On Halloween, a new English localization company aimed at otome releases called OTUSUN LAND was announced. The company itself is an extension of Otusun Club, a Japanese otome dev team whose game The Bell Chimes for Gold will be released in English.
The Japan Anniversary Association announced at the One Piece press conference at Tokyo One Piece Tower amusement park One Piece officially has its own holiday. The 20 year old manga will have its holiday on July 22, the day the manga was advertised as launching despite coming out July 19, 1997.
Bandai Namco announced today the popular fighting game based off the Dragon Ball franchise DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 will be coming to the Nintendo Switch.
The folks at MangaGamer announced 2 new titles at Anime Central last night that are 100% NSFW. Proceed with caution.
Today is a good day for female gamers, because at their Anime Central panel Sekai Project announced the launch of a new otome brand called Maiden Voyage. Maiden Voyage will be dedicated to exclusively releasing otome and boy love games!
Degica has been teasing a new shmup on Twitter today, making a contest out of guessing which it could be. Eventually a Twitter user guessed their next title would be Shikigami no Shiro, henceforth known in English as Castle of Shikigami.
Funimation has revealed to have two new licenses today, one from 2012 based off a mystery novel and a 90’s fantasy anime.
The BL publisher Juné has posted they will be kickstarting an effort to publish all of Psyche Delico‘s current digital titles to print. This would include four books: Pure Love’s Sexy Time Vol. 1, Pure Love’s Sexy Time Vol. 2, Eroman – Paper, Pen, Sex, and The Rest Is A Love Thing?! so far. Those under 18 should not proceed.
For the weekly rankings of DVD and Blu-ray sales in animated media in Japan, the fourth Utano☆Princesama Legend Star disc had the most sales for April 3-9 on both lists. Once again, it’s becoming evident the fujoshi dollar is becoming stronger in the anime market.
Nekopara Vol. 3 was set to release April 28. However, due to the hospitalization of Nekopara’s creator and illustrator Sayori, the date was pushed back to May 26.