing. As of 2019, he is already married and has a daughter. "DaSH" is read "Daru the Super Hacker", but he temporarily calls himself "DaSP" ("Daru the Super Programmer") in the final chapter.

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In Robotics;Notes, the player assumes the role of Kaito Yashio, someone who enjoys fighting games.[4] He is in his school's robot club.[7] The story begins when the protagonist finds out that one of Robotics;Notes' main heroines is actually a genius programmer who created the game engine for a world renowned fighting game.[7] The main character then decides that he wants to create a robot based around command inputs and motion capture technology.[7] He decides to go to the karate club to look for someone to perform the motion capture sequences.[7]

The planning and original concept and basic story of Robotics;Notes was headed by Shikura.[8][10] Naotaka Hayashi is the scenario writer for the game and Tatsuya Matsubara the producer.[1] The character designs are done by Tomonori Fukuda and the mechanical designs are done by Makoto Ishiwata.[4] The composer of the game is Takeshi Abo.[4] Shikura had been working on the game since as early as July 2010.[11][12] The team received development support from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency,[5][6][7][8] and according to Shikura, this allowed the game's sciences and themes to better reflect reality.[7] Nitroplus also provided assistance with the game.[4] Robotics;Notes features 3D visuals,[6] and the development team were aiming for high quality 3D models like Catherine and Idolmaster 2.[13]

Release history
Robotics;Notes was first announced through 5pb.'s official website on December 22, 2010, noting that details about the game would appear in the interview with Chiyomaru Shikura, the CEO of 5pb., featured in the issue of Famitsu magazine that was being sold on the same day.[10] Robotics;Notes is the third entry in the science adventure series[7][8] following the release of Chaos;Head in 2008 and Steins;Gate in 2009.[6] When the target platform for the game had not yet been announced, Shikura had said that they were not going to let down the fans who have supported their past works in the science adventure series.[5][7][8] He also stated that said they were aiming for a release some time in 2011.[6][7][8] The game was released for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on June 28, 2012.[14]

Related media
A manga adaptation, titled Robotics;Notes and illustrated by Keiji Asakawa, began serialization in the March 2012 issue of Mag Garden's Monthly Comic Blade magazine.[15] The first tankbon volume for Robotics;Notes was released on July 10, 2012;[16] the second volume will follow on November 9, 2012.[17] A second manga, titled Robotics;Notes Phantom Snow and illustrated by G, began serialization in Enterbrain's Famitsu Comic Clear online magazine on July 26, 2012. A third manga, titled Robotics;Notes Revival Legacy and illustrated by Tatsuya Shihara, began serialization in the September 2012 issue of Shueisha's Ultra Jump magazine.[18][19] A fourth manga, titled Robotics;Notes Dream Seeker (Robotics;Notes ) and illustrated by Tsuzuri Yuno, began serialization in the October 2012 issue of Square Enix's Monthly Shnen Gangan

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magazine.[20] A fifth manga, titled Robotics;Notes Side Junna: Chiisana Natsu no Monogatari (Robotics;Notes Side Junna: ) and illustrated by artist NB, began serialization in the November 2012 issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Shnen Ace magazine. The first volume of Side Junna was released on November 26, 2012.[21] A sixth manga, titled Robotics; Notes Pleiades Ambition and illustrated by Tokumo Sora, began serialization in the November 2012 issue of Media Factory's Monthly Comic Alive magazine.[22]

See also: List of Robotics;Notes episodes An anime TV series, produced by Production I.G, aired in Fuji TV's Noitamina slot between October 12, 2012 and March 22, 2013.[23][24] The opening theme for episodes 1 to 11 is "Junj Spectra" ( Junj Supekutora, Naive Spectra) by Zwei and the ending theme is "Umikaze no Brave" ( Umikaze no Bureibu, The Ocean Breeze's Brave) by Fumika. For episode 12 onwards the opening theme is "Hky no Messiah" ( Hky no Meshia, Law of Messiah) by Haruki and the ending theme is "Topology" ( Toporoj) by Kanako It. Funimation Entertainment has licensed the anime for streaming on their website starting October 12, 2012.[25]

Reception References
1. ^ a b c " 3 " ( (in Japanese). Famitsu. December 29, 2010. 2. ^ a b c d Robotics;Notes Instruction Manual. 5pb. June 28, 2012. 3. ^ a b c " 4 3 " [Robotics;Notes New System That Expands the Gameplay's Scale] ( (in Japanese). Famitsu. August 11, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2012. 4. ^ a b c d e " 3 !!" ( /news/201108/04047829.html) (in Japanese). Famitsu. 2011-08-04. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 5. ^ a b c d Gantayat, Anoop (December 20, 2010). "Tetsuya Nomura details the January press conference. BlazBlue and Classic Dungeon sequels for PSP." ( andriasang. 6. ^ a b c d e Gantayat, Anoop (December 20, 2010). "5pb. Progressing With Hideo Kojima and Suda 51 Tie-up Project" ( andriasang. 7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Gantayat, Anoop (December 29, 2010). "Robotics;Notes Teaser Trailer" ( andriasang. 8. ^ a b c d e f "5pb. 3 " ( /detail/5229092/) (in Japanese). Livedoor. December 23, 2010. 9. ^ "TV ANIMATION ROBOTICS;NOTES TV " ( /character/#chara_4). Aniplex. Retrieved January 4, 2013. 10. ^ a b " 3 " ( (in Japanese). 5pb. December 22, 2010. 11. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (July 17, 2010). "Hideo Kojima Working With 5pb. CEO On New Adventure Game" ( andriasang. 12. ^ " Steins;Gate 5pb. " " " ( (in Japanese). July 17, 2010. 13. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (February 17, 2011). "5pb. Announces New Adventure Games" (

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/e/blog/2011/02/17/5pb_adventure_games/). andriasang. Retrieved March 1, 2011. 14. ^ "Robotics;Notes Game Slated for June 28" ( Anime News Network. February 21, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 15. ^ " ADV 3 ROBOTICS;NOTES " [Third Science Adventure "Robotics;Notes" Gets a Manga by Keiji Asakawa] ( (in Japanese). Comic Natalie. January 30, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 16. ^ "Robotics;Notes 01" ( (in Japanese). Retrieved October 28, 2012. 17. ^ "Robotics;Notes(2)" ( (in Japanese). Retrieved October 28, 2012. 18. ^ "Robotics;Notes Manga Adaptation Announced" ( Anime News Network. June 18, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2012. 19. ^ " ROBOTICS;NOTES " [A Robotics;Notes Story of Genius Fujoshi Frau Kojiro Begins] ( (in Japanese). Natalie. August 18, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 20. ^ " ROBOTICS;NOTES " [A Robotics;Notes Akiho Senomiya Story in Gangan] ( (in Japanese). Natalie. September 12, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 21. ^ "Robotics;Notes Side Junna: (1)" [Robotics;Notes Side Junna: Chiisana Natsu no Monogatari] ( (in Japanese). Retrieved October 28, 2012. 22. ^ " Robotics;Notes -Pleiades Ambition! !!" [The Latest Comic Version Robotics; Notes -Pleiades Ambition- Newly Opens! There's Also News About the Anime Preview Party!!] ( (in Japanese). Media Factory. September 10, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2012. 23. ^ "Robotics;Notes Anime Series Coming to Noitamina in October" ( /news/2012-03-30/robotics-notes-anime-series-coming-to-noitamina-in-october). Anime News Network. March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 24. ^ " 2012 10 " [Robotics;Notes Gets an Anime on Noitamina in October 2012] ( (in Japanese). Famitsu. March 30, 2012. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 25. ^ "Funimation Streams Code:Breaker, Kamisama Kiss, Jormungand, Psycho-Pass, Robotics;Notes, Oniai" ( Anime News Network. October 9, 2012. Retrieved October 9, 2012.

External links
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