JAST USA has announced two new titles at Anime Expo 2017. We take a look at what to expect from the publisher in the near future.
At this year’s Anime Expo convention in Los Angeles, California, JAST USA announced two new title acquisitions at their panel. The announcements included a new partnership with Minato Soft and a new title currently in development.
The publisher announced that they will be localizing the immensely popular Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai!, also known as Majikoi, by Minato Soft. Their second announcement was for a girl-raising simulator, named Machine Child, from an unnamed new developer. The title will be released simultaneously in both English and Japanese and will feature artwork from Oyari Ashito, the artist behind Littlewitch Romanesque and Eiyu Senki, music by Hoashi Keigo, who worked on Nier Automata, and backgrounds by Yoshida Seiji.
For your reading pleasure, below you will find more information, trailers, and sample CGs for the newly announced titles:
Maji de Watashi ni Koishinasai!
Experience the hugely popular visual novel that spawned a whole franchise, including a hit anime series!
Naoe Yamato, a second-year student at Kawakami Highschool, has grown up with his close-knit group of friends. They’ve been attached at the hip for as long as people can remember, and get up to all kinds of antics. Then, in the new semester, two more girls join their friendship group, and things get a little crazier…
A modern-day highschool comedy…where the girls are all descendants of samurai who still follow the bushido code to this day! Laughs and action abound as the guys do their best not to lose out to these tough warrior chicks.
In a faraway time, in a faraway place, a lucky merchant acquires a miraculous machine, said to bring infinite wealth and good fortune to anyone who uses it…
As the player, your goal is to raise a “Machine Child,” a girl born from a mysterious device. Your choices shape her strengths and weaknesses, personality and relationships, and ultimately her future. Will she become a beloved singer? A skulking assassin? It all depends on you.
Machine Child will feature multiple girls to raise, a large selection of costumes, and a wide variety of events (including vacation events), all beautifully illustrated by Oyari Ashito.
The game will have a simultaneous worldwide release in Japanese and English.
Staff (as of June 2017):
Concept: Oyari Ashito (Littlewitch Romanesque, Eiyu Senki)
Character Designs & Artwork: Oyari Ashito
Music: Hoashi Keigo (Nier Automata)
Backgrounds: Yoshida Seiji (Subarashiki Hibi)
User Interface: Mashiko Hiromu
Programming: Yaguchi Masamune
Game Design: Oyari Ashito, (secret)
That’s all for the JAST USA 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.