Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

Press Releases
  "Aoppella!?" Project Celebrates 100 Days! First Web Radio Series and Fan Contest Announced!
  Share on Twitter RSS

[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

KLab Inc.
(TSE1: 3656)

Tokyo, Japan – June 11, 2021 – KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, announced it has been 100 days since the new multimedia music project “aoppella!?” first launched on Thursday, March 4, 2021. A special web radio show will be held in commemoration of this milestone. In addition, starting today, Friday, June 11 there will be various social media campaigns and a fan contest on Twitter and YouTube.

"aoppella!?" Project Celebrates Day 100 Since Launch!

The “aoppella!?” project began on March 4, 2021 and has reached its 100th day today, Friday, June 11. The project’s first J-Pop cover medley of “Hakujitsu / Pretender” surpassed the 1 million view mark (currently 3 million views) in just one week. The “aoppella!?” project continues to grow and gain support among fans from all over the world.

In commemoration of the project’s 100th day, the series’ first web radio series will be produced. When certain goals have been reached the original score for the 1st CD will be made public. “aoppella!?” LINE stickers will be on sale in the future and a special fan works contest will be held. Be sure to check everything out!

Tune into the First Web Radio Series “aoppella!? Radio” Featuring MCs Tetsuya Kakihara and Daiki Hamano!

The series’ very first web radio series “aoppella!? Radio” has been announced in commemoration of the 100th day of the “aoppella!?” project. “aoppella!? Radio” will air on the official Youtube channel. Join hosts Tetsuya Kakihara, voice of Luka Shihou, and Daiki Hamano, voice of Yui Nekoyashiki as they further explore the “aoppella!?” themes of “youth” and “a cappella”!

Radio Air Date:
Scheduled for early July 2021

Official YouTube Channel:

*For updates on "aoppella!? Radio” check out the official Twitter (@aoppella).

"Aoppella!?" Cheer Campaign! Reach 250,000 Registrations!

Starting today a special campaign begins where more "aoppella!?" content will be unlocked based on the number of Twitter followers and YouTube subscribers reached. Thank you for all the support in reaching our goals!

Achievement Goals and Events:
1. Reach 230,000 followers/subscribers: release musical scores from the 1st CD
2. Reach 240,000 followers/subscribers: official LINE stickers will be created
3. Reach 250,000 followers/subscribers: "aoppella!?" side stories vol.3 will be created (We are accepting suggestions for the theme!)

"aoppella!?" Contest “AoCon”! Fan Creation Guidelines and Official Materials are Now Available!

The third event celebrating 100 days of "aoppella!?" will be a fan works contest called “AoCon”! We are looking for a wide range of fan created works such as illustrations, novels, and more based on the themes of the "aoppella!?" original songs "Playlist" and "Think About U".

Special prizes will be awarded to winners and participants of the contest. The Shirobami Award winner will receive a drawing of their favorite "aoppella!?" character by the original character designer Shirobami. Winners of the Lil Happy and FYA’M’ Awards will receive autographs from the cast. Also, all participants will receive the Participation Award and get a digital prize.

Some of the contest submissions will be published on the official website and social media accounts for everyone to enjoy together! “AoCon” is a contest where fans can not only freely create the world of "aoppella!?" but also admire and share those works with others. We are looking forward to all of the great fan submissions!

Overview of "aoppella!?" Fan Works Contest "AoCon"

Calling all fans! We want to see your submissions for the “aoppella!?” fan works contest. Please follow the guidelines and take a look at the special contest website for details on what kind of work is accepted and how to enter.

"AoCon" Contest Website

Contest Entry Period
Friday, June 11, 2021 to Sunday, August 1, 2021

Contest Theme
"aoppella!?" original songs “Playlist” and “Think About U”

How to Enter
"aoppella!?" Contest “AoCon” fan work submissions will be accepted on Twitter. Please note a Twitter account is required to enter.
1. Follow the Official aoppella!? Twitter Account (@aoppella).
2. Post and comment with your work and the contest hashtag #アオコン2021

Official Twitter (@aoppella)

“aoppella!?” Fan Works Guidelines

All entries for the “aoppella!?” fan works contest need to follow the established guidelines. Please read and follow all of the rules if you would like to participate in the contest.

“aoppella!?” Official Materials Provided

Official “aoppella!?” materials will be provided. Fans are free to use these materials for their contest entries. However, the use of these materials is not required.

*By downloading the provided official materials or submitting your work to the contest, you agree to the terms of this contest.
*The use of downloaded materials to produce or sell as merchandise, redistribute, or for any purpose other than participating in this contest is strictly prohibited.

Prize Information
● Shirobami Award: Total 1 Winner
○ One “aoppella!?” character illustration by Shirobami (winner’s choice)
● Lil Hapi Award and FYA'M' Award: Total 11 Winners
○ Cast autographs
● Participation Award: All Participants
○ Digital prize

Contest Results
Results will be announced on the official “aoppella!?” website and YouTube channel. In addition, some of the work submitted will be published on the website. Details will be announced on the Twitter account (@aoppella) and website so be sure to check them out.

The Boys of “aoppella!?” Appear in Summer Uniforms! Official Art RT Campaign Begins June 14!

The characters of “aoppella!?” appear in summer clothes for the first time starting June 14! When the target number of RTs for the first summer uniform artwork is reached, the second set of summer uniform illustrations will be released! Support “aoppella!?” by retweeting so that all the students can change into their summer uniforms and beat the heat!

*Please note that the content of the campaigns and contest are subject to change without notice.
*For more details, please see the notes on the special contest page.
*The official website and social media accounts are currently only available in Japanese.

About “aoppella!?”

“aoppella!?” is KLab’s latest original multimedia music project built on the themes of “youth” and “a cappella”!


It was on that unforgettable day that the boys found themselves changed.
In front of them were ordinary high school students just like them. There were no flashy costumes or musical instruments.
But the moment they began to sing a surreal harmony filled the air and the crowd went wild.

"We want to sing like that! We want to shine, too!"

High school students captivated by the art of a cappella aim for the top in the exclusive high school a cappella contest, "Aoppella".
They try to perfect their pitch as the show is about to begin!

Official Website:
Official Twitter: @aoppella
Official YouTube Channel:
Copyright: ©KLab

*All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About KLab
KLab is a leader in online mobile gaming. Founded in 2000 and headquartered in Tokyo, the company is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. KLab has consistently ranked as one of the top 52 grossing game publishers worldwide since 2012. With its emphasis on quality and innovative games, KLab continues to grow at a rapid pace, expanding beyond the Japanese market with an office in Shanghai. For more information about KLab, please visit