The Fruitbat Indirect is the name given to Fruitbat Factory's periodic Twitter announcement threads. These threads announce upcoming content related to Fruitbat Factory's games, including new character voices for 100% Orange Juice!.
The first announcement thread was posted on November 21st, 2019.
With another great recording session behind us, we're happy to share with you the upcoming character voice casting for 100% Orange Juice! Follow us to always stay on top of the latest news! #100orange
Without further ado... let's get started with the names!
Everyone's favorite off-kilter nurse https://youtube.com/channel/UC-hM6YJuNYVAmUWxeIr9FeA
Did you think we're done now? We're not done.
And... You will be able to see and hear all of these wonderful characters live in 100% Orange Juice before the end of the year!
And that's the end of the announcements for the time being! Thank you for following along! We tried a new way of announcing content this time, did you like it? It was fun for us, at least!
- The Fruitbat Indirect name was not used in this thread, but was coined on the Fruitbat Factory Discord when a summary of the announcements was posted.
- The character voices for Version 2.7.1. , , , , and were later added in
- The mystery characters announced in this thread were Version 2.7.1 and 2.7.2. , , and . They were later added in
The second announcement thread was posted on March 27th, 2020.
Let's just jump right into it, shall we?
Before we get any further, just a friendly reminder that you can join our official Discord server to always stay up to date with the latest mem- news!
With the new voices, we've finished voicing all the regular units in the game! You know what that means...
You got it, it's witch time!
That's a lot of Girl Power for you! But we're not done yet! We also have some mystery characters to introduce!
Very mysterious indeed, hmm...
The second mystery character comes in a pair with first - and she's voiced by Aizawa Saya (会沢 紗弥)! She voices Seki Hiromi in The iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls. Is it just me or is there something unusual about that silhouette...?
What's this, we have even more mystery characters!? I'm not sure if I should be showing all of this, but... *ahem*, well, if you insist...
This time I'm confident no one will be able to figure it out by the silhouette...! This upcoming character is voiced by Koyama Momoyo (小山 百代)! You might know her for her role as the main heroine of Shoujo☆Kageki Revue Starlight, Karen!
That's all, hope you enjoyed the --- just kidding, obviously! We still have one more character and voice to reveal!
This final, certainly unrecognizable silhouette belongs to another new character that's fast approaching... I wonder if anyone can guess who it will be.
That's all for the voices, thank you for following along with our little announcement!
Before we end, just a small heads-up that we're currently working on something interesting for the next new 100% Orange Juice event... it'll be pretty different from anything we had before!
Thank you for tuning in to this month's Fruitbat Indirect! Until next time... #100orange
The third announcement thread was posted on October 9th, 2020.
Hello all, and welcome to the new Fruitbat Direct! (Who ever came up with that moniker in the first place?? Someone please suggest some better name for these segments! *for now let's tag it #fruitbatdirect*)
Your host for this epic Twitter night is PhleBuster! That's me, hi! Hope everyone's doing well today!
Wow, preparing for this show I thought I wouldn't have much to talk about... but actually we've been up to a lot recently, so buckle up!
We just released a free demo for the charming puzzle game Treehouse Riddle to be playable in the #SteamGameFestival - hope you'll have a chance to give it a try! The demo can be finished in <1 hour.
Don't forget to wishlist it on Steam if you enjoy the demo! It helps a lot!
If you've missed it, we currently have 2 Nintendo Switch limited physical editions in the works and coming out soon!
First is the SeaBed limited edition by East Asia Soft, which is looking really cool!
The promised Chinese translation of SeaBed has had significant delays this year, which has unfortunately delayed the estimated release... but I don't think you'll need to wait much longer until it's released!
Second, First Press Games announced last month the physical edition for Neko Navy - Daydream Edition!
This limited edition is also currently taking preorders, and is releasing this winter, with a few extra features too! Don't miss out on the fluffiness!
And if you haven't given our latest #visualnovel release Jiangshi x Daoshi a try yet, you can play the full EP1-2 release for free!
Another game we've put a lot of work into this past summer is Acceleration of SUGURI 2!
There are also biweekly Acceleration of SUGURI 2 community tournaments, which always have sponsored prizes!
Did you know there's currently an ongoing mushroom-themed event in 100% Orange Juice, where you can safely pick and eat all the mushrooms you want!
Which one is your favorite?
Since we're in October, there are probably certain expectations about what the next 100% Orange Juice event will be...
As for other events, I know a lot of people fell in love with Bounty Hunt when we first ran it this spring, and for all of you I have good news.
I'm also currently in the process of shifting through the *massive* amount of suggestions we received for the Community Card Pack 3! ETA to finish: probably a month or more!
Did that wrap up what I had planned to say? I guess it's enough?🤔
👋Thanks for tuning in to this month's Fruitbat Di- wait, what do you mean I forgot something?
Covid has been making voice work more difficult than usual this past year, but I'm happy to say we were able to have another great recording for new 100% Orange Juice voices!
Besides this duo, we have 2 more mystery characters to reveal...
As for the second mystery character... I can say this one's very fluffy!
I know it can be frustrating to be unable to guess who these characters might be for now, but you won't have to feel vexed for long - all 4 characters will be coming before the end of the year!
Before we call it a day, there's 1 more cool thing we're currently working on!
Well, that's all for today's Fruitbat Direct (seriously someone come up with a better name kthx! #fruitbatdirect)! Thank you for tuning in to your local Twitter!
- Unlike other Indirects, this thread was mistakenly named the Fruitbat Direct.
- The Trick and Treat (2020 Rerun) event alluded to in this announcement began starting in Version 3.1.
- The Bounty Hungers event alluded to in this announcement began starting in Version 3.4.
- Version 3.1. and were added along with their character voices in
- The mystery characters announced in this thread were Version 3.3. and . They were later added in
The fourth announcement thread was posted on April 22nd, 2021.
🦇🦇🦇Hello all! Welcome to the new Fruitbat Indirect, where we go over the latest Fruitbat Factory news and developments! #FruitbatIndirect🦇🦇🦇
There's been quite a few things happening since the last Indirect, again. We'll collect it all in a thread here.⬇⬇⬇
One big news is that the first official Orange Juice board game was launched, with the cool Bullet🍊 expansion to shmup board game Bullet♥︎ by Level 99 Games!
We also have a small update on the SeaBed Switch physical limited edition many have been waiting patiently for: The editing for the Chinese translation has finished and we're in the process of inserting it now. Playtesting will commence very shortly! #SeaBedVN
In more #visualnovel news, the wonderfully dark and twisted mystery VN by Kenkou Land, MAMIYA - A Shared Illusion of the World's End - is releasing in only 8 more days, April 30, 10 AM PST!
Treehouse Riddle has taken a bit longer than expected, with adding all-new control schemes. But playtesting on PC is now complete, with full controller support added! There's a bit more work left on the Switch version, so look forward to more news.
As for what's going on in 100% Orange Juice, we've just released a huge version 3.5 update, which added a new Community Card Pack for free, as well as player plate customization!
Also, plushie news! If you were a backer on the 2nd Orange Juice plushie campaign, you received an update today with surveys, which include polling on a possible 3rd plushie wave!
We have a number of new features in the works for 100% Orange Juice again. The next major update is already expected to land next month! One of the things it includes is related to a tradition we've had with these #FruitbatIndirect segments...
🍊🍊🍊And of course, that means announcing new character voices!🍊🍊🍊
Her partner (note: not a chicken), the great navigator Cook, is brought to life by Kanemoto Hisako, who anyone who watches anime or plays video games is likely familiar with! Her many roles include Ika Musume in her titular anime and Djeeta in Granblue Fantasy.
But that's not all! We also have 2 new mystery characters who received their voices and will be appearing in the early summer!
And the second mystery arrival is voiced by Terashima Junta! His major roles include Fujimura Mamoru in Tsukipro the Animation and Ichijou Shin in King of Prism, and here he brings a superbly cool voice to our new character!
And that's all the news we have for you right now! We hope you had fun!