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  1. No-o-o. Micchi stopped updating blog and lots of releases ended up without translated description, as expected. With trilogy at its end, can finally nominate Silverio Ragnarok for this month and most probably for this year. Looks like another series reached conclusion, so can now call 9 -Nine- Yukiiro Yukihana Yukinoato a masterpiece. 1. Bokuhime Project ボク姫PROJECT [200423] Wizard Soft 1 Protagonist Minato Ikusa's sister Marika has fallen into a coma following an incident at the Yuriai Private Academy for refined young ladies, so he infiltrates the school by disguising himself as a woman and enrolling under the name "Erika" to investigate. As part of this, he needs to become the most beautiful woman of the school and win a seat at the Four Princesses organization; to do this, he practices his cross-dressing skills, and partakes in a number of activities to increase his femininity, such as swimming lessons and cosplay. There is an English review 2. 9 -Nine- Yukiiro Yukihana Yukinoato 9-nine-ゆきいろゆきはなゆきのあと [200424] Palette 1 2 This is the fourth game in Palette’s 9-nine- series. 9-nine- takes place in the run-of-the-mill college town of Shiromitsugawa where an earthquake breaks a sacred artifact from the Shrine of the White Serpent, unleashing jewelry-like items that bestow their holder's special powers called "Artifacts" from a parallel world. When an incident involving a power that transcends human comprehension, Kakeru Niimi, our protagonist, investigates several branches (parallel worlds) in order to settle the matter. With the mastermind finally revealed, Sophitia, otherworldly entity set to reclaim the Artifacts, tells him to defeat this person pulling the strings. The first day, the day that the festival was cancelled due to the earthquake back at the shrine—Kakeru is now equipped with memories from every branch and is on the move to solve this conflict. Amidst this, a girl with a strong sense of justice from Kuho Girls Academy, Noa Yuuki, has an ability that seems to be the key to defeating the mastermind. Knowing this, Kakeru divulges about the events in other branches to her. All the while uncovering the secrets behind why the Artifacts come to this world, settling the scores with the Evil Eye's User, what will be the fate of these young men and women with otherworldly power at the fingertips? There are English reviews. 3. Amakano 2 アマカノ2 [200424] Azarashi Soft When something new begins, it tends to do so suddenly and unexpectedly. Returning from the countryside on the bullet train, a girl, Kurohime Yuuhi, is assigned the seat next to you. You learn a cousin you have barely spoken to, Himiyama Rei, is going to be living with you. These two encounters, along with your childhood friend, Tsutamachi Chitose, who lives next door and is older than you, will, like the changing color of the autumn leaves, bring color to your heretofore unchanging life. A chance encounter creates a beginning. A relationship blossoms from a distant connection. A friendship becomes something more. As autumn deepens, you start to feel like you may just fall in love. The third game in the series, so people should have a formed an opinion by now 4. Denshi Otome ga Arawareta! Command!? 電子処女が現れた! コマンド!? [200424] Akabei Soft2 1 Near Future. Keiji is an active school student and a professional gamer who is also a fan of the mysterious V-tuber Haruka Kanata. One day sudden power outrage happens, and v-tuber jumps out of the monitor. This is a fun and bright love story between them. There is an English review 5. Hakata Dyingzombies ~Second Chance for Beautiful Live~ 墓多DYINGZOMBIES~Second Chance for BEAUTIFUL LIVE~ [200424] Akabei Soft3 1 This is a city full of zombies. Every day they work hard to live without any hope for bright future. However, even here there are zombie girls who have not lost their dreams. Main character is a former intelligence agent. He meets a starting idol and becomes a producer. There is an English review 6. Shirotsume Yubiwa ~Yotsugo no Hanayome: Ore, Zen'in Erabimashita~ 白詰指輪 ~四つ娘の花嫁 俺、全員選びました~ [200424] Akabei Soft3 1 Masamune, the protagonist, spent much of his life alone. His parents were often away on business trips, and so he often yearned for the warmth and love of a normal family. When he was younger, both his parents had to leave at the same time for business, and he was sent to stay with his relatives. It was then that he met the four girls who would become his life partners. The caring Mei who loves to dote on people. The hard working but easily embarrassed Futaba. Gamer and partner-in-crime, Mimimi. The naive and energetic Shiika who enjoys athletics. To Masamune, who had spent most of his life alone until then, the two years he lived there were his most precious memories. Time passed. It is now spring and Masamune is in his second year of high school. Masamune's parents are leaving him behind for business again, and it has been decided that he will be living with the four sisters once again. Masamune is excited to be reunited with the girls he thinks of as his beloved family, but they almost immediately try to get him to see them not as family, but as women! The four sisters have been head over heels for Masamune ever since they were kids. Having been finally reunited after ten long years, their hearts brimming with love and affection for him, the girls are practically itching to get in his pants. With these five youths living under one roof, it would be more surprising if something DIDN'T happen. There is an English review 7. Trinity x Calamity ~Midara na Shitsuke to Owaru Sekai~ トリニティ×カラミティ~淫らな躾と終わる世界~[200424] Escu:de This world is sentenced to end by its angels. On the behalf of the Queen, main character goes on a mission to overthrow the angels and save the world. He needs to train three prominent students to use their powers correctly and develop an anti-angel force. SIM 8. Silverio Ragnarok シルヴァリオ ラグナロク [200424] light 1 2 "Silverio Ragnarok" is the third and final installment of the "Silverio Saga" series. The fierce battles between cool superhumans and beautiful battles between fascinating characters have captured the hearts of many fans to date. This is a story of fate, demise, and hope as the "Godslayer Ragna" and her partner "Hikari" fight to the death to overthrow the gods who rule the people with their overwhelming power. There are English reviews 9. Ryuusei Pendulum Heart 流星ペンデュラムハート [200424] CHAOS-L 1 2 A storm brews on the horizon as Umi, a normal student, sees himself embroiled in a conflict of galactic proportions, facing the suspicion of the Galactic Police and Don Dokgar’s encroaching menace. Watch as he uncovers his past, alongside Alyssa of the galactic police, and goes from puny zero to galactic hero in this sweet space adventure. Earth is home to a special source of energy, and because of that, a criminal organization called Crime Nebula tries to conquer the entire planet to take this energy for themselves. Umi (the protagonist) is a boy that was abandoned by his parents, and his dad was the best investigator of the galactic police, ever. One day, Umi meets Alyssa of the galactic police while she’s on a mission to fight the Crime Nebula on Earth. However, when Umi finds Alyssa, she’s in a tight situation. Umi helps Alyssa by using this special source of energy that Crime Nebula seeks. Apparently, Umi has a vast amount of this energy. Game is localized and has English reviews
  2. Kami-sama no You na Kimi e is the only worthy game in March. Micchi supports that and also Ore no Sugata ga Toumei ni , plus Icing -love coating- . 1. Kami-sama no You na Kimi e 神様のような君へ [200327] CUBE 1 2 Our time together, now, Continues onward, towards tomorrow. Shimae Kaito, a young man gifted with a talent for hacking. Despite being merely a student, Kaito broke through the most advanced security system and gained administrative privileges to the C-AI (Central AI) that governs countless AI. In this day and age, the majority of the infrastructure essential to humanity's daily living has been optimized with AI. Kaito, who now had the power to do anything, issued his command: “I want to meet a girl who loves me, Shimae Kaito! She has to have large, cute eyes, be kind and will spoil me, oh, and have big boobs!” However, the reply came back, "No qualified persons found. Displaying results: 0 out of 0." Kaito was dejected when his search got no hits, but the AI activated a late-night robot factory and built a robot according to his specifications. Some days later, a girl who looked exactly as he described showed up at his door - Tsukuyomi. She had superhuman physical abilities and loved Kaito immensely. However, being an AI, she lacked all common sense. Having determined that she still fell short of being his ideal, she decided that she had to express her "love" for him in the most perfect way possible. -You, who are like a God- What future waits for Kaito and his ideal (albeit robot) girl? There are English reviews 2. Jinki Resurrection ジンキ・リザレクション [200327] Giga Set 2 years after the end of the Complete Edition of the original manga. Ryouhei woke up in a hospital, having lost all his memories, even his own name. In search of clues on how to regain them, he arrived in Kyoto and was welcomed by a group of girls who were part of an organization called Angel. He would end up living together with the three girls: the friendly Aoba, the reserved Akao, and the openly-hostile Kanae. He thought that it wouldn’t be that bad living like this with them, but it would soon all be turned upside down by the existence of large humanoid robots called “Jinki”. Did Giga really make a worthy chunige based on a solid source like manga? Of course, not. It's made afterstory specially to focus on humiliation scenes and bad-endings and safely ignore story element which is so small that can be neglected. 3. Soushin no Ars Magna 創神のアルスマグナ [200327] Ninetail 1 Once upon a time, the Great Founding Alchemist guided the people from a world where everything turned to dust to the new continent of Archeus. It is a harmonious and fertile land protected by man-made gods called ‘Soushin’ (Gods of Creation), created by spinning the ‘laws’. However, after a long time passed, the ‘Dust’ also began to encroach on Archeus. The ‘Soushin’ were driven mad and turned into ‘Gods of Calamity’, spawning monsters that wrecked havoc on the land and threatened the populace. They would not sit idly by while the world was gradually swallowed the ‘Dust’, and a group of alchemists gathered at the top alchemist school, Cagliostro Academy, to attempt to continue the miracle from the past. RPG has an English impression 4. Ore no Sugata ga, Toumei ni!? Invisible to Suuki na Unmei 俺の姿が、透明に!? 不可視の薬と数奇な運命 [200327] Hulotte 1 2 "Directions: Take the proper dosage to become invisible!" The protagonist, Matsuyuki Haruki, was watching a stream of a popular virtual net idol when suddenly a raffle was held for all the viewers. What was to be the reward? "I will gift the winner with the right of having a~nything they want come true!" Having nothing to lose, Haruki entered the raffle and, against all odds, won! “I’ll be coming over right now. Looking forward to meeting you!♪” At that moment his doorbell rang and it was the virtual net idol Kuzunoha Chitose herself waiting at his front door. She handed Haruki some mysterious pills. "Um, what are these...?" “I shall explain! They’re pills that will make you invisible! Yay! Let me know how it goes~!” She left with a smile just as quickly as she had arrived, leaving him at a loss for words. Even though he had his doubts, he tried it out immediately and was shocked to find that he could no longer see himself in a mirror! Next he snuck in and spied on his cousin Ame taking a bath. She had been rather distant to him lately, but while he was freely admiring her amazingly sexy and well-developed body... "I love you, Nii-san." Hearing her confession, he unthinkingly reached out and touched her! When he did so, the invisibility effect wore off! While both flirting with her and being scolded by her, they together check the directions on the drugs... -Effects: Bodily invisibility -Dosage: Max of one capsule per day -Caution: In the event that you touch another person's body, the effects will immediately end Haruki, who was a constant thrill-seeker, couldn't contain his excitement at what he knew would be the thrill of a lifetime. Ame, however, was going to fight tooth and nail to turn him back into a respectable human being. So begins his adventures of getting chewed out by cousin and fellow classmates, while having a roaring good time. This is the heart-warming story of a supernatural youth. (Or is it?) There are English reviews 5. Icing -Love Coating- アイシング-love coating- [200327] Hachimitsu Soft 1 "Directions: Take the proper dosage to become invisible!" The protagonist, Matsuyuki Haruki, was watching a stream of a popular virtual net idol when suddenly a raffle was held for all the viewers. What was to be the reward? "I will gift the winner with the right of having a~nything they want come true!" Having nothing to lose, Haruki entered the raffle and, against all odds, won! “I’ll be coming over right now. Looking forward to meeting you!♪” At that moment his doorbell rang and it was the virtual net idol Kuzunoha Chitose herself waiting at his front door. She handed Haruki some mysterious pills. "Um, what are these...?" “I shall explain! They’re pills that will make you invisible! Yay! Let me know how it goes~!” She left with a smile just as quickly as she had arrived, leaving him at a loss for words. Even though he had his doubts, he tried it out immediately and was shocked to find that he could no longer see himself in a mirror! Next he snuck in and spied on his cousin Ame taking a bath. She had been rather distant to him lately, but while he was freely admiring her amazingly sexy and well-developed body... "I love you, Nii-san." Hearing her confession, he unthinkingly reached out and touched her! When he did so, the invisibility effect wore off! While both flirting with her and being scolded by her, they together check the directions on the drugs... -Effects: Bodily invisibility -Dosage: Max of one capsule per day -Caution: In the event that you touch another person's body, the effects will immediately end Haruki, who was a constant thrill-seeker, couldn't contain his excitement at what he knew would be the thrill of a lifetime. Ame, however, was going to fight tooth and nail to turn him back into a respectable human being. So begins his adventures of getting chewed out by cousin and fellow classmates, while having a roaring good time. This is the heart-warming story of a supernatural youth. (Or is it?) I call such H-tilt short romance stories vanilla nukige BLOCKED 1. Yumeutsutsu Re:Idol 夢現Re:Idol [200326] Kogado Studio Short story spin-off to Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, and introduction to the world of Yumeutsutsu. The members of Eureka Soft come together to solve a problem that could endanger the whole world: Ai Ohtori's personality is too weak. To fix that, she will need to... become an idol?!?Short story spin-off to Yumeutsutsu Re:Master, and introduction to the world of Yumeutsutsu. The members of Eureka Soft come together to solve a problem that could endanger the whole world: Ai Ohtori's personality is too weak. To fix that, she will need to... become an idol?!? Fandisc 2. Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate - Re:boot The "SHIELD-9" 恋する乙女と守護の楯 Re:boot The "SHIELD-9" [200327] Team AIGIS 1 This is a remake of AXL’s 2007 title Koisuru Otome to Shugo no Tate, with new routes added for Yuuri and Setsuko. Senomoto Hisashi’s art has changed a bit over the years, while the cast has stayed pretty much the same aside from Yuuri (Nekoyashiki Mai). Of course, the graphics are now in widescreen full HD and compatible with Windows 10. Remake
  3. Marco to Ginga Ryuu is the only bearable title this month. Micchi does not mind Full Kiss S , Oshi no Love Yori Koi no Love and Hajikano ~Kimi ga Iru Heya~ 1. Death End Re;Quest 2 デス エンド リクエスト 2 [200213] Compile Heart 1 2 After killing her abusive father and being decided that it was in self defense, Mai a young gloomy girl is sent to a women dormitory called “Wardsworth” in the city of Liz Shoala. There she hopes to find her lost sister and her reason to live Sanae. But soon her hopes are crushed by reality, not only does she not find her but also it seems that she was never there to begin with and nobody knows about her existence. That's when she mets Ninomiya Shiina and her story begins... RPG is localized and has English reviews 2. Kirakira Stars Idol Project Ai [200217] sushi_soft 1 2 Idol Sengoku era. Many idols were born, competed, and many productions were in a state of disorder, and people called it so. The main character " Nobuyuki Kinoshita " who was driven out of the employee dormitory of "ODA talent agency" for a certain reason, and was at a loss, had a chance reunion with his childhood friend " Ai Amane ". Through Nobuyuki, who was to meet and stay, love who has learned that ODA talent agency stakes due to lack of idols makes a single determination. "I'll be an idol singer!" For Nobuyuki, in order to change oneself above all, love aims to be an idol singer- Game is released in English and has English reviews 3. TrymenT -Ima o Kaetai to Negau Anata e- TrymenT ―今を変えたいと願うあなたへ― [200220] RASK New season, new place, new school life. On a faraway island there are no shops or public spaces. Another newcomer in protagonist's class is a girl in a wheelchair. Each of them wants to start life anew here. Unfinished release 4. Haji Kano ~Kimi ga Iru Heya~ はじカノ~君がいる部屋~ [200228] Caramel Box Ichigo-aji It’s been two years since Naoki became a working adult. There hasn’t been any particularly good or bad things; it’s been extremely normal and peaceful. However, he was lacking excitement in his life. With the arrival of spring, he rapidly got closer to three girls: the helpful but naive Mai, his cheeky tomboy imouto Yuana, and his boss Misaki, who seemed outside of his league. A trivial incident one day leads to him falling in love with one of them, and soon they begin living together, bringing moments of happiness that they have not felt until now. Each route can be finished in one hour and is is mostly a series of H events 5. HaremKingdom ハーレムキングダム [200228] Smee 1 2 3 One holiday, the protagonist, whose creed in life was "enjoy yourself", but who also had traumatic experiences with both romance and women, was once again being chided by his childhood friend, Hikari, for not trying to get a girlfriend. She was worried that if this continued then he would become a failure of a human being. But he just wanted to spend his time enjoying his hobbies and ran away from relationships by any means necessary. However, a wrench would get thrown into his plans when suddenly a bright light enveloped them both and they were transported to another world. When they opened their eyes, they were looking at a major port city. While they were still baffled by their new surroundings, a woman, who identified herself as the Prime Minister of the town, told him that he was the "last king" of the kingdom. Not taking no for an answer, the people forced the position of king onto the protagonist. Moreover, the first romance of his life was to come about as a result of his kingly duty to "build a harem, father heirs, and stimulate the growth of the kingdom." He was forced to have a harem. In fact, it had already been arranged that the princess from the neighboring kingdom, Sophia, and Charlone, the beautiful daughter of a noble family, would be part of this harem. Day by day, more and more beautiful girls ended up surrounding the protagonist, much to his dismay. Seeing him surrounded by girls, Hikari began to fear she might lose him. "I just want a normal romance!" And so the curtain draws on the tale of our protagonist's chaotic harem romance! Game is localized and has English reviews 6. Full Kiss S フルキスS [200228] Giga Takuya is always positive, but takes time to make the first step since he is too cautious and thinks too much. Entering his second year, he decides to try to get a girlfriend and becomes closer to his classmates Hana and Yuu. Not again 7. Oshi no Love yori Koi no Love 推しのラブより恋のラブ [200228] SukeraSomero 1 2 "—I wanna marry you." Those simple words set in motion a ♀ yuri ♀ game of cat and mouse! "As a child, there was a love story that captivated me. In the story, an alien came down from space and extravagantly proclaimed her love to an Earthling man. I never imagined that, decades later, I'd be living out that story for myself..." Akuru Hayahoshi is an unlucky otaku office worker who just can't pull her husbando in the gacha game she's obsessed with, no matter how much money she throws at it. Until one day, she runs into the garishly gorgeous and freakishly lucky Ren Furutachi. A series of misunderstandings lead to a proposal, and Ren starts to full-on pursue Akuru. One thing leads to another, and in order to bring her husbando home, she ends up... bringing Ren home?! Now they're sharing a house... and a bed?! To unpresuming Akuru this cool, lady-loving girl might as well be an alien! Akuru wants her husbando, and Ren wants Akuru as her waifu... Are these two ever gonna end up together?! Tune in to this slapstick yuri comedy to find out! Yuri is localized and has English reviews 8. Marco to Ginga Ryuu マルコと銀河竜 [200228] TOKYOTOON 1 2 3 Marco, an orphan with missing memories, and Arco, a dragon who rules the galaxy, were hunting for treasure in space! On one of their adventures, Marco was given a clue to the whereabouts of her mother. Their next stop, her birthplace - Earth! Game is localized and has English reviews 9. Love - Destination LOVE・デスティネーション [200228] JADE 1 With no social status, money or love, Ryou has reached a BAD END. However, the ‘heavenly voice’ that had mistakenly guided him to this BAD ROUTE brought him back to the branch point which led to another possible future. He didn’t choose the option when he was a student since he didn’t want to be labelled as a pervert, but now given the opportunity again, he enrolled in the former girls’ school where there were no other male students. Now he just needed to choose one of them and enjoy the HAPPY ROUTE… or so he thought. His ‘memories of the future’ hint that there were still many BAD END which he must avoid! There is an English review BLOCKED 1. Mononokei Kanojo ~Inkya Desu ga, Koishite Ii Desu ka?~ モノノ系彼女~陰キャですが、恋して良いですか?~ [200228] 1 Yuutarou is an ordinary student at Yatsuya Gakuen with a slight interest in the occult. It was the last day before summer vacation, and he still didn’t have any special relationships with the girls in his class. That all changed when his osananajimi Yuumi invited him to come to the school that night for a ‘courage test’. She came completely prepared, dressed in tactical gear, pressing an airsoft gun into his back and forcing him down the eerily quiet hallway. He heard faint laughter and turned around, and Yuumi had already dashed out of sight. The strange creaking and sounds of running… could this be the paranormal encounter that he wanted!? Nukige has an English review
  4. A month from now is is more realistic as during first month after release games usually get the bulk of spotlight. I wanted to review all the best games from where I stopped in 2009 or so, but prefer offline DeepL with Sugoi now, and can only do it on main pc that is busy all the time, so either I screen at nights or at very rare pauses between different RPGs. So far looks like very slow pace. At the same time there aren't that many best games that I want to go through, maybe 30 or so, and each new year adds only a few titles to my backlog.
  5. If I choose between indi touching crap, a lolicon moege, a twisted nukige , another mimikko moege and a single heroine nukige, what would entail the least cringe... there aren't good choices here, so I clench my teeth and call Kamisama no Shippo ~Etogami-sama tachi no Ongaeshi~ VN of the Month. What a wicked start of the year... Micchi does not mind this choice and also suggests Amairo Chocolata and a fandisc 1. Prison Princess プリズンプリンセス [200130] qureate 1 2 The continent of Maygard. The peace and prosperity brought about by the two kingdoms of “Aria Zaza” and “Zanji Zed” lasted countless years. That golden era is now facing its downfall. The Demon King, released from his seal, has turned our continent to a sea of flames. As cities were invaded one after another, a man appeared carrying the blood of ancient heroes… Oh Brave Hero. During his journey, the hero was met with grave misfortune and perished. The Demon King’s minions snuck into the capital cities of the two kingdoms to kidnap their precious princesses. All hope seemed to have been lost… However, it seems our hero is not wholly dead after all. Even as a spirit, the hero is determined to remain in this world, and has set off to save the princesses from danger. Now nothing more than a phantom, can the hero succeed in rescuing the kidnapped princesses?! Interactive game that's hardly a VN is released in English and has English reviews 2. Amairo Chocolata あまいろショコラータ [200131] Cabbage Soft 1 2 3 Yuzuki came to the town of Yuunagi as the leaves were starting to change colour. The first person he met was a cute cat-eared waitress, who was handing out pamphlets on the street. “T-This is Cafe Setaria. Please come in!” When he was led into the cafe by the waitress Chieri, the other girls there also had animal ears. Seeing his wondering look, they worriedly asked him: “Could it be… that you could see these ears?” They explained that they were actually hybrid beasts whose ears and tails cannot be seen by normal humans. After learning about their secret, he started working at the cafe with them, while being both shocked and impressed at the differences between them and humans. Game is localized and has English reviews 3. Sarute サルテ [200131] Soiree 1 2 3 “Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up, but a comedy in long-shot.” At the end of a journey of blood, despair, regret, and madness— a stage perched on the razor's edge dividing life and death. With no audience to cheer, at a jester's direction, Salthe performs her past. To learn the reason for her death. To return to the world of life. Each scene is full of scorn and mockery, she writhes and struggles, through to the end of the tale of Salthe's life—a comedy—— Game is localized and has English reviews 4. Kamisama no Shippo ~Etogami-sama tachi no Ongaeshi~ 神様のしっぽ ~干支神さまたちの恩返し~ [200131] DESSERT Soft 1 2 In the remote village of Tenbu, watched over by the gods, lies a shrine where the twelve zodiac signs are enshrined. Akinari is a young man who had been taken in by the Asatsuki family that currently runs the shrine when he was a baby. He secretly possesses a mysterious ability: he can understand what animals say. Since he likes animals more than others, he used this power to enjoy his life every day. However, his everyday life changed one day after he casually inserted a precious orb into a mysterious stone slab in the shrine’s storehouse. The statues of the twelve zodiac signs suddenly vanished, and were seemingly replaced by twelve girls, the Etogami. They began living together after an unexpected turn of events, and he became good friends with them due to his innate love for animals. Renge, his childhood friend and the sole daughter of the Asatsuki household, wished for everyone to gather around dining table, which was too big for just the two of them. Akinari always wanted to have family to call his own, so he decided to welcome the twelve of them as family. This is the beginning of a wondrous fairy tale with the twelve zodiac signs. There are English reviews 5. Kamikura Hina no Himitsu ~Gohoubi wa Watashi no Karada♪~ 上倉雛のヒミツ ~ごほうびは私のカラダ♪~ [200131] Astronauts: Comet Makoto is on the university swimming team, but he can’t seem to better his time. He discussed with his coach and the reliable club leader, and they determined that it wasn’t a physical or mental problem. However, they were unable to figure out the underlying cause. An important swim meet was fast approaching and he was feeling the pressure that he would be a burden for the team. However, he was not alone; his senpai and club manager Hina was always there to cheer him on. She knew about the anguish that he was going through and wanted to help him somehow. She took advice from many people and thought hard about a surefire plan, and… “I’ll let you touch my breasts if you clock a good time♪” Makoto was taken aback by the half-joking proposal, but agreed to it since he was running out of options. What will be the end result and what will happen to their relationship after this wild idea? Another kinetic nukige
  6. 2019 hit the new bottom in many aspects and marked the beginning of COVID era, so there was a noticeable loss in attention for visual novels by the end of it. I counted only 13 masterpieces, could not even get 100 openings in Visual Novel Openings 2019 . Without a clear favorite I'll call Realive VN of the Year . My list of masterpieces in 2019: AI: The Somnium Files Kanzume Shoujo no Shuumatsu Sekai Kimagure Temptation Kokorone=Pendulum! Missing-X-Link ~Ten no Yurikago, Togi no Hana~ Musicus! Realive Ren'ai, Karichaimashita Sakura, Moyu. -As the Night's, Reincarnation- Swallowtail -Ano Hi, Ao o Koete- Tamayura Mirai Tasogare no Folclore Wakaba-iro no Quartet Looked through 2019 several times and found nothing in dire need of a review. Since Swallowtail -Ano Hi, Ao o Koete- already has a good review, wanted to give an alternative look to D.C.4 ~Da Capo 4~ , but it's just plain too horrible, dropped after two routes, does not deserve to have a video and even minimal effort applied. Guess it's time to review something good then, notably, Realive
  7. Musicus! is the only game I can point out. Micchi lists all of Aikotoba , Cafe Stella to Shinigami no Chou , Animal☆Panic and Suzukuri Karin-chan 1. Shin Sakura Taisen 新サクラ大戦 [191212] Sega 1 The stage is set in a steampunk version of 1940s Imperial Tokyo. Only a short while ago, a cataclysmic event destroyed the Imperial Combat Revue of Tokyo, the capital's global defense force stationed at the Imperial Theater. Now home to the Flower Division, an inept rookie squad who also strives to impart hope on the citizenry with their theatrical talents, the theater has fallen on hard times and risks closure. It's up to Seijuro Kamiyama as the captain of the new Tokyo revue to lead his squad and restore the Imperial Combat Revue and the theater back to their former glory! With the help of the revue's five colorful performers, he must rise to the challenge of competing in the Combat Revue World Games, protecting the inhabitants of Tokyo and getting the theater back on track. Action is localized and has English reviews 2. Musicus! [191220] Overdrive 1 2 3 4 Kei used to attend a famous high school with aspirations of one day becoming a doctor like his parents, but he stopped for a term due to certain reasons and is now studying part-time. While his journey had become more difficult, it was still possible to get back on track. However, after meeting many different types of people that he had not previously encountered and realizing that there was so much in the world that he did not know, he began to question what future he truly desired. After receiving a prize from a city-wide competition for a short story that he wrote, he was asked by Yagihara, the president of a music production, to accompany their band on their upcoming tour and write a report about the event. The band was Kachoufuugetsu, which once performed on the big stage. Its leader Korekiyo is quite a peculiar fellow and talked at length about how music was pointless and good for nothing. Even though Kei was perplexed about Korekiyo, he was taken away by the band’s music when he heard it for the first time. A few days later after that memorable first live, Kei found out that they were disbanding. Unable to accept the sudden news, he approached Korekiyo many times to convince him to change his mind, but no argument could sway him. Instead, Korekiyo asked him: “How about you play rock in my place?” Game is localized and has English reviews 3. Suzukuri Karin-chan 巣作りカリンちゃん [191220] KarinProject 1 Kazuto is an ordinary adventurer who was considering quitting since his friends had left and his job prospects seemed bleak. That was when the Gyungyuska Company reached out to him. Directed by a girl named Fuu, he came in contact with the ‘labyrinth’ and the ‘Demon queen’. But why did an adventurer like him meet and be tasked with her revival? Who exactly is the ‘Demon queen Karin’? One thing led to another and he ended up as the manager of the labyrinth. Strategy has an English review 4. Wabisabi わびさび [191220] Le:CODE 1 The summer blue sky over a verdant mountain village. Across endless rice fields as far as the eye can see, A refreshing breeze blows through. “Welcome home!!” Kousuke comes home from studying at an art college in the city, and there to welcome him are adorable and kind goddesses who love him dearly. Feelings and emotions come together, and grow like budding leaves as this gentle and warm story begins. Game is released in English and has English reviews 5. Animal☆Panic あにまる☆ぱにっく [191220] Lump of Sugar 1 There is a ‘Wishing Crystal’ in the fairy world which can grant any wish. The fairy Nyaron stole it for himself, but he carelessly broke it and the fragments scattered to the human world. The Fairy King summoned Nono to head there to recover the fragments. One day, Masato and his imouto Yuna picked up a strange jewel and was attacked by Nyoron, who tried to steal the shard from them. Nono rushed to their aid, and after Yuna transformed as instructed by Nono, they were able to fight him off and seal the fragment. Afterwards, Nono asked for their help in capturing Nyoron and gathering the remaining pieces, and Masato decided to lend a hand to Yuna, who had readily agreed. They began the search with his classmate Shiori and Yuna’s friend Hinata, but Nyoron and his new allies stood in their way. Who will gain control of the Wishing Crystal? Lots of moe, not enough story, and all the resolutions happen in the real world, anyway. 6. Café Stella to Shinigami no Chou 喫茶ステラと死神の蝶 [191220] Yuzusoft 1 2 3 Takamine Kousei was living a carefree college life until, one day, he tragically died in an accident. But then, the bizarre happened: Takamine Kousei opened his eyes again. And what's more, when he woke up, it was the morning of the very day he had died. He proceeded to relive the same day, unable to grasp the reality of his situation. Kousei soon realized that his previous experience was not some prophetic dream, nor was he experiencing deja vu; everything was taking place the exact same way. Overwhelmed by fear due to the unbelievable situation he has found himself in, he came back to the place where he had died. Then, at the moment of the accident, Kousei met a death goddess accompanied by a talking cat. The death goddess informed him that he has not yet avoided his death. In order to escape his grisly fate, Kousei must assist the death goddess with her work. And naturally, this means the opening of a café together. By rewinding the world, Kousei may have overcome his fate for now, but can he overcome the certain death his future holds for him? This is the story of one man's love and his defiance of the world and his own fate... maybe? There are English reviews 7. Shiny Sisters シャイニー・シスターズ [191220] ensemble The cross-dressing protagonists met each other at an informal social gathering attended by the ojou-sama schools. While not knowing that they are all guys, they felt a strange affinity with each other. This development was amusing to Yuuki’s master Ran, so she plotted to make them into an idol group and have them perform at an upcoming event in town. After some initial confusion about the sudden idea, they all ended up agreeing due to varying reasons. Will they be able to become idols while keeping their true gender a secret!? I'm not commenting this 8. Kazura Uta 葛唄 [191227] Bayanaka When you hear it, you die -- After a group of girls jumped from the school room, a gruesome investigation starts to unfold. There's a website that's been going around SNS that plays a certain video... ...And if you hear the song on the video, well... Doujin that could be called all-age if not for all the disturbing gore content it provides BLOCKED 1. Aikotoba アイコトバ [191220] Azarashi Soft+1 1 2 "Aikotoba", a popular matchmaking app with a feature of "finding your fated partner". The protagonist, Mizukami Takumi, is an office worker with a stable job. One day, he is recommended by his colleague to try the app. Through it, he meets a girl called “Yozora” with compatibility of 99% and gradually become closer each day. Coincidentally, Takumi is being sent for business trip to Sendai, the city of where the girl is. As a result, they decide to meet up in real life and arrange a meeting there. However, when the time comes, he wouldn’t believe what he sees. “…Onii…chan?” Under the cold sky of Sendai, Takumi didn’t expect to meet “her”… his younger sister, Uzuki, who he hasn’t see in seven years. Moreover, she is the girl under the alias “Yozora” all this time, the girl in the app who made him fall in love. Nukige is listed for the opening's sake
  8. An average chunige Shiraha Kirameku Koi Shirabe still wins over an average charage for me. Micchi likes all of Docchi no i ga Suki desu ka , ChuSingura46+1 Wacchi to Onii-chan no Raburabu Nagaya Seikatsu and some fandisc. 1. Yuusha to Odore! ~Bocchi no Ore ga Isekai Shoukan Sarete Bishoujo-tachi to Gakuen Saikyou Party o Kumimashita~ 勇者と踊れ!  ~ぼっちの俺が異世界召喚されて美少女たちと学園最強パーティを組みました~ [191129] catwalk 1 Kyou’s adoptive parents passed away suddenly in an accident, leaving him at a loss at what to do. Then he was summoned to a parallel world, where he was greeted by the person who summoned him, the holy princess Felicia. “Welcome back, Hero. You are truly the descendant of the dragon, the Hero who I had been waiting all this time for…!” This parallel world of Altair was once protected by a goddess and her follower divine dragon. However, they lost their lives in a war with the god Nyx from the world of Abyss. The citizens of Altair seeked power to oppose the invading forces, so a summoning ritual was performed to bring back the Hero from Earth. “We need you. Will you fight alongside me…?” Kyou did not see himself as a Hero, but he could not refuse to help the princess. However, he lacked any battle knowledge, so he entered an explorer training school with her. As if by fate, other girls joined them, harboring secrets of their own. He finally found the place where he always yearned for: a peaceful life full of warm smiles and happiness. Before long, these fine days and the whole world would be under threat. Will their bonds of friendship protect them and will they be successful in saving the world? RPG 2. ChuSingura 46+1 Wacchi to Onii-chan no Love Love Nagaya Seikatsu ChuSingura46+1 わっちとお兄ちゃんのラブラブ長屋生活 [191129] Prekano Shinpachirou failed to stop the raid of the forty-seven ronin and returned to Naoto on the verge of death. Her injuries healed as they spent a quiet life together. As spring arrived, he asked if she would like to live in Edo, to which she readily agreed. However, they were not samurai but rather ronin, and without money, they have no jobs. Still, they believed that they’ll be able to figure things out when they got there.They found a place in a cheap longhouse and she explained to him the various lifestyles and customs of the Edo period, much of which was a still a commonplace in the present age. Their loving cohabitation true story begins now. So now Prekano wants to ruin other brands' games. Impotent. 3. Shiraha Kirameku Koi Shirabe 白刃きらめく恋しらべ [191129] CRYSTALiA 1 Ayato is an exorcist who works for the government. This time his mission is to investigate and destroy a supernatural object which had been brought into the sword arts school Murakumo Gakuen. With the help of his team members Hime and Ruri, he traced its location to Matsurika, the sole daughter of the head of the Swordbearing Defence Group. They were successful in destroying the object, but as a result, Matsurika became the initiator of the Spiritual Calamity. To teach her skills to fight against spirits, Ayato became a temporary mentor to her. “No matter what, I want to stand by your side…” There is an English review 4. Chaos Dominas カオスドミナス [191129] Astronauts: Sirius In the past, this island was a fertile and peaceful kingdom ruled by a royal family. The coat of arms was carved in the likeness of dragons and angels, the protectors of the kingdom. The kingdom's history was said to span several thousand years, the faith of the denizens in the reigning king and queen strong and the entire island enjoyed the embrace of peace. However over a decade ago, demons suddenly appeared and attacked the kingdom. The Knightly chapters were annihilated by the demons' powerful magic. The King and Queen were killed and the capital was felled by flames in just one night. The archdemon who attacked the kingdom styled herself the "Progenitor Demon". The archdemon proclaimed the island would be ruled by her loyal subordinates, the five "Witches". Now, the island is under the witches' control. The five witches are beings possessing great power, the island's denizens are cowed by the witches' intimidating powers. The witches have ruled for over a decade, but none of them age nor weaken. If anything their powers continue to grow. People think that making a contract with the Witches and the demons would allow one to gain eternal life and magic powers. Those who opposed these beings who were effectively demons found their numbers dwindling, until the island's denizens resigned themselves to the witches' cruel reign. Gilbert, a man who hunts demons for a living yet has command over demonic powers, ventures forth onto Regulus island to hunt the demons who have possessed the Five Witches as well as the Archdemon who dominates them. What fate awaits him... RPG 5. Docchi no i ga Suki Desu ka? [191129] Hooksoft 1 Tadaomi is a second-year student at Gouketsukan private school. Since he’ll be busy preparing for university entrance exams next year, he thought that this summer vacation would be the best time to make memories with his girlfriend. But how would he spend his time together with her…? If you were in his place, would you take the lead or leave it all up to her? There is an English review
  9. Gratz on hitting the new bottom with just three releases. Raillore no Ryakudatsusha is the only notable one. Micchi notes Ai Kiss and two releases with shifted dates. 1. Ai Kiss アイキス [191025] Giga The protagonist, Ikenaga Ren returns after several years away from his hometown, returns to enroll in the Private Arimori Academy, an art school. On the first day of school, he unexpectedly reunites with the two of his childhood friends with whom he used to paint illustrations in the past, twin Saegusa sisters Hinata and Ayame. While surprised and confused by how they have grown, he takes his time to return their relationship to how it has been in the past. Furthermore, he meets a third year Kanno Junko who has a very strange theme running for her art, and a second year Sakurada An who is interested in stage design and subculture. Meeting these two makes his daily life speed up even more. This is the story of how "like" turns into "love"... This series is beyond redemption 2. Ciconia no Naku Koro ni キコニアのなく頃に [191004] 07th Expansion 1 2 100 years after the world was nearly destroyed during World War III... Cutting-edge technology saved the planet from a nuclear winter, allowing its population to reach the tens of billions once more. This eventually gave rise to a new ultimate military technology, the Gauntlet. People who wore these on their left arms were called Gauntlet Knights, and without carrying any additional equipment, they could use this unrivaled power to fly like fighter planes, fight like aircraft carriers and battleships, and repel all sorts of attacks like tanks. Children all over the world were fascinated by this new kind of hero. However, because Gauntlets could only be used by those who had particular talents and underwent special training from a very young age, not even 150,000 people from across the world could control them, even if you counted preschoolers. And the number of people who actually earned the title of Gauntlet Knight was even smaller. In other words, it was becoming an era where all existing military forces would be obsolete, and where the military might of the world would be measured by the small number of boys and girls who could use Gauntlets... After competing against each other in the International Battle Standard Festival, a group of Gauntlet Knights from all over the world became fast friends, swearing to support the walls of peace from both sides and prevent another World War from ever occurring. However, World War IV was steadily approaching, like a line of falling dominos... The young are supposed to be the main characters in their own eras. But in reality, they're nothing but game pieces lined up on the board of those who are crafty and more experienced. Must these boys and girls be forced to kill each other as pieces? Who are the pieces, and who are the players? And who does the players' bidding? What victory conditions does each person have? Is it peace? War? Annihilation? Is the foretold tragedy a scheme or a delusion, the future or reality? No. There is no need to resist this tragedy. The job of a game piece is to dance about within the tragedy's grasp. What are the rules of the game, you ask? How hard is it? That's for us to decide, so it's none of your concern. All you people need to do is take pieces and get taken yourselves, entertaining us with the range of your emotions. Are you listening? You don't want to misunderstand your position. You aren't my opponent. You're merely a piece that exists for my amusement. In this next game, I won't give you the privilege of being a player! Incomplete part of the series 3. Raillore no Ryakudatsusha レイルロアの略奪者 [191025] 3rdEye 1 2 A century or more from now, all humans have acquired superpowers in this new world. These powers are such a commonplace that those who do not possess them are viewed as outcasts. Civilization has greatly declined during this time of change with the human population greatly reduced and nature reclaiming lands which had been developed. The town of Raillore, with brick dwellings reminiscent of the Middle Ages, is surrounded by forests and rivers and blessed with fertile soil. Since the concept of countries has vanished, it is self-governed by an order of knights who fight crime to protect the townspeople. One time, it was confirmed that there were people called ‘errors’ with unknown powers known as ‘moments’ which bring about strange phenomena. These events caused fear to the masses and it was up to the order of knights to deal with the situation after it was determined that the errors suddenly appeared due to an illness. There is an English review BLOCKED 1. Umineko no Naku Koro ni Saku うみねこのなく頃に 咲 [191004] 07th Expansion Although the release for this visual novel also contains all the Umineko sound novels 07th Expansion previously released, this entry is only concerned with the completely new content featured in the release: • Our Confession • Last Note of the Golden Witch • Certain Witch Hunter's Interview Tape (Console only) • Letter from a Summoner (Console only) • Important Facts Concerning Magic (Console only) • Angel of 17 Years East Shi-44a (Console only) Fandisc
  10. Kimagure Temptation is good enough to be VN of the Month , or it may easily be AI: The Somnium Files if you can stand investigation games. Micchi also gives a chance to Cross Concerto and Study § Steady 1. Cross Concerto クロスコンチェルト [190901] クロスコンチェルト Applique 1 It was spring, the season of new beginnings. Satoru finally broke free from the closed remote village where he had been held captive as an unwanted child, and entered the same school that his late mother attended. However, he was surprised to find his twin sister Ruri and her attendant Kyouka waiting for him there. He met the cool senpai Touko and occult-loving student council leader Mirai and gradually got used to the dormitory life. However, there were figures working in the shadows; will they find out the truth behind the events around them? There is an English review 2. AI: The Somnium Files AI:ソムニウム ファイル [190917] Spike Chunsoft 1 2 3 One rainy night in November, a woman’s body is found at an abandoned theme park, mounted on a merry-go-round horse. She had been stabbed repeatedly, and her left eye was gouged out. Kaname Date of the Metropolitan Police Department arrives on the scene. He recognizes the woman. Suddenly, he hears a noise from inside the merry-go-round. He breaks into the merry-go-round’s central column to find a young girl. And in her hands, she grips a bloody ice pick... AI: The Somnium Files takes place in a technologically advanced Tokyo in the near future, and follows Kaname Date and his top-secret team within the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, known as the Advanced Brain Investigation Squad (ABIS). ABIS is responsible for investigating crimes through the process of Psyncing, exploring the subconcious dreams of persons of interest via a machine connecting the two together in a dream state known as Somnium. ABIS agents doing such are known as Psyncers, and act as observers in subjects' dreams who are able to retrieve secrets and clues the subject may be hiding or may not be aware of. To ensure psyncers are not subject to adverse effects, their time in a subject's somnium is limited to a maximum of six minutes. Also featured in the universe is the topic of advanced Artificial Intelligence, based around a global cloud-based system known as the Wadjet System that acts as the core of AI. Game is localized and has English reviews 3. Study § Steady スタディ§ステディ [190927] Marmalade 1 2 3 Her first lesson about love started when she met you. As you two spend time together, she gradually changes herself to match your type. Perhaps she might call you by another name. Just by doing that, what had been normal conversations up till now would surely feel somehow more special. Hearing these whispers of love every day, whether with others or alone, will make you love her more and more. Perhaps she might change her hairstyle. Surely it’s her way of mustering up the courage to appeal to you. How you will respond to her feelings is up to you. Before long you will become true lovers. This is what they call ‘going steady’. Returning from school together while holding hands. An unexpected time alone in the classroom after school. Exchanging presents during Christmas. Welcoming the new year together at the temple. Such a love story only for you is surely out there… There are English reviews 4. Onaji Class no Idol-san. Around Me Is Full by a Celebrity. 同じクラスのアイドルさん。Around me is full by a celebrity. [190927] Sonora 1 Kentarou’s childhood friend Akari transferred schools a few years ago and they haven’t much contact since. One day, it was decided that he’ll live with his grandfather due to his father’s job transfer. When he arrived at the house, he saw Akari for the first time in a few years. She had enrolled in the celebrity course at Itsuko Gakuen and was living at his grandfather and the board chairman’s house, which had recently been converted to a student dormitory. Then he was surprised once more when he was told that he would be part of this new curriculum starting the next day. They were lacking students since many had quit due to the rigours of the program, so he reluctantly agreed to participate for a year. He was unfamiliar with the specialized classes, but managed to get by with help from Akari, aspiring singer Ei and his other childhood friend Wako, who decided to join to stay by his side. It’s a lot of hard work preparing the stage for the trio. What does the future hold for them? There is an English review 5. Kimagure Temptation きまぐれテンプテーション [190927] Silky's Plus Wasabi 1 2 There was an extremely baffling incident at a certain apartment building where all four of its residents were found deceased, with their stomaches cut open and internal organs removed. The dense miasma in the building suggested that there was a spiritual influence behind it all. Since the police was swamped with cases, the young onmyouji Haruhisa was instead dispatched to conduct the investigation. At the same time, the demon Anneliese arrived from England to partake in the otaku culture that she admired, and agreed to help him in exchange for permission to stay permanently in Japan. However, she was more interested in his lower half than solving the case. Her fierce advances made him feel uneasy due to his lack of experience with women. Thus begins a cohabitation life in a cursed apartment between an onmyouji seeking to solve a mystery and a demon who just wants to make out with him. Will Haruhisa be able to shake free from the temptation or give in readily to it? There is an English review 6. Gothic Murder -Unmei o Kaeru Adventure- ゴシックマーダー -運命を変えるアドベンチャー- [190930] orange inc. 1 2 The story is set at the manor of a Count in early 20th century England. The protagonist, a maid at the manor, can foresee the nearby deaths of others in her dreams. And what she foresaw was the death of the Lord she serves. At that time, the manor was also abuzz over inheritance and an ominous will. A dreadful murder plot was moving forward in that manor… To save the life of her Lord, the protagonist scrambles based on the information she receives from her dreams—. Game is localized and has English reviews BLOCKED 1. Sen no Hatou, Tsukisome no Kouki -Hana Akari- 千の刃濤、桃花染の皇姫 -花あかり- [190927] August 1 This is the fandisc for Sen no Hatou, Tsukisome no Kouki. featuring after stories for all heroines. Also includes new stories for side-characters Isuzu, Chihaya, Himi no Mikoto and Sekka. Fandisc 2. Sex Open World e Youkoso! セックスオープンワールドへようこそ! [190927] Moonstone Cherry Thanks to an accident, our protagonist 'Sejima Seiya' awakes to find himself in the parallel world of "Laurentide". In the land of Laurentide, there is an ancient legend which has been long held by the people... -From a hero who arrives from a parallel world shall come the seed which will end the Era of War- There is no doubt that the seed spoken thereof is that of our protagonist. "What am I, a stud horse!?" the hero thinks to himself, yet even be that as it may, our protagonist can't help but want to do it. And besides, to become the father of heroes is to become king of the world. And so it goes... Led by the legend, beautiful women from all over the world begin to converge in order to claim our protagonists' seed. ...Maybe these heroines secretly desire to unite the world under their country's banner. ...Or maybe they just want to have sex with the hero. Our main character's days of being exploited by beautiful women begin now... Nukige with an opening
  11. Just hid common route and individual route elements under spoiler. The problem is not so much that game's not for everyone, but because it was issued by light which was exactly brand for everyone. Long-standing fans like me would probably feel betrayed like never before even after some really low quality works seen in the past. This game marks the hugest dent in company's reputation.
  12. I read Sora no Baroque blindly just because I could not believe light company would release something really terrible. Somehow, I had high hopes for it despite all the worrying signs. Not going to be a coherent review, just thoughts. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwGwDxf37gEmJK5veUbZxoR5sjPFd2QCO I don't want to rate Sora no Baroque. The reason is that it's just not the genre I can rate like I can't rate nukige or loliconge. I don't want to have anything in common with such genres let alone compare them with normal games. It's beneath the level of decency for me. This review is going to contain not story, but visual spoilers as I don't want anyone to ever read this visual novel, and I don't think anything can spoil it even more than it does on its own. For me Sora no Baroque is a manual into corruption . Main route follows like this. Individual routes feature following elements. But probably I nitpick and game can be perfectly fine if disturbing scenes are skipped? Even in this case you need to accept aesthetics of bone carcasses with organs and flesh sticking out of enemies and even protagonist. I have to admit that game tries to get away from most typical corruption element - tentacles. Yes, there are tentacle-like looking arms, but usually with some bone hook on the end. Some tentacles are shown very closely, so we don't see what they constitute as a whole. I believe there was only one scene with another traditional element of corruption games - human meatwall. Lastly, although I call enemies larvae-like flesh monsters, there aren't distinctive and disgusting larvae. So what game tries to do is reinvent corruption eroge by using bone elements more than traditional tentacle and larvae elements. What I mean is that I can't really discuss plot or heroines as I constantly want to puke thinking about this game. All these biohacking attempts of body denial and downgrading into some instruments feel alien to me even though I'm perfectly fine with cyberpunk and technology implants. Game is not as hardcore as Baggot Baits as it tries to mimic into the bone over flesh theme, but my threshold of acceptance is somewhere at 10% of what's presented in Sora no Baroque. After that it ceases to be worthy game. It has no place among decent games and thus can't be rated unless you are choosing one among corruption nukige. I'm sorry I could not get past the surface visual aesthetics, but - hey - this is my personal experience. There are some people who can discuss this game as essentially a charage with important philosophical message, but the same can be said about Mindead Blood and Maggot Baits with the right outlook, tastes and disgust threshold.
  13. 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 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 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 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 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 BLOCKED 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
  14. If we count only finished products, Ren'ai, Karichaimashita and maybe Kokorone=Pendulum! with the right mood take the upper hand. Micchi is also interested in Ryuusei World Actor and Study§Steady 1. Lost:Smile: Memories + Promises [190708] LIFE0 1 Six Love, One Truth Hoshimijima— A beautiful island of stars and sea located at the southern end of Japan. The island where my father was born and raised. I was taken here when I was a little, but I don't remember anything at that time. I was looking at the island, tracing my late father. LOST:SMILE memories + promises is a pure love story depicting losing and kindness through love with the girls in fictional island in Okinawa, Hoshimijima. Collecting the "pieces" scattered in the story with the heroines, the main character eventually reaches one truth. There is an English review 2. Bloody Chronicles ブラッディ クロニクルズ [190715] Igrasil Studio 1 A serial killer is on the loose and only you can stop the Phantom! The story focuses on Kazuki, a young detective employed by Igrasil, an agency that investigates murders that the authorities have deemed unsolvable. While working on several, seemingly unrelated cases, you find clues pointing to the person who killed your parents. Can you stop this new cycle of death before it's too late? Game is released in English and has English reviews 3. Kokorone=Pendulum! ココロネ=ペンデュラム! [190726] Clochette 1 Around 30 years ago, superpowers known as ‘magia’ started appearing in Japan. Soujirou recently gained the ability to read other people’s minds. Normally these powers would awaken in people over the course of a few days, but for him, it took a full two years. Furthermore, he isn’t able to control his ability well and it gives him headaches from time to time. With the intention of getting rid of it, he decided to enroll in Shizuka-no-Umi Academy in Saema, a leading academic research city where magia users (saucers) gathered. However, he was caught up in an incident on his first day and saw a fellow magia saucer for the first time. The girl Sumika used her power which can heal even the most serious illnesses, and he was so captivated by her that he wished to become just like her. Thus, he started to learn how to properly use his magia with fellow students Chihaya, Leeruu, Tsumuri and his younger sister Nazuna, the most powerful magia saucer in the school. There is an English review 4. Nukige Mitai na Shima ni Sunderu Watashi wa Dou Surya Ii Desu ka? 2 抜きゲーみたいな島に住んでる貧乳はどうすりゃいいですか? 2 [190726] Qruppo 1 2 After Junnosuke was victorious in the Pervert War, saving Seiran Island and establishing a new set of laws, he was celebrated as a hero along with his comrades. He enjoyed peaceful days with his NLNS friends while reminiscing about their past fierce battles and thought that it would continue forever. That was until one day he heard about a certain onahole from a friend on Onatter, a social network site where gentlemanly perverts gathered. This onahole’s sensation was so amazing that he stroked faster than the speed of light, causing him to be enveloped in a bright light and brought into another world, along with the SS Big Three, who just happened to be there at that time. This parallel world was a dream paradise where he had absolute authority as the feared SS deputy leader known as the ‘Sex Emperor’. The pervert laws were still the ones from before the war. Will he be able to safely return to his world? A new battle begins with the SS Big Three… There are English reviews 5. Ren'ai, Karichaimashita 恋愛、借りちゃいました [190726] ASa Project 1 2 Because of his family's unique circumstances, the only thing Yuki put his faith in was that "Money will make my little sister happy." To this end, he regularly worked a part-time job until late at night. His goals were to graduate as soon as possible and get a full-time job. But, one day as he was leaving for work, his little sister told him, "If Yuki isn't going to college then I won't either." He knew he couldn't put such a burden upon his little sister. So, in order to gather the necessary sum of money to enter university, Yuki signed up for a "human employment rental" website. It seemed extremely suspicious, but desperate times call for desperate measures. He starts his new job...and for some reason, a girl in his class asks him to be her pretend-boyfriend. Then he's hired to pretend to be a woman's lover, another girl's friend, and even the older brother to a pair of twins! The details of his fake relationships with these girls begins as soon as he takes their money! There are English reviews 6. Ryuusei World Actor 流星ワールドアクター [190726] Heliodor 1 2 3 The Seventh Republic. Within this country's peacekeeping police force lies a special 13th Division reserved for the troublemakers, eccentrics, and other such unorthodox individuals of the organization. Among this police force is our protagonist Hiryuu Ruka. Despite his outstanding capabilities as an officer, his problematic demeanor and obsession with the events that sparked a past tragedy invited the ire of the upper management and landed him where he is now: the 13th Division. Ruka prefers to work alone, but the addition of an Elf by the name of Claris to the division put an end to his lone wolf work style as he was made to pair up with the fresh-out-of-police-school newcomer. As Ruka spends his days bickering with the incompetent newcomer and his incompetent superiors, he rescues a girl who's come to the Seventh Republic in seek of refuge, setting in motion events that would change his life forever. There are English reviews 7. Shin Koihime † Musou -Kakumei- Ryuuki no Taimou 真・恋姫†夢想-革命- 劉旗の大望 [190726] BaseSon 1 2 3 This is the third and last game in BaseSon’s Koihime -Kakumei- series, expanding on the events from Shin Koihime†Musou and focusing on the Shoku faction. It has truly come full circle back to Kazuto’s first meeting with Touka, Aisha and Rinrin. There’s 34 heroines that you can pursue (up from 23 in the original). Strategy 8. Shukusei no Girlfriend 3 -the destiny star of girlfriend- 宿星のガールフレンド3 -the destiny star of girlfriend- [190726] Mirai 1 2 3 This is the third and final game in mirai’s Shukusei no Girlfriend series. Japan has entered a new era, but Seiji’s life still remained the same. The only recent change has been Maja’s transfer to his class last winter. However, one night he was attacked and had his life force drained by his underclassman Kanoko. She was actually a magic girl who protects people from monsters, but then why did she attack him? Did it have something to do with her family being attacked by monsters in the past? It was decided by the magic girl society that Kanoko will stay together with him while they determine the cause of the unnatural changes to her body. Normally she is quite calm and collected, but living with her opened his eyes to another side of her. What will become of their time together full of unexpected intimate incidents? There are English reviews BLOCKED 1. LOVE³ -Love Cube- LOVE³ -ラヴキューブ- [190725] NEKO WORK H 1 2 Things are looking grim for down-on-his-luck hentai manga artist, Ichinari Tsuzurigi. He's struggling to even afford his meager rent, and is seriously considering giving up on his dream, until... His editor, Akira Higashibojo, who's always looking out for him, offers him a position as an assistant to one of the top dogs in the adult comics industry! Thinking of it as a last hurrah, Ichinari accepts. Lo and behold, said top dog turns out to be none other than Ichinari's childhood friend, Iori Shitaka, with whom he made a childhood promise to become manga artists together. Also working as an assistant is doujinshi artist of the moment Nadoka Amabane. Ichinari was her Senpai in manga club during high school and taught her how to draw. Shocked but elated at this unexpected reunion, Ichinari discovers that a certain god has taken an interest in their wishes and blessed them with interconnecting "Fates" that will forever change the course of his life. And so Ichinari finds himself working on sexy manga while living with a group of women whose burgeoning feelings can't be ignored... Nukige listed for opening's sake 2. Neko-nin exHeart 3 猫忍えくすはーと3 [190726] Whirlpool 1 It’s been a few months since the cute nekomimi ninjas Yura and Tama came from Fuuma Village to serve the protagonist. Ritsu and Maya have joined them since and their time together have become even more happy and lively. But as expected, a wind of change is in the air. “I am the next leader of the Saikashu, the successor of Magoichi…. Saika Himari!” The haughty girl was accompanied by two attendants. What is her objective and what is the Saikashu? The third act has started for this modern ninja cat drama. Nukige listed for opening's sake 3. Yuki no Yoru, Ore wa Imouto o Hadaka ni Suru. 雪の夜、俺は妹を裸にする。[190726] Hamham Soft It’s been a few months since the cute nekomimi ninjas Yura and Tama came from Fuuma Village to serve the protagonist. Ritsu and Maya have joined them since and their time together have become even more happy and lively. But as expected, a wind of change is in the air. “I am the next leader of the Saikashu, the successor of Magoichi…. Saika Himari!” The haughty girl was accompanied by two attendants. What is her objective and what is the Saikashu? The third act has started for this modern ninja cat drama. Nukige listed for opening's sake 4. Hime to Aiyoku no Sacrifice 姫と穢欲のサクリファイス [190726] Escu:de It’s been a few months since the cute nekomimi ninjas Yura and Tama came from Fuuma Village to serve the protagonist. Ritsu and Maya have joined them since and their time together have become even more happy and lively. But as expected, a wind of change is in the air. “I am the next leader of the Saikashu, the successor of Magoichi…. Saika Himari!” The haughty girl was accompanied by two attendants. What is her objective and what is the Saikashu? The third act has started for this modern ninja cat drama. Nukige listed for opening's sake
  15. Tasogare no Folclore is the only masterpiece in June. Micchi also finds Tsuki no Kanata de Aimashou , Iegami Nyoubou ~Koisuru Inaba wa Kinpatsu Usagi~ and some loliconge fandisc worthy of notice. 1. Yumeutsutsu Re:Master 夢現Re:Master [190613] Kogado Studio 1 2 Dreams and Reality Re:Master is a bubbly-cute girls love adventure game about game developers. Our last two games in the Nurse Love Addiction series focused on professional life with nurses and nursing students at a hospital. This game continues that focus, putting the spotlight on the people in a game development office, creating a story much like the life our team experiences daily. The game is set at Yuriica Software, a small game development company tucked away in Koenji, a neighborhood not far from the center of the capital city Tokyo. To this day it remains wrapped in the kindness of its working class residents. Our protagonist Ai is a simple girl from the country who makes the leap alone to see her younger sister Kokoro, currently a game company employee. The sisters had lived apart a long time due to their parents’ separation. Unused to working as a game developer, Ai finds herself leading a pressured but exciting, game-like daily life surrounded by strange characters even weirder than you’d find in an actual game. Her one worry is the frigid, off-putting attitude that her sister Kokoro gives her. Ai, who moved to Tokyo alone for the sake of her sister, is losing the foundation of her life. And just what is the significance of Nie Witch, the doujin game that Yuriica Software is remaking and Ai suddenly finds herself working on? Game is localized and has English reviews 2. Gnosia グノーシア [190620] Petit Depotto 1 2 Let’s walk and talk. Can you get up? The Gnosia lie. Pretending to be human, they’ll get in close, trick and deceive, and then eradicate each person in the vicinity from the universe, one victim at a time. The crew of a drifting spaceship, facing off against a mysterious and deadly threat known as the "Gnosia" and having no idea who among them is really the enemy, formulate a desperate plan for survival. The most suspicious among them will be put into "cold sleep" one by one, in an effort to completely rid the ship of Gnosia. However, it is almost impossible to tell whether each person put into cold sleep was really Gnosia – or simply a poor, unfortunate scapegoat, sacrificed by the Gnosia for their own survival. Can the humans emerge victorious? Or is mankind doomed...? About Gnosia is a "sci-fi social deduction RPG". The story takes place on a spaceship. Among the crew are several mysterious life forms known as "Gnosia". Bent on the complete eradication of humankind, the Gnosia quietly eliminate one crew member each night. The player can select whether to play the game as human – where they must find all of the Gnosia and put them into a state of suspended animation ("Cold Sleep") to win, or Gnosia – where your goal is to attack and eliminate each crew member until the Gnosia outnumber the remaining humans. Progress through the story by playing through 10- to 15-minute rounds ("Loops") in this "Werewolf-style" indie game that has already garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback in Japan. In addition to the story and gameplay, the characters and their interpersonal relationships are also an integral part of what makes this game unique and special. Themes of friendship, love, trust, life and death, and personal identity are carefully explored, and Gnosia features a diverse and inclusive cast of characters, ignoring genre stereotypes. RPG 3. Ninja Girl and the Mysterious Army of Urban Legend Monsters! ~Hunt of the Headless Horseman~ [190624] code:jp 1 In a world where monsters thrive and wraiths run wild, and ghouls and ghosts roam the streets,there exist those who hunt the creatures that do humans harm. The setting is a Japanese cafe in the suburbs of present-day America. Inside, there are two girls. One—Kiri Hattori—runs the store, while the other—Mary—is its poster girl.Their true identities, however, are that of a ninja descendant and a fire-hurling ghost. Together, they protect the town and hunt the Dark Beings that disturb its peace. On a certain stormy night, they offer shelter to a girl they find in front of Kiri's store. Appearing before them at the same time is the vengeful spectre—the Headless Horseman—whose story is inextricably linked with theirs. The two of them take in the mysterious girl, Lily, and continue on with their lives. As they handle the day-to-day affairs of the cafe, a friendship begins to bloom between the three girls. However, those days do not last long. Lily wishes for a battle with Kiri. In the midst of their fight, the Headless Horseman reappears. What is Lily's objective? What does their entangled fate with the Headless Horseman have in store?And finally, what awaits them at the end of the battle? Game is released in English and has English reviews 4. Dead Days [190628] Clock Up 1 2 3 4 5 Live, die, live. A few people woke up in a place unknown to them. They were strangers to one another, and they all were supposed to be dead. They were perplexed, and one-sidedly offered "some extension to their lives" by a mysterious being in exchange for purging wraiths from this world. Only those like them - once dead, yet living - were able to find, touch, and kill spirits otherwise imperceptible to the normal senses. The reincarnation was, however, not without its side effects. An absurdly high libido, the unease of the next gathering and of combat, and the fear of a nearing end will all come to demand their toll, eventually. In the meantime, mundane life is yet again about to begin but with Death itself as the new neighbor... There are English reviews 5. Iegami Nyoubou ~Koisuru Inaba wa Kinpatsu Usagi~ 家神女房 ~恋する因幡は金髪うさぎ~ [190628] Casket Tetsuya had a traumatic past in love, so he decided to move to the village of Toshimasu in the countryside. Here where there were only around a hundred elderly persons, he should be able to enjoy a slow life free from love troubles. However, when he followed the village custom of moving into a new house, a blonde-haired girl named Inaba appeared before him, calling herself the “Hare of Inaba”. “You will meet your soulmate in a year. In the name of the Hare of Inaba, I will definitely make you fall in love!” So that’s how the ‘God of Marriage’ Inaba unexpectedly began living together with him. As he spent time with her, he began to notice her feelings for him…. Third small game in the series 6. Tasogare no Folclore 黄昏のフォルクローレ [190628] Citrus 1 2 3 Arima, the son of a doctor, lived in the capital of a nation that had been founded a few decades ago and which had undergone remarkable development. When his father succumbed suddenly to illness, he was left without any family. Fortunately, he was taken in by the noble Otobe family to work as the attendant for their lone daughter Supika, who had a frail constitution. They were moved away from the main residence to a villa with a few other servants to escape from the scheming that swirled around the family and to spend their days happily. However, the calmness only lasts when the sun shines; When night falls, you could hear the sound of her life ticking away. Why was he chosen to be her attendant? "Well, there’s no way around it, right? You’re the only one that I can eat" There are English reviews 7. Tsuki no Kanata de Aimashou 月の彼方で逢いましょう [190628] tone work's 1 If you could connect the past and the future with your smartphone, how would you fix your regrets? The summer of high school second year―the girls are more whimsical, more mysterious, and more beautiful than ever. The feeling of first love, the bittersweet memories of our high school lives, a regret-filled summer. Summer, 25 years old―I became a salaryman before I’d realized. Looking up to the sky, I remembered the dreamy days. Reminiscently, I turned on the smartphone I used during my high school days. I opened the messaging app and sent myself a message. “You will regret it” A message to my past self. A message that cannot be delivered. But — the phone responded. “What is this, all of the sudden?” This is — a message from myself — from the past. There are English reviews BLOCKED 1. Otome ga Musubu Tsukiyo no Kirameki Fullmoon Days 乙女が結ぶ月夜の煌めき Fullmoon Days [190628] ensemble Fandisc for Ototsuki, with after stories for each of the five heroines. Fandisc 2. Sugar*Style Koibito Ijou Fuufu Miman After Story!! Sugar*Style 恋人以上夫婦未満アフターストーリー!! [190628] Smee The fandisc for Sugar*Style. Fandisc 3. White Blue ホワイト ブルー [190628] LiLiM DARKNESS LiLiM 20th anniversary commemorative work. Nukige with an opening 4. Mahou Senshi Emeroad Knights -Kizuna o Tsumugu Megami-tachi- 魔法戦士エメロードナイツ ー絆を紡ぐ女神たちー [190628] Triangle The existence of magic started to be known and recognized, but due to its origin, the disaster that is known as "Magic Calamity", people still avoid themselves away from it. The conclusion of political debate about whether to accept or reject magic can still not be reached. Many who had gotten hold of the power hid their existence and advanced their desire from the dark. Among them, the existence of young girls who fight using magic and magical weapon became a hearsay. They are the beautiful goddesses who are trying to change the dark existence of magic into the shining light of peace. The girls are known as "Mahou Senshi" (Magical Warrior). Mashiro Haruka is a female student who goes to the first school to integrate Magic Study into its curriculum, Kokusaikyoudou. She studies Alchemy at school and she managed to become a Mahou Senshi who protects people from magical threats, Emeroad Finé. Haruka uses Emeroad Lapis that her father, who was also an Alchemist, left behind to transform. At Kokusaikyoudou, she learns how to fight using her transformation form from Tachibana Arisu and Kagashima Itsuki. Together with Mahou Senshi Exeed Knights who has enrolled at Kokusaikyoudou, they work together to protect people from Magical Calamity. One day, a transfer student named Kurou Kasumi appears before Haruka. That is a fateful meeting that triggers Haruka and Kasumi's destiny Nukige with an opening
  16. Tamayura Mirai is the only suitable title for me, although Micchi has all the right to also appreciate D.C.4 ~Da Capo 4~ , Girls Book Maker and Renran Spirichu . 1. Aikano ~Yukizora no Triangle~ アイカノ ~雪空のトライアングル~ [190531] Prekano The former track and field club member Shun attended school with his childhood friend Shizuri and close friend Koharu. However, they had just one more year together before they graduate and possibly go their separate ways. Both girls had feelings for him and decided to confess to him on Valentine’s Day while they still had a chance. It so happened that he was asked to meet them at different places at the same time. How will he respond to their confessions and what will become of their uneven triangle relationship? Not blocking it only because of PS4 release 2. Dai Sengo Muramasa -Majin Kakusei- 大戦御村正 -魔人覚醒- [190531] Gesen 18 Sequel to Sengo Muramasa -Tsurugi no Gaika- . Strategy 3. D.C.4 ~Da Capo 4~ D.C.4 ~ダ・カーポ4~ [190531] Circus 1 2 Those who live on the island of Kagamijima are used to the sight of the ‘large cherry blossom that floats in the sky’ rising out of the middle of the Mikagami lake. Such beautiful scenery had been the lone draw for the island, but lately a new sightseeing spot was born with the opening of a theme park based on Wonderland. The main character and humanoid AI Alice charms everyone with her lovely smile, while artificial faeries dance around the island like fireflies. Ichito, a young man with an incomplete fairy tale-like skill. Nino, his mischievous younger sister who won’t show her true side to anyone else. Sorane, his neighbour that loves the siblings a lot and helps them out all the time. Hiyori, his trouble-making classmate who has a surprisingly good record in helping people fall in love. Shiina, a taciturn transfer student with a sharp tongue. Suginami, his buddy who’s always aware of the latest mysteries. Then there was Arisu, an ojousama with the same name as the protagonist from Wonderland. As the sakura petals flutter and artificial faeries dance, a tender love story begins on the island closest to the sky. There are English reviews 4. E School Life Eスクールライフ [190531] Hooksoft 1 Ryoutarou had been forced to live and study overseas for the past six years due to his parents’ work. He confided to his childhood friend Tooru, who was living in Japan, that he hated it. “I’m surrounded by the guys in the class and can’t even get a chance to talk to the girls…. I don’t want my teenage years to end like this!!” Tooru sympathized with Ryoutarou upon hearing his difficulty with the language barrier and desire to return to Japan, and talked with his parents about the possibility of bringing him back. After convincing his parents, Ryoutarou was able to return and live in a room share with Tooru. He was thrilled to be back on native soil, but more importantly, that he will be able to talk with girls! He’ll be able to fall in love at his new school! “Why did you plan on doing when you came back to Japan?” “Of course fall in love! I want girl friends!” Looks like Hooksoft does not even try anymore . Be happy with school icha-icha. 5. Girls Book Maker -Shiawase no Libretto- ガールズ・ブック・メイカー -幸せのリブレット- [190531] Yumemiru 1 2 The protagonist, Eito, suddenly finds himself gazing at the grand edifice of an otherworldly Library. Just moments before, he should have been in the confines of the academy's tiny library. The girl who introduces herself as the "Head Librarian" tells him this Library is a repository of every story known to existence. If the books in the Library are damaged, the stories they contain will be lost to the real world. "Well then, will you take up the position of Librarian? Eito ventures into the world of stories as the Librarian who protects the Library. Many encounters with the characters featured in stories and the masterminds plotting disturbances behind the scenes await the newly minted Librarian Eito. There are English reviews 6. Heroine wa Tomodachi Desu ka? Koibito Desu ka? Soretomo Tomefure Desu ka? 彼女は友達ですか?恋人ですか?それともトメフレですか? [190531] DESSERT Soft 1 2 Eager to break free from his solitary life and lose his virginity, Yuki signed up for a system akin to open compensated dating that was set up to combat this societal problem. To his surprise, his doorbell rang just half a minute later and was shocked when the girl who showed up was his class idol Sakurako, who he admired greatly. She gladly agreed to be lovey-dovey with him in return for a place to stay and free food. However, their outwardly wholesome partnership got off to a rocky start since neither had any experience in love nor staying over with the other sex. They invited other girls to the lessen the awkwardness when they are alone together, and gradually began to like their relationship amidst the lively days. There is an English review 7. Kotodama: The 7 Mysteries of Fujisawa [190531] ART Co.,Ltd. 1 2 Welcome to Fujisawa Academy – an educational institution where nothing is as it seems and every pupil hides a secret. Having enrolled as a transfer student, everything feels pleasantly familiar. The pupils are friendly, the staff attentive. All the ingredients for a successful academic career. But you’re not here for a quiet life. Having made a pact with Mon-chan, a sarcastic demon fox, you wield the power of Kotodama – a means coercing the truth from those who seek to lie to you. It’s not a power to be used lightly. Tasked with infiltrating the secretive Fujisawa Academy it soon becomes apparent that uncovering the sinister goings-on behind the seemingly normal façade may give you more than you bargained for… Game is released in English and has English reviews 8. Renran Spirichu 恋嵐スピリッチュ [190531] Parasol 1 A new school building was constructed for the centenary of a famous private humanities school. However, it was soon besieged by many strange incidents attributed to spirits, such as ghosts uploading selfies of themselves by the pool on social networks or anatomical models using their organs to masturbate. Most of these only caused slight distress to the students and teachers, but the administration was concerned about the problem of rooms which would trap people until they had sex. They would not permit illicit sexual relationships on school grounds at any time, and tasked the student council to deal with the issue. As the head of the student council, Muneyoshi enlisted the help of exorcists, who came in the middle of the moon-lit night. The two girls were cute and childlike, but with large bosoms on their tiny frame. “Spiritual power is proportional to the size of one’s chest. So, we are the strongest exorcists ever!” He had no idea what they were talking about. All he could think about was ‘loli with big boobs’… There is an English review 9. Tamayura Mirai タマユラミライ [190531] Azurite 1 Humans and non-humans once lived together in the town of Fukano, and thus it is full of mysterious stories about mysterious beings. Mutsuki is a young magician who uses his powers to resolve strange incidents caused by the youkai, to maintain the harmony between humans and non-humans. Then Yukina arrived in the town in search for something that she had lost. She had spiritual powers that exceeded his own and was able to see the otherworldly beings. By associating with her, before long even the incident in which he gained his magic was brought back to light. There is an English review
  17. Kanzume Shoujo no Shuumatsu Sekai and Missing-X-Link ~Ten no Yurikago, Togi no Hana~ are both strong titles from this fruitful April. Micchi can't have enough of 9-nine- Haruiro Harukoi Harunokaze , Koioto Se Piace and Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase ~Summer Surprise~ 1. Eve: Rebirth Terror [190425] El Dia Story Summary Peaceful days have returned. It’s been one year since the Burst Error case, and the dreadful incident is slowly starting to fade away from memories. Kojiroh Amagi and Marina Houjou currently spend their days in boredom, handling their respective jobs and cases. Until one fateful day, where their paths cross again, their destiny heading toward a new tragedy… Kojirou Amagi’s Story The Amagi Detective Agency is still as unpopular as ever. Kojirou, who has worked simple cases thanks to his excellent assistant Kyoko and has not had trouble making a living, passes each day in tedium. Then one day, a request comes in for Kojirou to investigate the case of a missing teacher at El International Academy, a school that he is strongly connected to. Kojirou accepts the request to investigate this case, which gives off the restless feeling he has long been without… Marina Houjou’s Story Marina, the legendary agent who once boasted a 99 percent work success rate. However, due to a setback in a certain case, she stepped back from her work, and is currently burned out and on leave. One day, Yayoi asks that she look after a boy who sneaked into the office. At the same time, she hears that countless hitmen from overseas are gathering in Japan… Looking forward to PC release or hookable PS4 emulator. Looks very promising and attentive to original in contrast to very ambiguous Eve ~New Generation~. 2. Satsujin Tantei Jack the Ripper 殺人探偵ジャック・ザ・リッパー [190425] Nippon Ichi Software Set in a fictional version of London, with advanced medical technology. The game centers on a private detective named Arthur Hewitt, whose office lies in a small corner of London. During an investigation of serial murders, Arthur's resolve is shaken, and he begins to see visions of a man who identifies himself to Arthur as Jack the Ripper. The real Jack the Ripper, a serial killer himself, was apprehended and executed two years ago. Driven to the brink by the visions, Arthur is embroiled in one ghastly incident after another on the streets of London. We finally get to roleplay a bad guy and solve a mystery, but what game definitely lacks is catharsis or sense of satisfaction. 3. 9 -Nine- Haruiro Harukoi Harunokaze 9-nine-はるいろはるこいはるのかぜ [190426] Palette 1 2 3 4 Shiromitsugawa was a nondescript university town until a large earthquake damaged the sacred treasure of the local shrine and mysterious objects called ‘artifacts’ started appearing from a parallel world, granting special powers to those who possessed them. Kakeru, his classmate Miyako, and imouto Sora invested the petrification incidents and discovered that the culprit was the owner of the ‘evil eye’ artifact. Along the way, they came across a rival group of artifact users who called themselves Rigveda, and one of its members was his senpai that he sees every morning, Haruka. There are English reviews 4. Aikagi 2 アイカギ2 [190426] Azarashi Soft 1 It is spring. It's a wonderful start of the new semester for our protagonist— or so it should have been, until the homeroom teacher suddenly summoned him out of the blue. It seems that his childhood friend, Ayano Sumeragi, hasn't been going to school this semester. "Did something happen to her?" wondered our protagonist with anxiety. Our protagonist went to visit her house at the request of the homeroom teacher. What he found out was that his childhood friend was living the NEET life. She forgot that school even started, because she was too engrossed in playing video games. Of course she got a handful from her parents after they found out. However, she may continue to live alone, independently on a few conditions. There are 2 conditions that must be met: 1. She needs to score at least 90 on all her subjects for the next exam week. 2. She may not be late for school. Truly a hopeless situation for Ayano. She is paying the price for her own mistakes, and yet, it's still pitiful to see. The protagonist offers to help her because of these reasons. He is asked to help her study and to wake her up everyday. "Please, you are the only one that I can count on!" That is how our protagonist started to live together with his hopelessly NEET childhood friend. Not blocking it only because of PS4 release 5. Haha Ranman 母爛漫 [190426] Alice Soft Soon after getting married, Wakura Mayuko's husband was murdered by an assassin. Losing the will to live, Mayuko had fallen into despair and tried to kill herself, but there was a young boy who pulled her heart away from the grief. His name is Kaga Isamu. Like Mayuko, his parents also lost their lives to an assassin. Mayuko felt a connection between them, decided to adopt Isamu from the orphanage and started living together. Ten years have passed since then, Isamu has grown into a young man. While Mayuko somehow managed to regain herself with the help from her husband's little brother Wakura Takafumi, a psychiatrist. However, the recovery also makes memories with her late husband fade away slowly, bringing pain to her heart. One day, Isamu met a beautiful girl at a shrine. Isamu is shocked by the words told by the girl. "Mayuko will die soon." When her heart is filled with emptiness, death shall invite her soul. The girl claims she knows how to save Mayuko and is willing to lend her hand, but the way to rescue Mayuko is to have the girl teach him "the way of sex". SIM 6. Kakeochi カケオチ [190426] 1 Mitsumi received a short message from his osananajimi Kaguya, who was a year younger than him. When she revealed that she had been set up for an arranged marriage, he regretted not taking action in advancing their relationship. He believes that they share the same feelings and had been satisfied the way things were, but now with the girl who he loves crying before him, he had to immediately make a decision… There is an English impression 7. Kanzume Shoujo no Shuumatsu Sekai 缶詰少女ノ終末世界 [190426] Silky's Plus 1 2 3 One day in early summer, Masataka took shelter from the torrential rain at the convenience store. While he waited for the rain to stop in the dine-in area, he noticed the girl beside him open a can of miso-flavoured mackerel and started to eat it. He was bewildered as she calmly walked out into the downpour while still eating it. Her eccentricity left a memory, and the next time he came across her, he asked her why she was eating the canned mackerel. In a long-winded response, she explained that it was in preparation for the end of the world. She was one of the ‘preppers’ and this was their story of how they faced the end of the world. There are English reviews 8. Koioto Se Piace 恋音セ・ピアーチェ [190426] Campus 1 Shin'ya heard the sound of someone playing the guitar poorly while returning home and followed them to Hana, who was happily giving an amateurish performance in the park. After initially mistaking that he was hitting on her, she told him that she started playing the guitar because she attended his band’s show. She implored him to teach her how to play the guitar, but actually he was the drummer in the band. So their musical drama begins on the wrong note. There is an English review 9. Kudan no Folklore クダンノフォークロア [190426] SukeraSparo 1 2 Gossips around town spoke of a Folklore (urban legend) called 'Kudan' It is said that 'Kudan' takes the form of a woman wearing Western mourning dress. She lacks a right wrist, and her face is hidden behind a black veil. It is predicted that those who lay eyes on 'Kudan', within 7 days calamity will befall them. Through strange coincidence, 16 years old Kudan Sakuya meets cooking class instructor Shima Touko. ---As they come in contact with each other, faint feelings grow between the two. However, as Touko happened to come across the fearful 'Kudan', her peaceful everyday life came to an end. As each day passed, 'Kudan' kept creeping closer to her. Sakuya tries her best to protect her and attempts to find countermeasures. At Kudan Girls High School, there's a club that focused on studying folklore. Together with the Mystery Research Club president, Akinashi Koto, Sakuya will take on the unknown Folklore so as to protect her loved one. Game is localized and has English reviews 10. Missing-X-Link ~Ten no Yurikago, Togi no Hana~ Missing-X-Link ~天のゆりかご、伽の花~ [190426] Fluorite 1 2 Each country aspired to unify the world, but they fell out with each other due to lack of compromising, to the extent that they required military forces. The ‘Edited’ are genetically-modified children designed to be superior, but with fleeting lives, who are considered cursed. There was a quantum computer that was built to create a better future, but its ability to think for itself was taken away, making it just a repository of knowledge. Shougo lost his beloved older sister Yuuhi to a military satellite that was supposed to maintain peace. One day, a sentient female robot, the third generation automata Himefuro, appeared before Shougo. “I will love you, unconditionally and forever.” Then she kissed him on the lips, triggering the ‘Cross Link’ ability that allows humans and automata to share their hearts and minds and thereby restarting his frozen time. There is an English review 11. Otome Kishi♥Ima Sugu Watashi o Dakishimete 乙女騎士♥いますぐ私を抱きしめて [190426] ensemble SWEET 1 Ayato lived together with his twin older sister Saaya in Germany. Saaya had always admired Japan and dreamed of one day attending school there. So, when she got the opportunity to study abroad in Japan, he gave her his full support and was happy for her when she was accepted. However, she had a frail constitution and became sick before she could travel. It would take a while for her to recover completely, so he decided to pretend to be her and go in her place so that the offer to study abroad would not be rescinded. Afterwards he realized that he did not completely think things through, as the school that he would now be attending is an ojou-sama school and that he would need to dress up as a girl! There is an English review 12. Waka-sama no Zasuru Sekai 和香様の座する世界 [190426] Minato Carnival 1 2 3 Ryouga lived in the old capital of Hakura and was about to be eaten by an ancient goddess that appeared before him. Fortunately he was able to get out of trouble by offering to cook delicious food for the goddess Waka and became her servant and caretaker. She was full of curiosity in her new surroundings and he was completely at her mercy. One day, monsters started to appear in the world and he asked her to help exterminate them to reduce the number of victims. She agreed, mainly because she enjoyed her time in current Japan. Soon her imouto Ruruha and other gods also showed up and their destiny started to move. There are English reviews 13. Tonari ni Kanojo no Iru Shiawase ~Summer Surprise~ となりに彼女のいる幸せ ~Summer Surprise~[190426] Prekano On a hot day reminiscent of summer vacation, Koume was hanging out as usual at her osananajimi Gorou’s place. Over the course of the summer, their sugar-sweet relationship unexpectedly turns into burning love. Won't block it since it has a PS4 release 14. Criss Cross [190429] 45-world 1 To love a person, is it really such a happy thing? I don't think so.Maybe we just like that kind of feeling. I live in a quiet and peaceful town. There is no war here, everything is so beautiful, just like a paradise. We met each other and became friends in such a world. Our feelings are crisscrossing.Why are we living? Why were we born here? To get everything by any means, is it really the way to win? I am confused in the successive emotional whirlpool... The story like a cross is unfolded like this-- "I expected I would not love anybody anymore. But after I met her, my life totally changed. I entirely fell under the enchantment of her." "I knew that I was lying. That was not real me." Yuri something, whatever 15. Yuuoni Rei 夕鬼 零 [190430] Tricore Inc. 1 In a countryside town, lives a fifth-grader named Shuji. Due to "grown-up stuff", he constantly has to move house. Slowly, he learns hard lessons about friendships and how fragile they can be, and grows distrustful. "Ever heard of the Tsun?" One day, Shuji learns of a school ghost story from Goto, who is the boss of the kids around the area. Because of the story's absurdity, Nami dismisses it as a silly rumor. Shuji doesn't take it seriously either, until... Game is released in English and has English reviews BLOCKED 1. Mama wa Taimanin ママは対魔忍 [190419] Black Lilith Taimanin fight tirelessly to pursue a path of righteousness. Though some choose to dedicate their entire lives to the cause--- Some choose to leave the Taimanin to live an ordinary life. An ex-Taimanin is living happily with her family, but evil approaches. What path will the ex-Taimanin take---! Hide from her kind husband and pure son to have betrayal sex! An ex-Taimanin wife was living a peaceful life when suddenly danger approached. In order to protect her family, she must not allow them to see her be a "female!" Nukige with an opening 2. Babumi! ~Atashi ga Uminaoshite yan yo!~ 刃撫魅!~アタシが産みなおしてやんよ!~ [190426] Hending "Please, won't you be my momma?" Living in solitude is quite harsh in today's society. Indeed, a mother is required, especially for an adult who works tirelessly every single day. Enter our protagonist, Tsukishima Jin, one such individual who yearned for a mother to call his own. Having but just met him for the first time, there were four women who complied with his request. "Gee, what a helpless guy..." "Ahaha, there, there, senpai, who's a good boy?" "A momma, huh. Ha, ain't you a funny one." "Can I do...anything I'd like to you?" By a twist of fate, the four women turned out to be famous delinquents, one of 'em a gyaru. Indulge yourself in their hidden feelings of maternity, and be healed by their warmth! Nukige with an opening
  18. Realive is the only masterpiece I can vouch for. Micchi adds Aonatsu Line and pieces/Wataridori no Somnium to the list of interest. 1. LoveR LoveR(ラヴアール)[190314] Kadokawa Games 1 Romance. Record. A new love begins… The summer of your second year of high school. You happen to meet six girls. And then… love. A future of romance? The school festival will take place in two months. And there, the confession… Will your feelings reach her…? That depends on you. This is the 22nd anniversary of love depiction! Ichiro Sugiyama, who has created various love simulation games, and Taro Mino unite for a dream collaboration: the long-awaited new love simulation game for PlayStation 4. While deepening your love with the game’s six heroines, save your memories through photos. With beautiful visuals that implement depth of field, you can take photos full of expression. Through communication by voice recognition, gyro photographing via the motion sensor, and more, LoveR makes full use of PlayStation 4’s features. Besides a game for love simulation game fans, this is also a game for players who want to play games that make full use of PlayStation 4’s functionalities. SIM 2. Itsuka no Memorajxo ~Kotonoha Amrilato~ いつかのメモラージョ ~ことのはアムリラート~ [190315] SukeraSparo 1 Not all endings are happily ever after, and language isn't the only barrier to understanding. After choosing to remain in Ruka's world, Rin begins to doubt her decision, haunted by memories of her best friend Yuuzu and others she's left behind. Ruka, too, is troubled by Kanako, a classmate who seems to have it out for her. Unspoken thoughts, assumed feelings, and misunderstandings threaten to pry them apart as they face the challenges of communication involved in becoming more than just friends. This is the story, pure and sometimes frustrating, of two girls intertwined through their fumbling efforts to communicate. A heartwarming, and educational yuri visual novel that teaches readers Esperanto, as well as the meaning of communication. Yuri is localized and has English reviews 3. Tokyo Chronos [190320] MyDearest 1 2 An empty, deserted Shibuya where time has frozen over. A mystery full of suspense, woven by 8 childhood friends trapped inside. A lost memory. A mysterious message: "I am dead. Who killed me?" Who is "I"? Why did we lose our memory? Who is the killer? Fragments shattered like a broken mirror. Where does the truth lie? To kill, or not to kill ─ YOU decide. Game is localized and has English reviews 4. Alpha Nighthawk [190329] Liar-soft 1 2 3 4 5 A giant beautiful rose, called Consuelo by humans, blooms in the night sky 300,000 km away from Earth. Its dark red tentacles extended towards Earth once in a blue moon in the form of ‘thorns’ that have the power of destroying entire cities should they strike the world. The STX Space Force created the ‘battle sheep’ mobile suit as the last line of defence against the Consuelo. It draws its power from the mental energy of its pilot. However, their efforts were in vain as a thorn struck Tokyo, devastating the surrounding area. The thorn took root and sprouted a smaller Consuelo, which attacked the people nearby and spread its sphere of terror. It was decided that the area be sealed from the outside, even though there were some that were not able to escape and were trapped inside, subject to the threat of attacks as they went about their daily lives. One lone man continued to fight in the sealed area. His name was Ichizou, a former colonel in the STX Space Force and one of its finest pilots who was admired by all. Why did he remain even after the other soldiers had fled? There are English reviews 5. Aonatsu Line アオナツライン [190329] Giga Tatsumi and his childhood friends Miki and Chihiro talked every day about what they would do during the upcoming summer vacation. By chance, they befriended the overly-honest ojou-sama Yui, who transferred to their school since she admired the co-education system, as well as kouhai Kotone, who had failed to make lasting friendships after trying too hard to fit in. This new group of five friends (?) began to plan for a memorable bittersweet summer vacation that happens only once in a lifetime. Giga tries to capitulate on the summer outdoors light atmosphere, but only newcomers can be tricked this way. Characters and story are fake and just not acceptable. 6. Love Commu らぶこみゅ [190329] Marshmallow Soft 1 Love communication studies was added as part of the compulsory curriculum. After graduating from university with a degree in ‘love commu studies’, Tatsuyuki was placed as a teacher at the ojou-sama school Aogahama Girls’ Academy. As part of his position, he is permitted to have relationships with his students. He entered the school with excitement and discovered that the girls all had slightly skewed views of love! Of course, their grades in love commu studies were not great and they had to take supplementary lessons. It is up to him to show them the proper way to love, so that they can become respectable adults. However, while he knew a lot about relationships, he had not actually experienced it himself! Would a virgin like him be able to teach the girls and show them the right way to love? Actually, what does that even mean!? There is an English review 7. pieces / Wataridori no Somnium pieces/渡り鳥のソムニウム [190329] Whirlpool 1 There’s an odd folklore in Mittebel where an angel sings a lullaby each morning to fall asleep and this wakes up the townspeople each day. But it is not only angels that have strange dreams. Tsubame can enter the dreams of others by thinking of them. He doesn’t know when he obtained this ability, but he spends most of the day sleeping as a result of seeing others’ dreams. One day, he saw a girl by the window of an old mansion and was taken by her beauty. Wishing to know more about her, he tried his best to use his ability on her, but failed to do so. The girl Yua revealed that she also had the same mysterious ability to see others’ dreams. However, she was unable to choose which dreams to see, and only sees nightmares each night. As a result of the constant nightmares, she grew to avoid sleeping at all. A girl who doesn’t sleep and a boy who wishes to continue to sleep. When their dreams cross, the legend of the past starts once more. There is an English review 8. Realive リアライブ [190329] Purple Software 1 Kemba Gakuen is a school where Asagiri Chihaya attends. In the past, he was involved in an accident where he lost some important memories. His beautiful childhood friend named Miyamato Satsuki calmly advised him to try and remember. As life goes on, Chihaya heard rumors in social media about the existence of an app called "Alive". It is a legendary gaming app but shrouded in mystery. Still, Chihaya continues life as a regular student. But one day, an application has been installed on his smartphone and Chihaya realizes the name of the app: “Alive” The app itself can change the fate of the people around it where Chihaya himself does not realize it. There is an English review 9. Sakura Iro, Mau Koro ni さくらいろ、舞うころに [190329] Pulltop 1 Shinya returned to Japan after five years abroad and met the second-year student Mina, who asked him to be part of the graduation ceremony planning committee. She had been appointed as the planning committee leader, and her eyes sparkled as she expressed her wish to hold a memorable graduation ceremony to send off all those who had helped her. She always tried her best for everyone, although her ideals and efforts often led to nowhere. Since he had been living overseas for so long, he didn’t know what to do as he had never experienced a graduation ceremony. He was joined in the committee by Chloe, Rin and Mariko, each of whom were there under varying circumstances. Even though they were initially reluctant to participate, they were gradually won over by Mina’s passion and kindness. Before long, this feeling soon spread throughout the school. A normal school charage focused on clubs. Good quality and realization. Nothing prominent or interesting or unusual. BLOCKED 1. Memories Off -Innocent Fille- for Dearest メモリーズオフ -Innocent Fille- for Dearest [190328] MAGES. GAME Features happy endings for all the characters in Innocent Fille while also maintaning the bittersweet atmosphere of the MemOff series. Also includes cameos by several characters from previous Memories Off games. Fandisc 2. Koi wa Sotto Saku Hana no you ni ~Futari wa Eien ni Yorisotte Iku~ 恋はそっと咲く花のように~二人は永遠に寄り添っていく~ [190329] ensemble Fandisc for Koi wa Sotto Saku Hana no you ni, with after stories for each of the six heroines. Fandisc 3. Shirokoi Sakura * Gram 白恋サクラ*グラム [190329] NanaWind This is the fandisc for Haruoto Alice*Gram, containing after stories for each of the five heroines. The main story concerns the arrival of new character Lilyetto and her proclamation of dissolving the Tasogare-bu. There’s also a route for sub-heroine Kozue, a side story where they visit the ALIA’s CARNIVAL! school, and a fantasy story where they end up in another world Fandisc 4. Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro Fandisc -Gosanke Da yo! Zen'in Shuugou- 将軍様はお年頃 ふぁんでぃすく -御三家だヨ! 全員集合- [190329] ALcot This is the fandisc for "Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro" with after stories for each of the four heroines. There are also new routes for new character "Tokugawa Mitsukuni". Fandisc 5. Aoi Sora no Camus 青い空のカミュ [190327] Kai This is the fandisc for "Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro" with after stories for each of the four heroines. There are also new routes for new character "Tokugawa Mitsukuni". Doujin with an opening 6. Josou Jinja 女装神社 [190330] No~Strike This is the fandisc for "Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro" with after stories for each of the four heroines. There are also new routes for new character "Tokugawa Mitsukuni". Doujin with an opening
  19. I'll only mention Swallowtail -Ano Hi, Ao o Koete- as a worthy game for me. Micchi goes all out with Evenicle 2 , Happiness! 2 Sakura Celebration , SPIRAL!! , Yume to Iro de Dekiteiru and even Aibeya 1. Aibeya アイベヤ [190222] Azarashi Soft “Starting from tomorrow, you’ll be staying at Aki’s place” After Kouta’s mother suddenly said that, he ended up living with his childhood friend Aki. Being together with her all the time, he developed some feelings for her. However, he did not know if it was ‘love’. “Then, how about we try being lovers?” A trial period as lovers under the same roof. Are they just childhood friends, or something else…? Only not blocking it because of PS4 release 2. Boku no Mirai wa, Koi to Kakin to. ~Charge To The Future~ 僕の未来は、恋と課金と。~Charge To The Future~ [190222] Sonora 1 Bill yesterday, bill today. charge today, Bill for tomorrow. Our Protagonist Kyoya Arima is currently struggling to save up with his part-time job at a convenience store. Finally however he saves up enough to afford the smartphone he always wanted. He immediately tries installing various game apps at once from the App Store, but nearly all the game apps he wanted included in-app purchases, despite being marked for "Free" I tried my best to play them these mobile games. But soon enough I realized, I couldn't experience these mobile games to there for full extent, or even advance sometimes without paying for micro-transactions Kyoya, now has no money left from his part-time job after spending it all on his new smartphone. "Screw it! I'm not paying for any app purchases, and i'll do what ever it takes! I promise I'll never going pay for any app, I'm going to keep on searching!" Kyoya say's to himself with a burning spirit. Kyoya then searches for what it seems like day's and finally finds a social gaming app, one with no in-app purchases. --"CUFFS Story" "CUFFS Story" is a real world RPG game that uses AR technology. And is currently rapidly gaining popularity. Kyoya immediately gets absorbed into "CUFFS Story" Kyoya is drawn to how fun the game is without in-app purchases After playing for a amount of time Kyoya joins a guild, And they all eventually decide to host an offline meeting. At this meeting Kyoya discovers that all his guild members are from the same school as him. Connections in-game, turn into real-life connections. Kyouya's school life is about to change forever--- There is an English review 3. Evenicle 2 イブニクル2 [190222] Alice Soft 1 2 There is an illness spreading through the world called the ‘hero disease’ where using magic will result in early death. People skilled in combat fought with monsters aware of their shortening lifespan. They fought to eliminate as many monsters as possible to protect their families and friends. In this tragic world appeared a young man, Alex, who was blessed with a legendary healing ability. His body fluids can cure any ailment without physical trauma. He set out to save the girls suffering from the ‘hero disease’. RPG 4. Guildmaster ギルドマスター [190222] Astronauts: Sirius 1 An adventurer's guild "Amakakeru O-Hitsuji" (天駆ける雄羊) operates from a pub in the outskirts. The Guildmaster cum pub owner Neil and his daughter Lusit run the businesses. This guild is now faced with an existential crisis. The remote town of Dantor is situated on the foothills; it was formerly a massive mining complex run by the dwarves, but with their disappearance the town is now a hotspot for adventurers looking to get rich quick from what is now an enormous underground labyrinth. Amakakeru O-Hitsuji was but one guild which kept the mass of ambitious adventurers in control, but the retirement of capable adventurers and the rapid rise of the formidable rival guild, "Kokuyou no Tora" (黒曜の虎) has contributed to Hitsuji running at a loss in recent times. Everything came to a head the previous month when the notice revoking the business license was delivered to the struggling guild. The town of Dantor only permits officially licensed guilds to operate so as things stand Hitsuji is on the verge of collapse. To renew the business license, Hitsuji has to produce tangible results within a few months. During this time of crisis, the leading guild breadwinner, the skilled warrior Edgar, has his strength drained by a mysterious monster whilst exploring and is severely weakened to the point he cannot continue his trade. For the remaining guild members, this disaster is the last straw precipitating their exodus. Edgar remains as the sole registered adventurer of Hitsuji. At this juncture Lusit offers Edgar the position of new Guildmaster. Lusit's reasoning considers her father's advanced age and the effect of having Edgar with his fame as a skilled warrior take the reins, which would encourage young adventurers to gather at the pub. Edgar, who still had lingering regrets over his career-ending accident, thought about his present physical condition and his desire to pay back the guild which he had grown fond of and decided to take up Lusit's offer to become the new Guildmaster of Amakakeru O-Hitsuji. And thus, the ex-adventurer Edgar begins his new life as a Guildmaster. RPG 5. Happiness! 2 Sakura Celebration はぴねす!2 Sakura Celebration [190222] Windmill Oasis 1 Let my feelings be conveyed! The year of the sakura--The one year out of every ten where the cherry blossoms bloom unusually long, in which the annual festivals are celebrated with much grandeur. With the return of the year of the sakura, various feelings begin to bloom as if they'd been waiting impatiently. "Seeing my big brother's smiling face for the first time in two years...... This is where I belong after all." "I know the truth...... That's not his true self. This year for sure, I'll......" "I wonder if I can really do it...... No, I must do it. I have to regain that relationship." "My preparations should be more than enough. There's no way I'll let it go that way again......" And, "It's been 10 years since I last came to this town, hasn't it? Perhaps I'll be able to see that person. I hope I see him......" All of these feelings entangle like cherry blossom petals dancing in the wind. And so begin the many stories...... There is an English impression 6. Nekogami-sama to, Nanatsuboshi -Imouto no Ane- ネコ神さまと、ななつぼし -妹の姉- [190222] Sweet & Tea 1 2 One day, while Reiji and his sister Erika are out for a walk, Reiji slips on the stone steps of a small shrine, cracks his head, and ends up at death’s door. Fortunately for him, a cat-eared girl named Fuuko appears to save his life. She says she’s a god and that, in order to save him, she put three of the seven fragments of her divine powers into him, and now they’re trapped inside. If that all wasn’t bad enough, Erika seems to have lost her memories of the accident that nearly took Reiji’s life… and mysteriously enough, she’s sprouted cat ears of her own! Reiji decides to set that problem to the side for the moment, though, because, as it turns out, not only do gods need all their powers, ordinary people don’t do so well with shards of divinity stuck inside their skulls! Unless Reiji and Fuuko can get the fragments out of Reiji and back where they belong, both of them are doomed to die. Thus, the two join forces to extract the fragments! Unfortunately, step one of most of Fuuko’s brilliant schemes for getting her powers back is: kill Reiji. She can only think of one one way to safely remove them—shocking Reiji’s heart to its very core. The one silver lining to all this is, their school, Mahiro Academy, is soon to go on summer vacation, so they’ve got a lot of free time. It’s a life-or-death race against the clock for Reiji and Fuuko! There are English reviews 7. Yume to Iro de Dekiteiru 夢と色でできている [190222] feng Ai and his childhood friends used to play together as part of the ‘World Defence Club’. But one day, it disbanded and one of the girls changed schools, so they gradually lost touch with one another. Now the girl who had left, Hiiro, returned and their circle of friends came together once more. However, this time their club name was the ‘Shrine Gate Defence Club’. They give advice to students for relationships, even though they themselves have no experience in romance. As they participate in club activities, they started to think about falling in love too. Just the usual feng - boring charage that does not stand out in any aspect 8. SPIRAL!! [190228] Navel 1 2 Chrome is an agent for the Divine Intelligence Agency who had just finished a difficult infiltration mission when he was suddenly called in by his boss for a new task. When he was told that it was concerning the royals, he wondered what dangerous job it would be this time, so he couldn’t believe his ears when he heard what it was. “Eh? It’s just attending a school…?” “Correct. They want you to enrol as a student in the human school specified in the file I just gave you. As a human, of course.” It seems that recently the princess of the God realm was thinking about studying in the human world, so they wanted him to do some investigation in advance. He had hoped to take a much-needed break this summer, but he had no choice but to accept the mission. There are English reviews 9. Swallowtail -Ano Hi, Ao o Koete- スワローテイル -あの日、青を超えて- [190228] Niko 1 “On the day of the festival, let’s go steal a mask from a stall” Shou’s girlfriend Yuuna suddenly said those words on the day before the festival. She was the type who would come up with outrageous ideas all the time, but at that time he was particularly looking forward to it. She was a capricious girl who wouldn’t get close to people, but since he was worried about her, he couldn’t just let her be and before he knew, he had fallen in love with her. “I don’t want a bought mask. I want a stolen one” He unwillingly went along with her on that fateful day and carried out their plan. But the sight of her running into the crowd was the last he saw of her. Three years later, Shou had left his hometown to attend university in Tokyo and was now going out with his childhood friend Rie. Even though it’s a busy time for them with seminars having started, he fully enjoys his days studying with her. One month before the start of this year’s festival, he received a message on his phone with no sender. “On the day of the festival, let’s go steal a mask from a stall” Their frozen time together has resumed once more… Time leap game that keeps the tension till the end and is only compromised by vague ending. Might review it if find nothing in more need of attention. BLOCKED 1. Kin'iro Loveriche -Golden Time- 金色ラブリッチェ-Golden Time- [190222] Saga Planets 1 2 3 This is the fandisc for "Kin'iro Loveriche" with after stories for each of the five heroines. There are also new routes for Ayaka and Caminal. Fandisc 2. Toshiue Kanojo no Amayaka Dousei 年上彼女のあまやか同棲 [190222] Tokohana Ryuunosuke started living by himself this summer while preparing for his entrance exams. He saw a woman in the street who was helping a mother and their child, and he was so captivated by her beauty that he also offered his help. They parted ways afterwards, but he found out later that Hinaki was actually the daughter of his next door neighbour and also his senpai at his school of choice. He was delighted to have someone suiting his tastes so close to him. Moreover, she also became his private tutor to help bring up his grades. It was like a dream and he was motivated to pass his exam, but then one day she suddenly made a surprising request. “Will you be my boyfriend?” It was because she wanted a pretend boyfriend due to certain circumstances, but he readily agreed since he already had feelings for her. An older woman that became first his private tutor, and now his girlfriend. Thus begins their exciting and intimate co-habitation life. Nukige listed for the sake of opening 3. Bukkake! Doshikoring MINUKI Max Acme Shite mo Ii Desu ka? ~Do Eroi Pose Shite Moratte Minuki Bukkake Shitara Otagai Koufun ga Dochakuso Yabai Desu~ BUKKAKE! ドシコリングMINUKIマックスアクメしてもいいですか? ~ドエロいポーズして貰って見抜きぶっかけしたらお互い興奮がドチャクソヤバイです~ [190228] Hending There are moments when a man does not want anyone to be disturbed. It was one of those moments for our protagonist, Yukiko Mamiya. He has an obsession with 'Bukkake' and it was something he would rather keep to himself. After having a rather intense session his door bell rings. He quickly goes to answer it and finds his cousin Miyayuki there. In his haste he fails to cover his lower half. But instead of shock, Miyayuki seems to be interested. She watches him closely until he splatters her face with his cum. From now on he finds his private sessions are now with different women showing him their bodies. This new masturbation life for Yukiko begins - Nukige listed for the sake of opening
  20. Sorceress*Alive! ~the World's End Fallen Star~ and Sakura, Moyu. -As the Night's, Reincarnation- are the only masterpieces. Micchi also does not mind Sugar*Style , love clear and a delayed title. 1. NekoMiko ねこみこ [190124] iMel Inc. 1 2 Nekofuku Shrine is a small shrine located in a corner of Akihabara. It is dedicated to 2 cats that are said to bring in good fortune and expel any misfortune. The legend goes that 2 cats came to help the revival of the town after a huge fire burnt it down a long time ago. Although the ancient and honorable shrine has stood in a quiet side street of Akihabara for hundreds of years, its surroundings have developed, leaving it with no worshippers for many years. One day, a very unfortunate young man came to visit the old shrine. The 2 cat-eared girls in the appearance of shrine maidens, could not stand by and not greet their first worshipper for many years. Especially one riddled with such misfortune. The 2 cat-eared girls start living with the young man to rid him of his misfortune, but... It turns out that this is the start of a somewhat eventful and sexual cohabitation between the young man and the 2 cat-eared shrine maidens! Game is released in English and has English reviews 2. Love Clear love clear -ラブクリア- [190125] Giga 1 One day Itsuki chased a cat to a water courtyard at the school which is seldom visited by the students. He noticed a girl by the waterside; it was his childhood friend and kouhai Himari. When he called out to her, that was when his colourless days turned vibrant. There is an English impression 3. Sono Hi no Kemono ni wa, その日の獣には、 [190125] minori Ritsuki, his younger sister Runa and childhood friend Mayu attend a school that is popular for its drama activities, with many of its graduates going on to become famous actors and scenario writers. Shortly after the entrance ceremony, they were invited by their classmate Inori to join the drama club. Ritsuki was eager to aim for the school’s primaries for the national competition, but first year students were forbidden from participating in the contest. They wouldn’t accept the fact that they were excluded just because they didn’t have much experience. If only they were given the opportunity to demonstrate their acting abilities… Rumour has it that there is a ghost that haunts the theater. It is said that it will grant any wish so long as it is related to drama. Last minori games got excessingly sensual, so I stopped treating them as full-scale games. This time scenario is buffed so we're observing how relations are fading from the start and then getting intensive due to a contract for power with an emotional outcome. But development is the same for all three heroines, so in the end scenario looks rough yet again. But visuals, h, directorship are as high as ever, so game can be appealing for quality alone. 4. Sorceress*Alive! ~the World's End Fallen Star~ ソーサレス*アライヴ!~the World's End Fallen Star~ [190125] Fluorite 1 2 3 4 5 6 One day, a very ordinary boy named Kouki was enveloped by a bright light and found himself in a new world. It was an unfamiliar place with a school that floated in the sky. Yes, this was not the normal world that he knew, but rather a magical world where magic ability determines one’s place in society. He met Akina, who looked very much like a girl he admired, and she took him in as a servant at the school where the elite magicians attended. He wondered how he would survive in this world without any magic ability. However, the general magic competition known as ‘Rave’, would be the fateful event that would enable him to forge bonds. There are English reviews 5. Sugar * Style [190125] Smee 1 2 3 Spring needs to be a more fun season!!! Getting deceived by an evil woman, having a had debt made by my parents who ran away at night... After a consecutive streak of trouble I was unable to decide on what to do after graduating. But then, I was helped by my kind relatives who introduced me to a local specialty school where I enrolled. "This time I'll will enjoy my life!!" And full of expectation in my chest, I reached the "Hidamari Dorm". It turned out that it was a dorm where only women live in. It must be the place for my fateful encounter...! Is what I thought, but naturally, everyone was wary of me as the only man...! But I won't give up...! This time, this spring, I will definitely enjoy myself!! There are English impressions 6. Robotics;Notes DaSH [190131] MAGES. GAME 1 2 2020. World line variation rate: 1.048596. While consumer-use robots receiving the benefits of a networked society are becoming more widespread, the robot rebellion incident in February showed the vulnerability of that sort of information society. While it was a global crisis through the network, it was prevented by high school students of Tanegashima island, where the battle took place. Half a year later. Tanegashima is flooded with people as it prepares for its summer festival. One of the high school students that saved the world from crisis, the protagonist Kaito Yashio, has since graduated and returns to his hometown of Tanegashima after a long time away. During his return, he meets a middle-aged man named Itaru Hashida, who has a mutual friend and came to Tanegashima to see the sights. However, he cannot help but find his behavior strange. Although this man is actually a super hacker with world-class skills, Kaito has yet to learn this fact. Before long, events that disrupt everyday life start to repeatedly occur. That was the sign of a conspiracy that is once again trying to throw the world into chaos. Game is released in English and has English reviews 7. Sakura, Moyu. -As the Night's, Reincarnation- さくら、もゆ。-as the Night's, Reincarnation- [190131] Favorite 1 2 3 4 A long time ago, a group of special girls known as ‘mahou shoujos’ saved the world after a fierce battle where blood and tears were shed and prayers were made. It was an overly common battle tale. However, no one thanked or praised them for their victory. In fact, no one even knew them at all. Even so, the future of humanity was protected and it came to a happy end. Now around ten years later, it was spring, the season of meetings and farewells. Those who had once saved the world have forgotten ‘magic’ and lived as normal girls with ordinary encounters and problems. Taiga was approached by the transfer student Haru, who made a request of him: “Please turn me back into a mahou shoujo.” There are English reviews BLOCKED 1. Kizuna Kirameku Koi Iroha -Tsubaki Renka- 絆きらめく恋いろは -椿恋歌- [190125] CRYSTALiA This is the fandisc for "Kizuna Kirameku Koi Iroha" with after stories for Suzakuin Tsubaki Fandisc 2. Maid in Witch Life! -Yakata de Hajimaru H na Miryou Seikatsu- メイドinウィッチライフ! -館で始まるHな魅了性活- [190125] Escu:de Every day Reiji was caught up in unfortunate incidents due to a curse unbeknown to him that dates back to his childhood. Eventually he was taken away by the guards and after a full-body examination, he found out about the unique curse. He was left in the hands of Samantha, a famous magician and researcher, who brought him in a cage to her mansion. There he met her apprentices: Alisa, who for some reason is interested him and aggressively pursues him; Yuel, who has chuunibyou-like aspirations of world domination and plans to make him her servant; and Liliana, who wants him to help with her magic experiments. Trapped together with them, he decides to remain at the mansion in order to find out how to break the curse that had been cast upon him. Nukige with an opening
  21. Rather modest year, overall. There are still as many as 17 masterpieces, but number of games has decreased significantly, and I barely got 100 openings in Visual Novel Openings 2018 . Without a strong chunige title I'll opt out for the strongest mystery title as VN of the Year, and that's Butterfly Seeker . My list of masterpieces in 2018: AI Love: Koisuru Otome wa Kikaijikake Butterfly Seeker Curio Dealer Haru to Yuki, Karigurashi Ren'ai Kieta Sekai to Tsuki to Shoujo -The World was Prayed by The Girl Living A Thousand Years- Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe Lost Echoes Maoten Mirai Radio to Jinkou-bato Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru: Trinkle Stars Raspberry Cube Shogun-sama wa Otoshigoro Shunkyoku no Tyrhhia ~What a Beautiful Dawn~ Yorite Konoha wa Kurenai ni Yuusha to Maou to, Majo no Cafe Unjou no Fairy Tale As for future review out of 2018, I went into Sora no Baroque blindly to see if company releasing Trinity series can really fail, and it's so disgusting visually that it takes time to digest it.
  22. Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe with all its flaws is still the only candidate worthy of mention . Micchi gives a chance to other charage of the month - Sora ni Kizanda Parallelogram and Hinekuremono no Gakuen Seishun Monogatari 1. Daedalus: The Awakening of Golden Jazz ダイダロス:ジ・アウェイクニング・オブ・ゴールデンジャズ [181213] Arc System Works 1 2 3 It was a month ago when Kyosuke Jinguji was found murdered. Saburo Jinguji, his grandson, flys off to New York, to collect his beloved grandfather's belonings. Time passed by in an instant as Saburo met with old friends, walking along the streets where he spent time with his grandfather. On one occasion, Saburo finds out that his grandfather, Kyosuke, was chasing after a word "Daedalus" just before his death. The word "Daedalus" was full of unknown mysteries. Why did Kyosuke have to die? A new saga of Detective Saburo Jinguji begins under his grandfather's legacy! Game is localized and has English reviews 2. Hinekuremono no Gakuen Seishun Monogatari ~Ore to Kanojo no Reversible~ 捻くれモノの学園青春物語 ~俺と彼女の裏表~ [181221] Libido Soft 1 2 3 4 5 Yuuichirou is a pessimistic guy who has practically no friends. He leads a life far from the dramatic ones depicted in manga and novels. However, even an anti-social person like him faced a crisis: his grades are awful and he won’t be able to move on without raising them. He was offered the opportunity to raise them in exchange for joining a certain club. It was a club full of boring, worthless, good-for-nothing students – the Seishun Club! There are English reviews 3. Kotonoha Maichiru Natsu no Koe 言の葉舞い散る夏の風鈴 [181221] Silky's Plus Dolce 1 2 3 Osamu was on his way to attend the opening ceremony at Sakuranomiya Gakuen when he heard a familiar voice. It was the super-popular voice actress Kokoro, who never shows her face, but he was able to tell due to his ability to identify anyone by their voice. Her real name was Kotoha and she was repeating her first year, just like him. Since he was her top fan, he was excited to spend his time at school with her while keeping her identity a secret between the two of them. Then he was invited by Yuu, a first-year student who aspires to be a voice actress but gets nervous easily, to join the voice acting club. Together with the older Aoko and wheelchair-bound Kanade, a youthful love comedy where everyone is a first-year student (although three are repeaters) begins! There are English reviews 4. Shukusei no Girlfriend 2 -the destiny star of girlfriend- 宿星のガールフレンド2 -the destiny star of girlfriend- [181221] Mirai 1 2 Seiji is an ordinary student who met a girl named Maja in the park. He was charmed by her demeanour, despite not knowing that she was actually a mahou shoujo that fights demons using dark magic via a contract with an evil deity. After a sudden appearance by some demons, he ended up as her familiar and gained the ability to use magic. In return, he was bound by a magical rope on his ankle to her, and if he strayed too far away from her, his magical power will run out and he will perish. So they ended up living together under the same roof. However, her slightly eccentric nature meant that unexpected incidents were a commonplace. There is an English review 5. Sora ni Kizanda Parallelogram 空に刻んだパラレログラム [181221] Uguisu Kagura 1 2 Yuzu was fascinated with terpischora ever since she saw a splendid match unfold before her eyes for the first time. Unable to forget that moment, she transferred to Kuzukiri Gakuen to learn how to fly in the sky. There she met Ayumu, a former competitor whose career was cut short by injury, and he guided her into the world of terpischora. They worked hard together with his imouto Hari, osananajimi Ria and senpai Hotaru’s mutual encouragement and support. Striving to be the best while going through the highs and lows, they grow through the sport and learn for what or whom they decided to fly. There are English impressions 6. Venus Blood: Lagoon [181228] Dual Tail 1 2 3 A long time ago, the world was destroyed by the great war between dragons and demons known as the "War of the Demon God". In the end, the only remaining landmass was the continent of Rodinia. Now, this land is a place of conflict between divine and dark dragons who compete for hegemony. Princess Tia from the Divine Dragon Kingdom Elysis was framed by High Priest Gashel and as a result, lost her family and home. In this desperate situation, a lone man appears to save her. The man's name is Zahak. He is the demon god that was supposed to have been sealed in the past war. A dragon princess who lost everything, swearing revenge, and a demon god who revels in destruction and desire. Will their fate be salvation or destruction? RPG has English reviews BLOCKED 1. Koi ni, Kanmi o Soete 2 恋ニ、甘味ヲソエテ2 [181231] Canvas+Garden This is the continuation of CANVAS+GARDEN’s doujin title Koi ni, Kanmi o Soete, featuring after stories for Rira and Rishie and main routes for Ciel and Koron. Fandisc 2. Ero Voice! H na Voice de Icha Love Success ♪ えろぼいす! Hなボイスでいちゃラブサクセス♪ [181211] Clock Up Main character has erotic voice fetish. He finds a job at a company that hires voice actors for 18+ projects. Nukige with an opening 3. Shimaisou -II- 死埋葬 -II- [181230] F.T.W. Sequel Doujin with an opening
  23. No masterpieces this month. But if I had to choose something, I'd probably point at Amazing Grace -What color is your attribute?- . Micchi is also happy about nukige Uchi no Imouto and RPG Fuukan no Grasesta . 1. Akuma Seijo ~Demon Girl Step~ 悪魔聖女 ~デーモンガール・ステップ~ [181130] SofthouseChara Ruti is a demon who was vanquished a long time ago and a part of him was sealed away. Now in the present, he was resurrected by the pitiful Kyouka who mistakened him for a sex toy. He hatched a plan to train her as the evil mahou shoujo Dark Cherry and collect magical energy to fully regain his form. However, three figures of justice stood in their way: mahou shoujos Melody Queen, Lionel and Aya. Something gameplay-intensive as usual 2. Amazing Grace -What color is your attribute?- アメイジング・グレイス -What color is your attribute?- [181130] Cabbage Soft 1 2 3 4 Shuu woke up in a snowy town with no recollection of his past. He thought it was a strange place with an antique feel of Europe in the Middle Ages and a deep appreciation of the arts. There was also a towering wall known as ‘Aurora’ which surrounded by the town and sealed it off from the outside. However, he was taken in by the townspeople and eventually attended Saint Aleia Academy and enjoyed his time with the other students there. However, this newfound happiness was snatched in an instant when a mysterious fire destroyed the town on Christmas Day. Yune loved the town more than anyone and vowed from the bottom of her heart to change the town’s fate, turning back time to the December 2nd, the first day of Advent. Why did the disaster occur? Why did the town’s fate remain unchanged no matter how many times they turned back time? Why were they able to turn back time in the first place? There are English reviews 3. Fuukan no Grasesta 封緘のグラセスタ [181130] Eushully 1 2 3 4 "Grasesta, City of Interception", capital of the Kingdom of East Gohdia. The city was built atop the subterranean labyrinth known as the "Black Pit", a remnant of the once thriving Demonic Lands of Samara, whose infamous name has been carved deep into the annals of Western history. In order to defend the holy barriers keeping the "Blockaded Expanse" sealed up, the city, being the central hub of retaliation against the most fearsome of the Demonic Lands, requires vast amounts of manpower to be brought in to replenish its forces in the ongoing onslaught. These reinforcements consist primarily of slaves that were sold from other countries and mercenaries that flock to the area in search for a chance at fame and fortune, soon turning the city into one whose populace had only one thing on their mind: treasure. Our protagonist, "Judar Schwarka," is one such slave that's been sold to Grasesta due to being captured after a lost battle. To win back his freedom, he will have to step foot into the twisted landscape of the Blockaded Expanse... RPG has English reviews 4. Haruka Drive! はるかどらいぶ! [181130] Muffin Yuuya has a childhood friend named Haruka who is innately frail and has been hospitalized since she was young. Other than that, she was a normal girl who loved to write novels. Even though she has her way with him, he treasures her as a trusted friend. One time, she told him not to visit her until she finished writing her book. He reluctantly agreed and was restless for the next week while looking forward to meeting her again. But one week later, he was welcomed by the sight of a fantasy world. Next to him was a girl who looked just like Haruka. What happened to him and what does the future hold? Scenario is rough and rushed. Visuals aren't to everyone's taste. 5. Kokoro ga Tsunagu Koishirube ココロが繋ぐ恋標 [181130] Kate Lately Kouki has felt like he was being followed whenever he went. It was as if he was possessed by a spirit. He discussed it with his childhood friend Hinata and she didn’t really take him seriously. He wondered if it really was all his imagination, but then his peaceful days began to change. Even though he was asocial and never dealt much with girls, the energetic class rep Himeno invited him to a purification ceremony and the school’s famous mysterious girl Mashiro also invited him to her club. Suddenly, he was living a new life surrounded by girls. One day on his way home, the strange presence that he had been sensing all this time suddenly became visible before him. He planned to shake the mysterious spirit (?) Kokoro off, but she continued to follow him around. Game does not go full-scale moege, but it's a work that only beginners can enjoy with nothing deep and scenario offering the same solution for each heroine. 6. Love Coordination! ラブコーディネーション! [181130] Shibasoft Yuuto’s family runs the tea house Larimar Bell which is known for its delicious black tea. He helps out at the shop while chatting with his childhood friend Nao about what to do during the upcoming summer vacation. However, when he returned one day, his parents were nowhere to be found. They left behind a letter indicating that they were leaving on a journey in search of rare tea leaves. So instead of his usual leisurely summer vacation, he was suddenly thrust into the task of running the shop until his parents’ return. It was impossible for him to do it alone, and Nao gladly offered to help… but there was one thing she wouldn’t do: wear such a girly outfit! Together with the overly serious student council president Hijiri and cheeky kouhai Inori, his ordinary life becomes extraordinary. Again, an average charage with story level just enough to not fall into moege 7. Otome ga Musubu Tsukiyo no Kirameki 乙女が結ぶ月夜の煌めき [181130] ensemble 1 2 Touya works at the residence of the Shijou family, one of the most prominent zaibatsu in the country, keeping an eye on and being of assistance to the lone daughter Ran. One day, it was decided that the free-spirited Ran will temporarily transfer to the Meigetsu Girls’ School. Since everyone at the school, from its students to the staff, are female, it would be impossible for a boy like Touya to enter on a moment’s notice. “Well, I will be taking care of other duties while you are there then.” “… What are you saying? You’re coming along too” “Eh? But, it’s a girls’ school where boys are forbidden…” “So you’ll be coming with me, as a girl” Not only would he have to cross-dress, but she wanted him to take her place in some situations. Despite his protests, he was ultimately defeated by her tears and unwillingly consented to entering the school as Yuuki. Will he be able to continue helping her there without having his cover blown? There are English reviews
  24. Deep One is the only decent game this month. Micchi is also moderately interested in Deatte 5fun and LocaLove Dousei×Kouhai 1. Can Can Bunny Premiere 3 きゃんきゃんバニープルミエール3 [181026] Cocktail Soft When Negi decided to attend university in Tokyo this spring, he was coerced by his grandfather to take care of a small shrine while he was there. After finishing the general cleaning, all that was left was the small pond at the back of the shrine grounds. He looked up at the blooming cherry blooms as he swept the small shrine on the banks on the pond and thought that a tranquil life like this wouldn’t be bad either. “Thank you for making everything clean. My name is Swati. Are you the priest of this shrine? I look forward to being with you!” A girl appeared before him, basked in shimmering light and surrounded by cherry blossom petals. It was an unexpected encounter, like she had descended from the sky. It was from that moment that a brand new story begins. Moege that's much more ugly than predecessors... I'm speechless. 2. Deatte 5-fun wa Ore no Mono! Jikan Teishi to Atropos 出会って5分は俺のもの! 時間停止と不可避な運命 [181026] Hulotte 1 2 3 4 “Hey Mister” Yuuma was walking to the station one morning, when he heard a voice behind him. “I’m talking to you, Mister” When he turned around, there was a small girl wearing black-themed clothes and hood despite the heat of early summer. She asked him if he was bored, and he dismissed her as a fortune teller or promoting some religious group. Then, to his amazement, everything around him froze as if time had stopped. At first he thought it was a prank, but he had no choice but to believe in it when he saw that animals also stopped in their tracks. “This is called the Atropos watch and it has the power to stop time. You probably notice that the second hand is still moving. It can stop time for five minutes; in other words, time will move again after the second hand has made five rotations.” Yuuma wondered why she was explaining all this to him. She thrust the pocketwatch in his hand and left saying: “You’re bored, aren’t you? Please use it to spice up your dull life.” There are English reviews 3. Deep One ディープワン [181026] Nameless 1 2 3 Naoya and his twin sister Konoka had lost their parents at a young age and had a tough childhood. Nevertheless they still managed to find happiness in the little things in life and wished that these warm peaceful days would last forever. However, this faint hope was mercilessly crushed when a Grimoire suddenly appeared before them. It is a forbidden magic book that has existed since the beginning of time, but which should not be in the human realm. They thought that they were an ordinary family, but they were actually the heirs to the “Old One”, which has the power to destabilize the world. There are English impressions 4. Loca Love - Dousei x Kouhai ろけらぶ - 同棲×後輩 [181026] Frontwing 1 2 3 Aoi Ichitaro had been living on his own, until disaster strikes at his apartment and he's temporarily evicted. However, his misfortune turns out to be a blessing in disguise... "Y-You're... free to come and stay at my place!!" Kojika Hiwa - Ichitaro's coworker at his part-time job - seems to have gathered all her courage to invite him over. Ichitaro, who had already taken a liking toward her, happily accepts, signaling the beginning of their new life together. At first, things are awkward and embarrassing, but once the two become aware of their mutual feelings, their life takes a turn for the sweet. Sleeping, eating, going to school... every moment of the day is pure bliss when spent together with the caring and homey Hiwa. Naturally, Ichitaro wishes that they could keep on living together forever. There's just one thing he needs to do to make that happen... Game is released in English and has English reviews BLOCKED 1. Teakamamire no Fukushuu 手垢塗れの復讐 [181026] Akabei Soft3 There was a pure and popular idol girl. But as adulthood approached, she started to catch lustful glances. Her producers starts to push her to intimacy. This is a story outside the stage where no spotlight reaches. Nukige listed just because I wanted to read the description 2. Amaenbo ~Futari dake no Himitsu no Asobi~ 甘園ぼ ~二人だけのヒミツの遊び~ [181026] Marble Candy Soft There was a pure and popular idol girl. But as adulthood approached, she started to catch lustful glances. Her producers starts to push her to intimacy. This is a story outside the stage where no spotlight reaches. Nukige listed for the sake of opening 3. Seigi no Henshin Heroine o Sasaeru Ore to Aku no Onna Kanbu 正義の変身ヒロインを支える俺と悪の女幹部 [181019] Black Lilith There was a pure and popular idol girl. But as adulthood approached, she started to catch lustful glances. Her producers starts to push her to intimacy. This is a story outside the stage where no spotlight reaches. Nukige listed for the sake of opening
  25. Raspberry Cube looks like the best candidate from the presented ones. Micchi also likes CharaBration and Kemono Musume no Sodatekata 1. NG [180913] Experience 1 2 Face the nightmares you thought were merely urban legends. Use your wits and trusty flashlight to search for clues to your sister’s disappearance. Team up with shady characters to uncover a dark mystery, making deadly decisions just to survive. The choices you make determine your fate and affect the lives of everyone around you. This chilling companion story to the award-winning Spirit Hunter: Death Mark game brings terror home as fearful spirits invade local streets and parks – even your own home. Experience frightful sounds and stunning environments illustrated by artist Fumiya Sumio. Game is localized and has English reviews 2. Aerial Life アエリアル・ライフ [180928] Prekano 1 The protagonist is a part-time beta tester at a game developer company which runs the popular VR game Aerial Life. However, there was an unknown bug after the latest major update and he became trapped in the VR world, along with fellow beta-tester Otome, who lost her memories of the outer world. Unable to log out, they had to stay in the virtual world for a while and complete the grand quest. Will he be able to recover her memories and break free from the game? There is an English impression 3. CharaBration! ~Otome wa Koi shite Charabureru~ きゃらぶれーしょん! ~乙女は恋してキャラぶれる~ [180928] Akabei Soft3 1 2 3 Rikka’s dream is to become a servant for his sickly cousin Hai. This spring she joined him at Rinka Gakuen, a school for the upper class, but she caused trouble shortly upon arrival and was confined to a special correctional dormitory known as ‘the prison’. He refused to believe that the pretty and refined Hai would do such a thing, so he dressed as a maid to infiltrate the dormitory as Yuki with the help of the student council president Yukia. However, when he met her again inside, he discovered that she was actually a carefree tomboy… exactly the opposite of what he thought she was! Moreover, everyone else there had a completely different side! Hai had an absurd request for him: she wanted him to help set her up with… himself. His dual life with doubled-faced girls has begun! There are English reviews 4. Hime to Otome no Yakimochi Love 姫と乙女のヤキモチLOVE [180928] Princess Sugar 1 The former girls’ school Kokoronomori Gakuen recently became co-ed, but girls still greatly outnumber boys. Kazuki is the son of the school’s chairman and serves as the student council president. However, only he knows that his father had disappeared after incurring grave debts and that he is also acting as the chairman. His childhood friend and vice-president of the student council Sara and former student council leader Nanoka began to suspect something was amiss. At that time, a group of exchange students arrived from overseas. It was another one of his childhood friends, the princess Alize, and her attendant Majoroline. The students’ excitement seeing these mysterious foreigners was palpable, and it became even more chaotic when Alize suddenly kissed him in front of the whole school. “I’ve always dreamed of the day when I would be able to meet you once more” Majoroline explained that the school had been formally acquired by the Kingdom of Stanhal to serve as a cross-cultural bridge between the two nations. He was greeted by them when he returned home, and had no option but to live with them since he was saddled with debt. His co-habitation life with the deeply-in-love Alize begins. There is an English impression 5. Kemono Musume no Sodatekata ケモノ娘の育て方 [180928] Sweet & Tea 1 2 3 4 Shuuji picked up a strange girl in the mountains near his hometown and ended up taking care of her. Iroha had been ‘spirited away’ more than ten years ago and lacks common sense and the ability to converse. Even though this constantly caused him problems, he was enamoured by her innocence. However, the world is not always a friendly place and her lost time will never be restored. An uncertain future awaits Iroha, but Shuuji is determined to protect her. There are English reviews 6. Raspberry Cube ラズベリーキューブ [180928] Madosoft 1 Satoru was a delinquent who one day decided to change for the better and aimed to do one good deed each day. He returned to his hometown to live by himself and saved the landlord’s daughter Mikoto from some thugs, helped the lone gardening club member Minato with tending the fields, and did part-time with Yuu at the military shop since they were short on staff. However, his meeting with the student council president Ruri was somewhat different. The next day, he saw her once more and thought that she had come to thank him, but when he chased after her, he soon found himself waist-high in a pit. She took a picture of him in his pathetic state and left without helping him out. “Does she have a grudge against me because of something I did in the past?” There is an English impression 7. Sono Hana ga Saitara, Mata Boku wa Kimi ni Deau その花が咲いたら、また僕は君に出逢う [180928] Campus Akito came to Mahoshi Gakuen as a transfer student and got lost as he walked around the unfamiliar vast campus. A girl with gentle eyes, Yuki, called out to him. She showed him around the school, ending at a flower garden where the flowers were still budding. “Let’s meet here again when the flowers bloom” Low-price single heroine work. Supposedly good, but I just don't play games without distinctive story for romance. BLOCKED 1. Boku no Amayaka Seikatsu -Seishou-chou Kankouka, Mainichi Ecchi na Locodol Katsudou!- ボクのあまやかせいかつ-星湘町観光課、毎日えっちなロコドル活動!- [180928] Carol Works Akito came to Mahoshi Gakuen as a transfer student and got lost as he walked around the unfamiliar vast campus. A girl with gentle eyes, Yuki, called out to him. She showed him around the school, ending at a flower garden where the flowers were still budding. “Let’s meet here again when the flowers bloom” Nukige with an opening 2. Boku to Kanojo no Gohoushi Dousei 僕と彼女のご奉仕同棲 [180928] Tokohana Akito came to Mahoshi Gakuen as a transfer student and got lost as he walked around the unfamiliar vast campus. A girl with gentle eyes, Yuki, called out to him. She showed him around the school, ending at a flower garden where the flowers were still budding. “Let’s meet here again when the flowers bloom” Nukige with an opening
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