Anime Expo Announcements Roundup

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This year’s Anime Expo convention saw more titles announced than ever before; this is definitely an exciting time for visual novels in the West!

JAST USA

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Title: Flowers
Studio: Innocent Grey
Release: Spring arc coming this Fall

This was probably the biggest surprise of all the convention announcements, not because it’s an unexpected title but because it was JAST who announced it. Flowers is an all-ages yuri title from developer Innocent Grey, who have previously released their titles Kara no Shoujo and Cartagra through MangaGamer. MangaGamer staff seemed surprised by the announcement and JAST’s Peter Payne had no comment on the situation between the two companies.

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Title: Communication With Sonico (SoniComi)
Studio: Nitroplus
Release: This Winter

A relatively short title featuring Nitroplus’s famous big-busted mascot that actually doesn’t have any outright sexual content, despite how suggestive it looks.

Sekai Project

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Title: G-senjou no Maou – The Devil on G-String
Studio: AKABEi SOFT2
Release: 2015

The fan translation of this title has been out for a while, but it’s not getting an official release. Apparently Sekai Project are working with the developer to remove ero content from the game for its Western release, but hopefully they’ll offer an uncensored version through Denpasoft.

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Title: Chrono Clock
Studio: Purple Software
Release: TBA

Chrono Clock will also have its adult content removed with the help of the original creator. The story centres around a protagonist who has a mysterious pocket watch that allows him to travel back five minutes in time.

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Title: Root Double: Before Crime * After Days: Xtend Edition
Studio: Regista/Yeti
Release: TBA

A long sci-fi/suspense title with no sexual content. I’m super excited for this one!

Other announcements

  • WORLD END ECONOMiCA episode.02 will be released this month.
  • A remake of free doujin game Narcissu is in the works.
  • The next in the Sunrider series, Sunrider: Liberation Day, will be coming soon.
  • Clannad is set for a November release date.

MangaGamer

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Title: Umineko no Naku Koro Ni
Studio: 07th Expansion & Alchemist
Release: TBA

Another classic (and extremely long) title from the mind behind Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.

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Title: A Kiss For The Petals – Remember How We Met
Studio: Sei Mikaeru Joshi Gakuen
Release: TBA

This is an all-ages entry into the SonoHana yuri series that was developed for mobile platforms.

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Title: Himawari
Studio: Front Wing & Blank Note
Release: TBA

This release will be the Front Wing remake of the original sci-fi doujin game by Blank Note. We’ll get both an all ages version for Steam and an 18+ version via MangaGamer’s website.

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Title: Beat Blades Haruka
Studio: Alice Soft
Release: TBA

This is the first Alice Soft title that will be released following their newly-announced partnership with MangaGamer.

Personally I’m most looking forward to Flowers,  G-senjou no Maou, and Root Double. I’m not so interested in the titles MangaGamer announced, but with so much set to come out this year and next I’ll have enough on my plate as it is!

Sources: Sekai Project, MangaGamer, JAST USA, Anime News Network

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