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!
ATOM GRRRL!, the yuri visual novel from doujin group Cosmillica made its English debut today (localization by Sekai Project); both as an all-ages version on Steam and the uncensored version on Denpasoft (absolutely NOT for those under 18).
On the first installment of Soft-Side Review I find myself looking at the all-ages version of The Fruit of Grisaia, the first game in a series of visual novels known as the Grisaia triology. The game although void of sexual content still features language, violence, and sexually suggestive scenes, so it should be approached by an audience capable of handling these elements with maturity and an open mind.
The Grisaia series has been incredibly popular in Japan, spawning two anime series. Is there more to this game than the original adult rating would suggest? It all comes down to one question.
Nutaku is an English localizer specializing in free-to-play online games. However not everyone could enjoy their games since their lineup until now has been hentai games. Today Nutaku launched their new portal, Nutaku.com which will feature non-adult games.
Yesterday VisualArts announced on their Facebook page they are going to be releasing Little Busters! and Tomoyo After〜It’s a Wonderful Life〜 in English.
Here at Otageeku we always alert you about the best sales. MangaGamer is currently having a can’t miss sale on school titles and other treats for their Back To School Sale, including bundles accessible from third party sellers.
The majority of games featured in this sale aren’t suitable for people under the age of 18. Before listing the adult games and bundles I’ll list the all-ages games on sale. Warning: The site has an age gate because although the games linked are all-ages the recommendations have 18+ games. Access at your own risk.
- Kira Kira All-Ages Version: Protagonist Shikanosuke is an average student who doesn’t care much for anything, blowing off his club and putting minimum effort into his classes. Then one day he meets a girl called Kirari and they begin a punk band along with his childhood friend and a rich girl. After their first, and what should have been last, concert goes viral they embark on one final adventure touring Japan.
- If My Heart Had Wings: Aoi Minase is back in his hometown after many years. There he encounters a young girl named Kotori. He and his classmates at his new school soon embark on a mission to revive their academy’s Soaring Club and ride the “Morning Glory.” A tale of love and dreams. Comes with a Steam key so you can add the game to your library.
- Da Capo Innocent Finale: An alternate end to Da Capo. Asakura Jun’ichi falls into despair at the loss of his sister. As a result he grows closer to Shirakawa Kotori. However he had chosen someone else over her, what can the future hold for them? This game provides the happy ending fans of Shirakawa Kotori always wanted.
Now we move on to the adult games.
Yesterday at Otakon Sekai Project announced a few things about one of their biggest franchises The Fruit of Grisaia. A new game and news about the adult version of the first game (we didn’t feel the need to separate these news as we won’t be posting graphic content).
The visual novel company Yuzusoft has been very popular in Japan, but has never been brought to Western audiences. Sekai Project is changing this.
Many localization companies took to AX this year to announce their newest titles. For this first summary we focus on non-adult titles, which simply means games without explicit sexual imagery.