MangaGamer has announced five new visual novel titles at Anime Expo 2017. We take a look what to expect from the publisher in the near future.
At this year’s Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles, California, MangaGamer announced five new title acquisitions at their panel. The announcements included titles from Moonstone, Alice Soft, Hermit, and Circus.
The titles announced from current partnerships include Moonstone’s moege title Magical Marriage Lunatics, Alice Soft’s RPG title Evenicle, and a worldwide premiere of Circus’ game Space Live. For new partnerships MangaGamer will be releasing Hermit’s title The Most Forbidden Love in the World. In a surprise move, the publisher also announced that they will be delving into the world of visual novel development, and will be teaming up with Itaru Hinoue, former artist from Key, for their first title Koropokkur.
For your reading pleasure, below you will find more information, trailers, and sample CGs for the newly announced titles:
Magical Marriage Lunatics
Yuuta is just your typical guy who enjoys an ordinary school life with his childhood friend Yuuna. Suddenly one day, a mansion appeared in his backyard, inhabited by the vampire princess Luce. One by one, other other-worldly princesses came to him, all of whom had made a childhood promise to be his bride when they grew up. He didn’t remember the promises, but then Yuuna also joined into the fray and proclaimed that she’s the one who will always be with him.
The creator of the world, the Holy Mother Eve, gave two commandments: one must not kill another human, and one must only have one partner for life. However, knights are exempted from the latter divine rule, so that they can produce powerful offspring to fight against monsters. Somewhere in the land, there was a young man Asterisk who wished to marry the beautiful twin sisters who raised him. He decided that he will become a knight and get lots of wives! Thus, he set out on his journey with great enthusiasm and ambition.
The Most Forbidden Love in the World
In a break from tradition, the player is placed in the role of Yoshimura Osamu, a 28 year old man that, as our story begins, is walking home after getting drunk to forget the problems in his life. He recently lost his job as an accountant due to corporate downsizing. On his way home he bumps into a kind and attractive woman named Hinosaka Honoka, who consoles him and tries to cheer him up. Before parting ways, she mentions that if he needs a place to stay, to look her up.
Unsurprisingly, our protagonist is smitten by Honoka’s kindness, and three months later decides to take her up on her offer. Her house turns out to be a large boarding house, but much to his dissapointment, Honoka is nowhere to be found. Instead, he comes face-to-face with Honoka’s teenage daughter Mitoko. At first, Mitoko is hostile to him and attacks him when she thinks that he is the man her mother ran away with. After clearing things up, Osamu finds out that Honoka ran off with some man, leaving her daughter all alone to take care of the boarding house their family owned along with dealing with school and everything else. Feeling bad for Mitoko (not to mention he had made arrangements to move into the boarding house already), Osamu decides to stick around and help Mitoko while she waits for her mother to return. The story kind of goes from there, exploring Osamu’s past and lacking traits as an adult, while also allowing the player to witness Mitoko’s growth as a person with the support of her tenants and Osamu.
Brand-new and unannounced even in Japan! From the developers of the Da Capo and Dal Segno series, comes a brand new tale, Space Live! A bit of a parody on the competition between internet browsers, Space Live will be a treat for any fan of idol shows like iDOLM@STER or Love Live, with great detail and emphasis placed on the concerts, venues, as well as different events for the idols to compete in like capture-the-flag and the Confession Competition.
Over 200 years in the future, humanity has abandoned reality and chosen to upload themselves into Net Space, a digital, interconnected world, divided into several factions surrounding different idols who compete every four years to win followers to their side.There’s Macro Space’s Ai E, a hardworking, easily flustered girl trying to regain her lost position; Goggle Space’s G Chrome, a logical competitor using her wealth and data troves in a bid to secure the lead; Mosaic Space’s Higitsune, a haughty, elusive idol enjoying the competition itself; Ai Space’s Sarifa, an eloquent fashionista willing to bet it all; and Luna Space’s Tsukikage, a minor idol hoping to finally gain some recognition.
Koropokkur is an original title that will be a title developed by MangaGamer itself featuring the art of Itaru Hinoue — she recently left the well-known developer Key, a visual novel company that she had helped start. The title is still in its early development stages, so more details will be released at a later date.
That’s all for MangaGamer announcements from Anime Expo 2017. Stay tuned for more announcements from the convention.
As always we will keep you up to date on any breaking developments we come across in regards to these new releases.