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VN of the Month July 2011 - Irotoridori no Sekai

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Irotoridori no Sekai is VN of the month while Tenshi no Hane o Fumanaide is another worthy masterpiece. Micchi only wants moar imoutos from Sis Koi

 

1. Kuon no Kizuna -The Origin- 久遠の絆 -THE ORIGIN- [110701] Xuse
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This is the fully-voiced remake of FOG/XUSE’s 1998 title of the same name. It adds a new scenario and also additional events for existing routes. With the arrival of new transfer student Mayou, Takeru is caught up in bizarre incidents and has unexplainable nightmares. He hasn’t realized yet that it is related to his destiny from thousands of years ago, in the Heian Era.
Remake

 

2. Shinkyoku Soukai Polyphonica Plus 神曲奏界ポリフォニカ プラス [110722] Ocelot
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This episode, “Farewell Song’, details a spirit beauty pageant where the grand prize is the one-man orchestra of Corticarte’s previous contractor, Kuchiba: ‘Ibara-hime’. Corticarte, Eufinley and other spirits join in the battle for the vintage instrument, as the shrouded past of Kuchiba is gradually revealed.
It's the third part in the series of scarlet Polyphonica, so only for fans.

 

3. Yomehapi ~You Make Happy!~ よめはぴ~You Make Happy!~ [110722] Chien 1 
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Hitori is in the doctor’s office after fainting, there are many people crowded around and asking the doctor questions like “What disease does he have? Leukemia? Cancer?!”. But it’s not any of these…
The story starts 2 months ago, when Hitori starts the new term at school – he’s smart and athletic but he has no friends and he often worries whether or not he will graduate from school with any friends. One day, his father phones him and says that he has found some wife candidates for him. Hitori is really happy as he realises that he will actually have some friends, so he goes to meet them and sees 5 cute girls (including his childhood friend) standing before him embarrassed. However, only one girl can be his bride…What will happen to Hitori now?!
Your worst guesses are right. Zero scenario value and H focus awaits Hitori.

 

4. Oiran Rouge オイランルージュ [110722] Liar-soft
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After his father’s sudden death, Kamon was forced to take over the family brothel Takaseya in the red light district of Yoshiwara in Edo. However, the debt collectors soon found out that the business had been passed on to someone who was inexperienced and came to take everything away. With the intervention of the local boss, he was able to keep the building which was now low on reputation, one lone tayuu Hisasa and several lower-grade courtesans, a handful of money and a girl that his father had picked up from somewhere, Amane. He decides to work hard to become one of the top tourist destinations in town.
SIM

 

5. Nichijou: Uchuujin 日常(宇宙人) [110728] Vridge Inc.
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A visual novel inspired by the hit anime and manga franchise. Through map movement, the player encounters several situations and minigames and depending on their performance, the player will be able to see voiced scenes and gags.
Anime spin-off

 

6. Ikinari Anata ni Koishiteiru いきなりあなたに恋している [110729] Makura 1 2 3 4 5 6
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High-spirited Tane, bitter smiling Eika, cold gazing Ryou and new resident Tsumugu. How did Chouji’s normal life suddenly become like the Palace of Versailles? The story is constructed like a slice-of-life light novel, albeit with lots of ichaicha since there’s four heroines who are already at max affection with him.
There are English reviews.

 

7. Imouto Style 妹スタイル [110729] C: drive. 1
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Onii-chan lives with his 5 younger sisters. Yuzuna, Koume, Karin, Maika, and Mikan. He loves his wonderfully cute younger sisters and enjoys the life he shares with them every day. Unfortunately for their happy home life their parents call from outside the country and ask to live as a family together again.
Since Onii-chan is busy with school they decide to take all his sisters away! It's too much for him to bear so their parents agree to let one sister remain behind with Onii-chan.
Who will Onii-chan choose?
There is an English impression.

 

8. Irotoridori no Sekai いろとりどりのセカイ [110729] Favorite 1 2 3 4 5 
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When he was a child, Yuuma received a special power from the “translucent magician”, Shinku. Just by touching someone with his hand, he is able to cure all of their wounds in return for some of his memories. In the furthestmost port town of Kazatsugahama, there is a link to a another world hidden in the basement of the Arashiyama-sou dormitory. Within this world he lives his life like a dream. One night while the full moon shone brightly, a girl descended from the sky. “Mister magician, please save me.”
There are English reviews.

 

9. Kimi o Aogi Otome wa Hime ni 君を仰ぎ乙女は姫に [110729] PeasSoft 1 2 3
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Ryokufuuin Gakuen is a world-famous school for the rich. Satoshi attends this school even though his family is poor. He had gained entrance to this prestigious school via scholarship after working hard, often placing first in the national exams. He looked up to his late father who worked as a doctor in a small town, and wants to become a doctor to help his ailing mother. His fellow students don’t know about his financial situation. One day, the top celeb of the school, Kana, told him that he will be the lead for this year’s school festival, Ryokufuusai.
There are English reviews

 

10. Princess Evangile [110729] Moonstone 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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Burdened by the incredible debt his father left behind, Okonogi Masaya is now destitute and alone. However, through a strange collection of events, he finds himself living at the prestigious Vincennes Academy, an all-girls charm school! His purpose is to mingle amongst the Filles De La Vincennes ("Maidens of Vincennes") as the single male "sample" to promote gender integration. How will these young, innocent, and otherwise pure maidens react to his presence?!
And just like that, his life at an all-girls school began...
Game is localized and has English reviews.

 

11. Shikigami シキガミ [110729] Akabei Soft2 TRY
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In the capital during the Heian era, there was a onmyouji named Douman who doesn’t fare too well in his studies. However, the talented noblewoman Michinaga told him that everyone is unique and he should be himself. Because of this, he continued to study hard and vowed to protect her. The most powerful onmyouji Senmei told him that he is useless and is just a burden to everyone else in the world, and end up taking Michinaga away from him. He devised a stupid plan to oppose her, but how can the weakest guy like him defeat a genius like her? On top of that, suspected of planning an assassination against Michinaga, he was driven from the city. Now alone except for with Michinaga’s cousin Akimitsu, who is just as dumb as he is, how will he be able to gain revenge against Senmei?
This is an SLG using actual figures such as the protagonist Ashiya Douman and Abeno Senmei (although now female). Of course the setting is a bit different being in a girl’s school, and there’s robots and stuff as well. During the ADV parts, you can sneak in as a girl to gain intelligence, or go and equip yourself for the battles during the SLG part. A jankenpon system similar to Koihime is used although onmyouji attacks trump all 3 types (infantry, spearmen and archers). There are light and dark elements which also modify damage, and there are area elements as well.
SRPG

 

12. Sis Koi ~Shisukoi~ 妹恋~しすこい~ [110729] Etoiles
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Yuuichi has twin little sisters, energetic Miyu and tsundere Yui. They keep appealing to him at home and at school, but he doesn’t see them as more than his little sisters. One day, he peeked at Honoka changing in the literary club room and somehow it ended with Miyu and Yui joining the club as well. Then his father called him suddenly and revealed that one of the twins was not blood-related to him! Suddenly, he saw them as girls instead of imoutos. How will he be able to withstand their advances?
Siscon moege

 

13. Tenshi no Hane o Fumanaide 天使の羽根を踏まないでっ [110729] Mephisto 1 2 3 4 5
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Over the course of history, there had been many prophets who predicted that the end of the world was near, but they were all just imposters. However, it really came true and people were at their wit’s end. Just like no one believed that the end of the world is near, the God that not many people believed in saved the world. It is in Saint Solyluna Academy that μ (Mu) is chosen – the only one that sits in the empty seat next to God and asks for salvation for mankind.
There are English reviews

 

14. Tiny Dungeon ~Birth for Yours~ [110729] Rosebleu 1 
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Hime continues his battle with Dail Grande. Note watches him fight even though the difference in power is obvious and feels the faint hope to oppose the dark power residing in her body. She decides to tell him about the secret behind her birth. At the same time, Trinity is suddenly thrusted into chaos with the appearance of a bounty hunter Gen, who easily repels off the attacks of Vell and Note, the two strongest students.
There is an English review

 

15. Toki o Kanaderu Waltz 時を奏でる円舞曲 [110729] Debo no Su Seisakusho
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This is the sequel to Debonosu’s dragon-raising RPG Sora o Aogite Kumo Takaku. A few years later, Adonis and a young Mint set out on a journey. Along the way, they met the missing dragon girl Thuya and were relieved to see her again. She had not been able to find a partner and made a contract with Adonis to accompany them on their journey. One day, they came upon an old dragon who knelt in front of Thuya and said he had been looking for her. He brought them to the beautiful water city of Alfheim where the princess and Thuya’s twin sister, Salene, wanted to pass on the throne to Thuya. However, Thuya doesn’t remember anything from her childhood and declined the position. Not giving up, Salene decided to join them in the hopes of helping her older sister regain her memories.
RPG

 

16. Yamiiro no Snow Drops 闇色のスノードロップス [110729] Iris
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Preparing for the university entrance exams for the third time, Takashi lives an unemployed life without any goals. But one day, he gets a call from his aunt Tsubaki, inviting him to come to the countryside to help out with the newspaper stand until the exam time. He reunites with his cousin and osananajimi and feels like he is part of their family, but he is gradually drawn in to the darkness that surrounds them.
There are both pure love and humiliation routes, so it's irrecoverably into nukige league for me.


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To me, this month is a competition between Tiny Dungeon 2, Tenshi no Hane o Fumanaide and Irotoridori.

Tiny Dungeon 2 is my favorite of the first three entries of the series, for various reasons (well, mostly Hime being badass and Fon being awesome).

Tenshi no Hane o Fumanaide is Shumon Yuu, which should make it the game to play for any sensible person.  It really is about as good as it gets in terms of quality, even stepping onto the level of a kamige.

Irotoridori no Sekai is... the game that turned Favorite from a curiosity to a dominant nakige company.  Some people will argue that it was Hoshimemo that did this for Favorite, but Irotoridori is far more likely to be referred to by fanboys in general.  

Ikinari Anata ni Koishiteiru is a mediocre game that tries and fails to bridge about a half-dozen genres with its eccentric cast of characters but falls on its face (at least partly due to the protagonist being too bland).

Kimi ni Aogi Otome wa Hime ni is another mediocre game from this month... sadly my memories of it are blurred by time, but I do remember being unsatisfied with it, in the end.

Princess Evangile is translated, so most will be familiar with it... but I'll just say that I never understood why this got a localization when it did.  If I was going to pick a VN from this year to localize in 2015, when VN localizations were on the verge of beginning to release at a rapid pace, it wouldn't have been this one, considering how mediocre it is.

Shikigami is a kusoge of a conquest strategy-rpg based in an alternate history of the pre-Genji era of Japan, when Onmyouji were supposedly in charge of everything.  As a concept for a game, it wasn't horrible, but the actual execution was abominable.

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Some of well known VNs here I see.

Tokikana - The sequel of Sorakumo with one of side character from previous VN was grew up, and the MC along with his dragon girl going on an adventure. Too bad there's no translated version here, but then again Sorakumo's sales might not enough to warrant the sequel to be translated. Might be for the best seeing that the sex scenes was censored in the prequel translated version.

Ikikoi - Common route here was written by SCA-DI, so if you didn't like his writing perhaps you may consider it several times before reading this (Of course he won't write like back at both of Tsui no Sora and Subahibi here). Even if you can get behind the writing, the heroines here are quite ferocious (So-called) to say lightly in which all of them are abusive to the MC with variable degree. That said, if you can get over the heroines attitude you may find Ikikoi here is quite nice charage. We have this fully translated since back at 2013 with the patch that was said still not edited yet, although apparently it didn't matter much. For a bit trivia apparently Ikikoi here has some trouble back when it's in production before SCA-DI interfere or something like that, and three of four Subahibi VA did come back to voicing the heroines in Ikikoi (Too bad though that Zakuro's VA in Subahibi didn't voiced Ryou here, otherwise it might be nice seeing that both of Zakuro and Ryou share same hair type (Long black).

Kimiaogi - This month we have both of Peasoft and Moonstone apparently did try to take a clue from Yuzusoft in regard of Noble Work, so both companies decided to make ojou-sama VN (Keep in mind in that it's just my speculation). As for Peasoft, the VN in question is Kimiaogi in which the premise is obviously a poor male MC was get a scholarship to high class school, and in this case the MC want to be a doctor following his father footstep (Now that I think of it the MC family setting here is really resemble Nariyuki of Bokuben). This VN was available in English thanks to Sol Press in that they somehow manage to release it back at 2019 after some controversy, although in light of their recent happening the controversy here is not too bad.

Irotoridori - What I can say is that I'm not exactly fond of FAVORITE decided to make the FD as the continuation of the main game so that it's like FAVORITE tell us that we must play both parts to understand the heroines, which to say not the most ideal way to present heroines story. Anyway as for this VN I've been waiting for this to be translated since way back at 2011, when an individual did manage to translate 90% of it only to be stopped and some times later he come back after said that he recover from his sickness only to have him abandoned the project again after he said that he'll editing it (I admit that back then I think that his being sick and editing the VN as the excuses to not released the patch). Some time later somehow Sol Press manage to get this, and back then they've sort of capable so naturally I have high hope for this to be released on reasonable time. Only for that hope to be crushed seeing that Sol Press KS on his was going awry with them asking for 85,000 and that they delayed the release until today, and not to mention that they'd retire from VN localization so the chance to see the FD being localized here is very small.

Evangile - Moonstone's answer to Noble Works, and if Kimiaogi MC setting there is like Bokuben in here the MC premise here is like Hayate in that the MC was sold by his father to paid the latter debt and somehow he manage to enter the former all girl school thanks to his heroic action to the granddaughter of the school chairwoman. Another thing that I can recall is that the environment at the school is very harsh seeing that the MC is only the lone man in the school, and that the communities was united to dislike the headmistress who is pretty much the sources of almost all of MC's misfortune in the new school, although at least she's still quite sane compared to a certain mother character that the writer (Kure) wrote at Suika. I guess Kure here really like to write in a dramatic way (And it really shown in heroines routes) even though it's quite excessive seeing that Noble Works here didn't have much family issues, and that Kure here did like to write more in regard of a certain heroine who didn't get the route in the main game (Ruriko) in which he'll repeat the writing with Madoka at Sakuramori later.

I guess that's all for what I can write in regard of July 2011 releases.

Edited by littleshogun

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