Having an imouto makes you more popular. It also makes this month a lot more interesting, but then again anything beats having only 7 releases like last month. ensemble presents their third title with a trap protagonist with Sakura Mau Otome no Rondo, while you can enjoy a period of popularity under your imouto’s watchful (and jealous) eyes in Hulotte’s Imouto no Okage de Motesugite Yabai.. There’s also plenty of parenting guidance available in ALcot Honey Comb’s Aka-san to Kyuuketsuki and Chuable Soft’s Wagaya no Himegami-sama.
“Having an imouto makes you more popular.” seems to be the conclusion of most games this month. Just goes to show not all ideas are theory of relativity. In some ways I am kind of glad this month is so full of the sisterphile games, with so many sooner or later the industry will try another gimmick to avoid the constant competition. Just as a candle burns out faster the hotter it is, the more of these crappy siblings we get out of the way the sooner things can go back to normal with people making decent games for more than just a “Moe” child calling the protagonist onii-chan.
The art for ad:lib‘s next title Doko no Donata no Kanjou Route looks pretty good. I especially like the lively twintailed senpai Sayaka. It comes out on January 31st. I.D.‘s next title, Love Relation, is featured in this month’s issue of Dengeki Hime.
Palette’s much-anticipated Koi ga Saku Koro Sakura Doki is planned for April 25th. There still haven’t been much info, but that’s normal considering the release date. Release dates have also been set for the following:
Kotoba no Kieta Hi – December 20th
Koisuru Kimochi no Hanakotoba – January 31st
Shin Shirogane no Soleil – January 31st
Hapymaher -Fragmentation Dream- – February 28th
Koisuru Doll to Omoi no Kiseki – February 28th
Galette’s Timepiece Ensemble has been delayed to December 20th.
Lewd imouto Seseri and younger twin Yuu finished 1-2 in the Oniichan Sharing chara poll and will get dakimakura. Ricotta has started up the Walkure Romanze More&More chara poll via Twitter. It runs until November 8th.
The complete sound track for Karumaruka＊Circle will be on shelves on December 20th for ￥2625. It contains 32 BGMs in total, plus the 2 OPs and ED.
ALICESOFT’s Toushin Toshi II is being ported to the 3DS twenty years after its initial release. It comes out on January 30th.
WAVE has a trio of 1/10 scale im@s2 figures coming out with Miki, Azusa and Takane all together with a beach parasol. You can buy all three for ￥13,600, or get each separately at ￥4200 each. They come out in March. Other new figures available for preorder include:
Griffon – 1/7 scale Super Sonico ~bikini & sofa ver.~ (Sonicomi, November, ￥9400)
Kaitendoh – 1/8 scale Drake swimsuit ver. (Eiyuu＊Senki, February, ￥7500)
Max Factory – figma Chihaya (im@s2, April, ￥4500)
Orca Toys – 1/7 scale Manaka animal costume black cat ver. (TH2, April, ￥9800)
Phat! – 1/8 scale Iori (im@s2, April, ￥7800)
Papara all night long in the Kisaragi Gold☆Star seifuku by BOO-COS.
Sango’s route in Ichiban was a lot better than the previous two since it actually introduced the drama early to give it time to develop. It really showed the closeness of the kouhai trio. I skipped Kohaku’s route in favour of playing Sensuibu!.
Now THAT was very fun! It’s been a while since I’ve played a SLG and I’m pretty much being a completionist and maxing out all skills and styles. While the battles are pretty much the same for all four routes, the focus differs depending on the route.
My only complaint is that many of the routes don’t really have much romance development. Instead, there’s lots of twists and turns as they move on towards the Wasser Gral finale. Also, Mei is a great heel; I hate her guts and made sure to destroy her slowly. Kekeke…
Now, it’s time for Cocoro@Function!. Come to me, my MIA-san… and Bell!!!!!
Are you ready for the Heart Link? PULLTOP’s Cocoro@Function! should be everyone’s top pick in this light month. Let’s hope that it will maintain the high quality from their previous award-winning game Konosora. LOSE makes everyone happy with more lolis in its sequel Monobeno -happy end-. Popular comedy Green Green gets a remake from OVERDRIVE, while Ricotta follows up the Walkure Romanze anime with its sequel, Walkure Romanze More&More. It may be a small list, but there’s some great games here.
Sad, sad month, not only are the games not just bland, but outright bad, on top of which there are so very few of them. It takes a month like this to appreciate all those months were nothing special comes out and the whole list feels generic. I know I tend to complain about how cookie cutter games are much of the time, but please bring that back before we see more months like this.
Pajamas Soft announced four separate titles in this month’s issue of TECH GIAN. They are teaming up with WHITESOFT for Renai☆Harem and SkyFish for LOVE×2Life!. Their low-price sister brand Puchi Pajamas has two games planned: Ero Doll☆ in January, and Lilium×Triangle in February. Other titles announced this week include:
Mark your calendars! D.C.III P.P. will be coming out on March 28th! I can’t wait for more Sara!
Release dates have also been set for the following:
The Noblesse of Rouge OST, featuring Shimotsuki Haruka’s OP and Rita’s ED, comes out on November 29th from GWAVE. The special edition includes a Rui tapestry.
Dakimakuras for Hyakka Ryouran Elixir‘s Marguerite and Andromeda are available for preorder until November 7th.
There’s a short story for Otome Riron to Sono Shuuhen‘s Dietlinde on Navel’s blog.
Played through Hisui and Ruri/Hotaru’s routes so far in Ichiban Ja Nakya Dame Desu ka? and they’ve been quite underwhelming. At least Ruri had some nice CGs, but the drama is almost laughable with the lack of development. The tie-ins to the game’s title seemed forced. I’ve only got Sango’s route left since I don’t plan to play Kohaku’s, but at least this one is off to a better start, introducing the drama earlier. Let’s see if this one ends up better than the rest…
Purple Software’s Hapymaher is getting a fandisk, Hapymaher Fragmentation Dream. More news forthcoming in the October issue of TECH GIAN. The next title in raiL-soft‘s Astelite series, Astelite Shissouki, will come out on December 20th. Glacé has also revealed their next title, Koishiki Manual, scheduled for spring 2014.
Praline’s Baka Moe Heart ni Ai o Komete! has been set for January 31st.
Windmill’s HHG Megami no Shuuen has been delayed to later this winter. The following titles have also been delayed:
Attention all trap lovers! Nounai Kanojo just put up a harem route patch for Josou Kaikyou.
Miiya and Morscha came out on top of the Nyancafe
cat fight chara poll. They’ll both get a wallpaper which comes out on November 1st. Other recent chara poll winners include Sekachu‘s Aira and Timepiece Ensemble‘s Saori.
Following bitter smile., GIGA is coming out with social games for Anoore and Sakahari.
Keromakura’s Himanatsu PS3/PSP title has been pushed back to November 29th.
Figures available for preorder include the following:
Arcadia – 1/7 scale Aira (Shining Blade, March, ￥11,340)
KAITENDOH – 1/8 scale Narika (Choukou Sennin Haruka, January, ￥8000)
MegaHouse – 1/7 scale Miki Beyond the Stars ver. (im@s2, January, ￥7800)
MegaHouse – 1/7 scale Umi (im@s Million Live!, January, ￥8200)
ORCA TOYS – 1/7 scale Sasara animal costume black cat ver. (TH2, April, ￥9800)
Well, I got my icharabu fix in Futaba’s route in Oniishare. Seseri’s route was also good in a totally different way. She sure loves her oniichan a lot. Maybe a little too much. Definitely an lewd imouto (淫妹) if I’ve seen one myself.
7GEAR has closed down before their debut title ALIVE even came out. It’s tough out there, folks.
Hey look, an imouto wins another NekoNekoSoft chara poll. This time, it’s Yuri coming out on top in the Kiraoto chara poll. In the side poll, MY SISTER #1 Yuki retains the crown against MY SISTER #2 Ai.
The PSP port for Nonoura is set for a December 19th release.
The Imopara2 HLN will be on shelves next week on October 11th. Imoutos everywhere!
WAVE has a pair of 1/10 scale Beach Queens figures coming out soon, starting with Daito‘s Nagi in March for ￥4200, followed by Mahoyo‘s Aoko (standard and Rurihime original ver.) in April for ￥4200 and ￥5600, respectively. Why isn’t there one for Kanasuke?
You can now preorder the dakimakura for Love2Quad‘s Ermalit, which ships in late November.
So I’m playing through Oniichan Sharing this week and I’m done the twins Chiko and Yuu. Pretty much it boils down to being an imouto nukige with some… interesting scenes. I wish there was more icharabu though.
Rosebleu’s Ichiban Ja Nakya Dame Desu ka? is waiting in the wings, then I have some October trials to play. Looks like my weekend’s booked.
Niijima Yuu has been confirmed as scenario writer for new company’s Qoobrand’s debut title, which will be illustrated by Inugami Kira (Seizon, Himanatsu), Kozakura Ryou (Natsunagi) and Asakura Hayate. key has announced a game for Angel Beats!.
Other new titles announced this week include:
Happies‘ Imouto Heaven has been set for December 20th, while the following titles have been delayed:
Did the titular heroine of Tsujidou-san no Virgin Road win its chara poll? Nope, Azusa takes the victory! She’ll get a commemorative wallpaper. The chara poll for Galette’s Imouto Sharing has started up. Who should I choose? I want to pick both Chiko and Yuu!
Nitro+’s PSV port Motto! Sonicomi has been scheduled for March 20th and there’s also an anime adaptation in the works. There will also be a new Little Busters! EX anime focusing on Sasami, Kanata and Saya. They were the new heroines added in Little Busters! Ecstasy.
Look, it’s Erona! Broccoli’s 1/8 scale figure of DRACU-RIOT!‘s Erina comes out in February for ￥9000. Other new figures available for preorder are:
ALTER – 1/8 scale Melty Christmas ver. (Shining Hearts, December, ￥11,550)
GSC – 1/8 scale Uzuki new generation ver. (im@s Cinderella Girls, April, ￥8800)
Max Factory – 1/7 scale Melty swimsuit ver. (Shining Hearts, March, ￥8800)
The dakimakura for Eiyuu＊Senki‘s Napoleon is now available for preorder.
Time for be shared by imoutos! ^o^