June 2010 Eroge Releases

June 1, 2010 at 12:01 am 28 comments

Wafu~! It’s not often that you have avalanches in June, but that’s exactly what we’ve got with major companies key, GIGA, CIRCUS, Navel, AkabeiSoft2 and Kogado Studio all releasing games this month. key’s Kud Wafter and OVERDRIVE’s DEARDROPS are among the most highly anticipated games, although ConSome!‘s pseudo-RPG story is quite intriguing. Also, there’s an imouto named Sana in Angel Ring!!

Yup definitely impossible to have an avalanche in June, which is why it is a mudslide, a pile of worthless games tumbling down the side of a mountain and into the laps of unfortunate gamers everywhere. Anyone who prefers quantity over quality may rejoice as this month is your time to shine, everyone else beware the flood of mediocre games and take the chance to work on your backlog. Though there are a few games that look pretty good I will choose to completely ignore that as there were just so many games this month and most felt as though they were not even worth the commentary.


Game site: DEARDROPS
Release date: June 18, 2010
New release date after being pushed back from April. Shouichi was known as one of the ‘nobles’ of the violin world. Having started playing the violin when he was 3, he won the national violin competition when he was in middle school and went to Germany to play in orchestras. However, due to unknown reasons, he returned to Japan, gave up playing the violin and became a freeter. One day, he starts working at a live house and meets many other amateur musicians who are living their lives their own way. Together they will have to overcome obstacles in both their personal lives and as a band. To Shouichi, the live house is a new beginning in a new place… a new world which has opened to him when he thought that his future as a musician had closed.

There’s the obvious connection to OverDrive’s previous title Kira Kira, and while the scenario writer is different, the themes should be quite similar. This is still among my top choices even with the delay and I would recommend it to anyone who wants a good story.

A story revolving around a talented individual having given up on their chosen path only to be dragged back by circumstances for some reason always resonates with me. As a result I find myself thinking this may be a game worth playing afterall, but then along comes the rock band premise to ruin my day. While surely not as bad as K-on, if the OP is anything to go by a crappy synthed / edited violin being drowned out by the abrasive jpoppy noise the rest of the cast makes is all I have to look forward to. Though I really love violins and was initially interested in the main character, what remains is by all appearances a typical young rock band growing up story.

Kourin no Machi, Lavender no Shoujo

Company: あかべぇそふとつぅ (AkabeiSoft2)
Game site: 光輪の町、ラベンダーの少女
Release date: June 24, 2010
It’s the beginning of summer in a normal town. Sousuke is your standard guy going to a normal school along with the typical cast of characters: the childhood friend living next door, the cute loli, the blonde twintail tsundere, the bespectacled discipline committee member… This couldn’t be anything but a slapstick school love comedy… until a girl with long black hair appeared. “I want to cry too…” Even though Hikaru is very strong, she is also weak at the same time. Everyone else is the same way – they are fragile when they are alone. That is why they seek bonding with others.

To be honest, there isn’t that much that stands out from the story digest, although the OP is really nice. AkabeiSoft2 is well known for good games, but the initial feedback from the demo wasn’t all that impressive. That being said, Riko is really cute and I like lavender. And I just found out it’s not spelled lavendar. But I digress.

Oh if only this game did not feel so moody… it would have been so much more appealing. In a way this reminds me of Flyable Heart if that Time, with the emphasis on a strong girl who is hiding a weak side. As Micchi has already stated the game does feel rather bland with nothing that particularly stands out beyond the normal eroge setup we all know so well. While the game may not initially leave much of an impression, I do feel it is well made and frankly demos prove nothing one way or another, it is only after a significant amount of time has been invested that a game can be fully judged unless it is so completely failure that there is no possible way to put up with it. I for one would like to give the game a chance at least as there appears to be a noteworthy investment into the story of this game.

Strangely enough I also liked this OP, I found it to be quite fitting and a pleasant divergence from the typical jpoppy Op most eroge use.

After looking at July’s releases, I think it’s better to wait for Applique’s Tasogare no Sinsemilla. I think the reason why you hear so much jpop songs is because it fits quite nicely with the moe-ge themes. Otherwise, you have OPs like Little Rabbits which doesn’t fit at all.

I cannot agree about the jpop OPs fitting, which is why I have such a problem with it, unless it is a bubbly happy game about magical girls the OPs lack the proper emotion, and instead sound like a clueless brat clumsily molesting a vocaloid.

Angel Ring

Game site: Angel Ring~エンジェル リング~
Release date: June 25, 2010
Satoru likes the 2D world and loves 2D girls. One day, he took care of a weakened pure white dove. When he woke up the next day, a beautiful girl who he didn’t know was hugging him. Not only that, but she was naked. His imouto Sana comes to wake him up:

“Hey aniki, hurry and get u- ehhhh!!?#!※‡?々♂☆♀!!?”

The game is based around two concepts: ‘love angel’ and ‘angel ring’. Love angels come from heaven to support love between people. They don’t have any special abilities except for flying. They feel a great sense of responsibility towards 2D maniacs like Satoru. If there is someone who loves someone else, but doesn’t have the courage to take the next step, the ‘angel ring’ floating around the love angel’s neck will begin to glow. It helps the love angel realize people’s feelings.

Sana. Imouto. Sana. Imouto. Sana. Imouto. Why would you obsess over eroge if you had a cute imouto who wants your attention? Come here, Sana-chan!!! Hau~ omochikaeri~! I’ll definitely be playing this and there’s an obvious similarity to last month’s Real Imouto. Tsuntsun imoutos seem to be more common nowadays…

Ah, a setup that never seems to get old… guy helps a poor helpless animal which somehow ends up leading him to encounters of the ero kind. Well nothing against it so far, but when it brings in the whole love angels and angel rings.. wow I can feel my precious brain cells are committing suicide to avoid the sheer stupidity of such a concept. Games with any sort of little girl guardian angel characters can assumed as lacking any real depth to them with lots of silly childish drama. Maybe it is just me, but this game really comes off as a magical girl who helps people with the power of love game. If for some reason your inner child happens to be a twelve year old girl then by all means this is the game for you of all this months choices. On the other hand when you lack such an inner child, well then there is nothing to see here, move along, move along.

I swear to get Micchi interested all it takes is a little sister… nothing else seems to matter at all..

That is not true! There’s also… also… um… Anyways, I think everyone has an inner child in them. It feels great playing a simplistic game where you enjoy the characters and random hijinks. You should try it sometime.

I killed my inner child with a hammer a long long time ago, so unless hes a zombie or a jesus or both.. I must say it feels great to be able to appreciate things beyond cuteness.

Soranica Ele

Company: light
Game site: Soranica Ele
Release date: June 25, 2010
Noah is a man-made island with less than 4000 people, all of them students of the sole school on the island. The students all carry seals which grow wings and give them powers for fighting, healing, destroying, etc… all to prevent the impending end of the world. There is a coliseum where it is said that whoever wins 13 straight matches there will become the ‘ark’, the one that guides the world when doomsday approaches. Tsukasa’s seal, Apocalypse, is different since it does not make wings appear. Soon, the end is nigh and everyone approaches it differently – craving for destruction, seeking love, not abandoning their everyday lives…

This game uses the malie system (AWBS, active wide balloon system) from Tapestry, which I loved a lot. Graphics are in full HD. The story seems very similar to Tapestry, since there’s this sense of inevitability and hopelessness. It’s also comparable to Asuseka or Harutoma. Still, this isn’t exactly my preference, so I’ll be passing with the overload of releases this month.

I sort of want to like this, but I just cannot bring myself to do so, the setting is forced and the blatant use of christian mythology makes it even more dull. Since it is oh so very hard to figure things out when words like apocalypse, ark, and noah are being thrown around there is just no point to this game in my opinion. The only thing that interests me is the game system itself, assuming it was modified to fit the tone of the game. Though I feel it is not like Tapestry with inevitability and hopelessness, I got the impression this story is the exact opposite, focusing instead on hope and what kind of choices would be made when a known end is approaching. Especially considering the game appears to indicate the protagonist will end up being the guide or choosing the guide for everyone and thus determining a good or bad ending depending how you look at it.

Soul Link Ultimate

Company: Navel
Game site: Soul Link ULTIMATE
Release date: June 25, 2010
During fall 2045, the Aries space station was taken over the radical terrorist group Jararacas with 6 cadets still on board. There was no place for them to escape, but they did not give up and looked for a way to reclaim Aries. As they do so, they come closer to the terrible truth behind the incident.

This is a full remake of the 2004 title with new scenarios, increasing content by 50% and CGs by over 150. Honestly, the original game (and anime) sucked, so it’s nice that it’s getting an overhaul. However, it seems like many companies are re-releasing old titles instead of making new games…

Soul Link is terrible to begin with, making a mockery of the military, terrorists, and politics. A remake of a bad thing is like an oil spill, the bad things just keep spewing out, polluting the environment for generations to come.

Tiny Dungeon -Black and White-

Company: ロゼブル (Rosebleu)
Game site: Tiny Dungeon-BLACK and WHITE-
Release date: June 25, 2010
The young heros from the demon, god, dragon and human worlds meet at the school Trinity to hone their skills. There was a world-destroying war 25 years ago caused by human greed. Now, one young man has a vision of the past human hero who tells him that the future is in his hands. Which future will he choose: Vell of the demon world, Note of the god world or Ururu of the dragon world?

Originally, Rosebleu fans were anticipating a fandisk for Stellar Theater, but the company opted to make a new game instead. However, I’m not sure exactly what the appeal of this game is. Other than the fact that the girls come from different backgrounds (even though they look the same), it looks just like a standard school eroge. And the future of the world depends on who he decides to spend passionate nights with? C’mon, that’s as believable as girls coming out of your monito… never mind.

I would guess the appeal of this game lies in your ability to side with demons and destroy the world. Or at least that is the only value I can see in the setting for this story, which mind you is quite appealing to me, I would much rather be a bad guy than some kid out to save the world. Still the premise is silly and after Stellar Theater which holds the record with me for the game I dropped the fastest, having lasted under an hour.. well I am not expecting much to say the least.

You’re always the bad guy. At least around here.

And I am proud of it, I consider myself the bastion of rationality and morality here so I thank you for the compliment.

Are you implying I’m irrational and immoral?



bitter smile.

Company: 戯画 (GIGA)
Game site: bitter smile.
Release date: June 25, 2010
Yuu returns to his hometown after being away for many years and meets the Todoroki sisters, who run a takoyaki shop named Senju. He ends up living on the 2nd floor of the shop with them. I love the title logo – it’s a clever use of the dots in the i’s. The subtitle is also pretty funny – “I cannot be obedient for the palpitation”. Nekonyan pretty much did everything in this game, from writing the story to designing and illustrating all the characters. Seems to be a decent light-hearted pure love title. Might be worth checking out.

Bitter Smile appears to be a surprisingly well made game, with nothing standing out as too absurd.. at least in the context of an eroge. The style of artwork and the setting gives a more down to earth and slice of life impression initially, further complimenting the design of the game. Although Yuu returning to his hometown after ten years only to end up in such a convenient situation is a bit farfetched it is not enough to detract from the other merits of the game. As such I am interested in giving this game a shot when it is released come late June.

Ama Ane

Company: PeasSoft
Game site: あまあね
Release date: June 25, 2010
Daisuke attends Touka Gakuen in Miou-jima, a small town which is an 1-hour ferry ride from Tokyo. He is great at housework and studying, but because of his scary looks, people mistakingly think he is the worst deliquent. He works as the caretaker of the Yashima-sou school dorms where his two older sisters Otome and Megumi live. They know he is an earnest and kind person. One day, he receives notice from the school that Yashima-sou will be torn down.

Coupled with Kiss x sis, I’ve now realized that it doesn’t matter if they’re older or younger, sisters are adorable if they’re amaenbou or energetic! I want an oneechan like Yuzuki or Megumi! PeasSoft’s stories are usually not that deep though, and their foreheads are HUGE. Also, what’s with the random band shot in the OP? We already have two such games this month.

While I do prefer older to younger sisters Ama Ane feels a bit like it misses the point of such characters, which would I suppose be the reason Micchi seems to like them so much. Besides the obvious rip off of the protagonist from Tora Dora, perhaps trying to cash in on that series popularity without being too obvious about it, most of the story centers around a typical plotline.  No matter how much I may like a premise, when it does not feel properly realized I can only sigh at the lost potential and move on. This is one of those games that I do not expect much from at all, though if I happen to hear good things I may take at look at it.

On a side note I assume the band shot is most likely some form of fund raising for the dorm and not a focal point for the rest of the story.

RPG Gakuen

Company: CIRCUS
Game site: あるぴじ学園
Release date: June 25, 2010
A school founded by a legendary hero 1000 years ago is now on the verge of bankrupcy. Ikumi wonders why the school entrance exam is exploring a dungeon. He didn’t do well at all, but somehow he passed! Something must be wrong since there’s only girls around. It seems that the school will now focus on adventures in love… Ikumi’s hectic hero life has begun!

So basically his schooling is exploring dungeons. Of course, that means there’ll be monsters. But in this game, all the monsters are cute girls, otherwise known as ‘moemon’. Let’s defeat the over 30 moemon types, collect ecchi victory pictures and become a moemon master! CIRCUS… wtf are you doing? This game makes no sense with half ADV and half RPG (and we all know how well CIRCUS fares in these). Please just go make D.C.III for me!

Oh yes a hero from legends decided when he was done his heroic exploits it would be a good idea to found a school because as we all know this is what heros do. Of course it goes without saying that such a school would have a curriculum based on dungeon crawling with mostly females for the enjoyment of the few males in attendance. A game that proves chivalry really is dead when the purpose is solely to go around beating the daylights out of cute girls, with the added benefit of giving you a goal! Gotta beat em all! Perverted Pokemon fans rejoice, if you ever wanted a more erotic way to gather your pitiful slaves, Circus has heard your prayers. A game that would no doubt win favor in the southern US as a lazy and better looking alternative to beating your wife.

Strangely I find myself agreeing with Micchi on all but the D.C.III comment, Circus proves yet again they cannot do anything besides DC right. I suppose that it does help explain all the DC remakes over the years, when you can only do one thing right there is little choice but to keep at it. Though they could at least have some decency and follow Square’s example and make new games each time.. then instead of twenty D.C.II games and fans pining for D.C.III, when they could be waiting on D.C.XXX…

Oh god, the play movie is now up… and I have absolutely no idea wtf is going on...

Even wish granting sakura trees make more sense than this…

Okitsune-sama no Koisuru Omajinai

Company: chorus
Game site: おキツネ様の恋するおまじない
Release date: June 25, 2010
This is the debut game from chorus, sister company of ensemble. Yasuto confessed his love to the school idol Kyouka, but not having talked to her at all before, not surprisingly she said no. Broken-hearted, he went to the shrine where he had prayed constantly before the confession and cursed the god, calling them a liar. A darkness surrounds him and a large white fox appears. He apologizes profusely, but she sends tons of snakes after him as retribution. Evading the snakes by climbing a nearby tree, he thought he was safe until he heard a creaking noise. Then, suddenly the tree fell on the shrine, which was demolished. Fleeing to his house, he was surprised to find a miko with beautiful pale hair in front of him, angry that he had destroyed her shrine.

And the moral of the story is: don’t piss off the gods. Regardless, they’ll still help you get hooked up with girls just because they pity you. A brand new scenario writer with a standard uninteresting plot. I think Zen would agree with me that it’s better to break out on the scene with something more memorable. I bet you 5 yen that he’ll get Kyouka in the end.

Japanese gods sure do help out a lot more than the christian god, makes you wonder why more people don’t convert to Shinto in the west. The setup of the story is similar to many many games so not too sure why Micchi finds the plot uninteresting, it is no different from lets say Tenshin Ranman, with a random goddess being thrown into the story at the start. There are any number of games with the same basic plot setup to bring about a relation with a goddess so while it surely fails to stand out for originality in the setting, it also can’t be any worse off than other similar games many of which turned out to be quite good. I suppose Micchi just does not find the imouto character appealing in this game. Still as far as the game itself I am reserving my judgement till I see the writing, as in the honestly unlikely event it is written well it could turn out to be quite interesting. Other than the rather silly series of consequences to setup the plot, there is nothing that stands out as especially bad, though Micchi is right that I agree a first game really does need to stand out more in order to be truly successful. I will probably give this game a chance to check on the writing style and whether or not the game will be worth the time.

I bet 10 yen he will not get Kyouka if I don’t choose her route, especially since I would go for the fox most likely.

Can☆Fes! ~Itazura Majo to Naisho no Gakuensai~

Company: ぱんぷきんソフト (Pumpkin Soft)
Game site: きゃん☆フェス!~いたずら魔女とナイショの学園祭~
Release date: June 25, 2010
This is the first game by Pumpkin Soft. When the protagonist was small, he took care of a lost witch who would not show her anger even if she was teased. She didn”t talk much, but occasionally said “If I get my powers back…” One day she disappeared. Ten years later, the witch Prim comes back and declares that he will now be her servant! As Hemi would put it, mahou shoujo fuckans! Yeah, that’s about it.

Sigh when will the magical girl genre die.. I’ll convert to whichever religion makes my dreams come true.

Go with Shinto.

Hopefully there is one out of eight million gods to listen to my prayers… I suppose the odds are a lot better than with monotheistic religions at least..

ConSome! ~combination somebody~

Company: Silver Bullet
Game site: こんそめ!~combination somebody~
Release date: June 25, 2010
Kyoutarou entered Senshu Gakuen, the mother school of his aunt Kohaku, who recently passed away. Since he looked up to her for helping others with their problems, he began helping out his classmates with chores so that he can be more like her. One day he rescued a girl from some thugs, but she ran off with his bag instead. He thought she was just a con artist, but she shows up at his front door several days later and introduces herself as his imouto Suie. It was probably a lie, but she had one of his few business cards, so he let her stay for now. Then he starts up a general store Consome, and his ‘friends’ come and help him out.

What’s most interesting about this game is that it’s an ADV with an old school RPG feel. I love the OP a lot; it’s very playful and innovative! Personally, I like Inugahora An’s artwork a lot. It makes Suie look very cute, even though her clothes are a bit excessive. I want her in my party though!

Sigh, more boring goody two shoes characters, I absolutely loathe that type of protagonist, you would think considering the games are 18+ that they would grow out of the childish good guy mentality and focus on more anti-hero types in stories. I don’t mean I want a protagonist to go around raping girls or something, but it would be nice if they felt more real instead of stupidly nice. Setup is duller than a bent spoon, characters are uninteresting, and yet somehow I just know people will be looking forward to this game as it does its best to generate visual appeal everywhere you look. Huge pass for me as this game disgusts me more than a herd of clingy imoutos.

I cannot help but notice how much Micchi’s summary focuses on the hobomoto.

It’s essential to the plot! Oh, and someone comes to kill her but they made her join the party.

Che, she has no one to care about her, should have left her to die. Just think of it as euthanasia.

School Mate 2

Game site: すくぅ~るメイト2
Release date: June 25, 2010
Among the seven school mysteries are the three cursed sisters. The protagonist and Yukariko were possessed by them after an incident and in order to remove the curse, they have to fulfill their wishes. And we all know what that means…!!! I honestly don’t see the difference between ILLUSION’s games. They all use the same engine with slightly different settings, characters and ‘stories’.

I honestly don’t see why I am writing anything here, someone who plays Illusion games enlighten me, do you even care what the story is about? It’s all visual anyway so just look at it…


Company: TOPCAT
Game site: ななプリ。
Release date: June 25, 2010 Delayed to July 30, 2010
Enor lives by himself in a corner of the Gullfoss continent. One day, he came upon a fallen girl by a nearby riverside and took her home to take care of her. Her name is Katarina and she is actually the seventh princess Edelweiss’ personal knight. They were pursued by attackers and now the princess is missing, so Katarina asks Enor to pretend to be the princess. So, he dresses up as a girl and goes on a journey together with her. The king must’ve been busy with more than just governing his empire if he has (at least) 7 daughters. Another crossdressing protagonist, although it’s not often you see one in such a setting. Not a huge fan of the character designs, although TOPCAT draws nice backgrounds.

NanaPri is the face-palming game of the month for me. On one hand we have a game which contains very pretty artwork, then on the other hand there is everything else.. I found myself hating the protagonist instantly when my unfortunate eyes humbly gazed upon the magnificence of his metrosexuality. I am torn on whether I should refer to him as a tranny or just shota. Sadly the story feels just as repulsive as the protagonist though at the very least Enor is not as visible… What really angers me is how I feel compelled to stand on the tracks and await the oncoming train wreck that is NanaPri. I suppose it may be due to a lack of interesting eroge that are not love comedy lately, but either way I sadly will be sacrificing myself in order to give this game a chance. At the very least the artwork should keep my eyes from bleeding.. now if I could just say the same about rest..

This sounds similar to the time you tried out Bokuraku

Yeah this reminds me of Bokuraku or Heliotrope. Doesn’t help that I am a pessimist.

Favorite Sweet!

Company: Lost Script
Game site: ふぇいばりっと Sweet!
Release date: June 25, 2010 Delayed to August 27, 2010
The protagonist’s relatives are leaving overseas and plan to close up the cafe they work at. He decides to try to be the new owner himself. But the patissiere who works there is a tsuntsun girl who had dumped him at school. She tells him that if he doesn’t do a good job and sell all the sweets that she makes, then she will quit. He’s now not sure if this will go as smoothly as he thought it would. The badly designed trailer makes this look like a cheap ripoff of a low-price eroge. Definite pass.

This is one of those games that make me feel insulted for having to waste the time necessary to write up a commentary on it. In fact the more I look at it the more I cannot find anything of value in this game whatsoever, if anyone else can find something of note please do mention it.

Kud Wafter

Company: Key
Game site: クドわふたー
Release date: June 25, 2010
This is the Little Busters fandisk for Noumi Kudryavka. Summer vacation has begun and the Little Busters all head home, except for Kud and Riki. There’s a flood at the boys’ dorm, leaving Riki with no place to stay. Kud asks him if he would be her roommate and he agrees. Thus begins their secret time living together.

Wafu~!! key makes dangerous loli games! Kud is just so cute and adding Shiina-chan makes the game even more enticing. The OP is absolutely adorable! My only reservation is that key never does H scenes well, but I don’t mind that much since the focus should be on the story. Play this game if you like Kud! Wafu~!! Oh, and also the trial for Rewrite will be packaged with this game.

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Dual M -Sora no Kioku-

Company: アーベルソフトウェア (Abel Software)
Game site: デュアル・エム ―空の記憶―
Release date: June 25, 2010
Mika and Loki run a VA detective agency at Chesterland School, the Japanese branch of a British school for foreigners. Of course since they’re amateurs, they don’t get many cases. However, Mika is a psychometrist, able to understand the past of someone or something just by touching them. It comes at a price though. If used on a human, the target will lose all their memories related to him. Due to a past incident, his mother has lost all memories of him and so he now always wears a glove on his hand. One day, Loki read about a story about the murder of the owner of the club Couples Apples in the newspaper and wanted Mika to try to solve the case, but he is hesitant since he doesn’t want to use his power. Then, he was approached by two girls who say they are being threatened and want him to stop the culprit.

What’s with the girly name? I’m intrigued by Mika’s powers and how the side effect will come into play. I don’t have much faith in Abel Software though in producing a good story even though they have experience in the action/mystery genre. Note that Kaoru, the protagonist from Mystreet, also appears in this game.

Well as long as his power is not the ability to crossdress convincingly I am fine with the girlish name. So a basic murder mystery with a fairly popular ability for the genre to speed things along in making the protagonist special. The memories being erased concept is a bit interesting as it opens up a few intriguing possible scenarios for the story, though I am not much of a fan of the murder mystery genre in general. Still I am a bit interested in how this game plays out.. though writing would need to be spectacular to realize the potential.. oh well time will tell I suppose.

Bokura wa Piacere

Company: ad:lib
Game site: ボクラはピアチェーレ
Release date: June 25, 2010
This is the debut title from ad:lib. Masamichi was raised by his father who is a shrine priest. On the night of the day he began attending Souei private school, someone snuck into the shrine grounds. He thought that it was a thief, but it was actually Sakura, a girl who he had seen singing earlier in the day for the light music club. Her dad had left the family entrenched in debt, so she ended up homeless and came to the shrine to find a place to sleep. Having heard her troubles, Masamichi allows her to live with him.

Azunyan, is that you? I see that you have learned how to play the keyboard too now! Grats! Blatant K-ON! comments aside, the OP is nicely animated, but I think DEARDROPS has greater potential than this. This seems more like band slice of life with H. Houkago H Time.

K-On the eroge. Well now that the summary is covered, I can say I abhor K-On, that show was stupid and the fanbase is just as bad. As such I hope ad:lib goes bankrupt and they all get cancer.

You really hate K-ON!, don’t you?

K-On is the crystalization of everything that is wrong with anime today, it is based on a cheap moe appeal and marketing more than a work of quality.

But it has cake!!

The cake is a lie.


Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi

Company: フォン (feng)
Game site: 星空へ架かる橋
Release date: June 25, 2010 Delayed to July 30, 2010
New release date after being pushed back from May. Kazuma moved to Yamabiko-chou due to his younger brother Ayumu’s health and ended up staying at the Yorozuyo inn, owned by his father’s friend. On his first day at school, he got lost and asked for directions from a fellow student, Ui. She led him on an offbeat path and he accidentally fell and kissed her. Coincidentally, this was all seen by Ui’s friend, Ibuki, who thought he was a bad guy and declared him to be an enemy. Let’s see if it actually comes out this month since there’s still no master up notice. This is the last of feng’s season series (Aozora no Mieru Oka, Akaneiro ni Somaru Saka). Can’t wait to hear the binaural.

So protagonist transfers, but wait here lies the unique abnormality for this game, YOUNGER BROTHER! For once the powers that be decided not to make it a younger sister, thus surrounding the protagonist with all females other than the complementary perverted friend. So since there are no clingy little pests to deal with everything is looking good so far, oh wait.. accidentally kisses a girl from a seemingly innocent chain of events.. boooring I take it back this game sucks. Maybe if you happen to want something to read in a sort of lazy manner while not really caring about the plot or characters this may have a bit of appeal… otherwise ignore with extreme prejudice. Perhaps the only redeeming feature I could imagine would be a little brother route that is extremely easy to activate just so I could laugh at imagining peoples faces when they see it.

Having had several months to think about it, I realized Akane iro did not look especially good in summary form either yet I did like that game,  so I suppose I will give this a chance.

Ten no Hikari wa Koi no Hoshi

Company: ETERNAL
Game site: 天の光は恋の星
Release date: June 25, 2010
Mitsuhiko attends Seiyou Gakuen and one night, his childhood friend Rio was going to confess to him when there was a loud noise. He sees his classmate Koiboshi on the rooftop with a blank look on her face. Not listening to their calls, she falls from the roof. He runs to catch her, but her body is surrounded by a mysterious light and he falls unconscious. When he wakes up and found himself and the school in a very deep hole. He gathers the remaining students and teachers and begins to find a way out of this hole.

Coming from RPG specialist ETERNAL, this seems to be a fun game to pick up. I have an affinity for old school dungeon crawlers (FDC in Manaiku) and this feels the same, but with cuter graphics and a slightly revamped system. Definitely the RPG choice for this month.

Meh, RPG.

Shirogane no Cal to Aozora no Jouou

Company: 工画堂スタジオ (Kogado Studio)
Game site: 白銀のカルと蒼空の女王
Release date: June 25, 2010
Following a final war with the dragon race thousands of years ago, the remnants of prehistoric technology called Pashiate is left. Lately, this technology has been used to create E-technology, the basis of wealth in the Fulcrum empire. However, there are people who wish to use Pashiate for ill purposes. Cal Ruslan is a student at the Imperial Junior Academy, and also a government agent known as a ‘Library’ who protects the Pashiate technology. She operates the giant heavy robot Alper, which is the only thing that can defeat the ghosts of the past.

This all-ages game is the next installment of the ‘Aoi Series’ by Kuma-san Team. This time it is an ADV focusing on the story instead of building towns and exploring dungeons. However, there will also be exploration and card battle mini game parts. Kogado Studio is one of the better all-ages visual novel companies, most well known for Symphonic Rain. I’m sure this will also be well done.

Just kill me now, when will the terrible games this month end… I must have some really bad karma for a punishment game this bad to be thrust upon me this month. I cringe at how stupid this is, at least as an all ages game it has an excuse in appealing towards a much younger demographic.

You seem pretty grumpy today. I think this game will be decent, even if it’s a little bit on the kiddy side.

Of course I’m grumpy today, too many games that are either mediocre or just bad siphons all the fun out of writing commentary. Plus the game just looks so bad and poorly thought out I find it very difficult to find anything of interest to mention besides the supreme silliness of the concept.

Tomodachi Ijou Koibito Miman ~HD Plus Edition~

Company: StudioMebius
Game site: 友達以上恋人未満~HD Plus Edition~
Release date: June 25, 2010
Shohei took a trip to Ryuujin-mura to heal his broken heart. He visited a historic shrine and freed a spirit who was sealed in a pot. She was Kukuri, a spirit who brought love to lonely people. The shrine’s miko Meiko makes him take responsibility for releasing Kukuri and the town is locked down, so he couldn’t return home. Will he be able to settle Kukuri’s disturbance and be freed from Meiko and return home? Another remake in HD (original in 2004) with new stories and a new leek-twirling heroine, along with upgrades to the backgrounds and system. What’s with all the love spirits this month?

Remake.. uhh well since Micchi covered everything important I am going to assume all is well and people who want to play it already know enough and are kind souls who wish to save my fingers and blood pressure by allowing me to safely ignore this game, thank you.


Company: コンチェルト (Concerto)
Game site: 朧小町
Release date: June 25, 2010 Delayed to October 29, 2010
Blessed with good quality trees, the village of Oboro had prospered in the forest industry in the Heian era. It has been passed down for generations that the girls from this area are very beautiful. This is because they are descendants of Oboro-hime, a woman of unsurpassed beauty who lived in this fog-covered area. Now, the town is renamed Tsumagoi-shi, but the story of the Oboro maidens still continues. Considering that both storywriters have only written nukige, I have zero faith in any resemblance of a story in this game. Pass.

Tsumagoi-shi tis a silly place, lets not go there.


Company: ROOT
Game site: PARA-SOL
Release date: June 30, 2010 Delayed to July 23, 2010
New release date after being pushed back from April. In the future where cyborgs and androids are near reality, strange rumors about dragons and werewolves started to spread. A girl wrote an e-mail to someone: “Save Our Ship”. This place is the world-famous research school city Tsukuba, a mix of skyscrapers and farms. On the outskirts of the city lived two sisters whose parents had passed away. One stormy night, a man knocked on the door. Who is he? Why does he carry an umbrella no matter the weather? Can they become like a true family? The girl received a reply: “wilco”. I still don’t get this game or the OP.

Yeah making little sense is usually a surefire way to interest me if not anyone else onlyin this case I am more inclined to be extremely wary. To be honest the story does not appeal to me at all, the concepts in use feel too scattered to be of any real interest. Nothing stands by itself as a reason to play the game especially since to properly weave everything together will require a skillful writer to say the least. Not to mention the girl that looks like a scruffy hobo in headphones is not the least bit appealing in any way shape or form and yet dares to appear as a major entity in the plot. Until I know more this is one game I can only see as not being worth the time or money.In my not so humble opinion the OP was garbage that made me all the more likely to avoid this game. Not to mention the art looked a bit shoujo at times…

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru Futari no Elder

Company: キャラメルBOX (Caramel BOX)
Game site: 処女はお姉さまに恋してる 2人のエルダー
Release date: June 30, 2010
Occuring some years after the original game, this follows a new crossdressing boy and the lady-like girls who surround him at Seio Girl’s Academy. Chihaya is a boy with beautiful silver hair who was teased in class due to his looks and ends up transferring into a girl’s school run by his relatives. There he meets a girl named Kaoruko who tells him to be totally honest no matter what happens. They soon become close friends and are both nominated to become the next Elder!

Otoboku was among the first games that I played, so I’m glad that there’s a sequel. Yukari and Kana were adorable in the original and I hope that Kiyora and Fumi will fulfill similar roles. The art is pretty and since the staff is the same, this should be one of the higher quality releases this month. I hope there are cameos.

Never played the original though seems like it might be a decent game, so I guess it might be worth a shot. That said yet more crossdressing, though does look well done for a tranny game.

Micchi’s Top 5 for This Month

  1. Angel Ring
  2. ConSome! ~combination somebody~
  4. Ten no Hikari wa Koi no Hoshi
  5. Kud Wafter

Zen’s Top 3 *Ahem* 6 for This Month

  1. Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru Futari no Elder
  2. NanaPri.
  3. Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
  4. Okitsune-sama no Koisuru Omajinai
  5. bitter smile.
  6. Ama Ane

This month was so boring I don’t even care that Micchi picked five games to not play, in fact I shall do the same and even go one better! It is not fair Micchi onii chan always gets to choose five, I feel left out. Anyway I am just glad its over and I can go read Mayuri.

… and we still managed to not have any overlapping games.

Funny how that works out, I thought the same thing.

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  • 1. Kresnik  |  June 1, 2010 at 12:41 am

    1. bitter smile (Please don’t let this turn into a disappointment like SakaHaari).
    2. Hoshizora e no Kakaru Hashi (Aozora no Mieru Oka is only half decent, Akasaka is very good except for one route, and due to the lack of information, I still unable to determine the worth of this one. Maybe I’ll just have to find it out myself).
    3. Ten no Hikari ha Koi no Hoshi (I always take everything ETERNAL throws to me, and I never regret it except for the nightmarish dungeon, yet I never learn from my experience).

    There are some other titles I’m interested in, but in order to keep my sanity in check, I’d rather hold back my consumption.

  • 2. m3rryweather  |  June 1, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Yay! Games involving ‘close but not identical tribes’ and SAAAANNNAAA! And I think a bunch of religious extremists burned down someone’s house, burned his dog, and insulted his mother. 0_o

    Interestingly enough, I too despise K-ON!

  • 3. aquaspirit39  |  June 1, 2010 at 1:08 am

    thx again for the review especially to zen who is in a very bad mood
    My June ranking
    1.)Bitter Smile – has been waiting for this since 2 months ago
    2.)Soranica Ele – made by light, and I havent been disappointed once by this company
    3.) 光輪の町、ラベンダーの少女 – coz it is made by akabee
    4.)NanaPri. – I come to love crossdress after rui wa tomo, any good crossdress is welcomed
    5.)デュアル・エム ―空の記憶― – non school story is always welcome

  • 4. Guy1  |  June 1, 2010 at 1:18 am

    Why does it seem that Micchi’s comments on Lavender Girl do not fit what I saw in the trial?

    1. Lavender Girl
    2. Ama Ane
    3. Tiny Dungeon

  • 5. SnooSnoo  |  June 1, 2010 at 3:43 am

    Sometimes I can’t tell if you two get along or not.

  • 6. Amoirsp  |  June 1, 2010 at 4:34 am

    1. Ama Ane. I webclapped too often over anticipating this. I’m also aware PeaSoft premises aren’t necessarily the greatest, though I did like the character design and how easy it was to read the trial. Makoto behaves like a straight Jun, though I doubt that’s possible. I’ll play an eroge to see two men talk. It’s great. Huge difference between side character trap and crossdressing protagonist, as the latter is usually based on premise. Though the trial already explains the reason behind it and I doubt there’s a route. Miru being the CV is fine but then there’s not much voice variation.

    Maybe I’ll look at Angel Ring’s Tsubasa character in the trial. I do find it amusing that there’s *another* imouto named Sana.
    I feel like the 6th Feng game is missing a Fujimiya character. Granted, I enjoyed Aozora and Akane iro, and binaural should be interesting. However, I did expect this in November so by now I’m not really expecting anything.

    There hasn’t been any art issues whatsoever in eroge releases, though as you say, content interest (creativity?) does seem a little lacking.

    I must say Zen, you typing exactly 100 No’s in regards to Kud Wafter was much amusing. I wonder if that was intentional or not.

    I enjoyed the post. I’m glad I saw it before I went to sleep.

  • 7. seele00  |  June 1, 2010 at 7:48 am

    1) Kourin no Machi, Lavender no Shoujo (Obligatory Akabee)
    2) PARA-SOL (Vague plot. Me like)
    3) Angel Ring (Imouto power FTW)
    4) ConSome (Looks interesting enough)

    Even I was a bit weirded out by Circus’ move. They’re better off with D.C.
    On Key’s side, I wasn’t exactly hyped by Kud Wafter. Still pretty much waiting for Rewrite (no matter how long).

  • 8. Chrouya  |  June 1, 2010 at 11:35 am

    I am rather hyped by Kudo Wafter, so that’s one thing I’ll play when it releases. And I guess I have to get Real Imouto(Don’t tell me you’ll already say “old!” for not having played this yet!?) and Angel Ring(when it’s out) when I got the time then. xD

  • 9. Algester  |  June 1, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    my wish list
    kourin no machi

    angel ring and ama ane are quite debatable as of the moment but the top 3 is there for me to choose hehehe otoboku2 hehehehe

  • 10. Eab1990  |  June 1, 2010 at 8:15 pm


    But wow, there really are a lot of June games. Lucky for me, since my birthday is also this month.

    Hmm… HoshiKake is by Feng? Now I’m interested.

    Really hard to judge for the rest due to the sheer quantity (I guess I can somewhat sympathize with Zen here, even though you really ARE quite grumpy this month), so I guess I’ll wait until then.

  • 11. Wrathkal  |  June 2, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    ‘I swear to get Micchi interested all it takes is a little sister…’

    Currently came back late after my new job, so while I’ve read the post, I’ll be returning at a later time to provide a better impression.

    I agree with Zen a bit, there’s so much you can twist ‘story-starting events’. Girl shows up claiming to be your sister? Delay it a bit by having her grab your bag!
    … It’s still the same, of course.

  • 12. Kitty  |  June 2, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    My top 3 are:
    1.Consome (Yukari Ayoama voiceing Suie is just too cute!! Hau~~ Omochikaeri~~)
    2.DEARDROPS (It has a nice story!)
    3.Ama ane (Yukari persuades me into any eroge,trust me. xDDD)

    • 13. Kresnik  |  June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm

      Aoyama Yukari’s voice sounds the best when she didn’t try too hard to sound tsun or cute..

      • 14. aquaspirit39  |  June 3, 2010 at 11:18 am

        I think Yukari tsun is ok, in fact I love tsun char voiced by her, but I need to agree on the cute one, some time her voice can pitch really high when she try a cute character

      • 15. Kitty  |  June 3, 2010 at 9:43 pm

        I have to agree. I think when she voiced Rika Manabefrom Makai Tenshi Jibril,it sounded perfect,yet when she did Otome of Tsuyokiss,I didn’t really like it too much. Yukari did really good at Aya from Se.Kirara.

        • 16. Demitron  |  June 16, 2010 at 9:45 pm

          I agree. When Yukarin voiced Rika from Lass’ 3days, i came a thousand of buckets.

  • 17. Zen  |  June 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    @aquaspirit39 : Well it is not so much a bad mood as two posts in rapid succession, combined with none of the games feeling like there was much good to say about them. Pretty standard fare, with about the only thing to say is it might be good.. but there are still indications it may end up terrible. It got so boring to feel the same for just about every game this month that it felt as though I could have just made one commentary and copy pasted it right down the list.

    @SnooSnoo : I would say we get along rather well, the commentary is all in good fun. We definitely have very different tastes but it is not that big of a deal outside (Well mostly me) teasing each other.

    @Amoirsp : I agree about the lack of creativity, it really makes writing commentary painfully bland. After a summary if it is the same thing all you can speculate on is really if it will be good or bad, and even if you play a demo it doesn’t guarantee one way or the other. When they all feel rather cookie cutter, the only real merits or demerits the games can stand on are too intangable to make an educated guess at before actually playing the game.

    I am just as amused that someone noticed, the exactly one hundred “No” were half intentional and half coincidence. I was typing “No” when I decided to see how many I had and it came out to around 94 so I added the last six and called it a day.

    @seele00 : I bet there will be plenty of people buying Kud Wafter just for the rewrite demo. Personally though I have little to no interest in Rewrite anymore. From what I have seen the Higurashi writer managed to screw up yet another game / story.

    @Wrathkal : I realize it is pretty difficult to think of a good way to start a story, but I would like to see some effort at least. There is a feeling that writers just don’t care anymore, so use standard formulas to avoid having to work out a more interesting first encounter. Even something that feels really forced into the story like the start of KoiSora is much better done and more entertaining than the same old begining, where we can see every joke or even their dialogue coming way before it happens.

  • 18. Amoirsp  |  June 2, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Honestly I did notice writing the commentary does appear more challenging. Recent games feel like they utilize strong specs (art, game size, graphics) to outweigh possible liabilities (lack of story perhaps).

    I’m still on the lookout for something that conveys an “earned scenario” which is like, a premise where the protag really undergoes to solve a scenario (instead of like, “given” stuff and then do random things.) Doing random things is fine but some scenarios get really convenient without much backstory.

    You’re right though, it does make it hard to tell what works and what doesn’t. Some of these games are really good at attracting attention. It’s like, if it’s a new company, they have to use what already works. If it’s a sister company, it’ll do what already works. Therefore, every game looks cookie cutter I suppose.

    Well I’ll just stick with Ama Ane and see how that turns out.

  • 19. Micchi  |  June 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    @Kresnik: Knowing bitter smile is from GIGA, I’d expect it to be good, but honestly the plot doesn’t sound that interesting. I’d like to hear your review of Tenkoi.

    @m3rryweather: I don’t hate K-ON. I just don’t think it deserves all the hype. Azunyan is cute, but the music and story don’t stand out much from other less hyped series.

    @aquaspirit39: You’re very welcome. I heard great things about Ruitomo. The FD is coming up. Do you think that the fact that there’s crossdressing made the game any better?

    @Guy1: I don’t have time to play all the demos, so I’m sorry if there’s any discrepancies.

    @SnooSnoo: We get along as well as cats and dogs do. He’s probably sick of me flooding him daily with imoutos, jpop OPs and K-ON anything.

    @Amoirsp: You know, I never bothered to count. There’s usually not much to nitpick about the art, except for personal preferences, unless it’s a start up company that has a doujin background. It seems companies are investing more time writing summaries, but as you noticed, it’s hard to really know how it works out until you play it.

    @seele00: I don’t know what they’re doing, but they recently updated their site (Zen says it looks cluttered). They’re also making an all-ages game uni, which seems to use the D.C. uniforms.

    @Chrouya: Old! Heh, I’m still playing it slowly since busy with other stuff. It’s pretty enjoyable, but you’d need to like imoutos to play this.

    @Algester: Out of those 3, I think Otoboku2 has the best storyline.

    @Eab1990: I’ll try to get him to cheer up next month. (Will be hard since there’s 24 scheduled so far)

    @Wrathkal: Companies should be asking themselves why delay it? They should speed it up by having him grab her and taking her home. Great idea or best idea?

    @Kitty: It’s great you have a seiyuu that you like a lot. I always enjoy characters voiced by Agumi Oto and Samoto Fuuri.

  • 20. Kitty  |  June 5, 2010 at 7:57 pm


    Agumi Oto has such a sweet voice too!! I also like Minami Hokuto,Maki Izumi and Nana Nogami. Who has Samato Fuuri voiced? I don’t believe I know of her(?).

    • 21. Amoirsp  |  June 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm


      The easiest example I can think of Samoto Fuuri’s voice is Watarase Jun. I’m sure there are other familiar examples.

      • 22. Micchi  |  June 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm

        Other examples are: Aoi (Tenshin), Asuho (Hoshimemo), Estel (Yoake), Sumomo (Nanatsuiro), Takako (Otoboku).

        • 23. Kitty  |  June 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

          Oh,okay! Gratin is seriously insane. No word can describe it! xDD

  • 24. aquaspirit39  |  June 7, 2010 at 12:30 am

    @Micchi: Ruitomo is a real good game even without the cross dress, in order to tell you how great I think it was: I usually when playing a eroge, I dont usually complete the whole game, I only goes for girl that interest me, usually it is one girl only, sometimes two, but ruitomo is so good that I complete the whole game. Although I say it is good, but it is more of zen type than Micchi I think, zen should give it a try.

    Now back to question about cross dress, I like cross dress because of ‘secret’, is it cool to have secret and it is always nice to guess how the secret gonna be revealed and what is the reaction from the person around

    • 25. Amoirsp  |  June 11, 2010 at 1:08 am

      That sums up my opinion on the premise of a crossdressing circumstance. Interestingly enough, there’s surprisingly a variety on the discovery, even though ultimately it’s the same idea.

      Ruitomo is considered good, and it’s also more intensive on dialogue/context difficulty.

  • 26. molnet  |  June 11, 2010 at 6:37 am

    On one hand there is the sheer amount of games; they can’t all be bad.. right? … On the other hand… just about none of them seems particularly interesting… So. I guess I’ll wait, and see what I feel like, once they are out. Hopefully at least one of them will get stuck in the sticky web I use for finding games to play. Also, there havn’t been any games with a relatively non-ecchi harem ending for quite some time, isn’t it time for one soon?

  • 27. fishsandwich  |  June 27, 2010 at 12:47 am

    So I was wandering about the internet and I just happened to land upon this page while looking for one of the games on this list. I sort of binge on eroges every now and then. This month was one of those such times. I just have to say that reading your reviews/comments was actually more entertaining that playing many of the games listed above.

    Thanks for the informational and amusing opinions.

  • 28. weeaboo  |  June 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    “Japanese gods sure do help out a lot more than the christian god”




    from how you make me laugh all the time! you’re my hero man


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