October 2016 Eroge Releases

October 29, 2016 at 9:15 pm 12 comments

There’s a lot more games this month, but many are of arguably lower quality. The ones which stand out would be RASK’s Re:LieF ~Shin’Ai Naru Anata e~ and COSMIC CUTE’s Sora no Tsukurikata -under the same sky, over the rainbow-. There’s also the free light visual novels Tsukikage no Simulacre and Hi no Nai Tokoro ni Kemuri wa Tatanai, from Applique and Akatsuki Works, respectively.

What a painful month. The only thing more painful than a lot of boring titles is having to write about them as fast as humanly possible. Honestly I can’t think of anything I actually want to play this month, at best I may glance at a few out of sheer boredom. At least I can finish some of the games I’m in the middle of I suppose.


Tsukikage no Simulacre


Company: あっぷりけ (Applique)
Game site: 月影のシミュラクル
Release date: October 1, 2016
This is a free light visual novel from Applique. Seiichi received an invitation letter from his dear cousin Rei who he hadn’t seen since he moved. She asked for his presence at the family’s mysterious ceremony which is held once every few years. He decided to return to the town of Izawa where he had once lived, and was reunited with his childhood friends. There is a legend of a living doll at the large mansion in the forest, and it always takes the form of a girl from the Kisaragi family.


So you might be wondering: what is a light visual novel? It’s only about 3 hours worth of reading and is designed to be easily read on smartphones. You could more or less think of them as trials, especially if the story doesn’t wrap up nicely. But then again it’s free, so if you’ve got nothing else better to do, this horror/suspense title might be worth your time.

This applies to the first two games on the list this month as they are both the same kind of game. The idea of a short game easy to read on smartphones is not necessarily bad. That is however if it is only being used as a teaser or trial.

The game itself is essentially “Another Applique game” but simplified. Babies first Applique if you will. I am not against wrapping things up quickly as many games tend to drag things out for what often feels like an eternity while waiting for events you know are going to happen to just get on with it already. However it does worry me that a lot of content may be trimmed to shorten things down would result in a less satisfying experience.

Hi no Nai Tokoro ni Kemuri wa Tatanai


Company: 暁WORKS (Akatsuki Works)
Game site: 緋のない所に烟は立たない
Release date: October 1, 2016
This is a free light visual novel from Akatsuki Works. Aside from his usual business as a consultant in Okushima, Shuuri is actually a ‘katariya’ who can get himself out of any problems with words alone. Every day is different from the one before it, and this time was no different. He found the granddaughter of the most prominent family in the town, Tsuki, lying on the street and took her in. When she came to, she requested that she find her grandfather. But how can you find someone who is already dead?


Pretty much the same as above, although this is more of a supernatural mystery than suspense/horror. Feels more like a short story, with a potential continuation. Maybe instead of a light visual novel, it’s more of a visual light novel? Would that be the same thing?

The second one feels like a much less thought out version of the above. Similar in overall tone, yet much less well developed story wise. So same as above really, another Akatsuki game, just the lite version.

Deep Love Diary -Koibito Nikki-


Company: Campus
Game site: Deep Love Diary -恋人日記-
Release date: October 28, 2016
Wataru met his fiancée Chika for the first time at a formal marriage interview. As strangers, they didn’t have any friendship between them, let alone feelings of love. They didn’t want to trouble their parents without any particular objections, but they were at a loss of what to do since they were both earnest students who had no dating experience.

While Wataru had no issues with the beautiful and seemingly flawless Chika, he believed that it was pitiful for a man to have his love chosen for him. He wished to be free to choose his own bride. In return, Chika said that since their marriage had already been decided and she had no issues with his parents, she would be willing to marry him. However, it would be rude to him and their future children if she became his wife without having any feelings for him. So, she suggested that they work hard to become “true lovers” before their marriage date. Swayed by her reasoning, he agreed with her proposition.

They promised to fall in love with each other, in order to ensure that their planned marriage will last. To this end, they created a “love diary” and try out the things which lovers do, like going out for a date, doing shopping while holding hands, cooking dinner and feeding each other, and much more. This is the first page of their true love.

A very straightforward story with one heroine and one goal. Chika is very polite, yet her lack of experience in romance shows through. It also means she would be willing to push the bounds of their budding relationship. Again, Campus re-uses BGMs to lower their costs, although this title doesn’t seem to have any fantasy elements like their other games.

An interesting idea to take the somewhat common arranged marriage issue then expand on it. That said, there is more a focus on inexperience than on actual feelings. Which, happens to be a missed opportunity in my opinion. A focus on the stress, friction, and obligation would make a more meaningful story. Other than that the diary itself is completely unnecessary. It adds little to the plot or characters, and does nothing to actually bring them closer. Even should the ending in all likelihood include a reference to it finally realizing their feelings or something its just not a useful device. Anything that cheapens the characters or their relationships should be thrown out by a competent team.

Re:LieF ~Shin’Ai Naru Anata e~


Company: RASK
Game site: Re:LieF ~親愛なるあなたへ~
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the debut game by RASK. The isolated Pacific island of Mikumo has no internet nor cell phones, not even any convenience stores or family restaurants. There’s not much to do in terms of entertainment. It is here that Tsukasa begins his new school life, a new beginning, with both hope and unease. He shares a room with a guy who he meets for the first time. How will his relationships with others who have their own goals turn out and what will their ‘graduation’ be like?


We often say that new companies need to make their first product stand out in order to survive. This is just the case with RASK, who captivated me with Re:LieF. The beautiful art by Kurono Mitsuki and Shizuku Shoui first got my attention, but the setting is one that stands out among the mountain of titles. Yes, it seems like your usual romance/drama in a school setting, but it’s more than that.

The characters are actually workers in their 20s, but due to circumstances, they agreed to participate in the ‘Tryment’ program, attending a mock boarding school where they can ‘grow’ and overcome their fears and traumas before returning to society. Since the average age is higher, the dialogue is more subdued and mature (enhanced by the well-chosen nostalgic BGMs), although there are still funny moments. As an older eroge player who could identify with some of the situations presented, I haven’t really seen this setting employed much and I enjoyed reading the trial a lot.

I would recommend this title for those who have experienced the work environment and want to read an eroge which is a little bit different from the rest. You could say that it’s a good choice for eroge fans, whose median age is increasing. I’ll definitely be cheering Hinako on and wishing her the best in her return.

Well there go the few brain cells I saved this month. Whoever created this travesty must be simultaneously itching to write something new, and absolutely terrified of the world outside of high school. Personally I hope for the end to be a plot twist where they are all actually in an insane asylum and the whole retarded back to high school thing is just what they perceive because ya know, crazy. I could accept a bunch of loons thinking something like this up. Anyone sane, not so much. Unless they are really really really, really, really… really stupid of course.

Now the idea to base a game around older characters is a good one, one that I wholeheartedly commend. But I fail to see the point when you are just going to stuff them right back in school. It more than just slightly defeats the entire point of having older characters. I mean they could have just as easily made the setting a university instead of crazy people high school prison and the character ages would have matched up no problems. Innovation is a good thing, even if it fails. Changing the number on a character profile and at best slightly changing the tone of a story is NOT innovation however. It is just looting any generic eroge from the garbage and renaming it. A cliche high school based romance by any other name, would be just as boring and pointless.

Furthermore the concept of older characters seems to becoming more common. A theme headed off recently by Hataraku Otona no Renai, which was a much better design, if still full of flaws. Even more there was Giniro Haruka just the other month which really is just a much better version of this garbage. Well aside from the pacing time warps which implies the protagonist is smoking enough meth to satisfy the American adderall market for a year between 5 minute interlude scenes. Well that and the lack of sprites making it feel like a ghost town. Point is though play Giniro Haruka instead of this, same thing, better written, better idea. Hataraku works too but eh, harder to recommend that thanks to the terrible protagonist.

Kinkyuu Sengen: Onee-chan-tachi wa Shojo o Sotsugyou Shimasu!!


Company: Sweet HEART
Game site: 《緊急宣言》お姉ちゃん達は処女を卒業しますっ!!
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the first title by Sweet HEART. Naoto has four older sisters: androphobic Haruka, proud ‘ojou-sama’ Miyu, slightly tennen Kasumi, and my-pace Akina. They were always together when they were small, and he had even promised to marry them in the future. However, they gradually became distant as they grew up and now their relationship is no more than daily conversations.

One day, his grandfather told his sisters that they will be married off this year. As such, they were forbidden from associating with the opposite sex, and must protect their virginity at all costs. However, they were at the age when they are very interested in sex and began to vent their frustrations. They wanted to experience sex before becoming a bride and ordered Naoto to help their cause.

A game for masochistic guys who like older sisters (especially Miyu who bosses you around all the time). Luckily, I am not one of them. Pass.

I’m fine with the older sisters though again I’d rather have a wider range of heroines to choose from but the general idea is meh. It’s just a nukige.

Signalist Stars!!


Company: Ibiza
Game site: しぐなリスト スターズ!!
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the first game by Ibiza. Anyone is welcome to the special island model city of Koumei, so long as you are steadfast to your dreams, no more how big or small. For example, it could be wishing to falling in love like in the movies, or becoming a bride.

Atsushi wishes to become a hero who protects the city. One day, as if by fate, he met the transfer student Kureha who wants to become a prince who protects everyone. Neither wanted to give up on their very similar goals, so the school chairman Isumi announced a competition to determine who will be the hero. They have to help others and the appropriate winner will be chosen based on everyone’s votes. Will they be able to protect the culture festival from aspiring evil-doers and seize the hero title?


As the synopsis suggests, this is a baka-ge. This probably means the common route will be fun to play, but then it’ll turn more to the romantic side once you’re locked into a route. This is the first script by Morino Izumi and it seems a bit shallow, with the standard puns and clichés. I don’t expect too much from this.

Can we just throw them in a ring and have the two fight to the death to solve this quicker? Do away with the dumb setting, and just let the characters be silly because they are. Then maybe I would be more inclined to find things amusing.

I put my bets on the girl.

Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o Hajimete Deatta Ano Hi Kara


Company: 聖ミカエル女子学園 (St. Michael Girls’ School)
Game site: その花びらにくちづけを 初めて出逢ったあの日から
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the PC port for the Sonohana series’ free mobile game Deatta Koro no Omoide ni, with H scenes added. Autumn had arrived and as Risa was changing from her summer to her winter school uniform, she thought back to her first day at St. Michael Girls’ School. It was the day when she first met her classmate and lover Miya.

Now the lovey-dovey couple lives together at Risa’s apartment, but back then they were always bickering with each other. Their relationship had begun to change when the earnest and studious Risa tried to make Miya, who often skipped classes, come regularly to them. Even after they became lovers, she still has that tendency.

After another passionate making out session, Risa giggled to herself as they rested in bed, causing a puzzled Miya to question her. She replied that she was thinking back to when they first met, and together they reminisce about that unforgettable day.


Yuri yuri~

Thank god for yuri. Saves me from writing.

Chicchakunai mon! ~School Bus de Omukae Chu Chu~


Company: Iris
Game site: ちっちゃくないもんっ! ~スクールバスでおむかえちゅっちゅ~
Release date: October 28, 2016
On the orders of his grandmother Kikuchiyo, Hajime worked as the janitor at a depopulated school on the remote Southern island of Makishima. Not only was he the school bus driver for the cute and petite students, but he was also entrusted as the manager of the girls’ dormitory. Every day he is tormented as he endures their innocent charms.

One day, a part-time teacher arrived at the school and he was tasked with supporting her in her new post. Nono was exceptionally gifted, having skipped many grades and becoming a teacher, even though she was the same size as the students in her class. Under the guise of a silly sex education lesson, the students began to be conscious of him as a man. Will he be able to hold it together?


Everyone on the yellow school bus! We’re going to Youjou Gakuen!

You perverts disgust me.

Insert song

Nanairo*Clip ~Saigo no Stage~


Company: ディーオー (D.O.)
Game site: なないろ*クリップ ~最後のステージ~
Release date: October 28, 2016
The remote island of Hoshimiga is located far south of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. It was rich with nature, being protected by the sacred tree, but it was now threatened by redevelopment. To protect the sacred tree and the island, they have to gather 5000 visitors for the sacred tree festival. It was a seemingly impossible task, but Shinji and his osananajimi Hiromi had a plan: they would become idols and attract visitors to the island. Their radiance would brighten their surroundings, while their feelings would spread across the world. With the goal of protecting what meant the most to them, their summer of passion begins now.


This is D.O.’s first game in a while and honestly, it isn’t that attractive. It seems like the group is setting themselves up for disaster as almost all of them can’t even sing nor dance. That’s not how you become an idol. The system also looks like something from the 90s, aside from the moving sprites. There’s also a female Micchi (real name Michiru), which rather amused me while reading the trial. I wonder if this is how it feels when you see your own name in a game…

Logical conclusion of course. Magically get a few people to visit will somehow save everyone so should totally just become an idol group. As usual I would like to point out when both Micchi and I are down on a game that is usually a pretty bad sign for everyone. 

Furerute Love Connect ~Ore to Kanojo no Love Skinship~


Company: Nephrite
Game site: ふれるてラブコネクト ~オレとカノジョの恋愛表現(ラブスキンシップ)~
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the first title by Nephrite. When he was a kid, Makoto was always together with four girls: very shy Manami, who has a fear of strangers; older cousin Reiko, who was his first love; strong-willed and open-hearted Tsukasa; and, his imouto Momo, who seems to always be pouting around him. They had thought that they would always be together forever, but they were all separated after he had to move for his father’s job change.

Ten years later, he finally returned to his hometown of Nagashimo and was happily welcomed back by his childhood friends. However, he noticed that they seemed distant from one another. What had happened between them during the ten years that he was away?

While talking to each of them separately, he learned that the change arose from misunderstandings and insecurity. As he eased their concerns, he realized that he had a deep affection for them.

If you’re looking for a depressing back story, you won’t find it here as this is purely a light-hearted love comedy. The scenario writer from Nephrite, Koharu Enishi, doesn’t have that great of a track record though. I find the oppai balance to be quite one-sided. Luckily, the imouto is here to save the day. After so many years away, she still asks if you want to bathe with her. Imoutos are the best!

Now under normal circumstances I would be disinclined to even glance at what should be the most generic and boring game of a month. For this October however the bar has been set so low that something normal and average actually looks good. Not going to say it is actually good however. Just a normal average generic eroge. If you want a time killer that is as close to the median as possible, this is your best choice this month.

Schwarzesmarken: Junkyousha-tachi


Company: アージュ (âge)
Game site: シュヴァルツェスマーケン 殉教者たち
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the second of two all-ages games based on âge’s light novels set in the Muv-luv Alternative universe. In 1983, East Germany had been forced by the invading BETA into a hopeless war of attrition. Theodor Eberbach, a member of the East Germany Army 666th TSF Squadron “Schwarzemarken” (Black Marks), found out about his commanding officer Irisdina Bernhard’s secret after rescuing the exiled West German soldier Katia Waldheim.

Irisdina had once sold out her brother Jürgen to the Ministry of State Security (Stasi) and killed him herself, and was heavily rewarded by them. However, actually his sacrifice allowed her to live on and secretly work towards a rebellion. Theodor was strongly attracted to her plans to sacrifice everything for the future of East Germany, and vowed to fight alongside her.

However, his adopted sister Lise, who he thought was dead, appeared one day to join his squadron. Everyone suspected that she was a Stasi spy, but he tried to believe otherwise.

This is the continuation of the previous Schwarzemarken game and finally gets into the main conflicts. Even though I’m not invested in the series, the synopsis does seem interesting.

More of the same for those who follow this.

Unionism Quartet A3-DAYS


Game site: ユニオリズム・カルテット A3-DAYS
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the sequel for Unionism Quartet. Fehde, a ceremonial duel with its origins in the Middle Ages, has morphed into the wildly popular sport ‘fehda’, with the combatants being called ‘knights’. Akita trained every day with the goal of becoming a knight, and he joined the school’s grand tournament Vartok Fehda with Yurina, Remilia, Amane and Milly. They faced many strong enemies and fought through tough battles, and ultimately won the tournament in spectacular fashion.

Two months later, things have returned to normal. However, even though the intense battles of the Vartok Fehda were long over, the girls all began to show affection to Akito, sparking a new battle: the battle for Akito’s heart!

The changing of the seasons meant that it was time for the advancement exams. Akito planned to participate in the solo tournament to determine the extent of his power. One day, the school’s headmistress called them for a meeting, and they were greeted with two knights-in-training who they have not met before…

The three A’s stand for “Another”, “After” and “Advance”, with these stories all starting from the end of the previous game. Eight subcharacters now have their own routes, along with new heroines Tia and Selphi. It doesn’t seem too bad. There’s Milly and Yuno after all.

Sequel of the Valkyrie Romance ripoff.

Gusha no Kyouben: Ima Shika Dekinai Koto ga Takusan Arun da!


Company: あかべぇそふとすりぃ (AkabeiSoft3)
Game site: 愚者ノ教鞭 今しかできないことがたくさんあるんだ!
Release date: October 28, 2016
That summer, Kazuki and his six friends went on a crusade together. They still don’t know if it was the right thing to do, but they gave it their all. There was no theory, reason or sound judgment behind it; it was just based on their own beliefs. This is a story about innocent and reckless kids who rebelled against the ‘foolish’ adults. They strove for their own futures, unchained from this unreasonable world.

… Why is AkabeiSoft3 making a loli-ge? The premise reminds me of & too, except they’re still all small. It’ll be more serious than your typical loli-ge, but… it’s still a loli-ge. The adults are mostly depicted as nasty people, and I’d like to think that this isn’t normally the case in reality. It does make you think about the words you say to children; it’s better to encourage them than scold and limit them. Like, why would you cage up a playful spirit like Orino?

I guess at least everyone is either loli or shouta. So there’s that going for it. Still creepy though.

Also to answer your question Micchi, because kids are annoying.

You must be one of those scary and nasty adults!

At least I’m not trying to abduct the kids into my white van like I’d imagine most people who want to play this would.

Sora no Tsukurikata -under the same sky, over the rainbow-


Game site: 空のつくりかた -under the same sky,over the rainbow-
Release date: October 28, 2016
Naoka is a city shrouded in a pervasive thick fog. It is known not only for its vampires, but also as the place for people who have lost sight of their goals in life. Ryou is one such individual who lost his purpose and confidence after a past failure. While he works for a detective company, but he’s rather a jack-of-all-trades dealing with minor troubles, like searching for lost belongings or fixing roofs.

One day as he was listlessly passing time, he happened upon a self-proclaimed magician Hal who had come to the city to attend the magic school there. After helping her with some problems, she ended up helping him at the agency. Hal was tough, friendly and positive – all traits which he had lost. Will they fill the voids in each others’ hearts by being together?


COSMIC CUTE’s settings and general feel are usually a notch above. I felt that the trial was much more interesting than their previous title, love, VAMPIRE FLOWERS. Hal has some great reactions. The pacing was much better, but still not my top choice this month.

While the setting is a bit too forcible in establishing a general trend and theme everything will still come down to the writing. One of those games where it starts out at maybe a 30-40% due to being poorly thought out, but good writing can save it. Here’s hoping for a miracle.

Sengokuhime 7 ~Sen’un Tsuranuku Guren no Ishi~


Company: げーせん18 (Gesen18)
Game site: 戦極姫7 ~戦雲つらぬく紅蓮の遺志~
Release date: October 28, 2016
This is the latest title in Gesen18’s Sengokuhime series, re-enacting the events up to the Siege of Osaka in 1615. There are some new commanders among the 110 that you can control, as well as new outfits for some returning heroines, such as Oda Nobunaga. Since this game takes place over 65 years, the commanders’ sprites will change as they grow.

It always amazes me how many games they can make off the same premise.

The latest Gesen18 game.

Hoshizora Tea Party ~Episode 2: “Takara no Chizu” Mitsukemashita?~


Company: Skyfish poco
Game site: 星空TeaParty ~第2話「宝の地図」見つけましたか?~
Release date: October 31, 2016
This is the second episode for Skyfish poco’s free all-ages Hoshizora Tea Party, set in the summer. The trance reality syndrome problems in spring were resolved and the ‘Tea Party’ members were made to clean up the school pool as punishment. After finishing, they had a great time in the pool… and ended up damaging it. As a result, they had to spend their summer vacation working to pay off the cost.

At this dark moment, Ruiji’s childhood friend Toyo returned and revealed his embarassing moments from his past as well as his whole love experience. Could this summer vacation be any worse? That’s when a tiny mechanic robot brought a letter to him, sparking another adventure.

The first episode didn’t last more than an hour, so I don’t expect this to be anything more than a quick read. It’s also not voiced, but that’s not out of the ordinary for a free title.

Short and pointless. Just like my commentary on it.

Micchi’s Top 3 for This Month

  1. Re:LieF ~Shin’Ai Naru Anata e~
  2. Sora no Tsukurikata -under the same sky, over the rainbow-
  3. Deep Love Diary -Koibito Nikki-

Zen’s Top 3 for This Month

  1. Sora no Tsukurikata -under the same sky, over the rainbow-
  2. Uhh….
  3. Furerute Love Connect ~Ore to Kanojo no Love Skinship~

I wouldn’t mind participating in the ‘Tryment’ program either. I think you’d learn a lot from others and about yourself.

I’d learn that living in crazy land is probably more fun than reality. Who cares if its really a mental hospital, reality is what you make of it!~

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Otamega  |  October 30, 2016 at 1:04 am

    Only interesting one is Re:Lief though. Still gotta wait for the other dudes to take the hype bait and check if it’s actually good, then might add it to my wishlist.

  • 2. nanaya  |  October 30, 2016 at 2:47 am

    wow it’s not even November ye– oh.

  • 3. Kaizo  |  October 30, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Heh…. can’t even access the links of the first free light VN. Not even via the proxy I usually use….Help, anyone?

  • 6. Roko  |  October 30, 2016 at 5:46 am

    D.O. is a brand with long history.

  • 7. mister human  |  October 30, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Furerute Love Connect sounds extremely generic, yes, but I think it stands out since the MC doesn’t have a generic magical ability after an accident or whatever. I’m almost tempted.

  • 8. granit  |  October 30, 2016 at 7:24 am

    Re:Lief and Sora no Tsukurikata looks interesting.

  • 9. HinaSukiSuki  |  October 31, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    Re:LieF’s setting feels like a rip-off of a certain manga with a near identical name, not that it’s going to stop me from playing it. The art is drop dead gorgeous.

  • 10. Arioch  |  November 1, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I really liked the first Unionism Quartet, hope to get some free time to play A3-DAYS

  • 11. azdwpc91  |  November 1, 2016 at 12:58 am

    LOL! Zen doesn’t have a #2.

  • 12. Micchi  |  November 7, 2016 at 3:18 am

    @Otamega: Reviews so far have been very positive.

    @nanaya: Safe!

    @Roko: Indeed. It’s been a while since their last game.

    @mister human: It doesn’t seem to be horrible. I wouldn’t mind playing it either.

    @HinaSukiSuki: There’s the obvious similarities, but the differences are evident within an hour of playing.

    @azdwpc91: Most of the time, he doesn’t have #1, #2 nor #3!


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