I hope you’ve all had happy holidays! Hopefully you all had enough time to play one of the many visual novels that were released in december. Since this post is a little late we’re going to change it up a little bit and cover all visual novel news from December 18 up until December 31.
Since there’s so much news, this post specifically focuses on news from the Japanese side of the scene. Tomorrow there will be a new post featuring English visual novel news.
Many new titles have been announced and I can only hope that I’ve listed them all. Hope you enjoy this post and have a great new year! Full of visual novels of course.
Japanese visual novels
New Pulltop title: Sora to Umi ga, Fureau Kanata
Pulltop has announced a new spring title called Sora to Umi ga, Fureau Kanata. Which contains a story set on a island surrounded by a beautiful ocean. Where you, the protagonist, set out to find what runaway girl Emily is searching for. Read the full story synopsis here.
A website for the new title has already been opened here. It contains an introduction to the setting, the characters and beautiful preview CGs.
Sora to Umi ga, Fureau Kanata has been set to release as an all-ages title on March 30. Its story will be written by Konno Asta, who also worked on previous Pulltop titles. While the artists for the game will be Pulltop regular Yashima Takahiro along with Yamashita Kouji.
New Favorite title: Sakura, Moyu. -as the Night’s, Reincarnation-
Favorite has finally announced the title of their new game. It’ll be called “Sakura, Moyu. -as the Night’s, Reincarnation-“. A game set 10 years after a secret world-saving battle took place, which involved the help of magical girls.
A website has not yet been opened, but from the preview material released we know that there will be at least 4 heroines. The full article is available over at TGSmart.
Urushibara Yukito is in charge of the story. A name you might know from hit title Irotoridori no Sekai. While Favorite regular Shida Kazuhiro will team up with Natsume Eri once more to work on the art.
A release date has not yet been given.
New Navel title: Kimi to Mezameru Ikutsuka no Houhou
Navel has announced a new title to celebrate their 15th anniversary. The name of this game is Kimi to Mezameru Ikutsuka no Houhou. A website has been opened as well. Which contains information on the story, the three main characters, the sub-characters, and one sample CGs.
Kazuki Fumi will write the story for Kimi to Mezameru Ikutsuka no Houhou. Previous works include Nanairo Reincarnation and Shirogane x Spirits. While the art will be by Navel regulars Nishimata Aoi and Suzuhira Hiro.
Kimi to Mezameru Ikutsuka no Houhou has currently been given a release date of April 27.
Key opens website for Summer Pockets
Japanese company Key has opened the website for new all-ages title Summer Pockets. A title whose name has been mentioned since last year. A teaser movie has been released as well, available on Youtube here (on the aforementioned website).
Summer Pockets will have a story written by Niijima Yuu, Kai, and Hasama. With art by Key artist Na-Ga, as well as Izumi Tsubasu and Nagayama Yuunon, among others.
Currently the website only contains pages for the story, character introductions for 4 characters, and spec information. But more information will surely follow.
Summer Pockets is set to release on June 29.
Website updated for 9 -Nine- sequel
Palette has updated the website for 9 -Nine- sequel “9 -Nine- Sorairo Sorauta Soranooto”. Including a release date. Which has currently been set to April 27.
The original mystery visual novel 9 -Nine- Kokonotsu Kokonoka Kokonoiro title was released earlier this year and featured art by well-known artist Izumi Tsubasu and a story written by Kazuki Fumi.
Its sequel will have the same staff working on it.
MintCube opens website for Yuusha to Maou to, Majo no Cafe
MintCube has opened the website for upcoming game Yuusha to Maou to, Majo no Cafe. For those who don’t know, MintCube is a sub-brand of Cuffs, which include brands like Cube, Hulotte, and Sphere.
Yuusha to Maou to, Majo no Cafe is set to release in March and with the new website you can now find information on the 4 girls that this game will feature, as well as view various preview CGs.
Short Japanese title news
Since this list is rather long this week, it’s split up in various categories
- Pulltop is also working on a side story called Miagete Goran, Yozora no Hoshi o: Interstellar Focus. No more information as of yet.
- Prekano announced a new title called Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase ~Winter Guest~.
- Candysoft opened the website for new title Maoten.
- Carol Works has finally revealed new info on an upcoming title called Natsuiro Ramune.
- Digital Cute is working on a new title called Cute Resort ~Shiyou yo Ecchi na Activity~
- New brand LimeCat opened the website for debut title Hatarakanai Honey Life.
- Tinkle Position opened the website for new title Onii-chan, Asa Made Zutto Gyu tte Shite.
- Popular brand Circus is set to release information about their new title on New Year’s day.
- NanaWind is set to release a sequel/fandisc for Haruoto Alice ＊ Gram.
- Team Baldrhead published a teaser for Baldr BringeR Extend Code.
- Cocktail Soft published a teaser for Can Can Bunny Premiere 3. It’s been more than 20 years since the release of Can Can Bunny Premiere 2.
- Nexton opened a new brand called “Nameless”. Their debut title is DeepOne.
Websites / Extras
- Lass Pixy opened the website for the harem edition of their Pure Marriage series.
- eRONDO released DLC 4 for Koinosu (link – NSFW).
- Azarashi Soft released a short DLC story for Aikagi (source).
- Akabei Soft3 released the trial for Shoujo to Toshi no Sa, Futamawari.
- They also released a trial for Hataraku Otona no Ren’ai Jijou 2.
- Jitaku Studio released the trial for Real Eroge Situation! Hx3.
- Ushimitsu Soft released a trial for Chuuni Hime no Teikoku.
- Giga & Entergram published the OP for the PS4/Vita version of Kimi no Hitomi ni Hit Me (Youtube).
- Pixel Mint published the OP for Paradise Ocean (Youtube).
- SkyFish poco released the OP for Koneko Neko Neko (Youtube).
- Cosmic Cute released the OP for Unjou no Fairy Tale (Youtube).
- Silky’s Plus A5 Wagyuu published the OP for Butterfly Seeker (Youtube).
- Alcot released the OP for Shougun-sama wa Otoshigoro (Youtube).
- Kieta Sekai to Tsuki to Shoujo has been delayed to March 23.
- Nitroplus has delayed Minikui Mojika no Ko to 2018 instead of “Winter 2017”.
- Prekano’s Mikagami Sumika no Seifuku Katsudou reached gold status.
- New brand UnN/A will disband after releasing just 1 title (Ren’ai Kyoushitsu).
- onomatope*Raspberry released patch 1.02 for Bitch Gakuen ga Seijun na Hazu ga Nai!!?
Nukige (External NSFW links)
- Valkyria published information on a game called Grim Reaper! -Karuma Shikkou Otometai-
- Atelier Sakura is working on a new title called No! body knows ~Sono Karada ga Shitteiru~.
- ANIM.teamMM is working on a new title with a name that’s way to long.
- Pure More published a teaser image for Shoujo Minority -Nagisa Another Day-
- Appetite released the trial for Sobo no Mitsu Ana.
- Appetite released the trial for Seiso na Ano Ko wa, Kakure Bitch.
- Pachi Pachi Soft Kuro released the trial for Choushi ni Notteru Layer de Otacir no Hime o Kyoushi no Ore ga Damashite Hame Torishite Mita.
- Moonstone Cherry’s Imouto Paradise! 3 reached gold status.
We do our best to find all items that might interest you as a visual novel fan. Still, if you feel like there’s anything missing in this post, feel free to contact us on twitter or through our contact page.
Tomorrow there will be a follow-up post with the English news.