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.
A few weeks ago, we reported that MangaGamer had begun accepting pre-orders for the dark comedy boys love title Hadaka Shitsuji – Naked Butlers. As of right now, that title is finally available for purchase on MangaGamer.com.
Mito Togo brings something special to those who love butlers with his dark tale. In Hadaka Shitsuji, Tomoaki accepts the position of “master” in a house full of butlers. His only job is to give his new faithful servants orders to follow. Things take a dark turn as Tomoaki pushes his requests further and further.
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 is now available on MangaGamer for $34.95 for Windows, Linux, and Apple platforms. This visual novel is completely uncensored.