May 2019 Eroge Releases

June 1, 2019 at 2:10 am 2 comments

While CIRCUS is releasing D.C.4 ~Da Capo 4~, the more anticipated titles this month are Yumemiru’s Girls Book Maker -Shiawase no Libretto- and Azurite’s Tamayura Mirai. Even though the Clochette game was delayed a couple months, there’s still a lot of balloons left this month. If you want both balloons and flat chests, Parasol’s Renran Spirichu will satisfy your needs.

Definitely a Micchi month. Filled with charage and not much else, so go into May thinking about which heroine you want rather than the story you want to read.


D.C.4 ~Da Capo 4~

Company: CIRCUS
Game site: D.C.4 ~ダ・カーポ4~
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
This all-ages title is the latest major game in the D.C. series. Those who live on the island of Kagamijima are used to the sight of the ‘large cherry blossom that floats in the sky’ rising out of the middle of the mirror-like lake. Such beautiful scenery had been the lone draw for the island, but lately a new sightseeing spot was born with the opening of a theme park based on Wonderland. The main character and humanoid AI Alice charms everyone with her lovely smile, while artificial faeries dance around the island like fireflies.

Ichito, a young man with an incomplete fairy tale-like skill.
Nino, his mischievous imouto who won’t show her true side to anyone else.
Sorane, his neighbour that loves the siblings a lot and helps them out all the time.
Hiyori, his trouble-making classmate who has a surprisingly good record in helping people fall in love.
Shiina, a taciturn transfer student with a sharp tongue.
Suginami, his buddy who’
s always aware of the latest mysteries.
Then there was Arisu, an ojou-sama with the same name as the protagonist from Wonderland.

As the sakura petals flutter and artificial faeries dance, a tender love story begins on the island closest to the sky.

It’s the dawn of a new era and D.C. is still going on strong. However, this one doesn’t take place in Hatsunejima, nor does it have much connection to the first three games, so it really feels more like an extension of D.S. instead. The characters are all cute, which is great for a chara-ge, but I’m worried at the long list of writers and artists. Was D.C.II really the pinnacle of the series?

I do agree with Micchi’s worries about the D.C. series as a whole. The magic has been lost with the end of D.C.II. Cute characters are something almost every single eroge has. What made D.C.II special beyond the constant milking of characters was really the writing. When one looks at the setting as a whole it is hard to deny the concept was rather stupid and all over the place. That said though they did a good job of trying to make each character interesting in their own unique way. Then continuing with that theme for 20 more games… Still interesting and unique is better than something that feels generic with no real heart or soul to it as a work. Sadly this is the case with most ongoing series or even entire companies, or at least those who are successful. The first game tends to be rather rough but paves the way, the second finishes everything they wanted to do with the first thus ends up being the best, while everything after is just a trip downhill.

Now I’m not saying D.C.4 will be terrible. In fact were it just about any other eroge trying this kind of setting and plot I would make a point of calling them on how stupid it was. In the case of D.C. however that much is expected at this point so I take no offense. The one and only way to judge any D.C. game is by the characters it presents us with. Which is where D.C.4 starts to feel like a let down. Each of the new heroines feels like a rather cheap and uninteresting knock off of the D.C.II heroines. For example Nino would be Yume, Sorane would be Otome, Hiyori would be Nanaka, Shiina would be Minatsu, Others probably too but I only remember so many characters from that game. They may not be exact copies but the general design is rather similar, so it just gives the feeling of trying too hard to continue D.C.II. Strangely enough I rather hope Circus will get it right with their next attempt, maybe first by cutting down on the excess staff.

Mid-route OP

Grand theme movie

E School Life

Company: HOOKSOFT
Game site: Eスクールライフ
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
Ryoutarou had been forced to live and study overseas for the past six years due to his parents’ work. He confided to his childhood friend Tooru, who was living in Japan, that he hated it.

“I’m surrounded by the guys in the class and can’t even get a chance to talk to the girls…. I don’t want my teenage years to end like this!!”

Tooru sympathized with Ryoutarou upon hearing his difficulty with the language barrier and desire to return to Japan, and talked with his parents about the possibility of bringing him back. After convincing his parents, Ryoutarou was able to return and live in a room share with Tooru. He was thrilled to be back on native soil, but more importantly, that he will be able to talk with girls! He’ll be able to fall in love at his new school!

“Why did you plan on doing when you came back to Japan?”
“Of course fall in love! I want girl friends!”

There’s no magic in this school, it’s your standard school-setting eroge through and through. Pick the heroine you like, get to know them better and fall in love. HOOKSOFT does these relatively well, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing. You can also choose whether they are fully- or half-naked during H scenes.

Nothing special. Which I don’t mind by itself, just wish they put more effort into the setting and the protagonist’s motivation. Treat it as a token charage, all about the heroines and nothing else. At least when compared to D.C.4 I would choose this one.

Aikano ~Yukizora no Triangle~

Company: プレカノ (Prekano)
Game site: アイカノ ~雪空のトライアングル~
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
The former track and field club member Shun attended school with his childhood friend Shizuri and close friend Koharu. However, they had just one more year together before they graduate and possibly go their separate ways.

Both girls had feelings for him and decided to confess to him on Valentine’s Day while they still had a chance. It so happened that he was asked to meet them at different places at the same time. How will he respond to their confessions and what will become of their uneven triangle relationship?

I would definitely choose the spunky classmate Koharu who is great at making friends, but has difficulty when it comes to love. Who would you choose? I think I already know who Zen would choose.

Simple enough, more of the usual protagonist does nothing has girls fall into is lap for him to choose from eroge. Only there’s not really any choice as Shizuri is clearly superior. Which is an opinion I am sure comes to a surprise to everyone, especially Micchi.

PV

Girls Book Maker -Shiawase no Libretto-

Company: ユメミル (Yumemiru)
Game site: ガールズ・ブック・メイカー -幸せのリブレット-
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
This is the first game by Yumemiru, a sub-brand of Nexton. Eito was in his school’s small library when suddenly there was a bright flash of light. When he opened his eyes, he found himself transported to a grand otherworldly library. The chief librarian Historia told him that the stories from all times and places were archived and managed here. If the collection of books were to be damaged, then those stories would vanish from the real world.

“How would you like to work as a custodian of this library?”

He was an avid reader and readily accepted the offer since he would always have access to every book in the world. Thus, as a librarian tasked with protecting the grand library, together with the mysterious girl Tale who had lost her memories, he entered the story world where many encounters with heroes and villains await.

You have the important task of travelling through different stories and exterminating the bugs that threaten to chew through the books. In return, you’ll get happy endings with the heroines. There are 9 worlds and 21 heroines in total. It’s like the ultimate self-insert game. I do like the overall art style (even with a long list of artists) and there’s a ton of seiyuus for all the characters. You’re bound to find a story that you’ll like. Of course, there’s a grand finale too after going through all the stories. I hope you’re ready for a lot of reading!

In all honesty I actually like the idea here. Surprising though that may be coming from me. So let me also state I feel they did not make the best use of a good concept. Put more effort into the protagonist first, instead of just having him drop into dumb luck library as the starting point. After that make the first game more of a framework with maybe one book or story to it. Afterwards the company is free to make new eroge of any type and add them to this library. The problem with it as is would be the lack of emphasis on each book and heroine, there are just too many for a single release. If each was a complete game that plugs into a piece of a whole then it would make a lot more sense. Not to mention more likely to be good. As is it is running into the Koihime problem of too much to focus on for any of it to be satisfying.

There are a lot more episodic games these days so rather than try to stuff it all into one, break it up and make each a piece worth reading. Just as ambitious in scale, only more spread out. Sure there are pros and cons to both methods but I personally feel you should do things right or not at all. Even more so when it is a first game backed by a large company to establish a solid fanbase as they want to make more eroge and money from said eroge in the future anyway.

Tamayura Mirai

Company: Azurite
Game site: タマユラミライ
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
Humans and non-humans once lived together in the town of Fukano, and thus it is full of mysterious stories about mysterious beings. Mutsuki is a young magician who uses his powers to resolve strange incidents caused by the youkai, to maintain the harmony between humans and non-humans.

Then Yukina arrived in the town in search for something that she had lost. She had spiritual powers that exceeded his own and was able to see the otherworldly beings. By associating with her, before long even the incident in which he gained his magic was brought back to light.

Kusuhara Yui and Anzu Mitsu. Azurite’s latest offering seems more of a chara-ge than a scenario-based one, but the seiyuus are enough to interest me. Especially Anzu Mitsu as the short onee-chan Shiro. Hau~ omochikaeri~!

Either you like the heroines enough to ignore the everything else, or move along and forget about it. Story is little more than a token attempt to add some spice to the heroines. So as long as you treat it as a charage and don’t expect anything more than a typical route for your chosen heroine this should be a fairly safe if boring one.

Dai Sengo Muramasa -Majin Kakusei-

Company: げーせん18 (Gesen18)
Game site: 大戦御村正 -魔人覚醒-
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
This story is centered upon Sanada Yukiaki, the descendent of Sanada Yukimura, who fought against Tokugawa Ieyasu, and the exquisite sword Muramasa with matching wave-shaped hamon on either side, said to be incomparable in performance. It is regarded as a ‘demonic sword’ that hungers for blood, compelling its owner to kill.

It’s yet another SLG based on World War II with your usual factions and giant tits. Pass.

The Gesen18 game in WWII. 

Heroine wa Tomodachi Desu ka? Koibito Desu ka? Soretomo Tomefure Desu ka?

Company: DESSERT Soft
Game site: 彼女(ヒロイン)は友達ですか?恋人ですか?それともトメフレですか?
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
This is the debut title for DESSERT Soft, a sister brand of CandySoft. Eager to break free from his solitary life and lose his virginity, Yuki signed up for a system akin to open compensated dating that was set up to combat this societal problem. To his surprise, his doorbell rang just half a minute later and was shocked when the girl who showed up was his class idol Sakurako, who he admired greatly. She gladly agreed to be lovey-dovey with him in return for a place to stay and free food.

However, their outwardly wholesome partnership got off to a rocky start since neither had any experience in love nor staying over with the other sex. They invited other girls to the lessen the awkwardness when they are alone together, and gradually began to like their relationship amidst the lively days.

The story is written by Juuzen, who worked on ASa Project titles. However, I don’t like how all the heroines have unhealthy chest sizes. I can’t look at that.

Premise is laughable. But not as laughable as the completely ridiculous chest sizes. 

Renran Spirichu

Company: Parasol
Game site: 恋嵐スピリッチュ
Release date: May 31, 2019
Comments:
A new school building was constructed for the centenary of a famous private humanities school. However, it was soon besieged by many strange incidents attributed to spirits, such as ghosts uploading selfies of themselves by the pool on social networks or anatomical models using their organs to masturbate. Most of these only caused slight distress to the students and teachers, but the administration was concerned about the problem of rooms which would trap people until they had sex. They would not permit illicit sexual relationships on school grounds at any time, and tasked the student council to deal with the issue.

As the head of the student council, Muneyoshi enlisted the help of exorcists, who came in the middle of the moon-lit night. The two girls were cute and childlike, but with large bosoms on their tiny frame.

“Spiritual power is proportional to the size of one’s chest.
So, we are the strongest exorcists ever!”

He had no idea what they were talking about. All he could think about was ‘loli with big boobs’…

This must be a baka-ge, right? Their breast sizes even change throughout the game! If you just treat it as a silly harem game with Mikeou art, then it might be worth your time. It does have an imouto after all; Mizuho is good at all housework except cooking.

Nothing one can say about this one is worse than what it says about itself. Just read that summary over again if you doubt me.

Micchi’s Top 4 for This Month

  1. Girls Book Maker -Shiawase no Libretto-
  2. Tamayura Mirai
  3. D.C.4 ~Da Capo 4~
  4. Renran Spirichu

Zen’s Top 3 for This Month

  1. E School Life
  2. Aikano ~Yukizora no Triangle~
  3. Girls Book Maker -Shiawase no Libretto-

A decent start to the new era.

In a world of charage Micchi is king.

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Making Waves Moving On to the Next One

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. asdf  |  June 1, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Renran Spirichu sounds like an eroge version of Omega Labyrinth.

    Reply
  • 2. abc  |  June 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    more chara-ge yay

    Reply

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