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VN of the Month September 2014 - Nanairo Reincarnation


Nanairo Reincarnation is VN of the month. Other masterpieces are Minamijuujisei Renka and Sekai o Sukuu Dake no Kantan na Oshigoto . Yet again I get to follow Clephas choices and fail to find anything else worthwhile. Micchi with his seven picks likes pretty much everything else as well - Yakimochi Stream , Onii-chan, Migite no Shiyou o Kinshi Shimasu, plus delayed titles

 

1. Ano Harewataru Sora yori Takaku あの晴れわたる空より高く [140926] ChuableSoft 1 2 3
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There were just five of us when we first started developing rockets. We didn't have enough money, equipment, or knowledge. Everyone told us we would fail, but I...
We... didn't give up. None of us.
We lived on Amanoshima, an island far to the south of mainland Japan and the location of a large aerospace program. Our school, Amanoshima Academy, had a prestigious aerospace curriculum and students from all over the nation attended it, eyes set on being a part of the next generation of rocket scientists.
"Hey. Want to make rockets with us?"
That was why I was so surprised when asked me to join her. I was enrolled in the normal curriculum, not aerospace, and nobody ever doubted the fact that I was an idiot. But when I looked into her eyes, I saw how sincere she was... and it shook me.
Finally, I decided to join the small rocket club she was the president of: Byakko.
"You won't make rockets at Byakko."
The one who told me that was Reimei Kaho, vice-president of the largest and most illustrious rocket club of the many at our school: the ARC. She had come to notify us that we had been dissolved.
There was only one way to stave off our own abolition. We had to win a rocket competition before the beginning of the second term. There were five of us. Arisa. Me.
"We can make rockets at Byakko too."
Ibuki Nazuna, who loved rockets like nobody else.
"I want to be in your club."
Michibiki Honoka, my childhood friend who loved to play tricks on others.
And, finally, Kaho, who had made so much trouble for us initially. Together we tackled rocket science.
We had to win a competition if we wanted our club to endure. And, even more than that, we wanted to launch a rocket that our own hands had built and see it soar toward space.
The Karman line: 100km of altitude.
Higher than the clear sky.
We worked hard and chased our dreams to the edge of space.
There are English reviews

 

2. Minamijuujisei Renka 南十字星恋歌 [140926] Studio Ryokucha 1 2 3 4
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Ryousuke’s twin imoutos Rena and Rina are geniuses who had already finished all their university courses and now work at the research facility at the southern island nation of Guinberne. He was worried about them, wondering if they would overwork themselves and fall down. So, he decided to transfer to a school in Guinberne, where he was put into the ‘special treatment’ class full of peculiar students.
There are English reviews

 

3. Nanairo Reincarnation なないろリンカネーション [140926] Silky's Plus 1 2 3 4 5 6
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Kagami Makoto is in his 3rd year of college when he inherits the estate of his late grandfather and starts planning out what he's going to do with his newfound home. However, his plans are foiled when his childhood friend Iyo, who turns out to be a zashiki-warashi, introduces herself, looking exactly the same as he remembers her from over a decade ago. Then, a woman named Kikyou, who claims to be a demon, also appears before him. After that, it isn't long before a pretty detective at the police department comes knocking on his door, imploring him to take up his family's duty of helping wandering spirits pass on to the afterlife and assist the police with any and all supernatural crimes reported in town. But when a case that's bigger than any of them ever imagined comes his way, will he be able to handle it? With the power of clairvoyance, an ability passed down through his family that allows him to see spirits, maybe he and his demon familiars can pull through, and he can be a proper successor to his family's legacy.
Game is localized and has English reviews

 

4. Passage! ~Passage of Life~ パサージュ!~passage of life~ [140926] Giga 1
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Yuuya grew up on the Myoujin shopping arcade alongside his four childhood friends, Nana, Risa, Mio and Ayako. One day, he joined the graduation album production committee. He felt growing uneasiness as the preparations made him think of his future. What dream does he wish to pursue? What will happen to his unchanging days with his osananajimis? He wasn’t the only one who fretted about this.
The future is still a long ways away. They look to make memories at the school festivals and other events during the last year before their graduation. Along the way, their relationship begins to change: from childhood friends to lovers. This is their own special story for something that could happen to anyone in any place.
There is an English impression

 

5. Sekai o Sukuu Dake no Kantan na Oshigoto 世界を救うだけの簡単なお仕事 [140926] Rosebleu 1
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Arata is a hot-blooded guy who aims to become a hero and runs about every day helping others along with his osananajimi Akari. One day, he received a mail looking for heroes to save the world. He thought it was just spam, but it was actually a genuine contract mail. His room became a gate to another world Ragnagia and an epic adventure full of laughs and tears awaited them… or so he thought.
It took a mere day for him to defeat the maou and save the world. After hearing the ending theme play, seeing the credits roll by and a short epilogue, the gate to the other world shut and it was the end of this story.
However, when he returned to his room he received the same mail as before and the gates to Ragnagia opened once more. It seemed that the maou would reappear after a set period. When he arrived at the maou’s castle, he discovered that the new maou Ciel was useless. He helped her instead of attacking her and she fell in love with him at first sight.
When he and Akari returned victorious, they found out that they couldn’t return back to their original world. So, they continued their hero duties while looking for a way home. Will they be able to do so? And what is the meaning behind the respawning maou?
There is an English review

 

6. Tengoku Hime ~Shinsei Tairan Soukai no Hasha-tachi~ 天極姫 ~新世大乱・双界の覇者達~ [140926] Gesen 18
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A crossover work featuring heroines from Gesen18’s previous games Sengokuhime (set in the Sengoku period) and Sangokuhime (based on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms).
The main change is that the battle system is now real-time. As a result, you’ll have to note the movement speed of armies, in addition to their attack powers. This allows more strategies to be implemented by the player on the battlefield.
RTS

 

7. Yakimochi Stream ヤキモチストリーム [140926] Madosoft 1 2 3
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Takumi had been studying abroad in England for a year when he received a telegram from home: “Imouto, serious condition, come back immediately”. He didn’t know what happened, but he rushed home to find his imouto Sana in a hikikomori state. She was also singing a song bashing England and streaming it online. How did his cute and pleasant imouto, who loved him so much, become like this?
He couldn’t leave her like this and decided to stop his studies abroad and transfer into the same school as her, Seishin Gakuen. However, he was soon reunited with other girls who loved him just as much. His new school life full of jealousy and icharabu has just begun!
There are English reviews

 

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1. Kanojo ga Ore ni Kureta Mono. Ore ga Kanojo ni Ageru Mono. ~KISS My Darling:Mecha-con case3~ 彼女が俺にくれたもの。俺が彼女にあげるもの。~KISS My Darling:めちゃ婚case3~ [140926] Onomatope* 1 2
Mikado is a normal guy who longs for a harem and bringing happiness to all the girls in the world. Since this requires lots of money, he spends every day and night doing part-time jobs. His mad scientist and hikikomori imouto Tsubasa was worried about her dear brother neglecting his studies. So, she created the ultimate sleep-studying device Pandora to help him, resulting in him having lots of information from the net downloaded into his brain.
At that time, a beautiful girl Carrot transferred into his class. After hearing her refined greeting, he knew from her name that she was the princess of a certain country. With her true identity suddenly made public, she became really close to him and his surroundings began to change.
This is the third game in onomatope*’s harem-centric Mecha-kon! series. The concept is split into two parts: lovers and bride (family). It has a ‘family chat system’ WIRED, as well as a ‘girls talk scene’. Not only are the heroines available, but there’s routes for sub heroines as well.
Nukige has English reviews
 
 
2. Onii-chan, Migite no Shiyou o Kinshi Shimasu! お兄ちゃん、右手の使用を禁止します! [140926] Galette 1 2 3
Hiroto is a student who lives by himself. One day, he injured his right hand while protecting his younger sisters. Luckily it was not serious, but they mistakenly thought it was the opposite?! He was excused from school until it healed, and his imoutos forbade him from using it. Of course, it would be quite inconvenient, so they suggested that they will always be by his side, as his ‘right hand’. From that day on, everything that he did with his right hand was left to his younger sisters: eating, taking a bath, doing groceries, going to the washroom, masturbating… “Leave everything to us, onii-chan!”
Nukige has English reviews
 
 
3. Walkure Romanze Re:tell ワルキューレロマンツェRe:tell [140926] Ricotta
Announced as a series of append stories. The first installment focuses on Noel and Ayako. The second installment focuses on Celia and Akane.
Fandisc

 

 

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Minamijuujisei Renka was Studio Ryokucha's last truly great VN.  While some people might have issues with it, it is nonethless a near-perfect example of the good that can come from giving a charage a real story.

Sekasuku was one of the last two Agobarrier works made before his death.  It is a fairly decent fantasy comedy VN with a tennen protagonist who is a bit overpowered and heroines that fall for him like dominos... you know, classic Agobarrier stuff.

Nanairo Reincarnation was my VN of the Year for 2014.  I had very good reasons for making it so, because it is the sole kamige of that year.  

Yakimochi Stream is a kusoge.

Kanojo ga Ore ni Kureta mono is Mecha-con's third game.  Like all the Mecha-con series, they are true harem-ge where the protagonist forms a harem early on due to a law that requires people above a certain financial tier to have larger families to spread out their wealth and fight the collapse of Japan's population.  The whole series is pretty fun to read, even if they aren't the best of games in general.  

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Yakimochi Stream - Let's just said that it's sales might be good so much that Madosoft did design Wagahigh heroines using same template as Yakimochi Stream in that it has big boobs, although obviously the staffs did more in regard of Wagahigh writing. As for Yakimochi here, just expect some nukige like seeing that this VN has a number of sex scenes.

Haretaka - I would like to say that rather than idiot the MC here is didn't attend rocket course seeing that he's enrolled normal course, so it's normal if he didn't know and need a lot of guidance in regard of rocket (Poor MC though that the author did write him as idiot). Anyway this VN is what we can say as Chuablesoft's Magnum Opus (Despite some questionable choice of writing) before they bankrupt, and it's good that Mangagamer get to license this so that we can enjoy this translated. That said, beware that this VN has a lot of rocket exposition (Seeing that the author really like to show his research in his VNs) so if you didn't like Konosora glider exposition perhaps you should think twice before playing Haretaka here.

Nanairo - Don't ask me why Sekai chose to release this at the same date as Aokana release date, and what I can say is that had Sekai chose another date to release this Nanairo here may have been more popular than already is because I can say that this VN has potential to stand out. Anyway while the premise would like case of the week approach, actually it has Myth Arc that goes for the whole VN so you can try this if you interested for a story VN with supernatural element. It has routes, although rather than routes it's more like alternative outcome. Oh and while the VN did sort of promoted demon as the heroine, actually the main heroine here is not demon but rather a female high schooler who somehow can see the ghost and decided to involved in supernatural cases.

That's all for what I can say in regard of September 2014 releases, and compared to the last month at least we can see standalone VNs instead of sequels and spin-off.

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