The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #22


Good evening, readers!

It’s time for Issue #22, so let’s get right into it. The biggest announcement this week is Otomate revealing that they have another project in the works- it’s called Project Shiro to Kuro and will be for the PlayStation Vita. PIL-VAMP released a trial of [R18+] Mashou Megane on 13/7 for potential customers to try before they preorder. The next routes of Anicon by Zeiva Inc. will be Sheep’s and/or Rabbit’s with Cat’s Path Greenlit on Steam. PlayStation Vita ports Starry☆Sky ~Spring Stories~ and Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~ will be joining Bara Sensou -Sonnet of Seeds- for a November 2016 release; planned for the 23rd and 24th respectively.



+ Reporting period: 11/7/2016~17/7/2016 +




New game announcements:


Release date announcements or delays:


Teaser site or website launches:


Steam specials this week:


In the 21/7/2016 issue of Famitsuu Weekly magazine’s Famitsuu Cross Review (released on 07/7/2016), 7’scarlet was reviewed. It scored 32 (8/8/8/8), earning the game a Famitsuu Gold award. 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.


This actually made the news on 03/7/2016 (thank you to xxUsagii for reminding me last week) via Gematsu, but Aksys have announced that they will be localising four Otomate titles: Bad Apple Wars, Period Cube ~Torikago no Amadeus~, Collar x Malice for release during 2017 and the fandisc of Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~, Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ (release TBA).


The date of Rejet’s summer new releases announcement event- collectively referred to as Rejet Natsumatsuri– has been set. Called Onenight★Fire★Works this year, the event will be held on 05/8/2016 (location undisclosed as of yet) and will also be broadcasted live via Nico Nico Douga. Fans can follow updates regarding Onenight★Fire★Works via Rejet’s official information update Twitter account, @Rejet_info.


Rejet’s idol franchise MARGINAL#4, will be getting an anime adaptation. The details will be announced during the aforementioned Onenight★Fire★Works event.


Just like they have been doing for the others, Aijima Cecil of Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ will also be getting a special “Birthday Bag Charm” to commemorate his birthday, which will be available via the Broccoli online store. Fans have until 08/8/2016 to place their preorders, and will receive it during October 2016.


Otomate have announced a new PlayStation Vita title called Project Shiro to Kuro, with its teaser site now up. For fans wanting more details, they will be published in the next issue of B’sLOG (which will be released on 20/7/2016). However, Otomate have revealed through their official Twitter account that former QuinRose composer Mari (鞠) will be taking part in Project Shiro to Kuro.


An otome fan named Tei Kamiya has started an online petition to try and convince Spike Chunsoft to localise Kenka Banchou Otome. As of writing, there are 395 like-minded supporters (for clarity, myself included).


Popular doujin otome developer Otusun Club have launched an Indiegogo campaign to localise Kane no Tame ni Kane wa Naru, or “The Bell Chimes For Gold”. Both the all-ages [15+] and R18+ versions will be translated for a Western audience. As with the original Japanese version, the localised version will also be available for Windows, Android and iPhone users. Otusun Club is aiming to raise US$13,000; having pooled $518 by 19 backers with one month left to go at the time of writing.


R18+ otome newcomers PIL-VAMP have released a trial of their maiden title, Mashou Megane on 13/7/2016. It is around 609MB and can be downloaded directly via the official website.




+ Upcoming Otome Game Site Updates +


[21/7] 7’scarlet

~ Character: Added sample voice #3 for Hanate.

[29/7] Dynamic Chord feat. KYOHSO Append Disc [Dynamic Chord feat. KYOHSO Fandisc]

~ Character: Sample voices #4 added.
~ Product Information: Sample images of store bonus items added.

[29/7] [R18+] Mashou Megane

~ Trial released on 13/7/2016.
~ Character: Short stories released for Peach, Cidre and Doutei.

[29/7] Tsumikui ~Sen no Noroi, Sen no Inori~




[04/8] 12-sai. ~Koi suru Diary~

~ About: Confirmation that this game will have StreetPass activities. Depending on the amount of StreetPass Hits the player receives, they will get a certain amount of “Usapan Cookies”. Usapan Cookies are essentially “coin credits” that are used on the in-game gashapon machine to win “postcards” with voice messages from the characters.

[28/7 18/8] Collar x Malice

~ Special: Downloadable desktop wallpapers added.

[25/8] Meiji Tokyo Renka: Full Moon [PSV port]

~ Character: Voice samples added.
~ Special: OP movie uploaded. The OP (same as the initial PSP release)  is called “Tokyo Roman-tan” and is sung by KENN.
~ Product Information: Store bonus item sample images added.
~ Gallery: Section opened.

[25/8] Moujuu-tachi to Ohime-sama [Same series as Moujuutsukai to Ouji-sama]

~ Special: 2 downloadable desktop wallpapers added. Gameplay movie #1 uploaded.

[25/8] Oumagatoki ~Kakuriyo no Enishi~

~ Special: Gameplay movie uploaded.

[27/524/6 → 26/8] Blackish House Side A→

~ Artist: Introductory movie of Kisaki Tougo added to his profile. More supporting character profiles added.

[Summer 2016] [R18+] Chou no Doku Hana no Kusari + Gensou Yawa Repackage Edition


[Summer 2016] Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ [Code: Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~ Fandisc]

~ System: Section opened.

[Summer 2016] Crank In


[04/8 → 01/9] Bara ni Kakusareshi Verite


[08/9] Geten no Hana with Yumeakari Aizou-ban [Double PSV port]

~ Special: Promotional movie uploaded.
~ Port Exclusive Features: Section opened. There will be 20 new CGs, 25+ new events, an Ishida Sakichi mini-route, post-happy ending after stories and some “secret events” added to the PSV port.
~ Gallery: 1 CG added.

[08/9] Yuukyuu no Tierblade -Lost Chronicle-

~ Special: Downloadable desktop wallpapers added.

[21/9] Magic-Kyun! Renaissance

~ Product Information: Shop bonus item sample images added.

[15/9] Yunohana SpRING! Cherishing Time [Yunohana SpRING! Fandisc]

~ Story: Information about the “IF Story” added. It’ll involve the characters going on a trip to a hot springs inn and the antics that will arise from it.
~ Special: Promotional movie added.

[29/9] Dynamic Chord feat. [rêve parfait] V edition [PSV port]


[29/9] Haitaka no Psychedelica [Kokuchou no Psychedelica Sequel]

~ Special: Promotional movie added.

[September 2016] [R18+] Anata no Torikago


[06/10] NORN9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Act Tune [Norn9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Sequel/Fandisc]

~ Product Information: Details about the preorder and store bonus items updated.

[18/8 → 06/10] PsychicEmotion6

~ Character: Sample voices #3 added to the main characters’ profiles.

[20/10] Suuran Digit

~ Special: OP movie added. The song is called “Rei -ZERO-” and is sung by Komekura Chihiro.

[28/10] Dynamic Chord feat. apple-polisher


[25/8/201512/11/2015 → 23/11/2016] Starry☆Sky ~Spring Stories~ [PSV double port]

~ New release date announced.

[24/11] Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~ [PSV port]

~ Release date announced.
~ Changed the homepage artwork.

[Spring 2016 → 25/11] Bara Sensou -Sonnet of Seeds-

~ Staff Blog (13/7): Introduces readers to one of the Yorkist White Rose love interests, Richard Neville, The (16th) Earl of Warwick (a.k.a. “Warwick the King Maker”). He is the representative of the York faction and supports Edward IV and George (Duke of Clarence) after the death of the latter two’s father, Richard of York. In the same way that Jasper Tudor is the “brains” of the Lancaster (Red Rose) faction, Richard Neville is the brains behind the Yorkist faction.
~ Staff Blog (15/7): More details about Richard Neville are discussed. They discussed how he used to be an important noble siding with the Lancaster faction. He started to view the Lancaster faction as his “enemies” when Margaret of Anjou intervened in a territorial dispute. Due to her intervention, the House of Neville’s territory was taken by the Duke of Somerset. Eventually swaying to the Yorkist side, the House of Neville grew more powerful once they joined. This made Margaret greatly wary and thus, the two royal families (Lancaster and York) sprung into the War of the Roses.

[Autumn 2016] Ikemen Sengoku: Toki wo Kakeru Koi ~Arata naru Deai~ [Double PSV port]


[2014 2015 → Winter 2016~2017] Gunjou no Yuki


[Winter 2016~2017] Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6: Ato-hen [Harukanaru Toki no Naka de 6 Sequel/Fandisc]


[2016] Black Wolves Saga -Weiβ und Schwarz- [PSV port]


[2016] Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ [Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~ Sequel]


[2016] [R18+] Enkan no Memoria


[2016] Hana Oboro ~Sengoku-den Ranki~

~ Story: Two new words added to the dictionary: Sachimitama and Tsuibushou. The Sachimitama (typically read as saki-mitama, meaning “happy soul” of a kami or dead person. The kanji composing the word literally mean “happiness; fortune” and “soul; spirit”) is a precious orb passed down in the Oda family. It has the same blue colour as the family members’ eyes. The Tsuibushou (the kanji for tsui means “opposition” and a bushou is a commander [in battle]) are the five characters- Yoshikage, Mitsuhide, Yukimura, Morimasa and Hideyoshi- who are greatly involved in the stories (and their endings) of Nagamasa, Nobunaga, Shingen, Katsuie and Hanbei (the five main characters). It can also be said that the main characters also have a deep influence in how the Tsuibushou live and what paths in life they take.
~ Character: Extra sprite art added for the protagonist, Ichi.
~ Gallery: 3 CGs added.

[2016] Kokorogawari

FULL DISCLOSURE: I am one of the developers of Kokorogawari.
~ System: Screenshots updated.
~ Trial announcement: The game’s trial will be launched in the first week of August.

[2016] Sangoku Rensenki: Sakikage


[2016] Steam Prison


[2016] Wand of Fortune R2 ~Jikuu ni Shizumu Mokushiroku~ [PSV port]


[26/1, 2017] Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Repeat LOVE [PSV port]


[February 2017] Because We’re Here ~Mohnblume und Blauerose~

~ A set of sneak peak images of the game’s CGs have been posted along with the latest progress update. The developers have estimated that there will be around 106 CGs.

[February 2017] [R18+] Tokiiro ni Moyuru Kokoro, Akaneiro ni Moyuru Kioku


[Summer 2017] Love is a Game

~ As of writing, the game’s Kickstarter campaign has been approximately 88% funded ($9,760/$11,000 by 195 backers with 34 more days to go).

[Q1~Q2 2017] Caramel Mokaccino


[TBA] Akatsuki no Betelgeuse


[TBA] [R18+] Anata wa Jinrou desu ka?


[TBA] Anicon – Animal Complex: Sheep’s Path

~ New game announced.

[TBA] Anicon – Animal Complex: Rabbit’s Path

~ New game announced.

[TBA] [R18+] Caramel Mokaccino: After Hours [Caramel Mokaccino Fandisc]


[TBA] Diabolik Lovers: LOST EDEN [Diabolik Lovers: Dark Fate Sequel]


[TBA] [R18+] Fashioning Little Miss Lonesome [Bocchi Musume x Produce Keikaku. Localisation]


[TBA] Fortissimo


[TBA] [R18+] Furue, Yurayura to: Kagen no Shou

~ Half of teaser site image revealed.

[TBA] [R18+] Furue, Yurayura to: Jougen no Shou

~ Half of teaser site image revealed.

[TBA] Ken ga Kimi: Momoya Tsuzuri [Ken ga Kimi Sequel/Fandisc]


[TBA] Never Forget Me [Always Remember Me Sequel]


[TBA] Osomatsu-san ~The Game~ [Tentative title]


[TBA] Project Shiro to Kuro

~ New game announced.
~ Teaser site uploaded.

[10/6 15/7 TBA] RockRobin

~ Release delayed.

[TBA] Taishou x Alice [English localisation]


[TBA] Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Dolce Vita


[TBA] Yuukoku no Perseus


[TBA] [R18+] Yuukyou no Aster


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12 thoughts on “The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #22

  1. Bishounenpalace

    Finally, the cast for Enkan no Memoria has been announced as well as the released date (October 28th 2016) (((o(*゚▽゚*)o)))
    The cast includes: Nakazawa Masatomo, Yamanaka Masahiro, Okitsu Kazuyuki, Shirai Yuusuke and Satou Takuya (^ω^)they’re all farmiliar name in R18 otome works ( ̄▽ ̄)

    • Cool! Shirai Yuusuke’s on the rise and good to see Yamanaka Masahiro in an actual game instead of CDs.

      Where did you get the info, my friend? I just checked out the official site and it hasn’t been updated since May! =O

  2. bishounenpalace

    They posted on twitter about the announcement that will be featured in B’sLOG Magazine on July 20th ^^ And I found the information on this website, 🙂

  3. Annnnd they keep milking series rofl
    Alice seems to be a super popular thing in Japan.
    Not really into old jijis but I hope Otusun Club meets their goal.

    • Hello, Leaf!

      Which series in particular are you referring to? Starry Sky? Practically anything that was moderately-to-largely successful is seeing a Vita port. I guess everyone’s trying to make a quick buck before the PSV gets hacked. The largest profit VNs tend to get are within the first few days of release anyway.

      Tell me about it, though! So sick of seeing shitty Alice in Wonderland “adaptations” everywhere. It’s like you can’t be considered a true otome developer unless you’ve rippe- “adapted” the book at least once. Looks like I’ll have to make some serious changes for the VN I’m working on, LOL!

      I’ve been meaning to try Kane no Tame for a while since I’m intrigued by the unidealistic heroes, but yeah, the oji-san thing isn’t a selling point to me. It’d be very interesting to see how it does, though the funding goal seems lofty.

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