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VN of the Month February 2016 - World Election


World Election , Tsumi no Hikari Rendezvous and Wagamama High Spec are all masterpieces with first one being more to my taste, but Clephas opted out for the second one. Micchi chooses Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou , Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart and Nekopara nukige.

 

1. Wagamama High Spec ワガママハイスペック [160204] Madosoft 1 2 3
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The story revolves around Narumi Kouki, a high school student who also draws a manga serialized in a weekly magazine. Because the manga he draws is a risqué romantic comedy, he keeps this fact a secret from everyone around him, with his younger sister Toa and his sister's best friend Mihiro being the only ones who know.
But one day, as the student council president Rokuonji Kaoruko is searching for male members for the student council, she finds out that Kouki is the manga's author. Kouki joins the student council in exchange for Kaoruko not revealing his secret. However, the vice president, Sakuragi R. Ashe, strongly opposes him joining, and in the midst of all this, various requests and troubles of students begin to pile up.
There are English reviews

 

2. Amaekata wa Kanojo Nari ni. 甘えかたは彼女なりに。 [160226] Giga 1 2 3
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“It’s not like I can’t make friends. I just don’t want to.”
That’s what Hiroto says as he pretends that it was his own choice to be alone, but it would have been rather difficult for others to approach him with his slightly frightening looks and general surliness. His classmates also kept their distance from the strikingly beautiful Tomomi, who would chide anyone who bothered her.
One day, Tomomi came up to Hiroto in the courtyard while he was enjoying lunch by himself. He thought she was going to confess to him, prompting a stern rebuke from her, as she was flabbergasted at his unexpected misunderstanding. Actually, she wanted him to come with her after school to the ‘assistance committee’, which is committee under the control of the student council for helping troubled students. However, he hadn’t heard anyone say goods things about it; in fact, it was dreaded to the extent that it is nicknamed the ‘meddling committee’.
There are English reviews

 

3. Happening Love!! ハプニングLOVE!! [160226] Tsumiki Soft
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Due to their parent’s transfer abroad for work, Shun returned with his younger sister Miku to live in their hometown. The town had changed slightly from what he had remembered. He reunited with his energetic childhood friend Haruka, and met Sanae, the smart and beautiful granddaughter of the school chairman, and the mischievous and voluptuous senpai Misaki. The days he spends with them shouldn’t be that unusual, but since they are overly unskilled at love, they are lively and full of exciting happenings.
Scenario is bad, and abundance of H scenes does not leave this game a single chance.

 

4. Koi Suru Otome to Shugo no Tate ~Bara no Seibo~ 恋する乙女と守護の楯 ~薔薇の聖母~ [160226] AXL 1 2 3
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Because of his success in the events at St. Theresia Academy, Kisaragi Shuuji (Shield 9) has obtained a firm position within Aegis. That is, as the one in charge of “Crossdress infiltration”. Since the previous events he has successfully completed several more assignments, and currently considers stepping down from the position. Unfortunately for him however, he has been tasked with just 1 more assignment. This time, his task involves another all-girls school similar to St. Theresia Academy. He has to run in the elections for student council president and success in obtaining the position.
Shuuji himself considers the operation to be impossible. To infiltrate the school alone, and run in the elections that take place within just 2 months from now? There’s no way that he can do it. Especially since apparently there are many dangers involved with the run for student council president. And who knows what other traps lurk within the shadows of the Academy? Will he manage to find his way through?
There are English reviews

 

5. Mamiya-kunchi no Itsutsugo Jijou 間宮くんちの五つ子事情 [160226] CUBE 1
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The Mamiya household that runs the seaside cafe Seamore is comprised of a set of quintuplets and their parents.
Cheerful, active and positive eldest daughter Yakumo, who is bright and excels at sports, even if she is sometimes quite clumsy.
Kind second daughter Moeri has the most common sense and is good at looking after others, but she can’t be honest with her feelings with the one she loves.
Oldest son Ryouta helps resolve any problems among the sisters, who greatly love and rely on him.
Third daughter Tamane is a domestic girl who takes care of most of the housework. She is a bit concerned about her weight lately.
Cat-like youngest daughter Nekoto doesn’t speak much and is a bit strange, but she makes friends very easily.
Even though they’re sometimes worried about their father’s tendency to wander, life in the Mamiya household is relatively peaceful.
However, one day just before summer vacation, the wealthy Ririka who had fallen in love with Ryouta at first sight, transferred into their school. She declared that she will take Ryouta to be her husband under the pretext that her family had lent their family money to start up the cafe and that she would erase their debt. His sisters sensed a strong danger that their dear brother would be taken away by a total stranger, so they decided to work hard to pay off the debt before the summer ends.
There is an English impression

 

6. Nora to Oujo to Noraneko Heart ノラと皇女と野良猫ハート [160226] Harukaze 1 2 3
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Nora lives together in Sakuragabuchi with Shachi, a girl younger than him whom his mother had adopted. After his mother’s passing, they were able to grow up just fine with the support of those around them. Shachi loves Nora very much, and wakes up him every day while straddling him in bed. Then they head to school and enjoy their time with their friends, including their childhood friend and discipline committee head Michi, and his cheerful gyaru-like kouhai Yuuki.
One day, Nora came upon a girl named Patricia in a park on his way to school. She was a Princess of the Underworld and she came to the world of the living on her mother’s orders to destroy everything and remind humans of death. However, the life energies were too strong for her and she was overwhelmed by it. Nora took care of her while she was feeling ill, and she fell in love with him as a result. She asked him to explain the ‘mysteries of life’, but why does that include reading porn books...!?
There are English reviews

 

7. Tsumi no Hikari Rendezvous 罪ノ光ランデヴー [160226] minori 1 2 3
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In front of the lone tunnel leading out from the small village of Tamasato, Yuuto draws a picture of a mermaid living in the deep ocean where light does not reach. One day, he looked up from his drawing and there was a girl in front of him who looked just like the one on his canvas. She called herself a ‘sinner’ who came to this town to repent for her sins. Yuuto and the townspeople welcomed the girl, Ai, to their town.
Come spring, the entrance ceremony was underway. The new students took pictures and videos in front of the school with their parents to commemorate this special day. However, it was a depressing event for Yuuto, who lives alone after the death of his father and the abandonment by his mother and older sister. While he had gotten used to it, this time he suddenly felt very lonely due to the recent passing of grandmother, the sole close relative he had left.
Upon finding out about Yuuto’s loneliness, Ai confided that she was abandoned by her parents. She searched for a reason for living, whereas he ran away from reality through his imaginative drawings. Even though they were polar opposites, their backgrounds also made them quite similar. Gradually, they became closer to each other, while harbouring secrets of their own.
There are English reviews

 

8. World Election ワールド・エレクション [160226] Whirlpool 1 2 3
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World Election is the 10th anniversary game for Whirlpool.
The world was split up amongst 5 different factions, the dark world of hell, an advanced technical world, the peaceful land of God and Angels, the primitive beast world, and the human world.
As our story begins, it’s already been about 20 years since all of these worlds have been unified and are ruled in peace by the World Government. The protagonist is a type of person that people call a “Neo”, a human of the new generation who has been born with a special power. He currently attends an international school in the special region, but otherwise lives a very ordinary life.
One day a meteorite crashes down nearby, and a single girl appears out of the rubble. She says her name is Kururu and that she is the God of destruction, though the rest of her memory seems to be lost.
Her arrival happens just as the school is preparing for the new student council elections and due to circumstances our protagonist ends up running in them as well.
Other famous students follow his example and also nominate themselves as candidates in the elections, not to mention the dangerous ones as well. All of this marks the starts of the greatest student council elections in history, opening the door for a new chapter in the history of the world…
There are English reviews

 

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1. Neko Para Vol.2 Shimai Neko no Sucre ネコぱら vol.2 姉妹ネコのシュクレ [160226] NEKO WORKs 1 2 3 4 5 
Business is booming for La Soleil, the patissiere run by Minazuki Kashou with his two catgirls, Chocola and Vanilla, his sister Shigure, and the Minazuki family's four catgirl sisters.
Among them are the sarcastic oldest sister who hides behind a facade of toughness, Azuki, and the clumsy youngest sister who always tries her best even if she ends up doing more harm than good, Coconut. No one got along better than these two catgirls when they were younger, but lately, they've been fighting all the time.
Despite their sisterly love, a small misunderstanding ends up driving a wedge between them. As the story of these catgirl sisters unfolds, they'll grow to understand each other and strengthen their familial bonds in this heartfelt catgirl comedy, which is only a little lewd. Now open for business!
Nukige listed for opening's sake

 

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Wagamama High Spec is a mediocre charage that is still given good ratings by some for some reason.

Ditto for Amaekata.

Bara no Seibo is an excellent sequel to the original Shugotate.  It is somewhat darker than the original and reveals a lot about the protagonist's past that was sort of glossed over in the original.

Noraneko Heart... to be honest, this game is one I have mixed feelings about.  I found the narration in this game off-putting, but it is pretty popular here in the West, to my surprise.

Tsumi no Hikari was the last Minori game I played.  After this one, I just couldn't bring myself to endure Minori's style anymore.  However, like most Minori games, it is a high quality story, if somewhat overly dramatic for what boils down to teen romance.

World Election was Whirlpool's last truly great game.  It has one of their best protagonists, an excellent and amusing cast of characters, a good story, and just enough hilarity to keep you watching.   The epilogues for the main heroines are all pretty good, and there are a lot of sub-heroines with short paths to enjoy.

 

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World Election - Would be nice though if Sekai localized this instead of their short cat and dragon girls VNs with the former are inspired by Nekopara, but at least they still keep their good drawn graphic if anything else.

Nekopara 2 - The sequel of Nekopara in which it feature new catgirls, and obviously it's still has a lot of sex scenes.

Noraneko - This VN has more comedy than serious story, in which the comedy may be more dominant compared to the story (Well the writer did participate in Majikoi). It has overseas release, although too bad that Harukaze decided to rebranded themselves as TOKYOTOON that will be going to produces all age VNs. Actually it shouldn't be much problem of they did rebrand, but instead the problem is they decided to going for all age in all of their product including Nekopara overseas release and you see that it mean that it won't have sex scenes. Granted that I may skip the scenes, but it would be better for them to provided the scenes instead of cutting it in order to provide the choice tl the reader. Oh yes it also has restoration project, although it's still ongoing as of now.

Wagahigh - I admit that back then I thought it as a nukige because all of the heroines have big breasts (Especislly Mihiro), but turned out I was wrong because it's more like charage with the focus on how the MC (Kouki) will find on what he want to dk together with the heroines. Granted that it might be not the most original story (Outside the premise in that Kouki himself is a mangaka with one of the heroines is the artist for the manga), but at least it's popular enough so much that it has the fandisc. Sekai also did localize this, and of course you can read the translated sex scenes unlike Noraneko.

That's all for my comment on February 2016 releases.

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