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[R18+] [Trial Review] Yoshiwara Higanbana


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NOTE: This review does not contain any sexually explicit content.

It’s no secret that I’ve been greatly looking forward to the trial of new adult otome game brand MariaCrown’s maiden title, Yoshiwara Higanbana. Technical difficulties meant that the trial was released on the 14th instead of the 11th of September. Honestly, that’s far from a good first impression (and if I were the creators, I’d be reeling). I remain worried about this bungle, but nevertheless eagerly downloaded the fixed, re-uploaded trial.

Anyway, the main things that attracted me to Yoshiwara Higanbana since its announcement are as follows: the darkly dramatic, tragic and mature aura, the brothel setting appearing to be utilised without any bowdlerisation and a protagonist who’s seemingly unlike the many others in the otome world. Plus I’m not gonna lie- the gorgeous art by Ranpumi really helps!

In my eyes, Yoshiwara Higanbana has the makings of a good game… However, does the trial live up to the hype?

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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



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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