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VN of the Month October 2021 - Monkeys!¡


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Monkeys!¡ is the only bright spot in October.

 

1. Archetype Arcadia アーキタイプ・アーカディア [211021] Kemco Corporation 1
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The world has fallen to Peccato Mania (original sin), which causes the victims to have urges of harming themselves and others.
To save his younger sister Christine, who has been afflicted with the disease, Rust logs in to the full-dive online game “Archetype Arcadia,” which is the sole means of stopping the disease’s advancement.
Hope, grief, joy, betrayal, and inescapable “death” are found in this game, where players convert their memories into avatars and fight.
This is a fully-voiced text novel adventure game that tells a ghastly story of overwhelming volume, guided by memories that should have been lost.
There is an English review

 

2. Maoujou Re:build! 魔王城Re:ビルド![211029] Astronauts: Sirius 
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A year has passed since the Demon King Gibeon, the embodiment of tyranny, was defeated by the Six Heroes.
King Gortain, one of the Six Heroes, saw the surviving demons and numerous demi-humans as a threat and suppressed them through cruel persecution and discrimination.
The Demon King's daughter Lapis, the last survivor of the royal lineage, visits a man living in the royal capital outskirts together with her maidservant Kalmia with the intention of restoring the now-ruined demon capital Margurd.
The shopkeeper of a run-down fruit store Shigure has another side to him; A "fixer" who will take on any and all commissions provided the price is right.
"Lend me your strength and help me gather the seven Mara Crystals!".
The desires of the demon King's orphaned scion and the ninja from distant lands entwine with each other.
And thus, the rebuild of the demon king's castle at the hands of Lapis and Shigure begins.
SIM

 

3. Kochira, Haha Naru Hoshi Yori こちら、母なる星より [211028] Daisyworld
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A virus that is said to have come from space brought unprecedented damage to earth.
A long time has passed since that catastrophe, and now there are only the six of us in Ikebukuro.
The city has shrunk in size, and its buildings have been toppled and decorated with green grass and blue water.
The scent of an air conditioner comes from somewhere…
“This is Mother Earth!” And we’re doing good today!
Yuri romance does not hit the mark for me

 

4. Keiken Zero na Classmate Pi 経験ゼロなクラスメイトπ  [210806] Prekano
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Your classmate Hoshina Risa is a bright student who treats everyone equally.
Misaki Kazuma, who sits in the seat next to her, has fallen in love with her. Unable to control his feelings, Kazuma made up his mind to confess his feelings to her. But when he looks up, Risa is gone. As it turns out, she is extremely shy! Even when he tries to chase after her, he cannot catch up to the former ace of the track and field team.
With the help of Risa’s best friend and foul-mouthed classmate Miyazono Mikumo, Kazuma chases after her by all means possible…
A hot day in the middle of summer. The runaway drama to hear her reply to your confession is about to begin.
Vanilla nukige

 

5. Kemonomichi ☆ Girlish Square けもの道☆ガーリッシュスクエア [211029] Whirlpool 
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The protagonist, Nakamori Taiga, is an idol otaku working at a curry shop in Akiba. His current obsession is an indie idol group active in Akiba, “Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square”! They’re still fresh on the scene, but one day their dedicated fans will take them all the way to Japan’s most famous arena, the Budokan… In pursuit of this noble goal he spends his days with a select group of elite comrades (status ambiguously assigned) to fulfill their otaku endeavors.
One night in Akiba, on his way home after the last train of the day had departed, Taiga sees the members of Animal Trail practicing. As any fan would, he tries to sneak a peak. To his surprise, the girls are covered in sparkles as their transformation comes undone. Magical beings that he’d never seen before appear out of nowhere. That’s right! Their stage outfits are actually magical girl costumes. Not only are they idols, but they’re also magical girls!
Of course, he gets caught and those magical beings give chase, ready to put him out of his misery. It is then that it’s revealed to him that they come from another world and in order to save it they need to gather up energy from humans. And for that purpose, they’re working together with the girls to realize their dream of becoming idols.
However, Animal Trail ☆ Girlish Square is still a largely unknown idol group. And thus with little hesitation, Taiga begins his journey as their producer and manager.
The stage is set (hopefully) for a magical girl idol success story! Gao~! Our tale starts off with a roar!
Niche fetish moege

 

6. Monkeys!¡ [211029] Harukaze 1 2
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The protagonist Saruyoshi, a delinquent attending an all-boys school, will attend a ladies' all-girls school as Julia to save his alma mater from being closed down.
In the neighboring town from his current school lies the tall and proud Garasunomiya Girls' School. Ever since the Taishō Era, even now are distinguished daughters of noble families currently enrolled there. In other words, it is an ultra-prestigious ladies' all-girls school.
And transforming this ultra-prestigious school into a coeducational institution is the sole means to save the all-boys school. So to protect his school filled with memories with his mates, Saruyoshi, with the aid of a refined young lady of a noble family Tsukishima Karasu, enrolled alone in the ladies' all-girls school to improve the optics surrounding males.
With the extensive use of the boons of delinquency to solve the young ladies' problems, the protagonist slowly becomes the heartthrob of his new school! On the other hand, since Saruyoshi is also refining his feminine grace and dignity, the guys also developed the hots for him?! With the goal of a symbiotic integration between men and women, this is a slapstick love comedy set in the ladies' all-girls school!
There are English reviews

 

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Animal Trail - Whirlpool newest short VN release, and this time we have animal girl magical girl idol themed heroines instead of limiting it to cat or dragon girl. The MC here is the producer of the idol group that he was a fan of it, and in this VN we only have two heroines despite that the idol group has four members (Seeing that it's quite short Whirlpool may already planned the sequel with the focus on the rest of the heroines). As expected Sekai did license this and currently they've been waiting the build from Whirlpool before finally ready to work on the engine.

Monkeys - The VN with the trap MC that was partially voiced, and the newest Harukaze release. Like Marco when Harukaze did a lot of work in regard of presentation, in Monkeys we have Harukaze work a lot on that matter as well with some of the CG did resemble manga panels. The writer of Harukaze here also wrote Noraneko duology as well, so safe to say there'll be a lot of comedic writing. Harukaze did plan to localize this, although it's still unknown whether they'll license it alone or asking another party to do it (They may ask Shiravune to localize this seeing that they've been working together to localized Marco). Seeing that Monkeys has sex scenes, I really hope that Harukaze didn't censor the overseas release (Either by cut the sex scenes or asking the publisher to not translated the sex scenes) like back at Noraneko.

That's all for what I can write in regard of October 2021 releases.

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