Tigre is making a pair of new games, one of which is Maboroshi no Dystopia. SILKY’S PLUS has also announced their next title, Neyuki no Genei, a horror and suspense AVG set in a Western-style boarding house which used to be a all-girls’ mission school dormitory.
The following titles have been delayed:
Orca Toys has yet another risqué ToHeart2 figure coming out this July: a 1/5 scale figure of Sasara white bunny ver. It costs a smooth ￥13,800. Does that mean there’ll be a red version coming in the future? GSC has a nendoroid of Fate‘s Rider available for preorder for ￥3704.
The CLANNAD official English release kickstarter finished with a total of $541,161. Good job, guys!
The Sanoba Witch OP came out and I wasn’t really impressed with it even though it was fully animated.
Played through a few trials this week and I liked Yuki Koi Melt. It retains the same charm as Pure Girl and Innocent Girl. I can’t wait to play the full game in March. Just don’t touch the nekomimi!
Another year means more promises and dreams. I’m hoping that MOONSTONE’s Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia and Insync’s Mousou Complete! will help the year start off on a good note. There’s also an assortment of sequels, including UnisonShift Blossom’s Tokeijikake no Ley-Line -Asagiri ni Chiru Hana- finale. What future lies ahead for us in this eroge world?
Another year also means we get to start off on the lazy foot of lackluster eroge in continuation of the last year’s tradition. Not a great month to be honest, A few games with some potential in theory were ruined by the writers yet again.
5pb. is remaking one of the eroge classics, ELF’s Kono Yo no Hate de Koi o Utau Shoujo YU-NO. The new character designs are done by Nagi Ryou (Ar Tonelico). The release is planned for this year, but the platform has not been announced yet.
PULLTOP uploaded an impression video over the holidays for their next two games: Natsuiro Recipe, by their new sub-brand PULLTOP Air, and Miagete Goran, Yozora no Hoshi o, by the team that worked on Konosora. They will be released sometime after spring.
The top 5 eroge in sales on Getchu are: Sakigen, Tsuriotsu2, Sakusaku, Daito DS and La DEA. I bet that if Tsuriotsu2 had been out earlier, it probably would’ve taken the top spot. Now we’ll have to wait for the user rankings, which have yet to begin.
Inugami Kira’s second illustration collection, “Nekodoku PARADE”, will be on shelves on January 29th. It is priced at ￥3600.
It’s been a packed end to 2014, but now that I’m back, I feel somewhat refreshed! I had the chance these couple of days to play through a backlog of trials, most intriguing of which were Natsu no Iro no Nostalgia and Soreyori no Prologue. Now that I think about it, both are kinda similar in presentation, even though minori is more known for drama than MOONSTONE. Towa-chan is too cute!
やっほー！ (CV: Sakura) Before starting out on a brand new year, let’s look back on what happened in the past one. I was MMO-free this year, so it gave me more time to enjoy the many games that came out (or just search for Ikazuchi pics all day).
Yet another year has come to an end, so it’s time to recall the best OPs over the past 12 months. As usual, I’ve chosen my favourite eroge OPs from 2014 based on song quality, visual arrangement and creativity. I’ve also included some consoles, all-ages and doujin titles. They are listed by release date and you can listen to the entire playlist on Youtube. My top 5 this year are Mayosube, Clover Day’s, Dekinai Watashi ga Kurikaesu, Sakusaku (Grand OP) and HapyMaher FD. Enjoy!
Getchu has a nice interview up with Nekopara‘s scenario writer Yukihito and illustrator Sayori. It touches on how it all came about, game genre selection, desire for harem scenes, certain characters and their route availability, use of Steam and translations (which weren’t decided until September). It’s an interesting read if you have some time.
key has announced that Angel Beats! -1st beat- is slated for a May 29th release. They also have a new kinetic novel in the works called Harmonia.
Loli lovers will be happy to know that Tanuki Soft’s next game, Shoujo Ramune, is coming out on May 29th. It’s about lolis and cheap candies. That’s really all you need to know. Meanwhile, Rosebleu’s Walkure Runabout! has been set for March 27th.
Kafuka was the most popular bunny by far in the Bunny Paradise chara poll. Also victorious was Hakoniwa‘s main heroine Kirika, beating out a stiff challenge in Riru (powered by onii-chans). The Hanitsuma chara poll has started up and will end on January 20th.
The anime adaptation for sequels Grisaia no Meikyuu and Grisaia no Rakuen will be on air starting end of March, with an hour-long first episode.
5pb. has cancelled the planned Steins;Gate original novel which was due out in January.
A mini visual fanbook for doujin game Sistopia will be available at initial’s booth on the third day of C87. They’re also got the OST.
There’s a Hanasaki alarm app for Android out from SAGA PLANETS, so you can get to know the heroines better before the game’s release.
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Baseson is planning a huge expansion of their Koihime series over the next two years. Shin Koihime†Eiyuutan will come out in three separate chapters (for each faction) next April, July and October. There are also plans for three additional chapters after that. These will be set in a world similar to Moeshouden. In late 2015, there will be the 18+ version Sengoku†Koihime X, with new characters, episodes and H scenes. Finally, even more characters will be revealed in Shin Koihime†Musou -Kakumei-, which is scheduled for summer 2016. Do they really intend to turn everyone into girls?
Other new games announced this week include:
Astronauts Sirius – Verethragna Seisen no Duelist (April 24th)
feng – Yume to Iro de Dekiteiru
Glacé – Koitama
Haikuo Soft – Menkage Railback
HOOKSOFT – Traveling Stars
Lump of Sugar – Rensou Relation (May 29th)
NanaWind – ALIA’s CARNIVAL! -Flowering Sky- (May 29th)
PeasSoft – Chuunibyou na Kanojo no Love Equation
Rosebleu – Walkure Runabout!
Release dates have been set for the following:
Yurina topped the Aneyome chara poll and will likely get something in next week’s announcement.
Nanaca Mai’s illustration collection, “Le ciel des anges”, will be on shelves on January 29th. It will mainly feature artwork from FrontWing’s Pure Girl and Innocent Girl, but there will also be illustrations from her doujin circle NANACAN.
The Grisaia kickstarter was fully funded with all its stretch goals (Chiruchiru, platform ports) within two days. It seems there’s an appetite for visual novels after all.
Played a bit more Aokana this week while prepping various posts. Christmas is the busiest season of the year. I know playing eroge is very important, but do spend some time with family and friends! Happy Holidays!