Monark rocks out an opening movie with music by the VTuber singer KAF

Monark opening movie by VTuber KAF

Former Shin Megami Tensei developers at LancArse are working on a new RPG called Monark with a stylish opening movie that gives Atlus a run for its money.

The track used in the Monark opening movie is called “Nihil” by the VTuber KAF (pronounced “Kafu”). Japanese developers have been working with Vocaloid producers and other independent musicians for some time, but we’re starting to see more music from Virtual YouTubers in recent years. If you’re not familiar with KAF, she debuted as a VTuber in October 2018 at age 14. She released her first EP, “Hana to Shinzo,” in May 2019 and has since performed in several concerts. KAF currently has three albums and some EPs in her discography and is a member of the YouTube-focused creative label Kamitsubaki Studio.

If this is your first time hearing about Monark, it is a new RPG by the aforementioned former SMT developers at LancArse. Monark is set in a school that’s been engulfed in a deadly Mist that only the protagonist can resist. As head of the “True Student Council,” your task is to save the entire school from madness. Read more about the story, including a look at the English announcement trailer, in our previous report.

Watch the opening movie for Monark below:

For more on KAF, check out the album trailer for her first full-length album “Kansoku” below:

Monark will release for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4 in Japan on Oct. 14, 2021. The RPG is set to launch in the West in early 2022 for the same platforms plus PC.