Posted by: Rillania 12 August 2017
MangaGamer has announced six new visual novel titles at Otakon 2017. Let’s a look what we can expect from the publisher in the near future.
At this year’s Otakon convention in Baltimore, Maryland, MangaGamer announced six new title acquisitions at their panel. The announcements included a new partnership with indie developer Lunasoft. Current partnership announcements included two titles from Alicesoft, Parade and Minori. The publisher will also be releasing a title from Yurin Yurin, the brand that spawned developer St. Michael.
The new partnership title from Lunasoft is their RPG dungeon crawler titled The Spirit Master of Retarnia. For yuri, the publisher will be releasing Yurin Yurin’s A Kiss for the Petals – Maidens of Michael. Minori’s Supipara Chapter 2 has reached its funding goal and will be hitting Western shores. BL lovers will be getting yet another title with Parade’s Room No. 9. Finally, MangaGamer announced Alicesoft’s Sengoku Rance and Rance Quest Magnum. In a tweet, translator Arunaru announced that Sengoku Rance’s translation will be done from the ground up, and will not be using any of the fan translation.
MangaGamer also announced that several English original titles would be releasing on their platform. The list includes Tamaya Kagiya’s upcoming title His Chuunibyou Can’t Be Cured, also known as Kachuna, Tsukiware’s upcoming yuri title The Tower of Five Hearts and Lupiesoft’s The Stargazers Remastered and Dizzy Hearts.
For your reading pleasure, below you will find trailers, synopses, and sample CGs for the newly announced titles:
Supipara Chapter 2
It’s another round of Supipara, but something is different. Our story begins anew on Yukinari’s first day in Kamakura… except that he magically has a new family member?! What other changes could this altered history bring about?
The Spirit of Retarnia
The stage for this tale is the “Ritaania Kingdom”, a kingdom that has enjoyed continuous peace for 500 long years.
One day, a “portal” which linked Ritaania to the demon world wherein dwelled vile monsters appeared.
If the portal was left unchecked, monsters would invade Ritaania and the kingdom would be destroyed.
However, a similar portal appeared 500 years earlier and a certain hero came to the rescue of the beleaguered kingdom.
The one who came to be known as the “Spirit Master of Ritaania” commanded five spirits, “The White Spirit Norn”, “The Red Spirit Vesta”, “The Blue Spirit Rusalka”, “The Green Spirit Melissa” and “The Black Spirit Ellis” and fought bravely against the demons, it was said the Master succeeded in sealing the portal.
The Spirit Master’s descendant Leonard is now commanded by Ritaania’s Queen Sylvia to enter the portal together with the spirits in order to pass through to the demon realm in order to save the kingdom…
Room No. 9
When I came to, I found myself in an unfamiliar room.
I was taking advantage of my summer break to go on a ten day vacation with my best friend. We were enjoying the sights of Okinawa on the bus from the airport when—
And that’s the last thing I remember.
Is this the hotel? Did I fall asleep on the bus…?
The door wouldn’t open and what we thought were windows were actually just screens displaying images of the outside. When we searched the room for some clue as to where we were, we found yet another screen displaying a single, mercilessly cold sentence:
“You have been selected to participate in a behavioral analysis experiment.”
We have to choose and complete a task presented on the screen as instructed if we ever want to see the light of day again.
If we play our cards right, we can get out in ten days—ten choices.
Our options are extremely limited—
Either my best friend has to physically harm me,
or I have to debase my best friend sexually.
At the mercy of these inhumanly cruel choices, the two of us decide to—
A Kiss for the Petals – Maidens of Michael
Today at Saint Michael Girls’ School, the class representative for the first-year “Snow” Class, Azumi Risa, had once again been fighting with the class troublemaker, Ayase Miya. Risa, who is earnest and hard-nosed, and Miya, who hates to cooperate with others, couldn’t have been less right for each other, as they were always on the verge of tearing each other’s throats out.
At the time, the whole school was in a festive mood with Christmas just around the corner. As couples and spur-of-the-moment couples alike were flirtatiously carrying on, the whole school was abuzz with excitement over the “St. Michael’s Best Couple” poll being conducted by the student volunteers. Risa, who was single, figured it didn’t concern her…
So then how did she and Miya end up being chosen?!
Although Risa naturally denied that they shared that kind of relationship, the classmates who had selected them would just smile with the reasoning of tempered young ladies who had been raised in respectable families and say, “You always look like you’re having so much fun.” Resigning themselves, the two decided to go along with it, “Just for appearance’s sake,” and it seemed they would have to stick it out through the coming holidays of Christmas and Valentine’s Day along with four other couples as the committee members for various events.
And what’s more…
Those other four couples were practically the student council:
The president of the Campus Improvement Committee, Matsubara Yuuna, and her junior, Oda Nanami.
The renowned student model, Kitajima Sara, and her cousin, Kitajima Kaede.
The singing sensation of the culture festival, Kawamura Reo, and her girlfriend, Sawaguchi Mai.
And last, but not least, the girls of the Lily Platinum fan club, exchange student Shitogi Eris, and the school’s foremost scribe, the highly respected Kirishima Shizuku.
In other words, only the most preeminent couples on campus.
Will the big name couples be able to handle the events that follow? And will Risa be able to survive the lovers’ holidays of Christmas and Valentine’s with Miya?
In the far east nation of Nippon, a plethora of feudal lords are fighting for supremacy in the 4th Sengoku Era. After doing immeasurable damage on the Continent, the brute known as Rance traveled with his slave, Sill, to the island country.
For a hot spring vacation, you ask?
Wrong. While they’ll go to some hot springs, Rance’s goal is to bang all of Nippon’s beautiful princesses, samurai, miko, ninjas, village girls, and more. In particular, he wants Kouhime of the prominent Oda Clan.
When Rance becomes the ruler of one of the feudal states, he charges head first toward uniting Nippon!
Rance Quest Magnum
Returning from his grand adventure of unifying Nippon, Rance is back home and planning to take it easy for a while. Being Rance, though, he’s barely into his vacation before he’s getting into trouble and he’s struck with a debilitating curse! Under the curse, Rance is unable to have sex with any woman under level 35, and if he goes without a woman for too long, he just might find himself turned off from them forever (if he can even hold out that long). Seems there’s no time for a vacation after all! Rance sets off on another grand (though not always grave) adventure across the Continent: to find and fuck all the girls over level 35 he can get his hands on.
Chasing his (ig)noble goal, you will challenge hundreds of quests and recruit dozens of characters. There’s a huge variety of adventures, dungeons, missions (both weighty and wacky), and sexy things all waiting for you! Meet new faces and return to old companions’ beds while you do whatever and whoever it takes to break Rance’s curse.
That’s all for MangaGamer announcements from Otakon 2017. All screenshots, with the exception of The Spirit of Retarnia, are from the official MangaGamer websites due to the absence of a PR release email from the publisher. The Spirit of Retarnia screenshots are from the Japanese website, and not reflective of what the English release will look like. We will update this article accordingly if a PR email is sent out with samples.
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