After finishing my otome games of November 2016 post, I realised that I’ve forgotten to direct you all to my review of Sapphire Dragon Productions’ Love in the Glen I wrote for the first issue of ADVaNCE e-magazine. Really sorry about this!
As such, I won’t be directly posting the review on this site, but ADVaNCE can be downloaded via itch.io (it’s free) and you can find my review starting from page 61.
A quick note for those wondering what ADVaNCE is: It’s an e-zine with content that focuses on visual novels and ADV (adventure) games with an emphasis on English VNs. ADVaNCE shares its name with the visual novel reviewing website.
|Dynamic Chord feat. apple-polisher||PC|
|Code: Realize ~Shukufuku no Mirai~ [Link]||24-11-2016||PSV. Fandisc of Code: Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~.|
|Hakuouki Yuugiroku: Taishi-tachi no Daienkai [Link]||17-11-2016||PSP → DS → PSV double port of Hakuouki ~Shinsengumi Kitan~ fandisc.
(Fandisc + sequel)
|Starry☆Sky ~Spring Stories~ [Link]||PC → PSP → iOS → 3DS → PSV double port.
(Original game + fandisc)
|Torikago no Marriage ~Hatsukoi no Tsubasa~ [Link]||24-11-2016||PC [R18+] → PSV all-ages port.|
Oct~Nov 2016 Doujin/OELVN/Localisation Releases
*All titles are released on PC unless otherwise noted.
|[R18+] Marialbum [Link]||02-10-2016||Fandisc of Kane no Tame ni Kane wa Naru. Also available for iOS.|
|Secrets of Me [Stalking Love: Koi no Hajimari wa Ryakudatsu de]||05-10-2016||English and Chinese localised mobile → Steam re-release.|
|Seduce Me: The Beach Episode [Link]||07-10-2016||English. Side story of Seduce Me the Otome.|
|Sweet Volley High||R18+: 07-10-2016
|Rose of Winter||17-10-2016||English.|
|[R18+] Kane no Tame ni Kane wa Naru: Complete Edition [Link]||23-10-2016||Fully voiced and complete edition re-release. Also available for Android and iOS.|
|Café 0 ~The Sleeping Beast~ [Link]||29-10-2016||Also in English. Sequel of Café 0 ~The Drowned Mermaid~.|
|Heart and Seoul||01-11-2016||English.|
|[R18+] Mysterion ~Shoujo no Fukuin~||November 2016||–|
|Never Forget Me [Link]||November 2016||English. Sequel of Always Remember Me. Beta version now out.|
Here I am… finally, with my Otomate Party 2016 post… only two months late! No, seriously… I’m sorry about this. T_T
Otomate Party is an annual event- similarly to Rejet’s Natsumatsuri and CHANGE events- in which new projects (and details of previously announced projects) are announced. This year, it took place on 13~14th August, 2016. Most of the projects announced at Otomate Party will be released the following year. In other words, Otomate is basically revealing to their fans what they can expect next year! Other than the new announcements, the main draws of the Parties are the popular seiyuu and theme song artists gathering to perform for the fans.
This post will cover all of the new projects in detail, save for Shiro to Kuro no Alice and Hana Oboro, as the two were announced prior to the party and had substantial information already unveiled. Ports and fandiscs/sequels will also not be covered in extra detail, as information is too scarce to warrant its own section, or otherwise old information publicised prior to the Party. On the same note, I’ve however, included the Osomatsu-san game in detail, because though it was announced much earlier, it wasn’t until this year’s Party that details were revealed.
|Title||Medium and Notes
|Kurenai no Homura: Sanada Ninpou-chou||New PSV game||TBA|
|Variable Barricade||New PSV game||TBA|
|Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu -Setsugekka Koi Emaki- FD||PSV game.
Fandisc of Shinobi, Koi Utsutsu
|Osomatsu-san The Game: Hachamecha Shuushoku Advice -Dead or Work-||New PSV game||2017|
|Ikemen Sengoku◆Toki wo Kakeru Koi: Aratanaru Deai||Mobile -> PSV port||2017|
|Chouchou Jiken||New PSV game.
Collaboration with Red Entertainment and Aria Comic.
|KLAP!! ~Kind Love And Punish~ FD||PSV game.
Fandisc of KLAP!! ~Kind Love And Punish~
|Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan Zokuhen||PSV game.
Sequel of Nil Admirari no Tenbin: Teito Genwaku Kitan.
Anime adaptation also confirmed.
|Shiro to Kuro no Alice||New PSV game.
Announced prior to Otomate Party 2016
|Dance Trips||Mobile game||2016|
|Sengoku Night Blood||Mobile game.
Collaboration with Kadokawa and Marvelous
|Hana Oboro ~Sengoku-den Ranki~||New PSV game.
Announced prior to Otomate Party 2016
As many of you would know by now, Rejet’s Natsumatsuri (“Summer Festival”) event for 2016- Onenight★Fire★Works– was held on August 5th. Natsumatsuri is one of the two major annual Rejet events (the other being “CHANGE”, held during winter) in which many star seiyuu and theme song artists perform live at function halls (these are also live-streamed through a designated Nico Nico Douga channel). However, the most anticipated event of the entire night is the announcement of new projects, all of which I’ll be covering over 2 months late in this post! (Sorrryyyy… T_T)
|Title||Medium + Notes|
|StarRevo☆彡: 88 Seiza no Idol Kakumei||Smartphone game planned for release in 2017|
|Diabolik Lovers 5th Anniversary||Various anniversary goods (outlined in the post)|
|Tougenkyou Ayakashi Children||Mixed media project set to launch in 2017. Collaborative venture with Bilibili|
|3 New Marginal #4 drama CDs||New drama CD series
Anime adaptation confirmed
|Ken ga Kimi: Momoyo Tsuzuri||Previously announced
Release date confirmed: 22-12-2016
Ken ga Kimi fandisc/sequel
|Black Wolves Saga -Weiβ und Schwarz-||Previously announced
Release date confirmed: 26-1-2017
Bloody Nightmare + Last Hope double PSV port
|√Happy+Sugar=Vacation||Third drama CD series|
|Midnight Jiangshi: Tenchou Yuugi||Second drama CD series|
|Criminale! X||Third drama CD series|
|Meiji Kyuuketsu Kitan Tsukiyasha: Kurenai||Second drama CD series|
|Dear♥Vocalist: Riot||Second song + drama CD series|
|New drama CD series|
|Cia Voice||New drama CD series|
|Issei Fuubi -Gyakuten Oo’oku Koi Emaki-||New drama CD series|
|Grimm Machi no Ouji-sama||New drama CD series|
|Taishou Kuro Kazoku -la famile noire-||New drama CD series|
|THANATOS NiGHT||New song + drama CD series|
|Dance with Devils -EverSweet-||New drama CD series.|