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VN of the Month August 2019 - Wakaba-iro no Quartet


You know August... my conspiracy theory is that Micchi stopped doing monthly overviews just to skip doing August 2020. Jokes aside, anything that is not a doujin or a straight up nukige is automatically the winner in August. And that anything is Wakaba-iro no Quartet . Micchi adds Wanko no Yomeiri and another straight up lolicon nukige.

 

1. NinNinDays [190808 ] iMel Inc. 1
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Known only as "Ninja", these mysterious mercenaries have worked in the shadows of history from ages past.
Dealing in espionage, secrect plots and assassination, the ninja brought prosperity to Daimyo and Fuedal lords from the shadows.
Present day---
In the village of their ancestors, ninja continue to leave for training, as is tradition. However, due to lack of requests for work, the village has become nothing but a small gathering of houses in the mountains.
It is from this village that Sumire was commanded to leave, with orders to train in the city by her father, the village chief.
However, lacking food and money, she collapses on the side of the road.
Saved by the main character, she is determined to repay her debt to him and suddenly becomes an univited guest as his house...
The sullen main character and the clumsy Sumire start their erotic cohabitation!
Game is released in English and has English reviews

 

2. Loca Love - Densha x Doukyuusei ろけらぶ 電車×同級生 [190830] Frontwing 1
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Aoi Ichitaro's convenient ten-minute walk to school has turned into a one-hour train ride on a little-used local line after a disaster at his apartment forces him to move in with relatives.
However, his misfortune turns out to be a blessing in disguise...
While Ichitaro has always had a secret crush on his drop-dead gorgeous classmate Aritagawa Nio, she's infamously inapproachable. But now, he finds out that she rides the same train to school, at the same time every day.
While she brushes off his approaches at first, her attitude toward Ichitaro changes after he offers his help when he finds her feeling unwell at the station one day.
"You don't need to be so formal with me..."
Soon after, he finds himself on the fast track toward a friendly relationship with her.Yet while she blushes and swoons at all his advances, she refuses to make things official and be his girlfriend.
All trains must eventually reach their destination, but where is Ichitaro and Nio's relationship headed...?
Game is a part of nukige series and is localized

 

3. Wakaba-iro no Quartet  若葉色のカルテット [190830] Lump of Sugar 1
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Yuuto lives in the town of Totsuda, which is surrounded by the mountains and the sea. One day, his kouhai Hiyori stalked him around the school and dorm Wakaba-sou, finally confronting him and declaring:
“I love you! So… how about I become your maid!?”
At the same time, he met the animal-eared Sofia, a princess from the Kingdom of Elidrone who had transferred to his school. She was surprisingly friendly with everyone considering her status, but she seemed to look at him differently:
“Hey… I… think you’re the one. I truly believe it, ok?”
Both the maid girl and animal-eared princess had their own secrets. Their actions started to change his surroundings, which also dragged in his pet cat Ai and childhood friend Miyako.
There is an English review

 

4. Wanko no Yomeiri ~Arata na Nihon no Shippo~  わんこの嫁入り~新たな二本のしっぽ~ [19 0830] Alumi Soft
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Days after Touya married the dog-eared divine messengers Koharu and Azuki, the shrine cafe “Inu no Shippo” had become quite popular and they enjoyed their time together passionately. However, two new divine messengers Fubuki and Kaede came to monitor them one day. What will become of their private lives?
Sequel to the most banal fetish moege

 

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1. AlexiA~アレクシア~ [190831] Operation:Novelty
Yuuga Kamijo and Hotaru Shinonome were freshmen in high school, living in the same apartment building. They were so close that they walked to and from school together every day.
Then one day after school, Yuuga meets an older student who calls herself "Manami."
With Manami's addition to their daily life, the ordinary routine is gradually taking an unexpected turn.
What is life? What is happiness?
Self-love, self-hatred, self-denial, self-made choice, the story of a boy's rebirth after losing his reason for living.
Doujin with an opening
 
2. Sanse △ Hui Lian -Tricolour Lovestory- 三色△绘恋 -Tricolour Lovestory- [190829] SakuraGame
It was the fall of 2005, and the weather in the River City was warm and lovely.
His childhood, like a pair of handcuffs, shackled the boy as if he were soaked in dark grey paint. Entering the fine arts classroom, he saw two girls with auras of entirely different colors who embraced him at the same time. He could almost say that the auras encountered, twined, parted, and twined again...
The young man was fascinated before he could even reach his inner self.
"...How about we paint something together..."
"...All three of us, from now on..."
Chinese game with a Japanese opening

 

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Wakaba-Iro Quartet was an excellent VN that drew on some of LoS's best tendencies, unlike many of Lump of Sugar's games in the last ten years.

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NinNinDays - I tried to see what I did comment on this back when it's been released, and turned out my focus back then was more in regard of the delay for three VNs releases (Aokana, Nine Episode 2, and Haretaka). That aside, I guess this VN is more or less just a slice of life VN with the single heroine is a ninja girl (Kunoichi) so this should be good if you have a kunoichi fetish.

Tricolor Lovestory - I've been want to say that the uniform color here is like the one from Chrono Clock. We have this translated as well, although the translator is the infamous SakuraGame so obviously don't expect good translation in the English version of this. The premise is apparently dealing with a dramatic love triangle, although from what I can see safe to say that it's obviously would be less dramatic compared to White Album 2 love triangle to a degree. Lastly with the developer hired both Chinese and Japanese singers, I should say that this VN got some high production value.

Loca Love 2 - This time the MC will have a romance with the popular girl in his class who turned out to be poor. Frontwing did attempt to release this on Steam, although of course Valve was probably have a bad day when Frontwing did propose this and thus it was rejected and Frontwing was banned to sell this on Steam so obviously there's no Steam version of it. Frontwing did release this twice in English with one version had a mosaic and a year later they re-release it with no mosaic, which to say it's quite pointless but credit to them for providing the option to anyone else who didn't like mosaic censorship.

That's all for my comment in regard of August 2019 releases.

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