Welcome to the first issue of The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail. In these weekly posts, I’ll be publishing the information I collate to keep track of the otome world. I’ve been thinking about how a lot of the information I collect doesn’t end up on this blog or even in the monthly posts. So I thought, “why not post major news/site updates every Sunday?” It won’t be as lengthy and detailed as the event or monthly posts, but I thought it’d be nice to have small bits of information to chew on in between the main posts.
Before we get stuck into it, I just wanted to state a few things.
While many information updates technically count as site updates as well, I’ve opted to exclude certain types from the “Site Updates” part of the Sunday Mail. This is because they’re more important and/or one-off. These exclusions are things like changes to release dates, trials, any DLC, any fix patches I hear about, preorder bonuses, cast interviews, countdown voices, master up announcements/illustrations, etc.
Titles that are tagged in the Sunday Mail posts are games that have been mentioned in the general news part (i.e. before the “Site Update” section). Only titles involved in “major” news will get tagged.
Now, without further ado, the first issue:
+ Reporting period: 15/2/2016~21/2/2016 +
~ [R18+] Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. released a trial! The trial itself contains no sexual content as far as I’m aware but parts of the site are definitely NSFW.
~ Countdown voices are now in progress for Moshi, Kono Sekai ni Kami-sama ga Iru to Suru Naraba., Hyakka Hyakurou ~Sengoku Ninpou-chou~ and Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade! Due to the timing of this issue, there are only about 4 days’ worth left. I apologise for this, and hope you made it in time to hear from your favourite characters!
~ D3P has revealed that there will be free DLC for Hyakka Hyakurou ~Sengoku Ninpou-chou~ that will contain main character-specific supplemental scenarios, including an exclusive CG. They’ll be released weekly: Gekkamaru: 25/2/2016, Kuroyuki: 3/3/2016, Choujirou: 10/3/2016, Hanzou: 17/3/2016 and Goemon: 24/3/2016.
~ Kamigami no Asobi InFinite announced one of the perks of preordering early- earlybirds that make it in time will be treated to the “Brightness Accordion Calendar”, which is a May 2016~April 2017 double-sided, collapsible calendar illustrated by the game’s artist, Kazuki Yone. It’s the cover image of this issue.
~ An anime adaptation of Marginal #4 has been confirmed! It was first announced through the Pythagoras Production Special Information PV uploaded on Rejet’s official YouTube channel.
~ The official website of Blackish House sideA→ opens! It will be the first of two Blackish House games, with sideA enabling players to complete the routes of Ugajin Rei, Kisaki Tougo, Shiiba Gou and Kuze Madoka. It’s currently slated for release on 27/5/2016.
~ The website of Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama is now open to poke around! No specific dates have been announced yet, but it will be released sometime in 2016.
~ The teaser site of Taishou x Alice ~all in one~ is now accessible! ~all in one~, as its name implies, will be a PC-to-PSV port of all four Taishou x Alice games rolled into one bundle. It should be released sometime in 2016.
~ Doujin R18+ otome brand agony announced their next title on DL Site Girl’s Maniax. It’s the latter half of their “Majo no Shokei-bi” series entitled “~Saiai Naru Yoake e~ “, and is slated for release in late December 2017.
~ Famitsuu “Cross Reviewed” three otome PSV titles: Hyakka Hyakurou ~Sengoku Ninpou-chou~, Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade and Moshi, Kono Sekai ni Kami-sama ga Iru to Suru Naraba. Hyakka Hyakurou was issued Famitsuu Gold, scoring 33/40 (8/8/8/9), along with Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade, scoring 32/40 (8/8/8/8). MoshiKami was one point shy of Silver, scoring 29/40 (7/7/8/7).
+ Site Updates of Upcoming Otome Games +
~ Hyakka Hyakurou ~Sengoku Ninpou-chou~: The Character page has been updated with a plot summary specific to Ishikawa Goemon’s route.
~ Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade: The Character page has been updated with voice samples. The System page has also been updated.
~ Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku.: The Gallery has been updated with a new 3P H-CG. All three main characters’ voice samples have been updated with one H-voice clip each. Just to be crystal clear: NSFW!
~ Brothers Conflict: Precious Baby: Voice samples have been uploaded for 9 characters: Ukyou, Azusa, Natsume, Louis, Iori, Wataru, Rintarou, Miwa, Mahoko and Kazuma.
~ Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan: A number of updates- 2 sample CGs in the Gallery section, details of the ED theme, a PV has been uploaded as well downloadable Twitter headers accessible via the Special section of the site.
~ Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~: Battle and uniform designs have been added to the Character page.
~ SA7 (Silent Ability 7): The 14th issue of the webcomic and the 5th wave of sample voices have been added to the site.
~ Bara Sensou -Sonnet of Seeds-: Information about the map system, epoch and status screen have been added to the System section.
~ Kenka Banchou Otome: The Special section of the site has been updated with promotional banners.
~ Collar x Malice: Information about “X-Day” has been added to the World section, as well as Twitter icons under Special.
~ Suuran Digit: 3 sample CGs and information about the theme song have been added.
~ Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite: The Gallery has been updated. In the Special section, a short story has been added. Finally, under Character, Robespierre’s sprite and theme BGM has been added.
~ Hakuouki Shinkai: Hana no Shou: The Gallery and Product Information pages have been updated.
~ Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~: Character page has been updated with sample voices.