The Moe Game Award 2015 winners have been announced! makura’s long-awaited Sakura no Uta takes top spot, followed by PULLTOP’s Miagete Goran, Yozora no Hoshi o and SAGA PLANETS’ Hanasaki Work Spring!. Sakura no Uta was also voted as the top game by users (who likely waited for it for a long long time).
Individual winners are as follows:
Scenario – Sorcery Jokers (3rdEye), Pure×Connect (SMEE)
Game design – Watashi ga Suki nara “Suki” tte Itte! (Chuable Soft), IZUMO4 (Studio e.go!)
Pure love – LOVEREC. (ALcot Honey Comb), Cocoro Rista! (Q-X)
Ero (pink) – Imouto no Seiiki (feng), Boku to Koisuru Ponkotsu Akuma. (SMILE), PRIMAL×HEARTS2 (Marmalade)
Ero (black) – Chijoku no Seifuku (BISHOP)
Theme song – Hana no No ni Saku Utakata no (Applique), Hanasaki Work Spring!
Fandisc – Kimi to Tonari de Koi Shiteru! -The Respective Happiness- (ALcot Honey Comb)
Topic – Hatsuru Koto Naki Mirai Yori (FrontWing)
Low price – Bishoujo Mangekyou -Kami ga Tsukuritamouta Shoujo-tachi- (ωstar)
Fetish – Maggot Baits (CLOCKUP)
Fire – Silverio Vendetta (light)
Long play – Evenicle (ALICESOFT)
Series – Tokeijikake no Ley Line -Asagiri ni Chiru Hana- (UnisonShift: Blossom)
Character design – Sanoba Witch (YuzuSoft), Yuki Koi Melt (FrontWing)
Graphics – Soushuu Senshinkan Gakuen Bansenjin (light)
Judges’ special award – Neyuki no Genei (SILKY’s PLUS A5 Wagyuu), Custom Maid 3D2 (KISS)
AkabeiSoft3 – Inochi no Spare -I was born for you- (August 26th)
ASa Project – Suki to Suki de Sankaku Renai
Campus – Triangle Love (August 26th)
eRONDO – Koinosu☆Ichacolize
MORE – Goshujin-sama, Maid Fuku o Nugasanaide. (September 30th)
SMEE – Kanojo＊Step (September 30th)
softhouse-seal GRANDEE’s Zettai Junshu☆New Kozukuri World has been set for September 30th.
PeasSoft‘s Koisuru Shimai no Sextet PLUS has been cancelled, while the following titles have been delayed:
The May append for PURELY×CATION is available for download.
Anime adaptations are coming out for Chaos;Child and Tales of Zestiria. There’s some sample screencaps from the Love2Quad and PRETTY×CATION H OVAs, which come out on June 24th and July 29th, respectively. Yahoo!
Recent figures available for pre-order include:
A-PLUS – 1/6 scale Akane (Walroma, July, ￥14,800)
GSC – 1/8 scale Mio crystal night party ver. (Deremas, December, ￥11,852)
Kotobukiya – 1/6 scale Fighter Sasara (TH2DT, October, ￥17,800)
Max Factory – figma Mio jersey ver. (Deremas, November, ￥4630)
Orchid Seed – 1/7 scale Yumiko -Cherry Red- (Grisaia, September, ￥12,800)
Phat! – 1/8 scale Caster [Fate/Extra] (Fate, October, ￥8400)
Tsukuru no Mori – 1/7 scale Nekone (Utawarerumono, June, ￥11,470)
Custom Maid 3D2‘s latest collaboration is with White Powder’s debut title LAMUNATION!.
Next summer’s Denkigai Matsuri will be held on August 11th in Asakusa instead of Shinjuku or Akihabara.
What a cute Jashin-chan money bank!
Finally got the post out after much procrastination. I’m almost at the level cap in TOS; just hit 278 and trying out Earth Tower. I’m waiting for Rorolog and Sana figure to arrive at my door. Maybe I’ll have some time for eroge…?
Wonder Fool’s Natsu no Majo no Parade has been set for August 26th.
The visual fan book for Seikishi Melty☆Lovers will be on shelves on June 24th.
The H OVA for PRETTY×CATION‘s Nozomi and Sakura, “Shimai no Hatsukoi”, will be out on July 29th.
Prototype has started up the website for the PSV port for Air.
Aniplex’s 1/7 scale figure of Fate/Grand Order‘s Shielder will come out next March for ￥13,000. Pre-orders started a few days ago and will be taken until July 31st.
The August Live 2016 will be held at Differ Ariake on August 12th and 13th. More info on artists to come.
There’s not much other news since it was Golden Week. Similarly, I’ve been doing the usual stuff. You might be interested to know that the trial for August’s highly-anticipated Sen no Hatou, Tsukisome no Kouki is available for download.
SMEE’s next title will be Kanojo＊Step, planned for a fall release. I don’t particularly care for the art this time. The upgraded renewal version of Katahane -An’call Belle- by 10mile will be out on July 29th. ALcot is also making Clover Day’s Plus, with E-mote and additional H scenes. I’m looking forward to it! ^^
NanaWind’s Haruoto Alice＊Gram has been set for November 27th, while the following titles have been delayed:
The April append life for PRETTY×CATION2 is now available for download.
The Tokisoku chara poll has started up and will run until May 16th.
Frontwing’s Hatsumira will be ported over to the PSV soon by Prototype.
YuzuSoft’s 10th anniversary book, “YuzuAni”, will showcase all their works from Bra-ban! to Senkoi＊Banka. It’ll be on shelves on June 24th at a price of ￥2500.
The 1/7 scale figure of Sanoba‘s Tsumugi is now available for pre-order from Broccoli at ￥14,500. It’ll be shipped in October. Other figures announced this week include:
Alphamax – 1/7 scale Sora (Yosuga, October, ￥12,800)
Kaitendoh – 1/7 scale Misaki (Aokana, July, ￥13,800)
Phat! – 1/8 scale Rin (Deremas, October, ￥9800)
WAVE – 1/8 scale Asuka (Aokana, September, ￥14,800)
hibiki works is also starting an “Orekano” dakimakura crowdfunding project for the LOVELY×CATION series. If you touch it, voices will come from your smartphone.
The Purple Software 2nd Live will be on July 16th. General tickets go on sale on June 9th.
Up to level 247 now on my chronomancer. The grind is real.
It must suck to be a childhood friend. Either you go missing like in Lass’s Liber_7: Eigou no Owari o Matsu Kimi e or you get murdered like in MOONSTONE’s Sakuranomori†Dreamers. Fortunately, you can escape reality by jumping into the virtual worlds of Heart’s Natsuiro Kokoro Log or mirai’s Hanahime＊Absolute!. Last but not least, Lump of Sugar’s Tayutama2 -you’re the only one- lets you reacquaint yourself with the Tayutai. Maybe you’ll pick up one as a bride!?
Great month in terms of amount of games to write about. Terrible month in terms of games worth playing. Though on the bright side months like these do help us make some progress on backlogs, which is always a nice feeling. It is nice to see some companies trying to spice up the childhood friend type heroines though, now I can’t wait till they start following the trend with those little sisters.
FAVORITE is working on the sequel/fandisc AstralAir no Shiroki Towa Finale. The official game site will open soon. Other titles announced this week include:
Iris’ Chicchakunai mon! has been delayed to July 29th, while release dates have been set for the following:
Bokura no Sekai ni Shukufuku o. – June 24th
Planet Dragon – June 24th
Slime Musume no Sodatekata – June 24th
BALDR HEART – July 29th
Kagura Houshinka – July 29th
Sen no Hatou, Tsukisome no Kouki – September 23rd
The OST for Sakuranomori†Dreamers will come out on the same day as the game, May 27th.
ALTER – 1/7 scale Saber/Artoria Pendragon Alter dress ver. (Fate, November, ￥15,800)
Funny Knights – 1/7 scale Nekone (Utawarerumono, August, ￥12,000)
VERTEX – 1/7 scale Super Sonico ~Cowgirl~ (Sonicomi, August, ￥12,000)
The PSV port AstralAir no Shiroki Towa -White Eternity- from dramatic create is planned for September.
Dakimakuras are coming out for Aokana‘s Asuka and Misaki, Noraneko‘s Shachi, Koiyori‘s Kyouko, Hanitsuma‘s Aoi and Misato, Unionism Quartet‘s Silveria, Sorcery Jokers‘ Fiona and Noah and Sakura no Uta‘s Sakurako and Suzuna.
The Rorolog trial is out, but I’m still too busy with ToS…
sprite has announced a continuation for Aokana: Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm -ZWEI-. There’s also a Tsukihime remake in the works from TYPE-MOON…
Other new titles announced recently include:
10mile – Katahane -An’call Belle-
Astronauts Comet – Aristera Rimain (July 28th)
Cabbit – Hakoniwa Logic ~Koko to Icharabu SM Seikatsu~
Debonosu Works – Kagura Houshinka
KAI – Majo to Ken to Sen no Tsuki
light – Silverio Trinity
MOONSTONE Honey – Yuuwaku Scramble (August 26th)
PULLTOP Latte – Yakimochi Kanojo no Ichizu na Koi (June 24th)
PumpkinPrinz – Mayonaka Pyonpyon Cafe (May 1st)
puremore – Shoujo Minority -Nagusame no Ai- (July 29th)
Softhouse-seal GRANDEE – Zettai Junshu☆New Kozukuri World
Vanadis – Slime Musume no Sodatekata
Release dates have been set for the following:
The PC version of Steins;Gate 0 is set for a June 24th release.
As usual, key made a real announcement on April Fool’s Day: the anime adaptations for Rewrite and Planetarian will be broadcasted this summer. They will also be releasing the remastered Rewrite+ (includes Harvest festa) on July 29th.
Console game developer Alchemist filed has filed for bankruptcy. They were known for Saki, Higurashi, and Galgun, as well as many eroge PSV ports. It’s quite disappointing news, yet not too surprising.
Softhouse-seal GRANDEE made a free to play online game Zettai Junshu☆Pakopako Carnival!!. It’s up to YOU to save the world via sex!
PSV ports are planned for Tearstilla (July 28th), Strawberry Nauts (July 28th), Puramai Wars (August 25th), PriminstAr (September 29th) and Hoshiori. Utawarerumono: Futari no Hakuoro will also be out on September 21st on the PS3/PS4/PSV.
There’s an Asuka figure in the works from WAVE! Looks pretty good! (But what about Mashiro??) New figures available for pre-order include:
Chara-Ani – 1/7 scale Hatsumi (Period, July, ￥13,500)
GSC – 1/8 scale Uzuki crystal night party ver. (Deremas, October, ￥11,852)
Max Factory – 1/7 scale Ranko ~Rosenburg Engel~ (Deremas, November, ￥12,778)
Phat! – 1/8 scale Azusa (im@s, September, ￥8400)
Dakimakuras are available for preorder or will be sold at upcoming events for QUINTUPLE☆SPLASH‘s Sae, Tsuyokiss Festival‘s Kitsune and Nagomi, Koitate‘s Mai, Haniclo‘s Rio, Koihime‘s Iiko, Toshi and Shaoren, D.S.‘s Himari and Io, Sankaiou‘s Sonya, Mamiya-kun‘s Yakumo, and Otoiro‘s Sakuya and Satsuki.
A couple of concerts are coming out in early June: Lose Concert 2016 “Ohitoyo-shi Monogatari” (June 4th) and Windmill Live 2016 (June 11th). The artist line-up is pretty good, so get your tickets quick!
After KISS’s CM3D2 collaboration with Maitetsu, they’ve now partnered with Lump of Sugar’s Tayutama 2.
Idol catpanions in Nekopa Live!?
Ok, back to grinding…
The new D.C. is here! CIRCUS starts down a new (similar) path with D.S. -Dal Segno-, while the staff from Himawari returns for FrontWing’s all-ages title ISLAND. MadoSoft’s love comedy Wagamama High Spec also comes out this month in case the anime piqued your interest. My interest is completely in Tinkle Position’s Onii-chan, Kiss no Junbi wa Mada Desu ka?! My body is 100% ready!
A fairly busy month with lots to choose from and yet only a few worth choosing at all.