Category Archives: Visual Novels

Saekano -belssing flowers- PS Vita Game: Megumi Kato Test Scene Streamed

The official website of Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend -blessing flowers- released the fifth test scene of the game for PlayStation Vita. The video focuses on a park scene with Megumi Katō (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno).

The game utilizes Live 2D software that moves characters with CGI but retains their two-dimensional look.

Players take on the role of the protagonist Tomoya Aki (Yoshitsugu Matsuoka) to “raise” a heroine of their choosing for a doujin game. At certain points in the game, the heroines will clash over issues and the player will have to decide which opinion to support. The heroines include:

Here are the other test scenes for the other heroines as well.

Utaha Kasumigaoka (Ai Kayano)

Michiru Hyōdō (Sayuri Yahagi)

Eriri Spencer Sawamura (Saori Ōnishi)

The game shipped in Japan on April 30. A limited edition with an original soundtrack CD and a B2-size cloth poster retails for 8,800 yen (about US$74), a regular edition for 6,800 yen (US$57), and a download edition for 6,000 yen (US$51). The first copies of all editions include a download code for an original custom PS Vita theme.


New Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hō Visual Novel’s Opening Streamed

Franchise‘s latest visual novel to include previously unreleased material, new story

The official channel for Higurashi no Naku Koro ni original creator Ryūkishi07 and his dojin circle 07th Expansion began streaming the opening for the franchise‘s latest visual novel, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Hō, on Friday. The opening features the theme song, “Ano Hi e” (To That Day) by Yuzuki.

The new game will be released on August 17. The game will be released as a “thank you” to series fans (the kanji used for Hō is used in the word Hōnō, “dedication”). It will include the previously unreleased work “Hinamizawa Teiryūjo” (Hinamizawa Bus Stop) that was a precursor to the Higurashi no Naku Koro ni series, the Higurashi Outbreak original story, and the newly written Higurashi Outbreak: Kamikanshi-hen story.

“Higurashi Outbreak” is set in the same Hinamizawa village of the previous stories. The village has been completely sealed off due to a mysterious virus in 1983, and Keiichi Maebara and Rena Ryūgū deal with the outbreak.

07th Expansion‘s original Higurashi no Naku Koro ni visual novel software revolved around murders that coincide with an annual festival in a quiet rural village. The software inspired two television animeseries, several video anime projects, two live-action films, and manga adaptations by several artists.

Thanks to CeciltheDarkKnight for the news tip

[Via Yaraon!]

Nisekoi PS Vita Game’s Title, Genre Revealed

The official website for Konami‘s upcoming PlayStation Vita game inspired by Naoshi Komi‘s Nisekoimanga updated on Tuesday, and revealed that the title of the game will be Nisekoi: Yomeiri!?(False Love: Marriage!?). The romance/adventure game will allow the player to interact with the series heroines, and a main story route for both Chitoge and Kosaki have been confirmed. The website also features a countdown that is scheduled to end on July 19 at 9 a.m. JST.

The first promotional video for the game will debut at the Jump Victory Carnival, which will be held in Tokyo and Osaka in July.

The website has many photos with dialogue from the figures of Chitoge and Kosaki:

When the picture of the inari sushi is clicked, Chitoge says, “Does inari sushi really have anything to do with video games?”

When the picture of the dango and manju snacks are clicked, Kosaki says, “These dango look delicious… Is it OK if I eat them?”

The manga revolves around Raku Ichijō (Kouki Uchiyama), a normal high school student who happens to be the heir to a yakuza group. The attractive but violent transfer student Chitoge Kirisaki (Nao Tōyama), the heir to a rival yakuza group, transfers to his class, and the two must pretend to date to keep a war from breaking out between their families.

The manga already inspired the Nisekoi Majikore!? “heroine-training true-love collection game” fromKonami on Android and iOS devices. Chitoge is also a support character in Namco Bandai Games‘ J-Stars Victory Vs. “team battle action” video game.

Viz Media is releasing the original manga digitally and in print. The manga inspired a television anime and original video anime from chief director Akiyuki Shinbo, director Naoyuki Tatsuwa, character designer Nobuhiro Sugiyama, the anime studio SHAFTAniplex of America plans to release the television anime series on home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the television anime as it aired in Japan.

[Via Otakumu]