The results for Getchu’s bishoujo game awards 2014 are in, and the top 3 are Tsuki ni Yorisou Otome no Sahou 2, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm and Ano Harewataru Sora Yori Takaku! Tsuriotsu2 also took best scenario, while Luna was the top character for the third year running. My pick Anzu ended up finishing 9th. Sakigake⇛Generation! won another award for best graphics for Clochette after Pricolle last year. Other winners are: Hoshiori Yume Mirai (music), Tenbin no La DEA. (system), AstralAir no Shiroki Towa (OP) and Koinaka (ero). Congrats to all the winners!
EffordomSoft may have bit the dust, but that hasn’t stopped the staff at AkabeiSoft3 to make a similar game: Seikishi Melty☆Lovers. I guess you can’t do any worse than Juukishi. Other titles announced this week include:
ALcot – LOVEREC.
AXL – Ayakashi Contract (May 29th)
Bug System – Sukui no Serenade
Lass – Mayoeru Futari to Sekai no Subete LOVE HEAVEN 300% (May 29th)
Prometheus – Koi to Mahou to Kanrinin (May 29th)
Triangle – Sacred Lineage
Chien’s Yakusoku Love Harem has been scheduled for July 24th.
The Chrono Clock chara poll runs until March 25th. I’ll be voting for Miu ^^
The following figures are available for preorder:
Fellow eroge reviewer Marebito-san is running the Second Eroge Reviewer Ranking until March 20th. It polls seasoned eroge bloggers and reviewers for their favourite games (not necessarily the ones they would recommend to others). It was last held in 2011 and is now also open to foreign sites. If you’re actively blogging or on review sites for at least a year, have played over 40 titles while reviewing at least 10 of them, and have been in the genre for over 2 years, then let Marebito-san know of your eligibility. I’ve already put in my top 3 and I can’t wait to see the results!
Splitting my time between playing Tearstilla and working on the March post (along with playing trials). Whirlpool’s games are pretty much fluff. I really liked the trial for Hanasaki, so I can’t wait for the full release in a month!
Release dates have been set for the following titles:
A pair of illustration collections are coming out in March. Whirlpool artist Tenmaso’s “Tenbatsu” comes out on March 26th, followed by “Illuchination”, containing Lucie’s works at Studio Ryokucha, which will be on shelves March 30th. Both are priced at ￥2800.
The third volume of SystemSoft Alpha & unicorn-a’s Vocal Collection hits the shelves on March 27th. It’ll feature a dozen OP and ED songs from their releases.
DragonToy has a 1/6 scale castoff figure of Fault!!‘s Ai coming out this June for ￥13,800.
You can order a dakimakura of Otokana‘s Kanade for ￥10,800. It comes with a soine voice drama!
Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia ended up being a decent story about facing and overcoming one’s troubles and traumas, even if all the horror elements and shock factors were unnecessary. Miu is so devoted to her oniichan!
The user-voted winner of the Moe Game Award 2014 is… sprite’s Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm! Chuable Soft’s Ano Harewataru Sora Yori Takaku and SILKY’S PLUS Wasabi’s Nanairo Reincarnation round out the top 3. The top 40 titles have been nominated for the awards, to be announced in April.
Nounai Kanojo’s Namaiki! has been delayed to May 29th, while release dates have been set for the following:
The favourite unit in VenusBlood -HYPNO- is Shinigami-chan! There’s nothing planned in terms of goods for her.
There will be a 4-disc D.C. Super Best album coming out on May 13th, featuring all your favourite songs from the D.C. series! The Amakano soundtrack will be released on April 24th. It contains a full versions of the OP and ED, along with 14 BGMs.
The visual fan book for Hoshiori will be on shelves on April 25th.
After much delay, I’ve finished Nekopara Vol.1! Chocola and Vanilla are both great, but I’ve grown to really love Vanilla! I’m so glad I’m a horny pastry puffer with catpanions! I can’t wait till the next volume! Now it’s on to the much darker Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia…
ωstar’s Bishoujo Mangekyou Ch3 has been delayed once more to March 27th.
Zannen na Ore-tachi no Seishun Jijou‘s complete sound album will be released on February 27th for ￥2500, while the PRETTY×CATION2 OST comes out a few days before the game’s release on April 22nd, priced at ￥3200.
5pb. has announced a combined port for LOVELY×CATION1&2, scheduled for May 21st.
There’s another mobage coming out this spring called Hatsukoi no Uta and it features a promising cast of characters. At least the system isn’t just another card battle game. It’ll be available for both the iOS and Android.
Cospatio has a renewal version of Feena’s dress from Yoake. It won’t cost you a fortune – only ￥82,080.
I really should get back to playing eroge. Been busy doing other stuff for the past month, so there’s a backlog starting to build up (Nekopara, Nostalgia, some trials). Chocola and Vanilla are waiting for me!
Release dates have been set for the following:
The MeltyMoment complete visual fanbook will be on shelves on February 9th for ￥2800. There’s also a trio of OSTs coming out soon: Majokoi complete soundtrack “Marching Caravan” (February 27th), Etoiles vocal collection 1.5 (March 10th) and Noesis vocal collection “Bouncy” (April 22nd).
New figures announced this week include:
ALTER – 1/8 scale Asbel (Tales of Graces f, June, ￥8,800)
ALTER – 1/8 scale Lloyd (Tales of Symphonia, June, ￥8,800)
FREEing – 1/8 scale Chihaya yukata ver. (im@s, July, ￥9,074)
Pulchra – 1/10 scale Tamaki (TH2, April, ￥10,584)
The dakimakura for Majikoi‘s Rinchu is available for preorder.
Finally installed Nekopara. Time for nyan nyan.
Everyone knows about shooting stars and tanzaku, but did you know that mirrors and loli whales also grant wishes? There’s not too many titles this month, but there’s some chara-ge with varying levels of plot included. MintCUBE’s Ama Koi Syrups, Whirlpool’s Kujiragami no Tearstilla and YuzuSoft’s
Sonuva*itch Sanoba Witch should tide you over until March. minori’s Soreyori no Prologue promises to be a good title as well.
For such a small month I am surprisingly hopeful for the games being released. Though my embittered hatred of the continued monotony the entire industry is suffering continues, sigh. Still there is enough here to give me some hope, and maybe nudge others ever so slightly to stop copy pasting the same games over and over again. After all there isn’t much point when a game feels as though the writing and story are just there as a conduit for H scenes.
Getchu has started up the user poll for the bishoujo game awards 2014! It runs until February 14th!
New titles announced this week include:
ALICESOFT – Evenicle (April 24th)
Debonosu – Kagura Kaentan (April 24th)
Pajamas EX – Love Love♥Princess ~Ohime-sama ga Ippai! Motto Ecchi na Harem Seikatsu!!~
St. Michael Girls’ School – Sono Hanabira ni Kuchizuke o New Gene!
Gesen’s Sengo Muramasa has been delayed to early summer, while release dates have been set for the following titles:
Flat-chested Saku topped the Panyanyanda chara poll. Loli is justice!
Phat!’s 1/8 scale figure of im@s‘ Takane will be available in July for ￥8000.
Still nothing much happening on the news front, other than March looming in the distance…