The upcoming week is “Golden Week” in Japan, which is a series of public holidays. Due to this reason, there probably won’t be as much news and updates on company sites until after the 5th. Speaking of the 5th, that’s also when Dream Party happens in Tokyo. Most companies will be attending this event and bringing along goodies, including a delicious Gumi-chan dakimakura from ToyPla (for the cheap price of 10,000 yen).
Getchu announced the winners of the 2008 bishoujo game user rankings. This year it’s split into “Side White” and “Side Black”, depending on the plot and CGs. August’s Fortune Arterial took home the most awards (overall, scenario, system, graphics, vocals, bgm, naming). minori’s beautiful OPs tops the movie category with ef -the latter tale. Top two characters are Usami Haru (G-senjou no Maou) and Takamori Haruka (Beat Blades Haruka). Top two voices are Tokido Saya (Little Busters! Ecstasy) and Takamori Haruka. Beats Blades Haruka topped most of the “Side Black” categories.
I’m sure everyone is aware already, but key announced a new project Angel Beats!. Not sure if it’s a game yet, but Maeda Jun is writing the scenario while Na-Ga is doing the art. I can’t help but think of Haruhi looking at the site.
Following the success of Hoshizora no Memoria, feng is releasing a game that sounds very similar from the name alone, Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi. There’s not even a site up for it at the moment, as the only news about it has been from Dengeki Hime.
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