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The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #43

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The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail: Issue #4

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It’s already been a whole month since the first issue… Time flies so fast! We’re now at issue #4 of The Sunday Otome Gaming Mail!

The highlight of this issue is perhaps the special report covering the final results of the Dengeki Girl’sStyle 2015 Otome Game Awards. From this week onwards, I’ll also be setting up “countdown alerts”, which are aimed to help remind you of visiting websites of games that are nearing release so that you can check out any countdown content (if they have any).

As always, thanks for reading!

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Otome Visual Novel Releases of September 2015

Is September the 和風 month or something? With Love:Quiz getting delayed until December, every game that’s coming out this month save for the final instalment of Photograph Journey will be of a traditional Japanese setting. While Yunohana Spring! is modern, the traditional countryside Japanese inn and onsen settings have a nice wafuu flavour. Genji Koi Emaki will be about nobles in the Heian period, Teikoku Kaigun Koi Bojou is set in the Meiji era and will involve the military of those times and Yoshiwara Higanbana, of course, is set in the Edo period with an emphasis on the (in)famous red light district. I’d say September is a decent month free of irredeemably shitty games, and that’s just fantastic!

 

New releases

Title Release Date Platform
Genji Koi Emaki 17-9-2015 PSV
Yunohana SpRING! 17-9-2015 PSV
Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou Kagawa-hen & Miyazaki-hen~ 25-9-2015 PC
Teikoku Kaigun Koi Bojou ~Meiji Yokosuka Koushinkyoku~ 25-9-2015 PSV
Yoshiwara Higanbana [R18+] 25-9-2015 PC

 

Ports/Remakes/Re-releases

Title Release Date Platform
Hakuouki Shinkai Kaze no Shou 25-9-2015 PS2 → PSP → NDS → PS3 → N3DS → PSV → iOS → PSV [Remake]
Love:Quiz ~Koi Suru Otome no Final Answer~ 25-9-2015 → 10-12-2015 Mobile → PSV [Port]

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Otome Visual Novel Releases of April 2015

It’s been a year since I first started the Monthly Releases series of posts… Can’t believe how quickly time has passed! Sadly, outside of this, there’s nothing truly notable about April 2015. It’s such an obvious dump month that I feel sorry for it! Fandiscs, sequels, ports, remakes… the only game that is a truly new release is Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou Shizuoka-hen & Nagasaki-hen~. Good timing, in a way, since I’m very busy with my studies this month and could use the mid-April holidays to catch up on the otome games that have been stuck in my backlog for ages!

 

New releases

Title Release Date Platform
Norn9 ~Norn + Nonette~ Last Era 19-3-2015 → 2-4-2015 PSV
Meiji Tokyo Renka Twilight Kiss 29-1-2015 → 23-4-2015 PSP
Clover Toshokan no Juunin-tachi II 24-4-2015 PC
Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou Shizuoka-hen & Nagasaki-hen~ 24-4-2015 PC

 

Ports/Remakes/Re-releases

Title Release Date Platform
Clock Zero ~Shuuen no Ichibyou~ ExTime [Link] 23-4-2015 PS2 → PSP → PSV [Port]
Shinsouban Crimson Empire ~Circumstances to Serve a Noble~ [Link] 23-4-2015 PSV [Remake]
Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku Modern Nostalgie [Link] 30-4-2015 PSP → PSV [Port]

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Otome Visual Novel Releases of February 2015

Ugh, February is certainly not my month! It’s sad there are just as many ports/remakes/re-releases as there are new ones. Even so, Diabolik Lovers fans can rejoice, as the much-looked forward to sequel, Diabolik Lovers Dark Fate, is finally coming out after a long line of ports and fandiscs. Wafuu and fans of brothel settings have Otomate’s Hyakka Yakou and Hituzigumo’s Gyakuten Yoshiwara remake, Otoko Yuukaku to look forward to. Hyakka Yakou combines a Yoshiwara-like setting with the recently seemingly popular ayakashi theme, so perhaps ayakashi fans may find some worth in trying it out.

Newcomers on the otome world block, Primula, will be releasing the first of their four “episode” Taishou x Alice series; a game that combines fairytales, Alice in Wonderland and a bit of wafuu themes. Uta no Prince-sama fans, particularly of the Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ All Star, can get to enjoy its fandisc coming out this month, Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ All Star After Secret. Finally, fans can enjoy a few hours of fun with the fourth of honeybee and Denki Girl’s Style Photograph Journey series, ~Koi Suru Ryokou Niigata-hen & Hokkaido-hen~ while waiting for the highly anticipated second game of the Shinigami Kareshi series, Un:Birthday Song ~Ai wo Utau Shinigami~.

New releases:
~ Hyakka Yakou [PSV] [12-2-2015]
~ Taishou x Alice Episode I [PC] [20-2-2015]
~ Diabolik Lovers Dark Fate [PSV] [26-2-2015]
~ Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou Niigata-hen & Hokkaido-hen~ [PC] [27-2-2015]

Ports/remakes/re-releases:
~ Hakouki Zuisouroku Omokagebana [PSP → PSV port] [Link] [19-2-2015]
~ Otoko Yuukaku [Remake of Gyakuten Yoshiwara. Mobile Application → PSV] [Link] [19-2-2015]
~ Shinigami Shogyou ~Kaidan Romance~ [Downloadable version re-release; PSP] [Link] [19-2-2015]
~ Kin’iro no Corda 3 Full Voice Special [PSP → N3DS port] [Link] [26-2-2015]
~ OZMAFIA!! -viavce- [PC → PSV port] [Link] [26-2-2015]

Delays:
~ Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ All Star After Secret [PSP] [26-2-2015 → 12-3-2015]
~ Shinsouban Crimson Empire ~Circumstances to Serve a Noble~ [Remake for PSV] [Link] [22-1-2015 → 26-2-2015 → 23-4-2015]

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Otome Visual Novel Releases of October 2014

New games:

~ Nekketsu Inou Bukatsu-tan Trigger Kiss [2-10-2014]
~ Prince Pia♥Carrot [PSP version] [23-10-2014]
~ Gakuen K -Wonderful School Days- [30-10-2014]
~ Taishou Kitan ~Kotonoha Sakura~ [30-10-2014]
~ Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou Aichi-hen & Kyoto-hen~ [31-10-2014]
~ Sachi no Tenbin [R18+] [31-10-2014]

Ports/Remakes/Re-releases:

~ Amnesia Later x Crowd V Edition (PSP  PSV) [Link] [16-10-2014]

Wow, we have a big month! The taint on Great October that is yet another Amnesia cash-grab can be overlooked thanks to six NEW titles that are scheduled for release! The highly-anticipated Prince Pia♥Carrot’s PSP version will be released this month, in what I suspect to be a budget edition of some kind because of the PC version’s steep price. Another much looked forward to title is Sachi no Tenbin, which is Operetta Due’s second adult otome game title after their immensely successful debut work, Koezaru wa Akai Hana. Penny-pinching players will appreciate its low price, as Operetta factored in affordability. Fans of the anime K may be pleased to know that an otome game featuring its male characters will be released this month, appropriately named Gakuen K -Wonderful School Days-.

QuinRose will be releasing a sequel of Taishou Kitan, named Kotonoha Sakura. Nekketsu Inou Bukatsu-tan Trigger Kiss will be utilising the touch aspect of the PlayStation Vita- namely, the ability to “kiss” the love interests. Frankly, gimmicks like that mean jack to me, but for some, this will undoubtedly be a fun feature to compliment the bright, colourful, action-centric title. Famitsuu has given it a silver rating (to explain, Famitsuu, to the best of my understanding, rarely give otome games coverage, let alone good ratings), so perhaps there’s a lot more here than the surface suggests? Finally, we have Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou Aichi-hen & Kyoto-hen~, which is the second game in the Photograph Journey series, featuring Tange Yukari from Aichi-ken and Kujou Shizuki from Kyoto.

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Otome Visual Novel Releases of August 2014

New Releases:

~ Urakata Hakuouki ~Akatsuki no Shirabe~ (7-8-2014)
~ Ayakashi Gohan (29-8-2014)
~ Double Score ~Marguerite x Tulip~ (29-8-2014)
~ Photograph Journey ~Koi Suru Ryokou: Miyagi-hen & Okinawa-hen~ (29-7-2014)

Re-releases:

~ Mune Kyun Otome Collection Vol. 6: Vitamin Z Revolution (7-8-2014)
~ Mune Kyun Otome Collection Vol. 7: Vitamin Z Graduation (7-8-2014)
~ Mune Kyun Otome Collection Vol. 8: Sto☆Mani ~Strobe☆Mania~ (7-8-2014)
~ Mune Kyun Otome Collection Vol. 9: Custom Drive (7-8-2014)
~ Mune Kyun Otome Collection Vol. 10: Storm Lover Kai!! (7-8-2014)
~ Mune Kyun Otome Collection Vol 11: Storm Lover Natsu Koi!! (7-8-2014)
~ School Wars ~Sotsugyou Sensen~ Download Edition (21-8-2014)

Due to the delay of Otomate’s Binary Star from August to September, the usual “four-a-month” formula is maintained. For those uninterested in the new, the latter half of the “Mune Kyun Otome Collection“, which are budget re-releases of their respective games, are available for 1,800 yen each and QuinRose’s School Wars will be re-released on the PSN as a lower-priced downloadable edition. Some may have noticed that in the previous months, I didn’t bother to include entries of re-releases. I won’t be covering unmodified re-releases like I do with the new ones, but I thought it won’t hurt to include them on the releases list anyway, just so we all know exactly what to expect each month.

August has the illusion of choice when the re-releases are taken into account. It’s amazing that out of eleven games, I’m only interested in one. That game is Honeybee and Dengeki Girl’s Style’s first of the Photograph Journey series, which shines with its simple premise: meeting up with a pen pal you briefly knew in person when the two of you were children. It’s an adorable, simple idea that should work well as an otome game. Unfortunately, Honeybee’s writing tends to be mediocre, so I’m expecting a sorta-enjoyable time-killing experience rather than something that’ll blow me away.

Other than Photograph Journey, I think August will be a solid backlog month. I still haven’t finished Bad Medicine, so maybe I’ll get onto that.

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