The MangaGamer Otakon panel has just concluded, and the publisher had some very interesting game announcements to share.
After reminding their audience about prior AnimeExpo 2015 game announcements, MangaGamer went ahead to reveal five new titles they will soon be bringing over to the West.
MG’s lineup of titles begins with minori’s all-ages visual novel Supipara, otherwise known as Smile, Peace, Passion, and Love. The translation of the game’s first chapter was part of MangaGamer’s minori fundraiser. Originally released in 2012, Supipara tells the story of Yukinari Sanda returning to his hometown of Kamakura in search for a peaceful life. Supipara’s short story synopsis taken from MangaGamer’s official blog along with a demo video and sample screenshots can be found just below this paragraph.
Our first announcement for tonight is the successful funding of Supipara Chapter 1 ! With the minori fundraiser already past $100k, we’re moving onward toward our goal for funding Supipara Chapter 2 and the rest of the series while getting the first chapter of this fun, all-ages story ready for launch on Steam!
“Finally back in his hometown after seven years of being passed between relatives, Yukinari Sanada’s hopes for a quiet, peaceful life are shattered when his close friend coaxes him into joining the action committee for their academy’s traditional beauty pageant. Driven by the need to find competitors for the pageant, Yukinari seeks out the quirky heroines that make this title so bright and fun as they overcome the exciting events in store for them!”
Chapter 1 of the series focuses on Yukinari’s cousin, Sakura Narumi, a bright and energetic girl aspiring to be an idol. It’s hard to predict what outfits she’ll wear next, or what lines she’ll spring upon Yukinari for practice, but she always keeps him on his toes!
Of course, Alice also keeps him constantly on guard. Why does Alice, a witch with a penchant for contracts, and taste for the happy memories of humans, know more about Yukinari than she should?
The following title shown at the MangaGamer Otakon panel, which also happens to be an adult yuri visual novel, is Kindred Spirits on the Roof. This particular title is all about two lesbian ghosts trying to figure out how exactly females consummate a romantic relationship. Be sure to read MG’s official story synopsis and check out a few screenshots along with a video below.
Our next new title is Liarsoft’s 30th title, Kindred Spirits on the Roof! The story follows Toomi Yuna, a shy girl who prefers to eat alone on the roof of Kokonotsuboshi Girl’s Academy until she learns the roof is haunted by two ghosts who died before they could fulfill their love for other girls! Though the female ghosts are a happy couple now, they can’t pass on until they figure out… how girls make love to each other. Before she knows it, Yuna finds herself recruited by these “kindred spirits” to help turn the school into a yuritopia full of happy female couples so the ghosts can finally… go out with a bang.
Kindred Spirits spans eight months of the school year, telling the story of over 16 different characters through varying perspectives by choosing the date to view. Countless tales of girl-on-girl romances between all kinds of couples are explored as Yuna and her ghostly comrades play cupid in their quest to have the first and last climax of their afterlives.
The next two games announced at the MangaGamer Otakon panel are two studio Propeller (MG’s newest partner) action visual novel titles, Tokyo Babel and The Shadows of Pygmalion.
Tokyo Babel is an apocalyptic story with overarching elements of Christian mythology and magic. As with the two previous titles listed, the official game description, the game’s opening movie, and sample screenshots can be found below.
Tokyo Babel begins its tale on the eve of the apocalypse: parallel worlds crumble in succession as the gates of Heaven are closed shut and Hell is irrevocably submerged in water. In a final, desperate attempt to set things right, the surviving angels and demons flock to the soaring purgatory of Tokyo Babel, intent on climbing Jacob’s Ladder to reopen the gates of Heaven and earn divine forgiveness. In the midst of this world-rending calamity, a young man called Tendou Setsuna travels to Tokyo Babel in order to lend his aid in the quest for Heaven – joining him are the angel Raziel, the demon Lilith, as well as the amnesia-stricken, yet relentlessly optimistic high schooler, Kugutsu Sorami. Theirs is a journey laden with love, hate, passion and betrayal – one that, at its conclusion, may very well alter the fate of the universe as we know it.
Tokyo Babel is a story born from the mind of Yuuichirou Higashide (Ayakashibito), one of the better known figures on the field of darker, action-oriented visual novels alongside talents such as Takashi Masada (Dies irae) and Kinoko Nasu (Fate/stay night). The game offers plenty of heated battles and a narrative deeply rooted in Christian mythology, all in a 50-hour-long beast of an adventure sure to please fans of the chuuni genre.
The Shadows of Pygmalion is the second action focused Propeller all-ages visual novel starring a typical high school girl, who one day awakens a mysterious power to see inhuman beings. Be sure to read the game’s official synopsis below and view the title’s opening movie, along with a few sample screenshots.
Our second brand new title from propeller is the all-ages action tale, The Shadows of Pygmalion! In a world much like our own, Hajiro Mina was an ordinary highschool girl. But one day, she awakens to an ability to see the inhuman beings lurking in mankind’s shadows–“Puppets”, powerful entities engaged in a secret war for control of the world. Hurled into this hidden battle, Mina is forced to join an organization specializing in the eradication of Puppets and fight to protect herself and those she cares about. Yet… one question still remains–who is controlling the Puppets? And to what end?
The Shadows of Pygmalion is an exciting tale featuring an all-star voice cast that includes big names like Hanazawa Kana, Ise Mariya, Akesaka Satomi, Kitamura Eri, and many more! Action, intrigue, and real-life collide in this struggle for the fate of mankind as faint buds of romance bloom between the girls on their secret battlefield.
MangaGamer’s last title announcement is the highly-anticipated and requested fandisc to Princess Evangile titled Princess Evangile W Happiness. Princess Evangile W Happiness adds a lot of new content to the original, including new epilogues for the heroines of the first game and completely new routes for other of the title’s female cast. As with other previously covered titles, be sure to check out MG’s official description of the game below alongside some nice erotic screenshots and opening movie.
And our final announcement is the highly requested Princess Evangile W Happiness! This fandisc sequel to Princess Evangile contains lots of new content including extra epilogues for the original cast of characters and brand new routes for Ruriko, Marika, Mitsuki, Tamie, and Konomi! The perfect title for all of our moege fans, this new release of Princess Evangile W Happiness will be available both in an all-ages version prepared for Steam, and fully uncut adult version for all of our mature fans!
That concludes all of the MangaGamer Otakon panel announcements. The convention isn’t finished by a long shot, so be sure to follow us on our Twitter and Tumblr accounts for more Otakon 2015 coverage!
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