I hope you enjoy issue #5 of The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail!
This week, we’ve got a couple of new otome game announcements to make up for the unfortunate news that the Kickstarter of Beastmaster and Prince ~Flower & Snow~ was unsuccessful. The new games are Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~ by otome game newcomers eXtend and Crank In by Petit Reve.
+ Reporting period: 14/3/2016~20/3/2016 +
★ Countdowns are currently under way for Dance with Devils. Additionally, the second wave of countdowns for R18+ Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. (in anticipation of the package edition release) has begun.
★ Unfortunately, the Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama ~Flower & Snow~ localisation Kickstarter was unsuccessful, being short of the $150,000 funding goal by $75,706.
★ MangaGamer’s localisation of Ozmafia!! is now available for pre-order as of 14/3/2016. The full price of the game is $34.95, however, earlybirds can take advantage of the 15% off discount– making the game currently $29.70. The game will be released on 29/4/2016. Please note that this is the PC version of Ozmafia!!, NOT the PlayStation Vita port.
★ Petit Reve has uploaded a teaser site with a trailer of their fourth title currently in development. Called Crank In, its tagline is “a love like in the movies, will begin”. The character designs and artwork will be handled by Ouka Mai. Petit Reve plans on opening the website on 20/4/2016. No estimated release date has been provided as of yet.
★ eXtend has announced that they’ll be releasing their first ever otome game. It’s called Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~, with Kazura Ringo handling the writing and Futaba Hazuki in charge of the character designs and artwork. It’s planned for release in the summer of 2016. A teaser site is available to peek at and more information will be released in the May edition of B’s Log.
★ Ozmafia!! will be getting adapted into an anime series. The adaptation’s website was opened to the public on 16/3/2016. No extra information has been revealed at this time.
★ Dance with Devils just made it into the Famitsuu Silver ranking, having earned 30/40 ( 8/7/8/7) in the 15/3/2016 Famitsuu Cross Review. For those unfamiliar with the Famitsuu Cross Review scoring system, it involves a panel of 4 game critics reviewing the same game with each critic giving it a score from 0~10. This makes 40 the highest possible score, with awards of distinction being given to games earning: 30~31/40 = Famitsuu Silver, 32~34/40 = Famitsuu Gold and 35+/40 = Famitsuu Platinum.
★ The Hakuouki Shinkai series, which is a 2-part PlayStation Vita remake of Hakuouki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~, will be releasing Kaze no Shou (part 1) and Hana no Shou (part 2) as a twin pack. The twin pack will hit stores on the same day as Hana no Shou, which is 16/6/2016.
★ In their official English Twitter account conversation with their followers, Spike Chunsoft have said that they’ll consider a localisation of Kenka Banchou Otome providing that it drums up enough interest. If you’re interested, it’s recommended that you make this known to Spike Chunsoft by offering words of encouragement.
★ In celebration of Koezaru wa Akai Hana ~Taiga wa Mirai wo Tsugu~’s PlayStation Vita port Koezaru wa Akai Hana ~Koi wa Tsuki ni Michibikareru~’s upcoming release, a character popularity poll was conducted. The results were uploaded on 18/6/2016 and are as follows:
★ The website of Norn9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Act Tune has officially opened on the 17/3/2016. At present, only the Characters and Special sections are available to look at.
★ 3 music sheet DLCs have been released for Kin’iro no Corda 4. From 15/3/2016 onwards, Kin’iro no Corda 4 players have the option to buy extra music sheets to download and perform during the game. The three additional pieces are “Radetzky March” by Johann Strauss Sr., “Sange” from Geten no Hana and “Kurochou” from Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6.
★ An after story novelisation of Hana Awase -Himetsugi-hen- entitled Hana Awase -Amekaze no Oto- has been confirmed for release on 02/4/2016. Published by Kadokawa and Enterbrain!, -Amekaze no Oto- will include Himetsugi’s route in omnibus form, as well as after stories and additional novel-exclusive content.
★ An after story drama CD of Hana Awase -Karakuri/Utsutsu-hen- is currently in production. The CD will be called Hana Awase -Karakuri Inori- and it’ll detail scenarios after the protagonist and Utsutsu become a couple. It’s set for release during the spring 2016 and will be approximately 72 minutes long.
★ A release date has been confirmed for the official Diabolik Lovers: Lunatic Parade visual fanbook, published by Enterbrain! It is set to reach stores on 28/4/2016.
★ A spin-off and sequel of Kin’iro no Corda 3 anime adaptation Kin’iro no Corda Blue♪Sky: First Stage has been announced through their official Twitter account. The spin-off will be entitled “Kin’iro no Corda Blue♪Sky: Prelude of Shiseikan” and the after story will be called “Kin’iro no Corda Blue♪Sky: Second Stage“. Prelude of Shiseikan is set for September 2016 and Second Stage is planned for a December 2016 release.
★ D3 Publisher will be releasing a Hyakka Hyakurou ~Sengoku Ninpouchou~ drama CD called Kusamakura Kidan. It’ll be handled by Red Entertainment (the development staff of the game) and feature all of the main characters. Planned for release on 11/5/2016.
★ honeybee announced through their Surprise Movie that apple-polisher will also be getting an otome game adaptation called Dynamic Chord feat. apple-polisher. Like the other three Dynamic Chord games, apple-polisher will also be for PC and is to be available sometime during 2016.
★ honeybee has released version 1.02 of their fix patch for Dynamic Chord feat. [rêve parfait] Append Disc.
★ Announced through their official Twitter, Kokuchou no Psychedelica will be getting adapted into a play. Doors to the play will be opened from 3rd~7th of August 2016 at Kinokuniya Hall. More information can be found on the play’s official website.
+ Upcoming Otome Game Site Updates +
★ [24/3] Dance with Devils ★
~ Product: Updated with more pictures and details of store bonuses.
★ [21/4] Kamigami no Asobi InFinite ★
~ Spec: Pictures and details of some store bonuses added.
★ [21/4] Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan ★
~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.
~ Special: Twitter headers added.
★ [19/5] Kenka Banchou Otome ★
~ OP movie uploaded on Spike Chunsoft’s official YouTube channel. The OP song is called “Ai Suru Mono e Sasagu You ni” (which basically translates to “Be Sure/In Order to Devote Yourself to the One You Love depending on the context of “you ni”) and is sung by KENN and Aoi Shouta.
★ [19/5] Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~ ★
~ Characters: Shiki’s sprites added.
~ Sound: Information about the OP and ED added. The OP is called “Ibara no Rakuen” (Briar Paradise) and will be sung by Joelle. The ED is called “Hikari Sasu Toki” (When the Light Shines) and will be sung by Yura Mari.
★ [26/5] Kyoukai no Shirayuki ★
~ Characters: Additional sample voices added.
★ [26/5] SA7 (Silent Ability 7) ★
~ Product: More information of the store bonuses added.
~ Special: Issue #18 of the webcomic uploaded.
~ Gallery: Event CG added.
★ [27/5] Blackish House Side A→ ★
~ Product: Information about store bonuses released.
~ Blog: Suzuki goes into more detail about the store bonuses and the “Gift of the Week” is a Twitter avatar of Nayuta.
★ [16/6] Hakuouki Shinkai: Hana no Shou ★
~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.
~ Information: Details about store bonuses added.
~ PS Vita: Detailed infromation about the PlayStation Vita port’s extra content added.
★ [Spring 2016] Bara no Sensou ~Sonnet of Seeds~ ★
~ Characters: Family trees of the Lancaster (Red Rose) and York (White Rose) houses added.
~ Staff Blog updated. This post briefly talks about the Hanseatic League, as well as showing two different character relationship maps; one for the non-fictional characters and one for the fictional ones. It also explains how even some of “mob” non-fictional characters will play important roles in providing national and international information of the game’s setting.
★  7’scarlet ★
~ Gallery: 1 CG added.
★  Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite ★
~ Characters: Danton’s theme song and his “4 years later” sprite added.
~ Gallery: 2 CGs added.
~ Special: Danton’s short story added.
★  Collar x Malice ★
~ World: Additional information about the in-game August happenings of the “X-Day Incident”.
~ System: Information regarding the “Deduction Choices” and “Investigation System” gameplay mechanics added. For the Deduction Choices system, the protagonist will sometimes be required to make choices based on her deductive reasoning of the situation. The amount of correct and incorrect deductions will alter the story’s direction. Utilising the PlayStation Vita’s touch mechanics the “Investigation System” will involve players closely inspecting areas for clues or information, similar to investigative segments of the Ace Attorney and Danganronpa series.
★  Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama ★
~ Characters: Barthold, Ignacy, Adele the Witch, Mrok, Marek and Hubert’s profiles uploaded.
★  Suuran Digit ★
~ Characters: Ichizono Ousuke and Nitou Mitsu’s alternative sprites added.
~ Pictures: 2 CGs added.
★ [TBA] Caramel Mokaccino ★
~ More official developmental artwork is being added as a contribution to NaNoRenO.