Visual novel highlights week Oct 16 – Oct 22, new titles by Giga, Silky’s Plus, and Akabei Soft. Also pre-orders for Umineko answer arcs.

Phew, here we are again. Another Tech Gian issue was released last week. And its contents did not disappoint. There were new titles revealed by companies like Giga, Silky’s Plus, Prekano, Azarashi Soft, and Akabei Soft. As well as plenty of other updates on other titles.

Several trial editions were also released, so definitely check those out before the October titles release at the end of this week.

Mangagamer is also coming close to the release of the next Umineko story arcs. With the answer arcs now accepting pre-orders. And while we wait, we can keep ourselves busy with a new Ebi-hime title and the Mangagamer release of Mutiny by Lupiesoft. All in all, a pretty packed post for this week.

As per usual, the news has been split between English Visual Novels, Japanese Visual Novels, and Nukige games specifically.

English visual novels

Mangagamer: Umineko When They Cry – Answer Arcs pre-orders open

Mangagamer has now opened the pre-orders for the Umineko When They Cry – Answer Arcs. The next story arcs will be officially released in a multi-language version of the game on November 17.

The OP movie has been made available on Youtube here, while there’s also a gameplay preview available here.

Release date for Ebi-hime’s Blackberry Honey

Ebi-hime latest kinetic novel called Blackberry Honey will be on sale through Steam starting tomorrow. Blackberry Honey is a yuri visual novel set in England during the mid-19th century. And follows the life of heroine Lorina Waugh, just as she is fired from a maid position in the stately home of Hartwell.

An adult patch will also be made available for Blackberry Honey.

Short English title news

  • Mutiny by Lupiesoft is now also available from Mangagamer (NSFW).
  • Also, don’t forget that Eiyu*Senki will be releasing tomorrow.

Japanese visual novels

New Giga title: Soi Kano ~Gyutto Dakishimete~

Giga has announced a new title called Soi Kano ~Gyutto Dakishimete~. A visual novel which will feature 4 heroines. With a story written by Momono Eri, Leo, and Ejimura. The last name, you might remember, is from the staff list of “Koi to, Guitar to, Aoi Sora” by Cosmillica.

The art for Soi Kano will be done by multiple artists as well, namely Hinata Momo, Ameto Yuki, Kurasawa Moko, and Hisama Kumako.

A website was already opened as well, which features a story page, heroine and side-character introduction pages, as well as a small gallery filled with mostly nsfw images.

Soi Kano is planned to release on January 26.

New Silky’s Plus title: Butterfly Seeker

Do you remember 2015’s Neyuki no Genei by Silky’s Plus A5 Wagyuu? Then here’s some good news for you. The same Silky’s Plus brand has just announced to be working on a new title called Butterfly Seeker. A website has already been opened as well.

The website features a short story page, as well as character introduction pages and a small gallery.

Butterfly Seeker’s story will be written by Unabara Nozomu. It’ll have art by Hatori Piyoko.

Date announced and site opened for Hataraku Otona no Ren’ai Jijou 2

While it hasn’t been mentioned before on this website, Akabei Soft has announced to be working on Hataraku Otona no Ren’ai Jijou 2. A new title related to, but not a sequel, to Hataraku Otona no Ren’ai Jijou released in early last year. An official website has now been opened. Which has also revealed that the release date has been set to February 23.

New Prekano title: Otome Update

Prekano has announced their 3rd title. It’ll be called “Otome Update” and is set to be released this winter. A small website has been opened here, which gives us only a small story introduction and a character introduction.

Otome Update seems to be centered around just 1 heroine named Seika. It’ll have a story will be written by Kanou Kiichi. And art by a relatively new name in the VN world: Hagiwara Asami.

Fandisc announced for Azarashi Soft’s Aikagi

Azarashi Soft has published a teaser page for a fandisc for the 2017 title Aikagi. A game with the fitting title of “Aikagi ~After Days~”. Not too much is known at the moment, other than the fact that Momiage Lupin-R will write the story and Gintarou will do the art. Just like the original title.

Short Japanese title news

  • Jitaku Studio announced a fandisc for Real Eroge Situation called “Real Eroge Situation! Hx3”. Release in December.
  • Alice Soft has set the release date for Rance 10 to February 23.
  • Asa Project’s new title will be called Karigurashi Ren’ai.
  • Whirlpool updated the page for the short standalone DLC stories for Neko-nin. Both will be released in november through DMM.
  • Lass Pixy has opened the website for the Pure Marriage Sakura edition.
  • Caramel Box released an early trial edition for Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars.
  • Smee released a trial for November title Making Lovers.
  • Crystalia has released a trial for Kizuna Kirameku Koi Iroha.
  • Cube released a H-scene trial for YuraUka.
  • Hibiki Works released the OP for Natural Vacation (Youtube).
  • Alcot Honey Comb’s Kanojo wa Tenshi de Imouto de reached gold status.
  • They also released the game’s OP (Youtube).

Nukige (External NSFW links)

Final word

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. Next week’s post should be on schedule as usual.