(TRianThology ~Sanmenkyou no Kuni no Alice)
|Genre||Science fiction, school story, harem|
|Released||August 31, 2016|
TRianThology ~Sanmenkyou no Kuni no Alice (トライアンソロジー ~三面鏡の国のアリス~ TRianThology ~Alice in the Land of the Three-Sided Mirror~?, shortened as TRianThology) is a Japanese visual novel by 07th Expansion. The story is divided into three arcs: Vespio 2438, School Love Adventure, and Country Girl, each of which feature completely different stories and UI elements. Vespio 2438 involves a science fiction setting examining both war and aliens. School Love Adventure takes place in a galge school setting following a harem story. Country Girl follows a group of childhood friends who reunite after drifting apart in high school. All three arcs are connected. The game was released August 31, 2016.
TRianThology opens with a witch named Alice lamenting her boredom to her servant, Usagi. To satiate Alice, Usagi gives her three fragments that she has yet to explore and asks her to experience them simultaneously, in a piecemeal fashion, rather than experiencing them one-after-another. Alice agrees and jumps between School Love Adventure, Country Girl, and Vespio 2438.
TRianThology began development in 2012. The game's release was alluded to by Ryukishi07 to be during the 2014 winter Comiket. The game was officially announced on April 1, 2016 on 07th Expansion's official site. The game was written by Ryukishi07 as well as Romeo Tanaka and Yuuto Tonokawa, with whom Ryukishi07 previously collaborated on Key's Rewrite. On July 11, 2016, TRianThology's official website updated with a PV meant to be the game's opening video. A demo of the game was made available on August 28, 2016.
- The three capital letters of TRianThology are meant to represent the three writers of the three different stories: Tanaka Romeo, Ryukishi07, and Tonokawa Yuuto.
- The title "TRianThology" is a portmanteau of the prefix "tri" and the word "anthology".
- The game is themed off of Alice in Wonderland.
- The tagline "Three-Sided Looking Glass" is a reference to Through the Looking-Glass.
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