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.
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!
E2 Gaming is a company set to release Taisho Alice, but was met with controversy before their announcement.
Taisho Alice is an otome visual novel that debuted in 2015. Created by Primula, the game was split into four parts for PC: Episode I, Episode II, Episode III, and Epilogue. June of this year, all four parts will be released as a PS Vita game called Taishou X Alice all in one.
All the Japanese video game releases happening this week.
Hatoful Boyfriend is an otome visual novel that’s earned itself some fame based on strangeness alone. After all a visual novel where you date pigeons as the sole human left in the world might not be as common as lone boy in all-girls school. A new game taking place during the holidays, Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star is already on Steam, GOG, and Humble. It’s been around for a while, but hasn’t gotten published as thoroughly as Hatoful Boyfriend. Until now.
The release date for the anime based on the otome manga Nijiiro Days was confirmed via Bessatsu Margaret’s November issue. The anime is set to air January of next year, although no specific date has been announced.
If you have read my piece on the stark lack of yaoi in the western visual novel market you might remember how I mentioned before the release of MangaGamer’s No Thank You! this year there was a nine year hiatus in the yaoi genre ending with JAST USA’s successive releases of Enzai and Absolute Obedience. Well it seems JAST USA might get back on that horse. Continue reading JAST USA to Give Yaoi a Try Again