MangaGamer is helping Mada Koubou bring its butler-filled boys’ love visual novel to the West. Now English speaking yaoi fans can also enjoy Hadaka Shitsuji – Naked Butlers.
MangaGamer has another yaoi title slated to release this month. Fans of boys’ love and butlers will be pleased to hear that Hadaka Shitsuji – Naked Butlers, the infamous black comedy yaoi title, is officially releasing in English.
Tomoaki Maeda Age: 21 Height: 170cm (5’7”)
Our protagonist, and an extremely average college student. Somehow he has found himself in the position of “master” as a part time job. “…I mean, you might call me ‘master’, but I’m just a stand-in after all, right? I just kinda figure you don’t like someone like me bossing you around.”
Kyouichi Sakuma Age: 30 Height: 181cm (5’11”)
The perfect butler. He graduated from a butler training school in England. He will obey any order without question, and would lay down his life for his master. On the other hand, he’s not very flexible, and is earnest almost to a fault. His poor sense of humor is a sore spot for him. “Good morning, Master. How may I be of service?”
Touya Ichinose Age: 20 Height: 173cm (5’8”)
Currently filling the role of gardener, as he thought the flowerbeds looked lonely, and just started tending to them one day. He isn’t very good at speaking to people, and so prefers the company of plants. He’s quiet and a bit of a space-case. It’s hard to tell exactly what he’s thinking. “…It’s not really tough… Ichinose likes doing this…”
Ryouji Komine Age: 27 Height: 179cm (5’10”)
He ended up at the estate while traveling around the country searching for delicious foods. He’s talkative and cheerful, and has a heavy accent. He’s a bit overly-friendly for a butler, but he never compromises when it comes to his cooking. “What’s that supposed to mean?! I’m actin’ like a butler 24/7! Look! Look here! I’m wearin’ a suit and a bowtie and everythin’…!”
Aki Toudou Age: 23 Height: 185cm (6’1”)
He found himself at the estate after running away from his martial artist family. The meaning of his first name comes from his father’s wish for him to become the strongest man in all of Asia, but he’s always been embarrassed about it because of how cutesy it sounds. He has a strength to match his muscular stature, and is in charge of all the heavy lifting at the estate. He’s frequently scolded for his poor grasp of decorum. “Yessir! I’ll serve you to the best of my abilities, sir!”
Kazuma Arisato Age: 18 Height: 166cm (5’5”)
He grew up in an orphanage, since his parents abandoned him at a young age. He may be a butler, but he’s pretty much useless. He’s supposed to be in charge of menial chores and cleaning, but as he’s a total klutz, his enthusiasm is all for naught. He might seem anxious and high-strung, but he’s really a good, lovable kid at heart. “Welcome back, Master~! I’ll take care of your baaags!”
Toyoharu Mizoguchi Age: 56 Height: 168cm (5’6”)
Normally he serves as an assistant and accountant for the estate’s owner. He has a stubborn and strict side to his personality, even though his gentle smile never leaves his face. He’s fond of baseball, sumo, and fishing. His master is on vacation, so he’s left most of his usual work to Sakuma so that he can relax. ”Did I not say that I would support you, Young Master? Whatever it may be, I will assist you with all my power, so that you might find enjoyment.”
Sayaka Hanamura Age: 21
Tomoaki’s childhood friend and his fellow college student. She’s a waitress at the restaurant Tomoaki was fired from, and has grown worried since he’s started acting strange recently. He, in turn, thinks of her as something like a meddling older sister.
Hadaka Shitsuji was given the same care and attention that many high profile visual novels receive. It’s fully voiced in Japanese, has a Scene Replay function, and it even does something interesting with the mosaic censoring. Hadaka Shitsuji actually gives players the option of having mosaics on or off. We’re not sure who out there has a “mosaics on” fetish, but we won’t judge. To make things even better, you can get this title on Windows, Mac, and even Linux.
Hadaka Shitsuji is up for pre-order now on MangaGamer. It’s normally $34.95, but it is currently on sale for $29.70 for early purchases. This title is due out in a little under two weeks, on October 27th.