Murder Mystery Visual Novel “Root Letter” Receives Live-Action Film


Chinese film production company Perfect World Pictures will be making a live-action film adaptation of Root Letter, a 2016 visual novel about a letter delivered 15 years late that sparks a murder investigation. Further details about the production (such as the staff, the format, and the release date) have not yet been revealed.



Root Letter (stylized as “√Letter“) is released in Japan for PS4, PS Vita, Windows PC, Android, and iOS by Kadokawa Games. An English language version of Root Letter is also available on Steam. Kadokawa Games describes the story of Root Letter as follows:



When a letter is delivered 15 years late – you discover an old pen-friend was involved in a murder, before she disappeared. Travelling to her hometown, you must investigate the murder, using her past letters as clues to uncover the disturbing truth.




Official Root Letter visual novel home page


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