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!
A Kickstarter campaign run by Sekai Project with the goal to create a 20 minute OVA based on the visual novel series NEKOPARA (which evolved from the doujinshi of illustrator Sayori) was surpassed within a day of launch. The NEKOPARA series is about a male protagonist named Kashou who decides to leave his home and open a bakery named La Soleil. He eventually finds out two catgirls from his household, Chocola and Vanilla, decided to come with him. His sister manages to track him down and along with the other four Minaduki household catgirls they all work together to run La Soleil. Along the way, events of a naughty nature transpire.
The doujin circle illuCalab is known most for their Touhou game, Gensou Skydrift, a racing game where Touhou characters literally ride each other like hoverboards.
However, the game I’ll talk about here is based on no previous intellectual property and is their own original game A Magical High School Girl.
CLANNAD is a big franchise. Originating as a visual novel it has since spawned two shows, a movie, spinoff games, and several manga series. CLANNAD earned its popularity in the west mainly through the anime adaptations of the game, but its English release has allowed fans to finally experience the source material for themselves.
The doujin circle Kuro Irodoru Yomiji has their project Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto up for funding on IndieGoGo. The same circle has previously released the yuri game Sacrament of the Zodiac (NSFW).
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).
Sekai Project announced two new Japanese titles at Animation on Display. One of the titles in question is KARAKARA, the debut title of new video game company calme.
Another Kickstarter for a visual novel has gone live recently. The full name of the game in question is Root Double – Before Crime * After Days- Xtend Edition. Directed by Regista and published by Yeti, this is a sci fi visual novel. If you’ve followed our news, Sekai Project announced they had received the rights to the game at last year’s AX. Now it seems they’re seeking funding to bring the game overseas.
Not suitable for those under 18.
A little over a year ago, a Kickstarter to localize the cherished visual novel CLANNAD in English was launched by Sekai Project. The US had never seen an official English release of the visual novel, but the anime adaptation had a large following. It was successfully funded, not only reaching the initial funding goal but also unlocking HD assets for the game, the CLANNAD side stories game, and an ambitious project to create an all new CLANNAD anthology manga.